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Lethality key to legitimacy

Published on by LCDR Chloe Wootten (author), Lisa Nipp (photographer)

Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, Chief of Navy, speaks on

Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, Chief of Navy, speaks on "Mahan and Turner Restored: Naval Power and the Democratic State in the 21st Century" at the 2015 Sea Air Space Exposition in National Harbor, Maryland.

Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett has recently returned from a successful visit to Maryland, USA, where he was invited to speak at at the United States Navy League Sea-Air-Space Exposition.

Success in Athens for Centenary of Anzac

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HMAS Success Ships Company pay their respects  during the Anzac Day dawn service onboard HMAS Success while in Athens, Greece taking part in Centenary of Anzac commemorations. (photo: Able Seaman Jake Badior)

HMAS Success Ships Company pay their respects during the Anzac Day dawn service onboard HMAS Success while in Athens, Greece taking part in Centenary of Anzac commemorations.

HMAS Success was Athens, Greece, for Centenary of Anzac commemorations, and has been at the island of Lemnos in the lead up to Anzac Day, the site of the Australian Field Hospitals and the stepping off point for the troops sent to Gallipoli.

Canberra's open day draws big crowds

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Hobart locals Rhonda and Ross Colley on the flight deck of HMAS Canberra during the public open day. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

Hobart locals Rhonda and Ross Colley on the flight deck of HMAS Canberra during the public open day.

The Navy’s newest ship, HMAS Canberra was the hottest ticket in town when she opened her gangway to the public in Hobart on the Anzac Day weekend.

Commemorating the Centenary of Anzac

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HMAS Anzac lines the upper decks as the ship sails past Anzac Cove during the dawn service on the Gallipoli Peninsula. (photo: LSIS Paul McCallum)

HMAS Anzac lines the upper decks as the ship sails past Anzac Cove during the dawn service on the Gallipoli Peninsula.

The Royal Australian Navy helicopter frigate HMAS Anzac represented Australia at the Centenary of Anzac commemorative events at Anzac Cove, Gallipoli.

Dawn Service at Sea

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HMAS Choules junior sailors lay flowers to honour those who have served our nation in a dawn service ceremony for the Centenary of Anzac held on the flight deck of HMAS Choules whilst sailing the South China Sea. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

HMAS Choules junior sailors lay flowers to honour those who have served our nation in a dawn service ceremony for the Centenary of Anzac held on the flight deck of HMAS Choules whilst sailing the South China Sea.

Row by row sailors, soldiers and officers took stock in the stillness of the pre-dawn onboard HMAS Choules' flight deck, to remember the bravery and the courage shown by the ANZACs.

First Anzac Day for HMAS Canberra crew

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HMAS Canberra Commanding Officer Captain Jonathan Sadleir, AM RAN and Petty Officer Electronics Technician Che Simons lead the ship's company of HMAS Canberra in the Anzac Day march in Hobart, Tasmania. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

HMAS Canberra Commanding Officer Captain Jonathan Sadleir, AM RAN and Petty Officer Electronics Technician Che Simons lead the ship's company of HMAS Canberra in the Anzac Day march in Hobart, Tasmania.

As the sun rose over the Hobart Cenotaph, members of HMAS Canberra’s ship’s company joined the community to commemorate one hundred years since the first ANZACs landed at Gallipoli.

Prime Minister Abbott visits Anzac in Turkey

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Prime Minister of Australia, the Hon. Tony Abbott, MP, Chief of Defence Force, Air Chief Marshall Mark Binskin, AC, and Commanding Officer HMAS Anzac, Commander Belinda Wood, RAN, with members of HMAS Anzac's crew on the forecastle, on the eve of Anzac Day. (photo: LSIS Paul McCallum)

Prime Minister of Australia, the Hon. Tony Abbott, MP, Chief of Defence Force, Air Chief Marshall Mark Binskin, AC, and Commanding Officer HMAS Anzac, Commander Belinda Wood, RAN, with members of HMAS Anzac's crew on the forecastle, on the eve of Anzac Day.

On the eve of the centenary of the Gallipoli landings, the crew of HMAS Anzac was joined for breakfast by the Prime Minister of Australia, the Honourable Tony Abbott, and the Chief of the Australian Defence Force Air Chief Marshall Mark Binskin, while near Gallipoli, Turkey.

AE2 remembered 100 years on

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Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, with the Turkish Fleet Commander Vice Admiral Veysel Kosele, and guests onboard HMAS Anzac, for a commemorative service to HMAS AE2, lost during World War One, in the Sea of Marmara. (photo: LSIS Paul McCallum)

Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, with the Turkish Fleet Commander Vice Admiral Veysel Kosele, and guests onboard HMAS Anzac, for a commemorative service to HMAS AE2, lost during World War One, in the Sea of Marmara.

Against the bitterly cold wind of the Turkish Sea of Marmara HMAS Anzac hosted a solemn ceremony to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the actions of the HMAS AE2 crew ahead of the landings at Anzac cove.

Navy focus for South Coast commemorations

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Able Seaman Boatswain Mates Matthew Conway, Matthew Lewis, Jody Levy, Treyna Vale, and Chief Petty Officer Boatswain Daniel Macqueen who are the key elements in ceremonial engagements for HMAS Albatross. (photo: Unknown)

Able Seaman Boatswain Mates Matthew Conway, Matthew Lewis, Jody Levy, Treyna Vale, and Chief Petty Officer Boatswain Daniel Macqueen who are the key elements in ceremonial engagements for HMAS Albatross.

While Anzac Day is traditionally a very busy time for HMAS Albatross, in Nowra, New South Wales, the centenary year has brought an increase in requests for catafalque parties, honour guards, speakers.

Federation Guard prepares for Anzac Day

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Australia’s Federation Guardsmen Able Seaman Georgia Chaffey (left), and Leading Aircraftman Nathan Slater sling their rifles for use in a Catafalque Party practice ceremony at the Australian Defence Force Academy in Canberra. (photo: CPL Steve Duncan)

Australia’s Federation Guardsmen Able Seaman Georgia Chaffey (left), and Leading Aircraftman Nathan Slater sling their rifles for use in a Catafalque Party practice ceremony at the Australian Defence Force Academy in Canberra.

The compound which is home to Australia’s Federation Guard in Canberra is, on any given day, a hive of activity, but in the days preceding the Centenary of Anzac, to say the guard has picked up the pace would be an understatement.