Topic: HMAS Armidale (I)

Teddy Sheean to be awarded posthumous Victoria Cross

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Kylie Jagiello (author), Mr Jay Cronan (photographer)

Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Michael Noonan AO speaks after the announcement by His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d), Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, that Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II has approved the posthumous awarding of a Victoria Cross to Ordinary Seaman Edward ‘Teddy’ Sheean of the Royal Australian Navy, at Government House, Canberra on 12 August. (photo: Jay Cronan)

Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Michael Noonan AO speaks after the announcement by His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d), Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, that Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II has approved the posthumous awarding of a Victoria Cross to Ordinary Seaman Edward ‘Teddy’ Sheean of the Royal Australian Navy, at Government House, Canberra on 12 August.

Ordinary Seaman Edward ‘Teddy’ Sheean’s family fought for more than 30 years to get recognition of his brave actions during World War II. At Government House on 12 August, it was announced that the Queen has approved a posthumous Victoria Cross for Ordinary Seaman Sheean.

HMAS Armidale (I) remembered in solemn ceremony

Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), LSIS Ernesto Sanchez (photographer)

Able Seaman Musician Kellan Starkie sounds the reveille during a HMAS Armidale (I) 77th anniversary commemorative service held at the HMAS Stirling Chapel, WA. (photo: LSIS Ernesto Sanchez)

Able Seaman Musician Kellan Starkie sounds the reveille during a HMAS Armidale (I) 77th anniversary commemorative service held at the HMAS Stirling Chapel, WA.

In a solemn ceremony held at the HMAS Stirling Chapel, members of the Remembering HMAS Armidale Association came together to honour those lost when Japanese aircraft attacked and sunk the Bathurst class corvette off Betano Bay almost 80 years ago. 

75th anniversary of the sinking of HMAS Armidale (I)

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), LSIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Members of naval cadet unit TS Armidale stand shoulder to shoulder with crew members of Darwin-based patrol boat HMAS Armidale (II) for the 75th anniversary commemorations of the sinking of HMAS Armidale (I), in the township of Armidale. (photo: LSIS Kayla Hayes)

Members of naval cadet unit TS Armidale stand shoulder to shoulder with crew members of Darwin-based patrol boat HMAS Armidale (II) for the 75th anniversary commemorations of the sinking of HMAS Armidale (I), in the township of Armidale.

On the 75th anniversary of the final action of HMAS Armidale (I), the Royal Australian Navy has again paused to mark the loss of 100 servicemen.