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Aspirations for a bright future discussed at National Reconcilliation Week address

Published on by LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (author and photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Ray Rosendale with keynote speaker Mr Jeremy Donovan at Australian National Reconciliation Week event in Russell Offices, Canberra. (photo: ABIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Chief Petty Officer Ray Rosendale with keynote speaker Mr Jeremy Donovan at Australian National Reconciliation Week event in Russell Offices, Canberra.

The Australian Defence Force has celebrated Australian National Reconciliation Week at its headquarters in Canberra with a keynote address by Mr Jeremy Donovan, a Kuku-Yalanji descendent from far North Queensland.

Australian veterans of secret conflict honoured

Published on by MIDN Aaron Wischusen (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Veterans of the Indonesian Confrontation from the National Malaya & Borneo Veterans Association Australia Inc gather at Garden Island, Sydney after a ceremony for the 50th Anniversary of the Embarkation of HMAS Sydney (III) by Army and Royal Australian Air Force personnel. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Veterans of the Indonesian Confrontation from the National Malaya & Borneo Veterans Association Australia Inc gather at Garden Island, Sydney after a ceremony for the 50th Anniversary of the Embarkation of HMAS Sydney (III) by Army and Royal Australian Air Force personnel.

Senior Australian Defence Force personnel and veterans of the Indonesian Confrontation (1962-66) gathered at Garden Island, Sydney on Saturday to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Embarkation of Australian Army and Royal Australian Air Force personnel into HMAS Sydney (III), destined for Malaysia.

Navy commemorates centenary of arrival of first Australian submarines

Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, AO, CSC, RAN, says a few words at a ceremony to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the arrival of Australia's first submarines, AE1 and AE2, held at Garden Island, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, AO, CSC, RAN, says a few words at a ceremony to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the arrival of Australia's first submarines, AE1 and AE2, held at Garden Island, Sydney.

The Royal Australian Navy celebrated the 100th anniversary of the arrival into Sydney of its first submarines, HMA Ships AE1 and AE2 on Saturday with a commemorative event at the Navy Heritage Centre in Sydney.

Tasmania commemorates 72nd anniversary of Battle of Coral Sea

Published on by LEUT Daryl Peebles (author and photographer)

A sea cadet from TS Derwent stands by to raise the flag while bugler Leading Seaman (LS) Miriam Norman plays the Last Post.  
The catafalque party from far left to right is LS Kirri-lee Brazendale, Petty Officer Jeoff Young and LS Shaun Ware. (photo: LEUT Daryl Peebles)

A sea cadet from TS Derwent stands by to raise the flag while bugler Leading Seaman (LS) Miriam Norman plays the Last Post. The catafalque party from far left to right is LS Kirri-lee Brazendale, Petty Officer Jeoff Young and LS Shaun Ware.

Navy Headquarters Tasmania personnel and the Tasmanian Contingent of the Royal Australian Navy Band were an integral part of the 72nd anniversary commemoration of the Battle of the Coral Sea held at Hobart’s Cenotaph on Saturday 10 May 2014.

Students enjoy their fill of Navy traditions at mess dinner

Published on by MIDN Aaron Wischusen (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Students and teachers from local schools visited the Sir David Martin Mess at HMAS Penguin to experience a formal dinner within the traditions of the Royal Australian Navy. L-R: Commanding Officer HMAS Penguin, Commander Paul Gall RAN; Children's Ambassador Fairy Sparkle; Mosman High School student Max Alexander; School Principal Susan Wyatt; and student Alexandra Muir. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Students and teachers from local schools visited the Sir David Martin Mess at HMAS Penguin to experience a formal dinner within the traditions of the Royal Australian Navy. L-R: Commanding Officer HMAS Penguin, Commander Paul Gall RAN; Children's Ambassador Fairy Sparkle; Mosman High School student Max Alexander; School Principal Susan Wyatt; and student Alexandra Muir.

Sydney school students and teachers were treated to a night of fine dining at a traditional Naval Mess Dinner held by Royal Australian Navy Base, HMAS Penguin last night.

Veteran remembers Coral Sea Battle

Published on by CAPT James Hook (author), LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (photographer)

Mr Gordon Johnson, retired Royal Australian Navy sailor and veteran of the Battle of the Coral Sea, passes by members of the Marine Rotational Force - Darwin before delivering his speech at the 2014 Battle of the Coral Sea commemorative service in Darwin. (photo: LSIS Jo Dilorenzo)

Mr Gordon Johnson, retired Royal Australian Navy sailor and veteran of the Battle of the Coral Sea, passes by members of the Marine Rotational Force - Darwin before delivering his speech at the 2014 Battle of the Coral Sea commemorative service in Darwin.

Earlier this month, Mr Gordon Johnson was guest of honour at a commemorative service in Darwin to mark the 72nd anniversary of the Battle of the Coral Sea.

Navy Band visits the Gold Coast

Published on by CPOMUSN Camille Martin (author and photographer)

The Queensland Detachment of the Royal Australian Navy Band performs at the Surfers Paradise Surf, Seafood and Symphony Festival.  (photo: CPO Camille Martin)

The Queensland Detachment of the Royal Australian Navy Band performs at the Surfers Paradise Surf, Seafood and Symphony Festival.

The Queensland Detachment of the Royal Australian Navy Band from Navy Headquarters South Queensland recently visited the Gold Coast over the weekend of 12 and 13 April for a tour of local festivals.

Navy team provides royal service

Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

Leading from the front, Maritime Logistics Steward Petty Officer Amy Fitzpatrick, alongside staff of HMAS Kuttabul's wardroom, from left, Able Seaman Langford, Able Seaman Shepherd, Petty Officer Fitzpatrick, Seaman Crooks, Able Seaman Clifford. (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

Leading from the front, Maritime Logistics Steward Petty Officer Amy Fitzpatrick, alongside staff of HMAS Kuttabul's wardroom, from left, Able Seaman Langford, Able Seaman Shepherd, Petty Officer Fitzpatrick, Seaman Crooks, Able Seaman Clifford.

When the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited Australia recently, members of the Royal Australian Navy in Sydney and Canberra stepped up to serve the Royal family.

Battle of the Coral Sea remembered on the Central Coast

Published on by CMDR David Jones (author)

Lieutenant Commander Steven Reynolds, CSM, RAN; Federal Minister for Dobell, Mrs Karen McNamara; and USA Vice Consul, Ms Mary Pellegrini; at the Battle of the Coral Sea commemorative  service at The Entrance, NSW. (photo: Unknown)

Lieutenant Commander Steven Reynolds, CSM, RAN; Federal Minister for Dobell, Mrs Karen McNamara; and USA Vice Consul, Ms Mary Pellegrini; at the Battle of the Coral Sea commemorative service at The Entrance, NSW.

A number of commemorative services were held to recognise the Battle of the Coral Sea, a battle that many consider turned the tide in the Pacific theatre when a combined force of United States and Australian warships halted the Japanese push towards Australia.

NUSQN 725 commemorates Anzac Day in Jacksonville

Published on by LEUT Mark Flowerdew (author), Mrs Christine Watson (photographer)

NUSQN 725 contingent currently stationed in Jacksonville attend a Dawn Service held at the World War Statue, Florida. (photo: Mrs Christine Watson)

NUSQN 725 contingent currently stationed in Jacksonville attend a Dawn Service held at the World War Statue, Florida.

Members of NUSQN 725 commemorated Anzac Day with a Dawn Service and wreath laying ceremony in Jacksonville, Florida.