Topic: Anzac Day

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 duo honours family who served in WWI

Published on by LEUT Harley Slatter (author), SGT William Guthrie (photographer)

Navy Senior Chaplain Murray Lund looks at the grave marker where the First World War unknown Australian soldier was exhumed from the Adelaide War Cemetery outside Villers-Bretonneux, France. The soldier now rests in the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. (photo: SGT W. Guthrie)

Navy Senior Chaplain Murray Lund looks at the grave marker where the First World War unknown Australian soldier was exhumed from the Adelaide War Cemetery outside Villers-Bretonneux, France. The soldier now rests in the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.

Ahead of Anzac Day commemorations, two Royal Australian Navy members revisited their family’s history of service on the Western Front, France, during World War I.

Following in great-grandfather's footsteps

Published on by FLTLT Chloe Stevenson (author), POIS Andrew Dakin (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor, Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Amanda May from Australia's Federation Guard holds a picture of her great-grandfather, Erskine Edward May who fought at Gallipoli. (photo: POIS Andrew Dakin)

Royal Australian Navy sailor, Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Amanda May from Australia's Federation Guard holds a picture of her great-grandfather, Erskine Edward May who fought at Gallipoli.

Royal Australian Navy Able Seaman Amanda May is the first military member in her family to return to Gallipoli since her great-grandfather fought there more than a century before.

Anzac Day commemorated around the globe

Published on by Royal Australian Navy (author), SGT William Guthrie (photographer)

Crowds listen before the sun rises during the 2019 Anzac Day Dawn Service at Villers-Bretonneux in France.  (photo: SGT William Guthrie)

Crowds listen before the sun rises during the 2019 Anzac Day Dawn Service at Villers-Bretonneux in France.

Members of the Royal Australian Navy joined their Army and Air Force comrades and veterans of the Australian and New Zealand Defence Forces to mark Anzac Day at Dawn Services, marches and commemorative services in every corner of the globe.

Airwolves commemorate Anzac Day in Alabama

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Aaron Cochrane (author), Mrs Fiona Tremlett (photographer)

ADF personnel attending the Fort Rucker Anzac Day service. Pictured (L-R): CAPT James Highfield, CAPT Charles Hall, CAPT Shane Mitchell, LSA Leeann Mumby, LEUT Aaron Cochrane, and LEUT Grant Rushford. (photo: Mrs Fiona Tremlett)

ADF personnel attending the Fort Rucker Anzac Day service. Pictured (L-R): CAPT James Highfield, CAPT Charles Hall, CAPT Shane Mitchell, LSA Leeann Mumby, LEUT Aaron Cochrane, and LEUT Grant Rushford.

Royal Australian Navy personnel are posted to all corners of the globe, integrating into the forces of partner nations, contributing to and improving Navy capability. Navy members currently posted to the United States Navy’s Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 40, known as the Airwolves, recently provided an insight into Anzac Day for their US counterparts.

 

Anzac Day in Singapore a moving experience

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Dallas Gray (author), AB Rye Huckel (photographer)

HMAS Success sailors form a Catafalque Party at the Anzac Day Dawn Service held at Kranji War Cemetery in Singapore. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Success sailors form a Catafalque Party at the Anzac Day Dawn Service held at Kranji War Cemetery in Singapore.

A team from HMAS Success has attended the Anzac Day Dawn Service at Singapore’s Kranji War Cemetery as part of their deployment to South East Asia.

 

Deployed Navy personnel commemorate Anzac Day abroad

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Max Logan (author), LSIS Kayla Jackson (photographer), Unknown (photographer)

Members of the catafalque party stand to attention as pipers pipe 'Flowers of the Forest' during an Anzac Day Dawn Service at Hellfire Pass, Thailand. (photo: LSIS Kayla Jackson)

Members of the catafalque party stand to attention as pipers pipe 'Flowers of the Forest' during an Anzac Day Dawn Service at Hellfire Pass, Thailand.

Navy people currently deployed to South East Asia have represented the RAN, ADF and Australia at three special Anzac Day services in Thailand.

 

Coonawarra commemorates Anzac Day in NT remote communities

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

Members of HMAS Coonawarra joined with the Royal Australian Air Force and the Australian Army for an Anzac Day service in the remote community of Tomato Island in the Northern Territory. (photo: Unknown)

Members of HMAS Coonawarra joined with the Royal Australian Air Force and the Australian Army for an Anzac Day service in the remote community of Tomato Island in the Northern Territory.

HMAS Coonawarra personnel joined with residents of remote communities in the Top End on Anzac Day to honour the sacrifices made by all servicemen and women past and present.

 

Express trains to Melbourne for hundreds of sailors

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Hundreds of sailors exit Flinders Street Station ahead of taking part in the 2018 Anzac Day march through Melbourne. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Hundreds of sailors exit Flinders Street Station ahead of taking part in the 2018 Anzac Day march through Melbourne.

The Royal Australian Navy has marched through the heart of Melbourne with a 1000-strong contingent to mark Anzac Day.

Anzac Day in Antarctica

This article has photo gallery Published on by Australian Antarctic Program Media Release (author), Mr George Brettingham-Moore (photographer)

Station Leader, Commander Rebecca Jeffcoat, leads the Anzac Day service at Casey Station, Antarctica. (photo: Mr George Brettingham-Moore)

Station Leader, Commander Rebecca Jeffcoat, leads the Anzac Day service at Casey Station, Antarctica.

A veteran Defence Force Naval Officer has led Australia’s southern-most Anzac Day dawn service at Casey research station in Antarctica.