Topic: Anzac Day
This Anzac Day has particular meaning for a recruit at HMAS Cerberus, as it is his first in uniform, and the start of his chapter in a family tradition.
A promise between a group of Vietnam War vintage ex-service personnel to bring Anzac Day to the ill and infirm has come to fruition for the 15th year with a bespoke service at the Canberra Hospital.
The heavens opened with a downpour of rain as nearly five thousand people gathered in the pre-dawn light at the State War Memorial in Adelaide to begin this year’s Anzac commemorations.
It was a crisp and still Anzac Day morning as first light hit the shores of Jervis Bay, and approximately 2000 visitors gathered for HMAS Creswell’s Anzac Day Dawn Service.
Anzac Day services have been held across Malaysia, one of Australia’s most important defence partners in the region.
As the sun rose over the Gallipoli Peninsula on Anzac Day, Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett reflected on the sacrifices of all Australian service personnel who have served the nation, and those who continue to serve today.
The Royal Australian Navy Band Tasmania will be representing the Australian Defence Force at King Island, off the north-west coast of Tasmania, for Anzac Day this year.
Anzac Day is the day we commemorate the service of all men and women who have served in the Australian Defence Force and remember those who have made the supreme sacrifice. For those of you planning to attend Dawn Services or commemorations, there is likely a Navy contingent nearby.
A smoking ceremony held at the Australian War Memorial in late March marked the completion of major reconstructive works in the commemorative area, highlighting links to country, service and sacrifice.
On Anzac Day current serving members on operations can reflect on their part in the ongoing story of the Australian nation; such as the ship's company of HMAS Wollongong, who are among more than 2,240 Australian Defence Force members currently deployed.