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AE2 remembered 100 years on

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr Pup Elliott (author), LSIS Paul McCallum (photographer)

Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, with the Turkish Fleet Commander Vice Admiral Veysel Kosele, and guests onboard HMAS Anzac, for a commemorative service to HMAS AE2, lost during World War One, in the Sea of Marmara. (photo: LSIS Paul McCallum)

Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, with the Turkish Fleet Commander Vice Admiral Veysel Kosele, and guests onboard HMAS Anzac, for a commemorative service to HMAS AE2, lost during World War One, in the Sea of Marmara.

Against the bitterly cold wind of the Turkish Sea of Marmara HMAS Anzac hosted a solemn ceremony to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the actions of the HMAS AE2 crew ahead of the landings at Anzac cove.

Navy focus for South Coast commemorations

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Able Seaman Boatswain Mates Matthew Conway, Matthew Lewis, Jody Levy, Treyna Vale, and Chief Petty Officer Boatswain Daniel Macqueen who are the key elements in ceremonial engagements for HMAS Albatross. (photo: Unknown)

Able Seaman Boatswain Mates Matthew Conway, Matthew Lewis, Jody Levy, Treyna Vale, and Chief Petty Officer Boatswain Daniel Macqueen who are the key elements in ceremonial engagements for HMAS Albatross.

While Anzac Day is traditionally a very busy time for HMAS Albatross, in Nowra, New South Wales, the centenary year has brought an increase in requests for catafalque parties, honour guards, speakers.

Federation Guard prepares for Anzac Day

This article has photo gallery Published on by CAPT Chris Rickey (author), CPL Steve Duncan (photographer)

Australia’s Federation Guardsmen Able Seaman Georgia Chaffey (left), and Leading Aircraftman Nathan Slater sling their rifles for use in a Catafalque Party practice ceremony at the Australian Defence Force Academy in Canberra. (photo: CPL Steve Duncan)

Australia’s Federation Guardsmen Able Seaman Georgia Chaffey (left), and Leading Aircraftman Nathan Slater sling their rifles for use in a Catafalque Party practice ceremony at the Australian Defence Force Academy in Canberra.

The compound which is home to Australia’s Federation Guard in Canberra is, on any given day, a hive of activity, but in the days preceding the Centenary of Anzac, to say the guard has picked up the pace would be an understatement.

Royal Australian Navy Band help celebrate Centenary of Anzac

Published on by LCDR Mick Gallagher (retd) (author), Felicity Merchant (photographer)

From left, Army veteran Mal McDowell, Brooklyn RSL President Ken Shadie, Petty Officer Musician Esa Thomas, Able Seaman Musician Phil O’Neill, Army veteran Gordon Malcolm, Able Seaman Musician Mark Nivet and Lieutenan Commander Mick Gallagher (retd) after the service. (photo: Felicity Merchant)

From left, Army veteran Mal McDowell, Brooklyn RSL President Ken Shadie, Petty Officer Musician Esa Thomas, Able Seaman Musician Phil O’Neill, Army veteran Gordon Malcolm, Able Seaman Musician Mark Nivet and Lieutenan Commander Mick Gallagher (retd) after the service.

The RAN Band – Sydney Detachment had its Centenary of Anzac event when its woodwind quintet participated in an Anzac service at Brooklyn in Sydney on 12 April. 

Defence team to take on New Zealand in ANZAC Test curtain raiser

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Able Seaman Keven Allsopp, recently selected to represent the Defence Team, breaks away during the Inter-Service Rugby League competition, between Navy and Air Force.  (photo: CPL Shannon McCarthy)

Able Seaman Keven Allsopp, recently selected to represent the Defence Team, breaks away during the Inter-Service Rugby League competition, between Navy and Air Force.

The Australian Combined Armed Services and New Zealand Defence Force will meet as part of the curtain raiser to the 2015 ANZAC Test next month.

Navy Kona bound

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Lieutenant Natalie Davies cycling during her qualification for the Ironman World Championships which will be held in Kona, Hawaii, in October 2015. (photo: Unknown)

Lieutenant Natalie Davies cycling during her qualification for the Ironman World Championships which will be held in Kona, Hawaii, in October 2015.

Lieutenant Natalie Davies has qualified for the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii, in October after excelling in her first ironman event.

Defence team to play 2015 Anzac Test curtain raiser

Published on by LEUT Kirsti Burtenshaw (author), CPL Shannon McCarthy (photographer)

Almost thirty strong and fit ADF personnel are ready to take on the might of New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) in a Centenary of Anzac rugby union test match.

On your marks…

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Kat Mulheron (author)

Seaman* Electronic Technician Bradley Stevens coming over the line fist in the Open Male division of the Cross County run held at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: )

Seaman* Electronic Technician Bradley Stevens coming over the line fist in the Open Male division of the Cross County run held at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

The 2015 HMAS Cerberus Cross Country Championships were held on 18 March involving more than 650 Defence members. Cerberus is Navy’s largest tri-service training establishment, and the annual event lets Defence members from all three services and specialisations pit their fitness against their colleagues in fun way while keeping up the long held tradition of competing for the Grey Smith Cup.

Hands across the oceans at LIMA 15

Published on by SBLT Mathew Nichols (author), LSCIS Craig Long (photographer)

Attack Six embarked HMAS Bathurst off Langkawi Is for LIMA 15 (photo: LSCIS Craig Long)

Attack Six embarked HMAS Bathurst off Langkawi Is for LIMA 15

HMAS Bathurst represented the Royal Australian Navy along with 36 warships from over 16 nations in the Langkawi International Maritime and Aeronautical Exhibition (LIMA) at Langkawi Island, Malaysia between 16-19 March.

Anzacs sail to commemorate a century of service

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HMNZS Endeavour, takes her position alongside HMAS Anzac (right) while HMNZS Te Kaha waits behind during exercises off the coast of Western Australia. (photo: LSIS Paul McCallum)

HMNZS Endeavour, takes her position alongside HMAS Anzac (right) while HMNZS Te Kaha waits behind during exercises off the coast of Western Australia.

A week after sailing from their homeport of Sydney, the crew of HMAS Anzac sailed from Fleet Base West this week on the next leg of their deployment on NORTHERN TRIDENT 2015.