Topic: Operations

Recognition for helicopter flight veterans

Published on by Minister for Defence Personnel Media Release (author)

Members of the 3rd Contingent, RANHFV, prior to their departure for service in South Vietnam. (photo: Unknown)

Members of the 3rd Contingent, RANHFV, prior to their departure for service in South Vietnam.

Minister for Defence Personnel, the Hon Dan Tehan MP has championed an investigation into the issue of unit recognition for service with the Royal Australian Navy Helicopter Flight Vietnam, and service at the Battles of Coral and Balmoral.

Healthy Partnership between nations

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), SGT Ray Vance (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Nursing Officers, Lieutenant Commander Alison Zilko (right) and Lieutenant Angela French, in front of the Vietnam People's Navy hospital ship Khanh Hoa (HQ561) at Da Nang Port, Vietnam, during Exercise Pacific Partnership 2017. (photo: SGT Ray Vance)

Royal Australian Navy Nursing Officers, Lieutenant Commander Alison Zilko (right) and Lieutenant Angela French, in front of the Vietnam People's Navy hospital ship Khanh Hoa (HQ561) at Da Nang Port, Vietnam, during Exercise Pacific Partnership 2017.

A team of Australian Defence Force medical specialists have deployed to Vietnam for the final phase of Exercise PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP 2017 - the largest annual multilateral humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.

Brisbane base’s big year

Published on by LEUT Phil Fairs (author)

Commander Mark McConnell and Seaman Georgia Bronkhorst cut the birthday cake. (photo: Unknown)

Commander Mark McConnell and Seaman Georgia Bronkhorst cut the birthday cake.

The local community came together to help HMAS Moreton celebrate a big milestone – the Queensland establishment’s first birthday.

Dutch day of remembrance in Australia’s capital

This article has photo gallery Published on by POIS Phillip Cullinan (author and photographer), LSML-C Nadav Harel (photographer)

Chief of Navy representative, Rear Admiral Tony Dalton, Dutch veteran Mr Lou Westende and Colonel Harold Jacobs, Defence Attach� at the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands on completion of the Netherlands Remembrance Day service held in Canberra. (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

Chief of Navy representative, Rear Admiral Tony Dalton, Dutch veteran Mr Lou Westende and Colonel Harold Jacobs, Defence Attach� at the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands on completion of the Netherlands Remembrance Day service held in Canberra.

As many Australians were focussed on the Battle of the Coral Sea, the enduring Dutch-Australian defence relationship was also commemorated at Russell Offices on 4 May with a Netherlands Remembrance Day service in Canberra. 

Yachtsmen plaque dedicated at Memorial

This article has photo gallery Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author and photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Lieutenant (LEUT) Doug Gilling (retd), a former member of the Dominion Yachtsmen Scheme (DYS), unveiled a plaque dedicated to the DYS at the Australian War Memorial (AWM), Canberra, on May 4, 2017.

With him is Melbourne-based historian Janet Roberts Billett, who led the campaign to have a plaque at the AWM dedicated to the DYS.

 (photo: SGT Dave Morley)

Royal Australian Navy Lieutenant (LEUT) Doug Gilling (retd), a former member of the Dominion Yachtsmen Scheme (DYS), unveiled a plaque dedicated to the DYS at the Australian War Memorial (AWM), Canberra, on May 4, 2017. With him is Melbourne-based historian Janet Roberts Billett, who led the campaign to have a plaque at the AWM dedicated to the DYS.

The gritty persistence of a Melbourne historian to have a forgotten group of Second World War sailors recognised finally paid off when a plaque was dedicated to them at the Australian War Memorial on 4 May.