Topic: Naval Heritage and History
The Windy Geale Archive and Library was named at a ceremony at the Fleet Air Arm Museum in Nowra on 25 July in a fitting tribute to a man known for his encyclopaedic knowledge of the people, places and events associated with the Fleet Air Arm.
On 9 August, service personnel, Dignitaries and local expatriates gathered onboard the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force Maritime Vessel Lata to commemorate the sinking of HMAS Canberra (I).
On 1 August, Lieutenant Commander Jeff Duke became one of the latest members of the Royal Australian Navy to enjoy the honour of taking part in the Australian War Memorial’s closing ceremony.
Eight personnel from ATTACK SIX and HQ NORCOM have conducted a Battlefield tour of the Solomon Islands as part of the Armidale Class Patrol Boat Crews team building program.
Minister for Defence Stephen Smith joined the Premier of Western Australia, Colin Barnett, the Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, and the Trustees of the Australian Sailor Monument to launch the Australian Sailor Monument Appeal in Fremantle, Western Australia, today.
On 28 July 2013 Australia and its Navy lost a living legend when Arthur Bancroft, a veteran of Perth (I) passed away.
Today the names of 48 Defence personnel who have died in non-warlike operations were unveiled on three new bronze panels at the Australian War Memorial's Roll of Honour.
Two sailors from HMAS Cairns have spent time reflecting on the sacrifices of Australian diggers while they walked the Kokoda Track.
HMAS Creswell recently hosted a meeting of the Shoalhaven Museums and Galleries group.
Recently, the Chief of Defence Force General David Hurley officially opened a new exhibition, 'Afghanistan: the Australian story', at the Australian War Memorial.