Topic: Commemoration

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. 

NUSHIP sailors honour forebears gone but not forgotten

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), ABIS Leo Baumgartner (photographer)

Commanding Officer NUSHIP Sydney, Commander Edward Seymour, RAN, centre, and members of the ship's company attend the 78th anniversary commemorative service of HMAS Sydney II, Martin Place Cenotaph, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Leo Baumgartner)

Commanding Officer NUSHIP Sydney, Commander Edward Seymour, RAN, centre, and members of the ship's company attend the 78th anniversary commemorative service of HMAS Sydney II, Martin Place Cenotaph, Sydney.

A new generation of RAN officers and sailors have commemorated their forebears who died when HMAS Sydney (II) was sunk 78 years ago - ship’s company of NUSHIP Sydney attended a commemorative service at the Martin Place Cenotaph.

RAN marks Philippines friendship in WWII commemorations

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

HMAS Leeuwin transits in the Hinatuan Passage during the commemorative service for the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Surigao Strait in the Philippines. (photo: LSIS Tara Byrne)

HMAS Leeuwin transits in the Hinatuan Passage during the commemorative service for the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Surigao Strait in the Philippines.

The Royal Australian Navy was the centre of local attention during a high-profile five days in the Philippines, attending two World War II commemorations, hosting two Ambassadors and a Vice Admiral and entertaining local dignitaries and community leaders at an official reception.

Warm welcome for HMAS Stuart at Leyte Gulf 75th anniversary

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

Commanding Officer of HMAS Stuart, Commander Luke Ryan, RAN, and members of the ship's company with Australian war veteran Leonard Roy Mcleod, at the 75th anniversary of the Leyte Landing in Leyte, Phillipines. (photo: LSIS Tara Byrne)

Commanding Officer of HMAS Stuart, Commander Luke Ryan, RAN, and members of the ship's company with Australian war veteran Leonard Roy Mcleod, at the 75th anniversary of the Leyte Landing in Leyte, Phillipines.

A group of officers and sailors of HMAS Stuart had the honour of representing the Royal Australian Navy at the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Leyte Gulf, the largest naval battle of World War II.

AE1: never forgotten

Published on by SBLT Jacob von Marburg (author), ABML-C Leon Dafonte Fernandez (photographer)

Executive Officer HMAS Melville, Lieutenant Commander Sara Barnett, speaks to her ship’s company during a service held off the coast of Papua New Guinea to commemorate the Australian submarine AE1, which was sunk during WWI. (photo: Leon Dafonte Fernandez)

Executive Officer HMAS Melville, Lieutenant Commander Sara Barnett, speaks to her ship’s company during a service held off the coast of Papua New Guinea to commemorate the Australian submarine AE1, which was sunk during WWI.

While conducting survey operations off the coast of Papua New Guinea, the crew of HMAS Melville took time to commemorate the first Australian casualties of WW1 and the loss of the Australian submarine AE1.

CN pays respects to Father of the Navy

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ben Willee (author and photographer)

Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN, lays a wreath and salutes the grave of Vice Admiral Sir William Rooke Creswell at Brighton Cemetery in Melbourne, Victoria. (photo: LEUT Ben Willee)

Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN, lays a wreath and salutes the grave of Vice Admiral Sir William Rooke Creswell at Brighton Cemetery in Melbourne, Victoria.

In a moving ceremony at Brighton Cemetery in Melbourne, the Chief of Navy has paid his respects at the grave of Vice Admiral Sir William Rooke Creswell - the man considered the father of the Royal Australian Navy.

Navy photographer remembers Timor deployment two decades on

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Chief Petty Officer Damian Pawlenko during the INTERFET deployment. (photo: )

Chief Petty Officer Damian Pawlenko during the INTERFET deployment.

As the Australian Defence Force participates in activities to mark the anniversary of the INTERFET (International Force East Timor) deployment 20 years ago, one Navy photographer still receives requests for the imagery he captured on the deployment.

Choules INTERFET veterans reflect after 20 years

Published on by LEUT Andrew Herring (author), LSIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

L-R: Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician Tyrone Mason-Powell; HMAS Choules Executive Officer, Lieutenant Commander Arron Convery, RAN; Petty Officer Electronics Technician Steven Mackenzie; and Able Seaman Electronics Technician Darren Johnson stand on the flight deck during the official reception held onboard HMAS Choules as part of the ship’s port visit to Dili in Timor-Leste during the 20th Anniversary of  INTERFET Commemorations. (photo: LSIS Christopher Szumlanski)

L-R: Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician Tyrone Mason-Powell; HMAS Choules Executive Officer, Lieutenant Commander Arron Convery, RAN; Petty Officer Electronics Technician Steven Mackenzie; and Able Seaman Electronics Technician Darren Johnson stand on the flight deck during the official reception held onboard HMAS Choules as part of the ship’s port visit to Dili in Timor-Leste during the 20th Anniversary of INTERFET Commemorations.

Among the 227 crew members from HMAS Choules supporting INTERFET anniversary events in Timor-Leste were four members of the ship’s company who were INTERFET veterans themselves.

Australian War Memorial commemorates 105 years since the loss of AE1

Published on by Mr Josh Williams (author), CPO Cameron Martin (photographer)

Director General Submarines, Commodore Timothy Brown RAN, and Lieutenant Commander (Ret'd) Jim Smail with a photograph of Lieutenant Commander Smail's uncle, Petty Officer Robert Smail, who was lost when the submarine HMAS AE1 sank. (photo: CPO Cameron Martin)

Director General Submarines, Commodore Timothy Brown RAN, and Lieutenant Commander (Ret'd) Jim Smail with a photograph of Lieutenant Commander Smail's uncle, Petty Officer Robert Smail, who was lost when the submarine HMAS AE1 sank.

The Australian War Memorial hosted a solemn service last week to commemorate the 105th anniversary of the loss of 35 officers and sailors in HMAS AE1, Australia’s first submarine.

Moreton reflects on the service of Australia's Vietnam Vets

This article has photo gallery Published on by Royal Australian Navy (author), Images courtesy of Norman Park National Servicemen’s Sub Branch (photographer)

Commander Andy Clowes joins Vietnam veterans at a Vietnam Veterans Day commemorative service at Anzac Square in Brisbane. (photo: Unknown)

Commander Andy Clowes joins Vietnam veterans at a Vietnam Veterans Day commemorative service at Anzac Square in Brisbane.

HMAS Moreton represented Navy at two separate events in Brisbane on 18 August that commemorated the battles of the Vietnam War and those who served in them.