Topic: Naval Heritage and History

Perth (I) survivor honoured

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Adam Cooper (author), ABIS Chris Beerens (photographer)

The Right Honourable The Lord Mayor of Perth, Mrs Lisa Scaffidi; HMAS Perth (I) veteran Mr David Manning and HMAS Perth (III) Commanding Officer, Captain Ivan Ingham, AM, RAN, during a meeting at Council House, Perth. (photo: ABIS Chris Beerens)

The Right Honourable The Lord Mayor of Perth, Mrs Lisa Scaffidi; HMAS Perth (I) veteran Mr David Manning and HMAS Perth (III) Commanding Officer, Captain Ivan Ingham, AM, RAN, during a meeting at Council House, Perth.

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.

Museum in ship shape condition

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HMAS Castlemaine in the BAE Systems Australia graving dock. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Castlemaine in the BAE Systems Australia graving dock.

Having a bottom scrape might not be for everyone, but it’s bought another 10 years for the museum ship, and stalwart of Melbourne’s Williamstown waterfront, HMAS Castlemaine.

HMAS Sydney (II) veteran honoured at sea

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At dusk on 30 August, amidst the rolling waves of the Indian Ocean, the crew of HMAS Sirus gathered on the flight deck to celebrate the life and service of Richard 'Dick' Vincent Radcliffe, in the vicinity of the HMAS Sydney (II) wreckage. (photo: LEUT Jake Leonard)

At dusk on 30 August, amidst the rolling waves of the Indian Ocean, the crew of HMAS Sirus gathered on the flight deck to celebrate the life and service of Richard 'Dick' Vincent Radcliffe, in the vicinity of the HMAS Sydney (II) wreckage.

At dusk on 30 August, amidst the rolling waves of the Indian Ocean, the crew of HMAS Sirus gathered on the flight deck to celebrate the life and service of Richard ‘Dick’ Vincent Radcliffe, in the vicinity of the HMAS Sydney (II) wreckage.

Victoria Cross recipients attend Digger Day at Nowra

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British Army soldier Lance Sergeant Johnson Beharry, VC, of the Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment; and former Australian Army soldier Mr Keith Payne, VC, AM; meet the Shoalhaven rugby team prior to the Digger Day 2015 match in Nowra, NSW.  (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

British Army soldier Lance Sergeant Johnson Beharry, VC, of the Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment; and former Australian Army soldier Mr Keith Payne, VC, AM; meet the Shoalhaven rugby team prior to the Digger Day 2015 match in Nowra, NSW.

Navy's 723 Squadron had a special delivery recently, flying four Victoria Cross recipients to a ‘Digger Day’ event in Nowra, New South Wales.

HMAS Albatross on show to celebrate Museum’s 40th anniversary

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HMAS Albatross Ceremonial Divisions 2014. (photo: POIS Kelvin Hockey)

HMAS Albatross Ceremonial Divisions 2014.

It was a day dedicated to celebrating Navy’s traditions and heritage at HMAS Albatross, when more than 700 personnel formed up for Ceremonial Divisions and inspection by Head of Navy Engineering, Rear Admiral Michael Uzzell, and Albatross Commanding Officer, Captain Simon Bateman.

Leyte Gulf veterans remembered 70 years on

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Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, chats with Leyte Gulf veteran, Rear Admiral Maxwell Reed, AO, RAN (ret'd), at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, ACT. (photo: LSIS Jayson Tufrey)

Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, chats with Leyte Gulf veteran, Rear Admiral Maxwell Reed, AO, RAN (ret'd), at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, ACT.

Survivors of the 1944 Battle of Leyte Gulf gathered in Canberra recently to share memories and remember those who lost their lives in one of the greatest naval actions of the Second World War.

Remembering Navy Women

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Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, left, accompanied by Commanding Officer HMAS Harman, Commander Jayne Craig, RAN, right, with members of the Women's Royal Australian Naval Service Association, from left, Mrs Elinor Swan, Mrs Judith Rowe and Mrs Jean Hysen at a service held at the WRANS Memorial, HMAS Harman. (photo: SGT William Guthrie)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, left, accompanied by Commanding Officer HMAS Harman, Commander Jayne Craig, RAN, right, with members of the Women's Royal Australian Naval Service Association, from left, Mrs Elinor Swan, Mrs Judith Rowe and Mrs Jean Hysen at a service held at the WRANS Memorial, HMAS Harman.

Women’s Royal Australian Navy and Royal Australian Navy members, both past and present, come together in October each year at HMAS Harman to remember and honour the sacrifices and accomplishments that women have made through their service to Australia.

HMAS Larrakia commemorates Leyte Gulf Battle 70 years on

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A sailor from HMAS Larrakia unveils the memorial to Australian Servicemen who lost their lives in the defence and liberation of the Philippines during World War II. From foreground: Ambassador of Australia to the Philippines, His Excellency Mr Bill Tweddell, General Gregorio Pio Catapang, Chief of Staff of the Armed forces of the Philippines, and Lieutenant Commander David McPherson, Commanding Officer HMAS Larrakia. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

A sailor from HMAS Larrakia unveils the memorial to Australian Servicemen who lost their lives in the defence and liberation of the Philippines during World War II. From foreground: Ambassador of Australia to the Philippines, His Excellency Mr Bill Tweddell, General Gregorio Pio Catapang, Chief of Staff of the Armed forces of the Philippines, and Lieutenant Commander David McPherson, Commanding Officer HMAS Larrakia.

Armidale Class Patrol Boat HMAS Larrakia has honoured the 92 Australians who gave their lives during the liberation of the Philippines during World War Two, by participating in the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Leyte Gulf.

Japanese Training Squadron honours lost Australian WWII sailors

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Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force Commander Japan Training Squadron, Rear Admiral Hideki Yuasa, pays respects at the HMAS Kuttabul Memorial during a visit to Fleet Base East to commemorate personnel from Australia and Japan who made the ultimate sacrifice in World War II. (photo: )

Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force Commander Japan Training Squadron, Rear Admiral Hideki Yuasa, pays respects at the HMAS Kuttabul Memorial during a visit to Fleet Base East to commemorate personnel from Australia and Japan who made the ultimate sacrifice in World War II.

A sea of white marched towards the Kuttabul memorial to pay respects to the 21 crew members who died when a torpedo from a Japanese midget submarine sank HMAS Kuttabul (I), a converted ferry used as sailor’s accommodation in World War II.

The Bravo Zulu Project

Published on by CMDR Alistair Cooper (author)

Current and ex-serving Royal Australian Navy honour and award recipients are being called on to tell their stories in a new book that will set the individuals’ stories in the historical context of the development, activities and operations of the Royal Australian Navy over the past 114 years. (photo: ABIS Jake Badior)

Current and ex-serving Royal Australian Navy honour and award recipients are being called on to tell their stories in a new book that will set the individuals’ stories in the historical context of the development, activities and operations of the Royal Australian Navy over the past 114 years.

Led by a retired Navy Captain, a small group of volunteer researchers is seeking out the background stories behind every imperial, national, civil and foreign honour and award made to Australian naval people from 1900 to Australia Day 2014.