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 LCDR Desmond Woods (author), LS Lauren Black (photographer), ABIS Hayley Clarke (photographer)
Lieutenant Gavin Campbell, RAN (Ret’d), died in Sydney last week after a long illness, at the age of 94. He was the remaining surviving commissioned officer of the Royal Australian Navy wartime cruiser HMAS Perth (I).
Published on by LCDR Adam Cooper (author), ABIS Chris Beerens (photographer)
A visit to Western Australia by Second World War veteran, and HMAS Perth(I) survivor, Mr David Manning, provided a unique opportunity to unite a legacy with the current HMAS Perth and her namesake city.
Published on by LCDR Angella Hillis (author), Mr Lachlan Grant (Australian War Memorial) (author), CPL Nick Wiseman (photographer)
Friday evening at the Australian War Memorial, Mechanician (MECH) Robert Naismith who was killed in action during World War II at the Battle of Sunda Strait was honoured by four generations of his family during the Last Post ceremony.
Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), CPL Nick Wiseman (photographer)
Two of just six surviving members of HMAS Perth (I), together with descendants of other Perth sailors and Deputy Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral Michael van Balen RAN gathered at the Australian War Memorial today to commemorate the ship’s loss 72 years ago.