Topic: Naval Heritage and History

For Our Country

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS James McDougall (author and photographer)

Sarpeye dancers of the Australian Army's Charlie Company, 51st Battalion, Far North Queensland Regiment; and the Navy Bungaree Indigenous Performance Group at the dedication of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander memorial at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra. (photo: LSIS James McDougall)

Sarpeye dancers of the Australian Army's Charlie Company, 51st Battalion, Far North Queensland Regiment; and the Navy Bungaree Indigenous Performance Group at the dedication of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander memorial at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra.

A new memorial honouring the service and sacrifices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders has been dedicated in the Sculpture Garden of the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.

Navies gather to remember the Battle of Sydney

Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), CPOIS Cameron Martin (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy officer CMDR Michael Nipperess, Executive Officer of HMAS Kuttabul (left); and Commanding Officer of the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force icebreaker JS Shirase, CAPT Koji Miyazaki lay wreaths at the Japanese midget submarine memorial at the Royal Australian Navy Heritage Centre, Garden Island. (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)

Royal Australian Navy officer CMDR Michael Nipperess, Executive Officer of HMAS Kuttabul (left); and Commanding Officer of the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force icebreaker JS Shirase, CAPT Koji Miyazaki lay wreaths at the Japanese midget submarine memorial at the Royal Australian Navy Heritage Centre, Garden Island.

A quiet and solemn ceremony was recently held at HMAS Kuttabul to commemorate and honour the lives lost in May 1942, when Japanese midget submarines launched an attack in Sydney Harbour.

Perth (I) survivor’s ashes committed to sea as three navies commemorate Battle of Sunda Strait

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LSIS Kayla Jackson (photographer)

Sub Lieutenant Liam Whitfield presents the Australian White Ensign to Ms Dawn Manning following a service to commemorate the 77th Anniversary of the sinking of HMAS Perth (I). (photo: LSIS Kayla Jackson)

Sub Lieutenant Liam Whitfield presents the Australian White Ensign to Ms Dawn Manning following a service to commemorate the 77th Anniversary of the sinking of HMAS Perth (I).

Officers and sailors from HMA Ships Diamantina and Leeuwin were joined by their counterparts from Indonesia and the United States to mark the 77th anniversary of the loss of HMAS Perth (I) and the USS Houston during the Battle of Sunda Strait.

New officer follows in the footsteps of last ANZAC

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Senior Naval Officer - Tasmania and Appointing Officer, Commander Robert Curtis, welcomes Thomas Claridge into the Royal Australian Navy. (photo: José Navarro)

Senior Naval Officer - Tasmania and Appointing Officer, Commander Robert Curtis, welcomes Thomas Claridge into the Royal Australian Navy.

When Thomas Claridge joined the Royal Australian Navy in Hobart last Friday, he was following in the footsteps of his great-grandfather Alec Campbell, who was Australia’s last ANZAC.

Bombing of Darwin remembered

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Max Logan (author), POIS Peter Thompson (photographer), SGT David Millard (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Coonawarra, Commander Darren Rushworth, ADC, RAN, pays his respects after laying a wreath at the USS Peary Memorial, during a commemorative service held in Bicentennial Park, Darwin. (photo: POIS Peter Thompson)

Commanding Officer HMAS Coonawarra, Commander Darren Rushworth, ADC, RAN, pays his respects after laying a wreath at the USS Peary Memorial, during a commemorative service held in Bicentennial Park, Darwin.

Australian Defence Force members and an Armidale Class Patrol boat have provided a strong contribution to commemorative services held in the Northern Territory to mark the 77th anniversary of the Bombing of Darwin.

Annual commemoration remembers N Class Destroyers

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N Class Destroyer HMAS Nizam (G38). Image scanned from the Navy Historic Archive. (photo: )

N Class Destroyer HMAS Nizam (G38). Image scanned from the Navy Historic Archive.

The officers and sailors of Navy’s Second World War N Class Destroyers were remembered recently at an annual memorial in the Western Australian town of Augusta.

Memory of Japanese submariners recognised in the Top End

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Max Logan (author), POIS James Whittle (photographer)

His Excellency Mr Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, and Prime Minister of Australia, the Hon Scott Morrison, MP, prepare to lay wreaths at the cenotaph in Darwin, Northern Territory. (photo: POIS James Whittle)

His Excellency Mr Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, and Prime Minister of Australia, the Hon Scott Morrison, MP, prepare to lay wreaths at the cenotaph in Darwin, Northern Territory.

During a recent visit to the Top End, His Excellency Mr Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan visited a site of naval wartime significance.

Fields of red in Kings Park

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Kylie Jagiello (photographer)

Handcrafted poppies laid at Kings Park State War Memorial for Remembrance Day 2018 in Perth, Western Australia. (photo: LSIS Kylie Jagiello)

Handcrafted poppies laid at Kings Park State War Memorial for Remembrance Day 2018 in Perth, Western Australia.

The usually deep green lawns of Kings Park overlooking the city of Perth were transformed into a sea of red as part of the Centenary of Armistice commemorations.

Navy thanked for poppy memorial

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), LSIS James McDougall (photographer)

Coordinator of the Canberra Chapter of 5000 Poppies, Ledy Rowe (left) presents Chief of Staff, Navy Strategic Command, Commodore Katherine Richards two wreaths made up of hand crocheted poppies at Russell Offices, Canberra. (photo: LSIS James McDougall)

Coordinator of the Canberra Chapter of 5000 Poppies, Ledy Rowe (left) presents Chief of Staff, Navy Strategic Command, Commodore Katherine Richards two wreaths made up of hand crocheted poppies at Russell Offices, Canberra.

Navy members past and present have been thanked for their generosity in commemorating those who died in World War One.

Navy’s founding father honoured

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), Lois Comeadow (photographer)

Assembled representatives from Navy and a number of Vice Admiral William Creswell’s descendants stand by his newly restored grave.  (photo: Lois Comeadow)

Assembled representatives from Navy and a number of Vice Admiral William Creswell’s descendants stand by his newly restored grave.

Vice Admiral Sir William Rooke Creswell, considered the ‘Father’ of the Royal Australian Navy, has been honoured with a small ceremony at Brighton Cemetery in Melbourne.