Topic: Naval Heritage and History

ATTACK SIX tours Guadalcanal

Published on by LEUT Patrick Scott (author and photographer)

Tour members at the HMAS Canberra (I) Memorial at Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands. (photo: LEUT Patrick Scott)

Tour members at the HMAS Canberra (I) Memorial at Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands.

Eight personnel from ATTACK SIX and HQ NORCOM have conducted a Battlefield tour of the Solomon Islands as part of the Armidale Class Patrol Boat Crews team building program.

Launch of the Australian Sailor Monument Appeal

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Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Griggs today announced the Royal Australian Navy would contribute a further $150,000 towards the total cost of designing and constructing the Australian Sailor Monument. (photo: Unknown)

Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Griggs today announced the Royal Australian Navy would contribute a further $150,000 towards the total cost of designing and constructing the Australian Sailor Monument.

Minister for Defence Stephen Smith joined the Premier of Western Australia, Colin Barnett, the Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, and the Trustees of the Australian Sailor Monument to launch the Australian Sailor Monument Appeal in Fremantle, Western Australia, today.

Farewell tribute to Arthur Bancroft: A legend and inspiration

Published on by LEUT Andrew Herring (author)

CAPT Brett Dowsing, RAN, CO HMAS Stirling, (left) and Arthur Bancroft, sharing a  joke with the audience during the book launch of 'Arthur's War' held at the Barry Cable Room, Subiaco Oval, WA. (photo: )

CAPT Brett Dowsing, RAN, CO HMAS Stirling, (left) and Arthur Bancroft, sharing a joke with the audience during the book launch of 'Arthur's War' held at the Barry Cable Room, Subiaco Oval, WA.

On 28 July 2013 Australia and its Navy lost a living legend when Arthur Bancroft, a veteran of Perth (I) passed away.

Late Navy members among new names on the War Memorial Roll of Honour

Published on by POIS Paul Berry (author and photographer)

Ray and Marie Hyland pay their respects at the new Roll of Honour panels at the Australian War Memorial. Ray's brother, Ordinary Seaman John Herbert Hyland, was one of four members of HMAS Warrnambool's crew killed following a mine strike in 1947. (photo: POIS Paul Berry)

Ray and Marie Hyland pay their respects at the new Roll of Honour panels at the Australian War Memorial. Ray's brother, Ordinary Seaman John Herbert Hyland, was one of four members of HMAS Warrnambool's crew killed following a mine strike in 1947.

Today the names of 48 Defence personnel who have died in non-warlike operations were unveiled on three new bronze panels at the Australian War Memorial's Roll of Honour.

Cairns sailors walk in the footsteps of heroes

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Two sailors from HMAS Cairns have spent time reflecting on the sacrifices of Australian diggers while they walked the Kokoda Track. 

HMAS Creswell bell returned

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The old Royal Australian College Bell, returned back to HMAS Creswell and placed in the museum on base. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

The old Royal Australian College Bell, returned back to HMAS Creswell and placed in the museum on base.

HMAS Creswell recently hosted a meeting of the Shoalhaven Museums and Galleries group.

Australian War Memorial pays tribute to modern day ANZACS

Published on by CPL Nick Wiseman (author and photographer), LEUT Kiz Burtenshaw (author)

Navy Captain Michele Miller at the 'Afghanistan: the Australian story' exhibition at the Australian War Memorial. (photo: Corporal Nick Wiseman)

Navy Captain Michele Miller at the 'Afghanistan: the Australian story' exhibition at the Australian War Memorial.

Recently, the Chief of Defence Force General David Hurley officially opened a new exhibition, 'Afghanistan: the Australian story', at the Australian War Memorial.

Navy history flows through the ranks in Patrol Boat Crew ATTACK SIX

Published on by LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (author and photographer)

Members of Patrol Boat Crew ATTACK SIX are preparing to peg off the peg board and embark on an historic navy tour of the Solomon Islands. (photo: LSIS Jo Dilorenzo )

Members of Patrol Boat Crew ATTACK SIX are preparing to peg off the peg board and embark on an historic navy tour of the Solomon Islands.

Patrol Boat crew from HMAS Bathurst's ATTACK SIX will embark on a historic Naval tour of Guadalcanal, exploring the Solomon Islands during the their off watch rotation next month.

The imagery we take today is the history of tomorrow

Published on by ABIS Kathy Tuddenham (author and photographer)

LCDR Ian Lumsden, RANR stands at the entrance to the 'Remember me: the lost diggers of Vignacourt' exhibition which is in its last days at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra. (photo: ABIS Kathy Tuddenham)

LCDR Ian Lumsden, RANR stands at the entrance to the 'Remember me: the lost diggers of Vignacourt' exhibition which is in its last days at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra.

Looking into the eyes of World War One soldiers, many of whom were killed on the battlefield in France within weeks of their photo being taken, was a poignant experience for Lieutenant Commander Ian Lumsden when he visited the exhibition  ‘Remember me: the lost diggers of Vignacourt’ on display at the Australian War Memorial earlier this week.

HMAS Harman’s Sapphire Jubilee

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Members of the Women’s Royal Australian Naval Service (WRANS) swab the decks at HMAS Harman in 1945. (photo: )

Members of the Women’s Royal Australian Naval Service (WRANS) swab the decks at HMAS Harman in 1945.

It’s almost 70 years since Royal Australian Navy Wireless/Transmitting Station Canberra commissioned as HMAS Harman on 1 July 1943.