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Service to mark end of WWII

Published on by CPL Julia Whitwell (author), Mr Jay Cronan (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Able Seaman Hayden Rapley, of Australia's Federation Guard, during rehearsal for the Victory in the Pacific 75th anniversary commemorative service, being held at the Australian War Memorial on 15 August. (photo: Jay Cronan)

Royal Australian Navy Able Seaman Hayden Rapley, of Australia's Federation Guard, during rehearsal for the Victory in the Pacific 75th anniversary commemorative service, being held at the Australian War Memorial on 15 August.

A ceremony marking the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII will be held at the Australian War Memorial on 15 August, with members of Australia’s Federation Guard rehearsing their drill for the past two weeks for their role in the catafalque party.

HMAS Canberra holds solemn memorial

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Tanalee Smith (author), LSIS Ryan Tascas (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Canberra, Captain Terry Morrison, DSM, RAN, lays a wreath to commemorate the sinking of HMAS Canberra (I) off Savo Island, Solomon Islands. (photo: LSIS Ryan Tascas)

Commanding Officer HMAS Canberra, Captain Terry Morrison, DSM, RAN, lays a wreath to commemorate the sinking of HMAS Canberra (I) off Savo Island, Solomon Islands.

In a solemn sunrise ceremony in the seas of the Solomon Islands, 84 members of HMAS Canberra (III) held tiny wooden crosses bearing the names of the 84 crew who lost their lives in a World War II naval battle fought there by the ship's namesake.

Hobart flexes her might

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Todd Fitzgerald (author), LSIS Ernesto Sanchez (photographer)

An SM-2 standard missile is launched from HMAS Hobart off the coast of Hawaii during Exercise RIMPAC 2020. (photo: LSIS Ernesto Sanchez)

An SM-2 standard missile is launched from HMAS Hobart off the coast of Hawaii during Exercise RIMPAC 2020.

HMAS Hobart has become the first Hobart Class guided missile destroyer to conduct a live fire at Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2020, making it the most sophisticated and lethal warship ever operated by the Royal Australian Navy.

Arunta first upgraded frigate to fire missiles at RIMPAC

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Todd Fitzgerald (author), LSIS Ernesto Sanchez (photographer)

HMAS Arunta executes a live missile firing off the coast of Hawaii during RIMPAC 2020. (photo: LSIS Ernesto Sanchez)

HMAS Arunta executes a live missile firing off the coast of Hawaii during RIMPAC 2020.

The first frigate to complete the Anzac Midlife Capability Assurance Program (AMCAP) upgrade, HMAS Arunta, has successfully fired surface-to-air missiles at Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) in Hawaii.

Commander of Australian Maritime Task Force at RIMPAC makes history

Published on by LCDR Todd Fitzgerald (author), LSIS Ernesto Sanchez (photographer)

Captain Phillipa Hay, on the bridge of HMAS Hobart, is the first female commander of a task force in the 49-year history of Exercise Rim of the Pacific 2020. (photo: LSIS Ernesto Sanchez)

Captain Phillipa Hay, on the bridge of HMAS Hobart, is the first female commander of a task force in the 49-year history of Exercise Rim of the Pacific 2020.

Captain Phillipa Hay of the Royal Australian Navy has become the first Australian woman appointed to command a task force in the 49-year history of Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC).

RIMPAC 2020 gets underway

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Todd Fitzgerald (author), LSIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

HMAS Stuart arrives at the port of Pearl Harbor in Hawaii before sailing to take part in Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2020. (photo: LSIS Christopher Szumlanski)

HMAS Stuart arrives at the port of Pearl Harbor in Hawaii before sailing to take part in Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2020.

Four Royal Australian Navy warships have joined with 22 ships and 5300 personnel from nine other nations for the commencement of Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2020 in Hawaii.

Exercises begin on passage to Hawaii

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Todd Fitzgerald (author), LSIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

HMA Ships Sirius (O 266) and Stuart (FFH 153) sail in company with RSS Supreme (F 73), KDB Daruleshan (OPV 07), and USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115) through the Pacific Ocean as they prepare to take part in Exercise RIMPAC 2020. (photo: LSIS Christopher Szumlanski)

HMA Ships Sirius (O 266) and Stuart (FFH 153) sail in company with RSS Supreme (F 73), KDB Daruleshan (OPV 07), and USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115) through the Pacific Ocean as they prepare to take part in Exercise RIMPAC 2020.

The Royal Australian Navy has begun multilateral exercises with warships from Singapore, Brunei and the United States, while sailing to Hawaii to participate in RIMPAC 2020.

Geraldton local brings submarine home for a visit

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh and Ms Harriet Pointon Mather (author)

Commander Michael Power, Commanding Officer of HMAS Farncomb. (photo: )

Commander Michael Power, Commanding Officer of HMAS Farncomb.

One of the Royal Australian Navy’s Collins Class submarines visited the Western Australian city of Geraldton in July, with one of the city’s natives at the helm.

Adelaide’s engineering team restores critical capability

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Sam Harris (author)

LS Ronald Turner and PO Jason Juillerat from HMAS Adelaide’s Marine Engineering team work to replace a valve from the ship’s ballast system. (photo: )

LS Ronald Turner and PO Jason Juillerat from HMAS Adelaide’s Marine Engineering team work to replace a valve from the ship’s ballast system.

HMAS Adelaide’s unique amphibious capability was challenged during her recent period at sea as a leak on a seawater pipeline threatened to impact on docking operations.

Upgraded frigate sonar rollout almost complete

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), POIS James Whittle (photographer)

Post Anzac Midlife Capability Assurance Program (AMCAP) upgrade frigates HMA ships Anzac, right, and Arunta have both undergone the Broadband Sonar Advanced Processing System upgrade. The ships are seen here at Fleet Base West, Rockingham, Western Australia. (photo: POIS James Whittle)

Post Anzac Midlife Capability Assurance Program (AMCAP) upgrade frigates HMA ships Anzac, right, and Arunta have both undergone the Broadband Sonar Advanced Processing System upgrade. The ships are seen here at Fleet Base West, Rockingham, Western Australia.

Upgrades to the Spherion B sonar processing systems in the Navy’s Anzac Class Frigates under SEA 1408 Phase 2 is almost complete, replacing the existing sonar processing system with the sovereign designed Broadband Sonar Advanced Processing System.