Topic: HMAS Sydney (I)

Navy’s time to shine in an Army and Air Force town

Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author)

The Royal Australian Navy Band supports a Ceremonial Sunset in the City of Wagga Wagga, New South Wales. (photo: )

The Royal Australian Navy Band supports a Ceremonial Sunset in the City of Wagga Wagga, New South Wales.

Many communities throughout regional Australia have prominent links to Australia’s military history, from cenotaphs and statues to parks and locations. This is particularly true of the city of Wagga Wagga.

Before her time - the tale of Navy's first female sailor

Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author)

Nancy Bentley, honorary member of the Royal Australian Navy, on board HMAS Sydney (I) in 1920. (photo: )

Nancy Bentley, honorary member of the Royal Australian Navy, on board HMAS Sydney (I) in 1920.

Twenty-one years before the first Women’s Royal Australian Naval Service (WRANS) members entered service due to a shortage of telegraphists during the Second World War, a young Tasmanian girl was enlisted into the Royal Australian Navy.

Navy’s first battle of World War One offers lessons for today

Published on by LEUT Debra Holland (author), Mr Ross Coyle (photographer)

Naval historian and journalist Mike Carlton (right) with Head of the Future Submarine Program, Rear Admiral Greg Sammut, at the National Press Club in Canberra. (photo: LEUT Debra Holland)

Naval historian and journalist Mike Carlton (right) with Head of the Future Submarine Program, Rear Admiral Greg Sammut, at the National Press Club in Canberra.

Mike Carlton, author of ‘First Victory 1914 - HMAS Sydney's Hunt for The German Raider Emden’ delivers annual Vernon Parker Oration in Canberra.

Historic memorial mast made shipshape for Fleet Review

Published on by Mr Ben Wickham (author), ABIS Jesse Rhynard (photographer)

The Royal Australian Navy Band stand in formation as guests and media take part in a special ceremony for the rededication of the HMAS Sydney (I) mast, at Bradleys Head. (photo: ABIS Jesse Rhynard)

The Royal Australian Navy Band stand in formation as guests and media take part in a special ceremony for the rededication of the HMAS Sydney (I) mast, at Bradleys Head.

The Royal Australian Navy and the NSW Government today unveiled the restored mast of HMAS Sydney (I) – one of Australia’s most important monuments to ships and crew lost in war – at Bradleys Head on Sydney Harbour.

100 years since HMAS Sydney (I) commissions

Published on by ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Mr James Glossop, member of HMAS Sydney Association the son of the Commissioning Commanding Officer of HMAS Sydney (I) at the HMAS Sydney (I) commemorative 100th memorial at Mosman RSL Club in Sydney. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez  )

Mr James Glossop, member of HMAS Sydney Association the son of the Commissioning Commanding Officer of HMAS Sydney (I) at the HMAS Sydney (I) commemorative 100th memorial at Mosman RSL Club in Sydney.

26 June 2013 marked a very special day for the many men and women who have served in a Royal Australian Navy Ship bearing the name of Sydney, as it marked 100 years since the commissioning of the very first ship of this name.