Topic: Memorial Service

Maritime sacrifice remembered in historic ceremony

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), Unknown (photographer)

George Hatfield Jr,  son of one of the 353 Australian sailors and officers who died in the sinking of HMAS Perth (I), gives the address during a wreath laying ceremony over the wreck onboard HMAS Larrakia in the Sunda Strait, off Indonesia. (photo: Unknown)

George Hatfield Jr, son of one of the 353 Australian sailors and officers who died in the sinking of HMAS Perth (I), gives the address during a wreath laying ceremony over the wreck onboard HMAS Larrakia in the Sunda Strait, off Indonesia.

One of the Royal Australian Navy’s most heroic wartime confrontations has been remembered during a solemn ceremony in Indonesia’s Sunda Strait.

Navy commemorates 76th anniversary of Bombing of Darwin

Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), SGT Andrew Eddie (photographer)

(L-R) United States Marine Corps Major George Forbes III, Commanding Officer RAAF Darwin Wing Commander Stephen Parsons, Commanding Officer HMAS Coonawarra Commander Viktor Pilicic, Lieutenant Colonel Sam Pickering of Headquarters Northern Command and Commander 1 Brigade Brigadier Matthew Pearse at the 76th Anniversary of the Bombing of Darwin. (photo: SGT Andrew Eddie)

(L-R) United States Marine Corps Major George Forbes III, Commanding Officer RAAF Darwin Wing Commander Stephen Parsons, Commanding Officer HMAS Coonawarra Commander Viktor Pilicic, Lieutenant Colonel Sam Pickering of Headquarters Northern Command and Commander 1 Brigade Brigadier Matthew Pearse at the 76th Anniversary of the Bombing of Darwin.

Navy personnel and a patrol boat from HMAS Coonawarra have taken part in commemorations to mark the 76th Anniversary of the Bombing of Darwin.

 

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.

Island call for operational ship

Published on by LEUT Daniel Cochrane (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

From left, Lieutenant Simon Jeffery, Australia's High Commissioner to Madagascar, HE Ms Jenny Dee, Commanding Officer of HMAS Newcastle, Commander Mark Sirois, RAN and Madagascar's civilian media on the bridge of HMAS Newcastle during a media tour whilst alongside in Diego Suarez, Madagascar.  (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

From left, Lieutenant Simon Jeffery, Australia's High Commissioner to Madagascar, HE Ms Jenny Dee, Commanding Officer of HMAS Newcastle, Commander Mark Sirois, RAN and Madagascar's civilian media on the bridge of HMAS Newcastle during a media tour whilst alongside in Diego Suarez, Madagascar.

HMAS Newcastle recently conducted a three-day port visit to Antsiranana, also known as Diego-Suarez, in Madagascar, deployed as part of Operation MANITOU.

Sailor remembered in Madagascar

Published on by LCDR Fiona Southwood (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Ship's Company of HMAS Newcastle at the Diego Suarez War Cemetery after a memorial service for Able Seaman John Frederick Ellis in Antsiranana, Madagascar.  (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Ship's Company of HMAS Newcastle at the Diego Suarez War Cemetery after a memorial service for Able Seaman John Frederick Ellis in Antsiranana, Madagascar.

HMAS Newcastle’s crew have held the inaugural Australian Defence Force memorial service in Diego Suarez, Madagascar, for a Royal Australian Navy sailor lost during the Second World War.

Vampire (I) loss commemorated

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), POIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Kuttabul, Commander Andrew Fraser, RAN gives an address during the HMAS Vampire (I) 75th anniversary memorial service, held at the Royal Australian Navy Heritage Centre, Garden Island, Sydney. (photo: POIS Yuri Ramsey)

Commanding Officer HMAS Kuttabul, Commander Andrew Fraser, RAN gives an address during the HMAS Vampire (I) 75th anniversary memorial service, held at the Royal Australian Navy Heritage Centre, Garden Island, Sydney.

Seventy-five years to the day since she sunk below the surface of the Indian Ocean, V Class Destroyer HMAS Vampire (I) was commemorated at a memorial service at Garden Island.

Remembering those lost at sea

Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer)

Foreign Defence Force Delegates pay their respects at Monument Hill in Fremantle by laying a wreath at the Memorial Cenotaph for fallen sailors and soldiers after the Asia Pacific Submarine Conference 2016 (APSC) in Fremantle, WA. (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

Foreign Defence Force Delegates pay their respects at Monument Hill in Fremantle by laying a wreath at the Memorial Cenotaph for fallen sailors and soldiers after the Asia Pacific Submarine Conference 2016 (APSC) in Fremantle, WA.

A small group of senior Australian and international naval officers took time out from the recent Asia Pacific Submarine Conference to pay respects to fallen submariners.

HMAS Anzac’s tribute to HMAS Sydney (II)

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HMAS Anzac held a memorial service for HMAS Sydney (II) during a South East Asia Deployment, ship's company paid their respects with a one minute silence. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

HMAS Anzac held a memorial service for HMAS Sydney (II) during a South East Asia Deployment, ship's company paid their respects with a one minute silence.

A memorial ceremony was held onboard HMAS Anzac on 5 April near the resting place of HMAS Sydney (II) in the Indian Ocean to commemorate the tragic loss of the ship with all hands 75 years ago.  

Navy remembers lives lost in ‘Shark 02’ off Nias

Published on by LCDR Jason O'Gorman (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)

Crew on HMAS Darwin paused to remember Australian Defence Force members who perished on ‘Shark 02’ which crashed on the island of Nias, south of Sumatra in 2005. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

Crew on HMAS Darwin paused to remember Australian Defence Force members who perished on ‘Shark 02’ which crashed on the island of Nias, south of Sumatra in 2005.

The Navy family has again paused to remember nine Air Force and Navy personnel who lost their lives when helicopter ‘Shark 02’ crashed during humanitarian relief operations on the island of Nias, south of Sumatra in 2005.

Embassy staff gather to remember ‘Shark 02’

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author)

Australian military and civilian staff gathered at the Australian Embassy in Jakarta to mark the 10th anniversary of the Nias Sea King helicopter crash. (photo: Unknown)

Australian military and civilian staff gathered at the Australian Embassy in Jakarta to mark the 10th anniversary of the Nias Sea King helicopter crash.

Australian military and civilian staff have gathered at the Australian Embassy in Jakarta to mark the 10th anniversary of the Nias Sea King helicopter crash.