Topic: Bombing of Darwin
February 23, 2019 by SBLT Max Logan (author), POIS Peter Thompson (photographer), SGT David Millard (photographer)
Commanding Officer HMAS Coonawarra, Commander Darren Rushworth, ADC, RAN, pays his respects after laying a wreath at the USS Peary Memorial, during a commemorative service held in Bicentennial Park, Darwin.
Australian Defence Force members and an Armidale Class Patrol boat have provided a strong contribution to commemorative services held in the Northern Territory to mark the 77th anniversary of the Bombing of Darwin.
(L-R) United States Marine Corps Major George Forbes III, Commanding Officer RAAF Darwin Wing Commander Stephen Parsons, Commanding Officer HMAS Coonawarra Commander Viktor Pilicic, Lieutenant Colonel Sam Pickering of Headquarters Northern Command and Commander 1 Brigade Brigadier Matthew Pearse at the 76th Anniversary of the Bombing of Darwin.
Navy personnel and a patrol boat from HMAS
Coonawarra have taken part in commemorations to mark the 76th Anniversary of the Bombing of Darwin.
Leading Seaman Francis Emms, who heroically fought back during the attack on Darwin Harbour in February 1942.
While Australians paused to commemorate the Bombing of Darwin recently, there was a particular Australian Navy sailor whose actions on 19 February 1942 were keenly remembered.
Deputy Commander Northern Command, Captain Bryan Parker, RAN; Director General Boats, Upgrades and Infrastructure Development, Commodore John Chandler, OAM, CSC, CSM, RAN; Rear Admiral Kenjo Sato; and Captain Shinsuke Amano at the commemorative plaque unveiling to mark the 75th anniversary of the sinking of the Japanese submarine I-124 off the coast of Darwin.
A plaque is to be placed near Darwin’s Casuarina Cliffs to commemorate the sinking of a Japanese submarine during the Second World War.
LTC Matthew Emborski; Deputy Commander Northern Command, CAPT Bryan Parker, RAN; Commander of the 1st Brigade BRIG Ben James, AM, DSM; and Commanding Officer HMAS Coonawarra, CMDR Viktor Pilicic attend the USS Peary commemorative service held on Sunday 19 February 2017 at the Darwin Esplanade.
The nation’s eyes were firmly focussed on the northern capital of Darwin on 19 February as the city paused to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Bombing of Darwin by Imperial Japanese forces.
Commemorations in Darwin yesterday, 74 years since the largest single attack by a foreign power on Australian soil.
Navy personnel and a patrol boat have taken part in Australian Defence Force commemorations in Darwin to mark 74 years since the largest single attack by a foreign power on Australian soil.
(L-R) Commanding Officer HMAS Coonawarra, Commander John Navin RAN, Commander Northern Command, Commodore Brenton Smyth, Commanding Officer No.13 Squadron RAAF Base Darwin, Wing Commander Wes Perrett and Commander 1st Brigade, Brigadier John Frewen lay wreaths at the 72nd Anniversary of the Bombing of Darwin commemorative service at the Darwin Cenotaph.
Royal Australian Navy personnel stood side by side their United States counterparts yesterday in commemorating the 72nd anniversary of the bombing of Darwin, which occurred on 19 February 1942.