Topic: Battle of the Coral Sea

Darwin commemorates the ‘battle that saved Australia’

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), Gunner Joel Mortlock (photographer)

Australian Defence Force personnel in Darwin, together with the United States Marines, commemorate the 76th Anniversary of the Battle of the Coral Sea. (photo: Gunner Joel Mortlock)

Australian Defence Force personnel in Darwin, together with the United States Marines, commemorate the 76th Anniversary of the 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 moment of quiet contemplation for Coral Sea

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), ABIS James McDougall (photographer)

(L to R) CO Western Australian University Regiment, LTCOL Natalie Wigg, CO No. 25 Squadron, WGCDR Brett Mitchell, XO HMAS Stirling, CMDR Milton Treeby, RAN, and The Dean of Perth, Richard Pengelley, observe a minute's silence. (photo: ABIS James McDougall)

(L to R) CO Western Australian University Regiment, LTCOL Natalie Wigg, CO No. 25 Squadron, WGCDR Brett Mitchell, XO HMAS Stirling, CMDR Milton Treeby, RAN, and The Dean of Perth, Richard Pengelley, observe a minute's silence.

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.

Coral Sea commemorated

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Chloe Griggs (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Chaplain Ian Lindsay lead VIPs, guests and ship's company of HMAS Choules in the Naval Prayer at the commemoration for the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of the Coral Sea. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Chaplain Ian Lindsay lead VIPs, guests and ship's company of HMAS Choules in the Naval Prayer at the commemoration for 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.

Tasmania commemorates 72nd anniversary of Battle of Coral Sea

Published on by LEUT Daryl Peebles (author and photographer)

A sea cadet from TS Derwent stands by to raise the flag while bugler Leading Seaman (LS) Miriam Norman plays the Last Post.  
The catafalque party from far left to right is LS Kirri-lee Brazendale, Petty Officer Jeoff Young and LS Shaun Ware. (photo: LEUT Daryl Peebles)

A sea cadet from TS Derwent stands by to raise the flag while bugler Leading Seaman (LS) Miriam Norman plays the Last Post. The catafalque party from far left to right is LS Kirri-lee Brazendale, Petty Officer Jeoff Young and LS Shaun Ware.

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.

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.

Battle of the Coral Sea remembered on the Central Coast

Published on by CMDR David Jones (author)

Lieutenant Commander Steven Reynolds, CSM, RAN; Federal Minister for Dobell, Mrs Karen McNamara; and USA Vice Consul, Ms Mary Pellegrini; at the Battle of the Coral Sea commemorative  service at The Entrance, NSW. (photo: Unknown)

Lieutenant Commander Steven Reynolds, CSM, RAN; Federal Minister for Dobell, Mrs Karen McNamara; and USA Vice Consul, Ms Mary Pellegrini; at the Battle of the Coral Sea commemorative service at The Entrance, NSW.

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.