Topic: HMAS Hobart (I)

A ghost rider's gift

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), ABIS Craig Walton (photographer), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Hobart, Captain John Stavridis, Ship's Sponsor Nicola Hodgman (left), and former HMAS Hobart (II) sailor, now artist, Mr Randall Wilson with his painting 'Green Ghost passes the baton' in Hobart Town Hall, Tasmania. (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

Commanding Officer HMAS Hobart, Captain John Stavridis, Ship's Sponsor Nicola Hodgman (left), and former HMAS Hobart (II) sailor, now artist, Mr Randall Wilson with his painting 'Green Ghost passes the baton' in Hobart Town Hall, Tasmania.

HMAS Hobart (II) may have decommissioned 18 years ago, but Randall Wilson remembers his times as a ‘Ghost rider’ as some of the best of his life.

Veteran remembers Coral Sea Battle

Published on by CAPT James Hook (author), LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (photographer)

Mr Gordon Johnson, retired Royal Australian Navy sailor and veteran of the Battle of the Coral Sea, passes by members of the Marine Rotational Force - Darwin before delivering his speech at the 2014 Battle of the Coral Sea commemorative service in Darwin. (photo: LSIS Jo Dilorenzo)

Mr Gordon Johnson, retired Royal Australian Navy sailor and veteran of the Battle of the Coral Sea, passes by members of the Marine Rotational Force - Darwin before delivering his speech at the 2014 Battle of the Coral Sea commemorative service in Darwin.

Earlier this month, Mr Gordon Johnson was guest of honour at a commemorative service in Darwin to mark the 72nd anniversary of the Battle of the Coral Sea.