Topic: 75th Anniversary

Navy reflects on 75th anniversary of loss of HMAS Lolita

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L-R: Chaplain Catherine Wynn-Jones; Mr Bob Austin; Director of Navy Heritage Collections Captain Damien Allan, RAN; and Leading Seaman Musician Andrew Hansch at the Navy Memorial site at Bradleys Head, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Benjamin Ricketts)

L-R: Chaplain Catherine Wynn-Jones; Mr Bob Austin; Director of Navy Heritage Collections Captain Damien Allan, RAN; and Leading Seaman Musician Andrew Hansch at the Navy Memorial site at Bradleys Head, Sydney.

WWII Channel Patrol Boat HMAS Lolita has been remembered at a service held on the 75th anniversary of her loss, at the Royal Australian Navy Memorial at Bradleys Head, Mosman.

Graving Dock continues to serve the nation at 75

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), POIS Andrew Dakin (photographer), POIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

File image: HMAS Adelaide (III) rests on blocks within Captain Cook Graving Dock at Garden Island, Sydney, after entering dry dock for maintenance, in May 2017. (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

File image: HMAS Adelaide (III) rests on blocks within Captain Cook Graving Dock at Garden Island, Sydney, after entering dry dock for maintenance, in May 2017.

The Royal Australian Navy’s most important strategic asset, the Captain Cook Graving Dock at Garden Island, Sydney, has turned 75 today.

Watson celebrates 75th anniversary

Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

The cake made to celebrate the 75th anniversary of HMAS Watson. (photo: ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

The cake made to celebrate the 75th anniversary of HMAS Watson.

At the beginning of March, Navy’s main maritime warfare training establishment - HMAS Watson - marked its 75th birthday.

RAN marks Philippines friendship in WWII commemorations

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Tanalee Smith (author), LSIS Tara Byrne (photographer)

HMAS Leeuwin transits in the Hinatuan Passage during the commemorative service for the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Surigao Strait in the Philippines. (photo: LSIS Tara Byrne)

HMAS Leeuwin transits in the Hinatuan Passage during the commemorative service for the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Surigao Strait in the Philippines.

The Royal Australian Navy was the centre of local attention during a high-profile five days in the Philippines, attending two World War II commemorations, hosting two Ambassadors and a Vice Admiral and entertaining local dignitaries and community leaders at an official reception.

Defence commemorates Krait anniversary

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Deputy Commander Australian Fleet, Commodore Luke Charles-Jones, CSC, OAM, RAN, salutes after laying a memorial wreath on board MV Krait during the 75th anniversary memorial service of Operation JAYWICK at the Australian National Maritime Musuem, Sydney. (photo: LSML-C Nadav Harel)

Deputy Commander Australian Fleet, Commodore Luke Charles-Jones, CSC, OAM, RAN, salutes after laying a memorial wreath on board MV Krait during the 75th anniversary memorial service of Operation JAYWICK at the Australian National Maritime Musuem, Sydney.

The Australian Defence Force has commemorated the 75th anniversary of Operation JAYWICK, with a wreath laying ceremony on board the MV Krait at the Australian National Maritime Museum.

‘On watch’ since 1943

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Commanding Officer HMAS Harman, Commander David Luck, leads HMAS Harman ship's company onto the main street during the Freedom of Entry march in Queanbeyan, NSW. (photo: ABIS James McDougall)

Commanding Officer HMAS Harman, Commander David Luck, leads HMAS Harman ship's company onto the main street during the Freedom of Entry march in Queanbeyan, NSW.

Navy people of the nation’s capital have taken to the streets of nearby Queanbeyan for a Freedom of Entry march to mark a significant milestone - HMAS Harman’s 75th commissioning anniversary.

Ending on a high note

Published on by CPL Bill Solomou (author), LS Nadav Harel (photographer)

Commander Paul Cottier played the Last Post for the final time at the 75th commemorative service of the sinking of HMAS Armidale I at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. (photo: LS Nadav Harel)

Commander Paul Cottier played the Last Post for the final time at the 75th commemorative service of the sinking of HMAS Armidale I at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.

A Navy musician has bookended his career with bugle calls, three and a half decades apart, from Seaman to Commander.

Navy commemorates 75th anniversary of the sinking of HMAS Patricia Cam

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), ABMT Leo Baumgartner (photographer)

HMAS Coonawarra Commanding Officer, Commander Viktor Pilicic lays a wreath at the 75th anniversary of the sinking of HMAS Patricia Cam. (photo: ABMT Leo Baumgartner)

HMAS Coonawarra Commanding Officer, Commander Viktor Pilicic lays a wreath at the 75th anniversary of the sinking of HMAS Patricia Cam.

Representatives of the Royal Australian Navy and Northern Territory community paused today to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the sinking of HMAS Patricia Cam and the loss of nine lives.

75th anniversary of the sinking of HMAS Armidale (I)

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Members of naval cadet unit TS Armidale stand shoulder to shoulder with crew members of Darwin-based patrol boat HMAS Armidale (II) for the 75th anniversary commemorations of the sinking of HMAS Armidale (I), in the township of Armidale. (photo: LSIS Kayla Hayes)

Members of naval cadet unit TS Armidale stand shoulder to shoulder with crew members of Darwin-based patrol boat HMAS Armidale (II) for the 75th anniversary commemorations of the sinking of HMAS Armidale (I), in the township of Armidale.

On the 75th anniversary of the final action of HMAS Armidale (I), the Royal Australian Navy has again paused to mark the loss of 100 servicemen.

HMAS Penguin exercises her Freedom of Entry

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Children from Mosman Public and the Mosman Church of England Preparatory schools cheer as the ship's company of HMAS Penguin march down Military Road, Mosman. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Children from Mosman Public and the Mosman Church of England Preparatory schools cheer as the ship's company of HMAS Penguin march down Military Road, Mosman.

With pride and enthusiasm, up to 200 officers and sailors from HMAS Penguin have exercised their Freedom of Entry into the Municipality of Mosman.