Topic: Battle of the Coral Sea
HMAS Coonawarra has joined with the Darwin community, members of the United States Marines and other Australian Defence Force personnel to commemorate the 76th anniversary of ‘the battle that saved Australia’.
A lone piper led a wreath-laying party past the Flame of Remembrance to the Western Australian State War Memorial in Kings Park to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Coral Sea.
Australian Navy amphibious ship, HMAS Choules became the focus for commemorative activities for the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Coral Sea as she positioned herself in the waters of the conflict off Townsville on 1 May.
Navy Headquarters Tasmania personnel and the Tasmanian Contingent of the Royal Australian Navy Band were an integral part of the 72nd anniversary commemoration of the Battle of the Coral Sea held at Hobart’s Cenotaph on Saturday 10 May 2014.
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.
A number of commemorative services were held to recognise the Battle of the Coral Sea, a battle that many consider turned the tide in the Pacific theatre when a combined force of United States and Australian warships halted the Japanese push towards Australia.