Published on by SBLT Jacob von Marburg (author), ABML-C Leon Dafonte Fernandez (photographer)
While conducting survey operations off the coast of Papua New Guinea, the crew of HMAS Melville took time to commemorate the first Australian casualties of WW1 and the loss of the Australian submarine AE1.
Published on by LEUT Ben Willee (author and photographer)
In a moving ceremony at Brighton Cemetery in Melbourne, the Chief of Navy has paid his respects at the grave of Vice Admiral Sir William Rooke Creswell - the man considered the father of the Royal Australian Navy.
Published on by LEUT Steve Cropper (author), LEUT Anthony Martin (photographer)
This year marks the 80th anniversary of the start of World War II and is also the year Harold (Tom) Upton turned 100 years old. The Second World War Navy veteran celebrated his century surrounded by family and some new friends from today’s Navy.
Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)
Special Advisor to the Japanese Prime Minister, His Excellency Kentaro Sonoura, and Japan’s Ambassador to Australia His Excellency Reiichiro Takahashi have visited Fleet Base East at Garden Island in Sydney.
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.
A Victoria Cross recipient was recently treated to a personal tour of HMAS Stirling. Warrant Officer Class 2 (Ret'd) Keith Payne, accompanied by Florence - his wife of 65 years, was visiting Western Australia to attend various events.