Topic: 75th Anniversary
L-R Leading Seaman Medic Sarah Mclaughlan, Leading Seaman Medic Olivia Mortlock and Commanding Officer HMAS Penguin, Commander Ian Campbell ADC, RAN, inspect the penguins living at Sydney Aquarium.
The Commanding Officer of HMAS
Penguin came face-to-face with a ‘waddle’ of penguins in Sydney, as part of celebrations for the base’s 75th anniversary.
Members of ship's company from HMAS Success conducting community engagement activities.
Success has completed a port visit to Honiara, Solomon Islands, to commemorate the 75th anniversaries of the Battles of Guadalcanal and Savo Island. The ship’s company took every available opportunity to engage with the local community, reinforcing the strong ties between Australia and the people of the Solomon Islands.
The stricken HMAS Canberra (I) following the action at Savo Island. After being struck by at least two Japanese torpedoes and numerous enemy salvos, she was deemed unsalvageable and consequently evacuated and sunk off Savo Island on 9 August 1942. This stretch of water is now known as Iron Bottom Sound after 32 Allied ships were sunk there during WWII.
The Royal Australian Navy has remembered the loss of HMAS
Canberra (I) with a commemorative service over her final resting place in waters off the Solomon Islands.
United States submarines docked in Fremantle during the Second World War.
A little-known event that helped turn the tide of the Pacific War was quietly commemorated 75 years on in Albany on 20 June.
Commanding Officer HMAS Penguin Commander Ian Campbell, RAN, right; ex-servicemen Mr Keith Hearnden, centre; and Seaman Medical Giaan Holland cut a cake to celebrate the 75th Birthday of HMAS Penguin during a clear lower deck.
Sydney base HMAS
Penguin has marked 75 years of service with a celebration onboard and a community engagement Ceremonial Sunset and dinner.
A small contingent from the Fleet Air Arm, joined Master Attendant Commander Brendan O’Hara at Lord Howe Island to commemorate the anniversary of the first Aero-Medical Evacuation and to mark the strong ADF partnership with the small community of some 360 residents.
A contingent of Royal Australian Navy personnel has visited Lord Howe Island 75 years on from a whole of Defence effort that saved the life of a resident.
June 16, 2017 by Department of Defence Media Release (author), LSIS Tom Gibson (photographer)
Captain Gavin Irwin, RAN, salutes after laying a wreath on behalf of Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, at the 75th anniversary memorial service held at the Royal Australian Navy Heritage Centre at Garden Island, Sydney.
The lives of three Australian and one British sailor lost during the Second World War when HMAS
Nestor was attacked have been honoured at a commemorative service at Garden Island, Sydney.
Commander Surface Force, Commodore Chris Smith, CSM, RAN lays a wreath at the HMAS Kuttabul 75th anniversary memorial service held at HMAS Kuttabul, Sydney.
The ‘Battle for Sydney’ has been commemorated with a memorial service at Garden Island, Sydney, 75 years on from when Japanese forces again brought the Second World War to the Australian mainland.
(L to R) CO Western Australian University Regiment, LTCOL Natalie Wigg, CO No. 25 Squadron, WGCDR Brett Mitchell, XO HMAS Stirling, CMDR Milton Treeby, RAN, and The Dean of Perth, Richard Pengelley, observe a minute's silence.
A lone piper led a wreath-laying party past the Flame of Remembrance to the Western Australian State War Memorial in Kings Park to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Coral Sea.
Chaplain Ian Lindsay lead VIPs, guests and ship's company of HMAS Choules in the Naval Prayer at the commemoration for the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of the Coral Sea.
Australian Navy amphibious ship, HMAS
Choules became the focus for commemorative activities for the 75 th anniversary of the Battle of the Coral Sea as she positioned herself in the waters of the conflict off Townsville on 1 May.