Topic: Anzac Day

Valuing tradition leads to submarine career

Published on by POIS Phil Cullinan (author), LSIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

Recruit Timothy Herring with a picture of his grand father who served on HMAS Perth I and was a prisoner of war during World War II on the great Burma Railway. (photo: LSIS Nina Fogliani)

Recruit Timothy Herring with a picture of his grand father who served on HMAS Perth I and was a prisoner of war during World War II on the great Burma Railway.

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.

Anzac service supports infirm veterans

This article has photo gallery Published on by POIS Phill Cullinan (author and photographer)

Members of HMAS Harman's gunnery department provided the Catafalque party during the Anzac service held at Canberra Hospital for patients who cannot make the Dawn service in Canberra. (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

Members of HMAS Harman's gunnery department provided the Catafalque party during the Anzac service held at Canberra Hospital for patients who cannot make the Dawn service in Canberra.

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.

South Australians remember service and sacrifice

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ben Robinson (author), SGT Rob Hack (photographer)

Australian Defence Force (ADF) members, both currently serving and those from the past, march in the Adelaide Anzac Day march. (photo: SGT Rob Hack)

Australian Defence Force (ADF) members, both currently serving and those from the past, march in the Adelaide Anzac Day march.

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.

Newest officers do tradition proud

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Al Trent (author), CMDR Nyree Cornelius (author), LSIS Justin Brown (photographer)

HMAS Creswell conducts a dawn service overlooking Jervis Bay on Anzac Day. (photo: LSIS Justin Brown)

HMAS Creswell conducts a dawn service overlooking Jervis Bay on Anzac Day.

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. 

Malaysian services reflect significant ties

Published on by LEUT John Thompson (author)

People lay wreaths and poppies at the Dawn Service at Malaysia’s national monument, Tugu Negara, in Kuala Lumpur. (photo: Unknown)

People lay wreaths and poppies at the Dawn Service at Malaysia’s national monument, Tugu Negara, in Kuala Lumpur.

Anzac Day services have been held across Malaysia, one of Australia’s most important defence partners in the region.

Navy Chief represents in Gallipoli

This article has photo gallery Published on by POIS Paul McCallum (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, delivers the Ode of Remembrance at the Lone Pine commemorative service in Gallipoli. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, delivers the Ode of Remembrance at the Lone Pine commemorative service in Gallipoli.

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.

Beating the drum for King Island

Published on by LSMUSN Svetlana Yaroslavskaya (author)

The Royal Australian Navy performs in Queenstown, Tasmania, on Anzac Day 2016. (photo: Unknown)

The Royal Australian Navy performs in Queenstown, Tasmania, on Anzac Day 2016.

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 commemorations planner

Published on by Royal Australian Navy (author)

More than 10,000 people attended the 2016 dawn service in the Victorian coastal town of Torquay, one of the largest dawn services outside our capital cities. (photo: Unknown)

More than 10,000 people attended the 2016 dawn service in the Victorian coastal town of Torquay, one of the largest dawn services outside our capital cities.

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.

Indigenous service saluted at AWM

This article has photo gallery Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), CPL Dan Pinhorn (photographer)

Visitors attended the Australian War Memorial for an indigenous smoking ceremony, which marked the completion of the reconstructive works. (photo: CPL Dan Pinhorn)

Visitors attended the Australian War Memorial for an indigenous smoking ceremony, which marked the completion of the reconstructive works.

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.

Wollongong's on Resolute mission for Anzac Day

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Sub Lieutenant Rhys Worboys on the bridge wing of HMAS Wollongong as they sail across the Arafeura Sea. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Sub Lieutenant Rhys Worboys on the bridge wing of HMAS Wollongong as they sail across the Arafeura Sea.

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.