Section: Events

Perth pauses to reflect on Indigenous sacrifice and service

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

L-R: Flight Lieutenant Dylan Kinny, Lieutenant Colonel Saad Omari, Commanding Officer HMAS Stirling, Captain Ainsley Morthorpe, CSM, RAN, and Senior Naval Officer-West, Commodore Brett Dowsing, RAN, prepare to lay wreaths at the Flame of Remembrance during the Indigenous Veterans Commemorative Service at Kings Park, Perth. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

L-R: Flight Lieutenant Dylan Kinny, Lieutenant Colonel Saad Omari, Commanding Officer HMAS Stirling, Captain Ainsley Morthorpe, CSM, RAN, and Senior Naval Officer-West, Commodore Brett Dowsing, RAN, prepare to lay wreaths at the Flame of Remembrance during the Indigenous Veterans Commemorative Service at Kings Park, Perth.

Indigenous veterans past and present were remembered on 29 May at a commemoration held at the Western Australian State War Memorial in Kings Park, Perth.

Defence personnel unite in the NT for Reconciliation Week

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), POIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

L-R: Royal Australian Air Force Sergeant Shannon Mitchell; Australian Army soldier Regimental Sergeant Major of North West Mobile Force, Warrant Officer Class 1 Ken Nelliman; Larrakeyah Elder, Bilawara 'Auntie B' Lee; Royal Australian Navy officer Commanding Officer HMAS Coonawarra, Commander Darren Rushworth, ADC, RAN; and Australian Army soldier, Private Colin Rogan. (photo: POIS Peter Thompson)

L-R: Royal Australian Air Force Sergeant Shannon Mitchell; Australian Army soldier Regimental Sergeant Major of North West Mobile Force, Warrant Officer Class 1 Ken Nelliman; Larrakeyah Elder, Bilawara 'Auntie B' Lee; Royal Australian Navy officer Commanding Officer HMAS Coonawarra, Commander Darren Rushworth, ADC, RAN; and Australian Army soldier, Private Colin Rogan.

Navy, Army and Air Force came together at Larrakeyah Defence Precinct in Darwin recently to show their support for National Reconciliation Week.

Allies remember collision of HMAS Melbourne and USS Frank E Evans

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by LEUT Steve Cropper (author), ABIS Shane Cameron (photographer)

A representative and member of the Royal Australian Navy Band - East performs the Last Post as part of the HMAS Melbourne-USS Frank E Evans memorial service. (photo: ABIS Shane Cameron)

A representative and member of the Royal Australian Navy Band - East performs the Last Post as part of the HMAS Melbourne-USS Frank E Evans memorial service.

The Naval Chapel at Garden Island Naval Base and the Australian National Maritime Museum have hosted a memorial service for the American crewmen who lost their lives aboard USS Frank E Evans following a collision with HMAS Melbourne (II) on 3 June 1969.

Friends remember the fallen from 77 years ago

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Steve Cropper (author), ABIS Ryan McKenzie (photographer)

Catafalque party general salute during the the last post at a memorial service for the 77th anniversary sinking of the ferry Kuttabul at Garden Island Naval Base, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Ryan McKenzie)

Catafalque party general salute during the the last post at a memorial service for the 77th anniversary sinking of the ferry Kuttabul at Garden Island Naval Base, Sydney.

A quiet and solemn ceremony has been held at HMAS Kuttabul to remember the lives lost 77 years ago during World War Two, when Japanese midget submarines launched an attack in Sydney Harbour.

Navy surveyor attends reopening of Cook garden in north Yorkshire

Published on by Aly Thompson (author), Hambleton District Council (photographer)

Chairman of Great Ayton Parish Council, Ron Kirk, and Commander Neil Cheverton with the Captain Cook Memorial Garden obelisk. (Image supplied by Hambleton District Council). (photo: Hambleton District Council)

Chairman of Great Ayton Parish Council, Ron Kirk, and Commander Neil Cheverton with the Captain Cook Memorial Garden obelisk. (Image supplied by Hambleton District Council).

The Royal Australian Navy’s Assistant Naval Advisor – London has helped the north Yorkshire town of Great Ayton to officially reopen their Captain Cook Memorial Garden.

A piece of the Pacific in the west

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Mick Wheeler (author), POIS James Whittle (photographer)

Officers of the Tuvaluan Maritime Police visit HMAS Dechaineux at HMAS Stirling. (photo: POIS James Whittle)

Officers of the Tuvaluan Maritime Police visit HMAS Dechaineux at HMAS Stirling.

With their beautiful, harmonious singing and a new Guardian class Patrol Boat, the maritime surveillance unit of the Tuvalu Police Force brought a distinct Pacific Island feel to Fleet Base West.

Coffs Harbour and 725 Squadron reunited

This article has photo gallery Published on by ABIS Leo Baumgartner (author and photographer)

Two Royal Australian Navy MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopters flypast as 725 Squadron gives the eyes right during the Freedom of Entry into Coffs Harbour, NSW. (photo: ABIS Leo Baumgartner)

Two Royal Australian Navy MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopters flypast as 725 Squadron gives the eyes right during the Freedom of Entry into Coffs Harbour, NSW.

Hundreds of local residents lined the streets of Coffs Harbour to watch and support officers and sailors from 725 Squadron as they exercised their Freedom of Entry to the coastal city.

March to the beat of a new drum

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS James McDougall and LSMUSN Belinda Rendell (author), POIS Justin Brown (photographer), ABIS Leo Baumgartner (photographer), SGT William Guthrie (photographer), CPOIS Cameron Martin (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Band Sydney Drum Corps members, (L-R) Able Seaman Musicians Vitaliy Rayitsyn, Thomas Brooke, Chris Thompson, Sam Sheppard and Petty Officer Musician Brett Douglas with the RAN's new marching drums during the 2019 Anzac Day parade through the streets of Sydney. (photo: POIS Justin Brown)

Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Band Sydney Drum Corps members, (L-R) Able Seaman Musicians Vitaliy Rayitsyn, Thomas Brooke, Chris Thompson, Sam Sheppard and Petty Officer Musician Brett Douglas with the RAN's new marching drums during the 2019 Anzac Day parade through the streets of Sydney.

One of the highlights of a Royal Australian Navy parade is the Navy Band marching down a main street with their front row performing stick drill on side-slung drums embellished with drag ropes which nod to Navy’s past.

Navy Medic participates in Bataan Death March commemoration

Published on by CPL Sebastian Beurich (author and photographer)

Wreaths stand in front a memorial on Corregidor Island following a commemoration ceremony held as part of the Philippines Veteran’s Week celebrations on 7 April 2019. (photo: CPL Sebastian Beurich)

Wreaths stand in front a memorial on Corregidor Island following a commemoration ceremony held as part of the Philippines Veteran’s Week celebrations on 7 April 2019.

Three Australians have joined in an annual march to commemorate the Bataan Death March of World War II.

Remembering a fallen hero

This article has photo gallery Published on by FLTLT Bel Scott (author), LSIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer)

Commander Joint Task Force 661, Air Commodore Richard Owen, AM, (right) and Chaplain Simote Finau, RAN, (left) with groundskeeper Vasantharaja at the grave site of Royal Australian Air Force Sergeant William Pearce after a memorial service at the Trincomalee Commonwealth War Cemetery, Sri Lanka, as part of INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019. (photo: LSIS Ronnie Baltoft)

Commander Joint Task Force 661, Air Commodore Richard Owen, AM, (right) and Chaplain Simote Finau, RAN, (left) with groundskeeper Vasantharaja at the grave site of Royal Australian Air Force Sergeant William Pearce after a memorial service at the Trincomalee Commonwealth War Cemetery, Sri Lanka, as part of INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019.

The Sri Lankan groundkeeper who cared for the grave of a fallen Australian pilot has been personally thanked by Australian Defence Force personnel as part of INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019 (IPE19).