Topic: 75th Anniversary
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.
October 11, 2018 by LEUT Des Paroz (author), ABIS Kieren Whiteley (photographer), LSML-C Nadav Harel (photographer)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
L-R Leading Seaman Medic Sarah Mclaughlan, Leading Seaman Medic Olivia Mortlock and Commanding Officer HMAS Penguin, Commander Ian Campbell ADC, RAN, inspect the penguins living at Sydney Aquarium.
The Commanding Officer of HMAS
Penguin came face-to-face with a ‘waddle’ of penguins in Sydney, as part of celebrations for the base’s 75th anniversary.
Members of ship's company from HMAS Success conducting community engagement activities.
Success has completed a port visit to Honiara, Solomon Islands, to commemorate the 75th anniversaries of the Battles of Guadalcanal and Savo Island. The ship’s company took every available opportunity to engage with the local community, reinforcing the strong ties between Australia and the people of the Solomon Islands.
The stricken HMAS Canberra (I) following the action at Savo Island. After being struck by at least two Japanese torpedoes and numerous enemy salvos, she was deemed unsalvageable and consequently evacuated and sunk off Savo Island on 9 August 1942. This stretch of water is now known as Iron Bottom Sound after 32 Allied ships were sunk there during WWII.
The Royal Australian Navy has remembered the loss of HMAS
Canberra (I) with a commemorative service over her final resting place in waters off the Solomon Islands.
United States submarines docked in Fremantle during the Second World War.
A little-known event that helped turn the tide of the Pacific War was quietly commemorated 75 years on in Albany on 20 June.