Topic: Naval Heritage and History
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.
Patrol Boat crew from HMAS Bathurst's ATTACK SIX will embark on a historic Naval tour of Guadalcanal, exploring the Solomon Islands during the their off watch rotation next month.
Looking into the eyes of World War One soldiers, many of whom were killed on the battlefield in France within weeks of their photo being taken, was a poignant experience for Lieutenant Commander Ian Lumsden when he visited the exhibition ‘Remember me: the lost diggers of Vignacourt’ on display at the Australian War Memorial earlier this week.
It’s almost 70 years since Royal Australian Navy Wireless/Transmitting Station Canberra commissioned as HMAS Harman on 1 July 1943.
Representatives from Japan, the United States, New Zealand, Britain, the Netherlands and Australia attended a commemorative service at Garden Island, Sydney, to mark the 71st anniversary of the sinking of the depot ship HMAS Kuttabul.