Topic: Commemoration

AE1: never forgotten

Published on by SBLT Jacob von Marburg (author), ABML-C Leon Dafonte Fernandez (photographer)

Executive Officer HMAS Melville, Lieutenant Commander Sara Barnett, speaks to her ship’s company during a service held off the coast of Papua New Guinea to commemorate the Australian submarine AE1, which was sunk during WWI. (photo: Leon Dafonte Fernandez)

Executive Officer HMAS Melville, Lieutenant Commander Sara Barnett, speaks to her ship’s company during a service held off the coast of Papua New Guinea to commemorate the Australian submarine AE1, which was sunk during WWI.

While conducting survey operations off the coast of Papua New Guinea, the crew of HMAS Melville took time to commemorate the first Australian casualties of WW1 and the loss of the Australian submarine AE1.

Moreton reflects on the service of Australia's Vietnam Vets

This article has photo gallery Published on by Royal Australian Navy (author), Images courtesy of Norman Park National Servicemen’s Sub Branch (photographer)

Commander Andy Clowes joins Vietnam veterans at a Vietnam Veterans Day commemorative service at Anzac Square in Brisbane. (photo: Unknown)

Commander Andy Clowes joins Vietnam veterans at a Vietnam Veterans Day commemorative service at Anzac Square in Brisbane.

HMAS Moreton represented Navy at two separate events in Brisbane on 18 August that commemorated the battles of the Vietnam War and those who served in them.

Australia’s World War submariners remembered in Brisbane

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Commander Andrew Clowes and the President of the Submarine Association of Queensland, Mr Don ‘Duckrun’ Currell OAM, at the unveiling of two World War plaques in the Shrine of Remembrance Crypt in Brisbane. (photo: Unknown)

Commander Andrew Clowes and the President of the Submarine Association of Queensland, Mr Don ‘Duckrun’ Currell OAM, at the unveiling of two World War plaques in the Shrine of Remembrance Crypt in Brisbane.

A moving tribute to Queensland submariners who lost their lives during the first and second World Wars was held at Brisbane’s newly refurbished Shrine of Remembrance Crypt and Galleries in August.

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.

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.

Remembering the fallen in Singapore

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Jake Badior and LEUT John Thompson (author), LSIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Petty Officer Shae Bradshaw and Australian Army soldier Private Crystal Stephens pay their respects at the headstones of fallen military personnel at the Kranji War Cemetery in Singapore. (photo: LSIS Christopher Szumlanski)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Petty Officer Shae Bradshaw and Australian Army soldier Private Crystal Stephens pay their respects at the headstones of fallen military personnel at the Kranji War Cemetery in Singapore.

Members of HMAS Canberra have attended a small ceremony at the Kranji War Cemetery in Singapore to pay their respects to those who died defending Singapore and Malaya during World War II.

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 Cyclone Pam

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Dave Devlin (author), POIS Justin Brown (photographer)

HMAS Choules off the Coast of Tanna Island for the fourth anniversary of Tropical Cyclone Pam commemorative service at Tafea Provincial Government Council Offices, Vanuatu. (photo: POIS Justin Brown)

HMAS Choules off the Coast of Tanna Island for the fourth anniversary of Tropical Cyclone Pam commemorative service at Tafea Provincial Government Council Offices, Vanuatu.

Members of the Australian Defence Force recently took part in a moving ceremony on Vanuatu’s Tanna Island to mark the fourth anniversary of Tropical Cyclone Pam.

Navies gather to remember the Battle of Sydney

Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), CPOIS Cameron Martin (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy officer CMDR Michael Nipperess, Executive Officer of HMAS Kuttabul (left); and Commanding Officer of the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force icebreaker JS Shirase, CAPT Koji Miyazaki lay wreaths at the Japanese midget submarine memorial at the Royal Australian Navy Heritage Centre, Garden Island. (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)

Royal Australian Navy officer CMDR Michael Nipperess, Executive Officer of HMAS Kuttabul (left); and Commanding Officer of the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force icebreaker JS Shirase, CAPT Koji Miyazaki lay wreaths at the Japanese midget submarine memorial at the Royal Australian Navy Heritage Centre, Garden Island.

A quiet and solemn ceremony was recently held at HMAS Kuttabul to commemorate and honour the lives lost in May 1942, when Japanese midget submarines launched an attack in Sydney Harbour.