Members of the Defence Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Network - Shoalhaven Chapter and the HMAS Albatross Command team recently attended an Ashes Laying Ceremony at the Bomaderry Aboriginal Children’s Home.
Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LSIS Kayla Jackson (photographer)
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.
Published on by LEUT John Thompson (author), ABIS Kieran Dempsey (photographer)
A service has been held on HMAS Adelaide to commemorate the sinking of HMAS Canberra (I) as the ship passed over the site while transiting to Honiara in the Solomon Islands during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 18.
Published on by LCDR Fiona Eggins (author), LSIS Tom Gibson (photographer)
Despite being keen to commence her Middle East mission, as HMAS Warramunga departed for her deployment recently the crew took a special moment on the flight deck to commit the ashes of Able Seaman Douglas Reginald Phillips to the sea.
Published on by LEUT Vishal Bhakoo (author), LSIS Brenton Freind (photographer)
Members of HMAS Success’ ship’s company paused at sunset to commemorate the lives of eight fellow Royal Australian Navy and Royal Navy seafarers, as their ashes were committed to the sea near Lord Howe Island last weekend.