Topic: Naval Heritage and History
HMAS Ballarat held a moving memorial service to commemorate the crew of HMAS Perth (I) while passing through the Sunda Strait yesterday.
Two Royal Australian Navy members from HMAS Kuttabul had the honour and pleasure of visiting retired Chief Petty Officer William Lewis (Lew) Smith on his 100th birthday in Castle Hill, Sydney this week.
In 1913, in an age before camera-mounted helicopters and 24/7 media reporting, the Sydney Morning Herald reported on the 1913 Fleet Entry into Sydney Harbour on pages 5-6 of its October 6 edition, two days after the Fleet’s actual arrival.
A TA-4G Skyhawk fighter jet was formally presented to the Royal Australian Navy Fleet Air Arm Museum by the Royal New Zealand Air Force in a ceremony on 19th September.
The Royal Australian Navy is searching for descendants of the sailors and officers who sailed into Sydney Harbour on 4 October 1913 aboard the seven ships of the original Royal Australian Navy fleet.
The Windy Geale Archive and Library was named at a ceremony at the Fleet Air Arm Museum in Nowra on 25 July in a fitting tribute to a man known for his encyclopaedic knowledge of the people, places and events associated with the Fleet Air Arm.
On 9 August, service personnel, Dignitaries and local expatriates gathered onboard the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force Maritime Vessel Lata to commemorate the sinking of HMAS Canberra (I).
On 1 August, Lieutenant Commander Jeff Duke became one of the latest members of the Royal Australian Navy to enjoy the honour of taking part in the Australian War Memorial’s closing ceremony.
Eight personnel from ATTACK SIX and HQ NORCOM have conducted a Battlefield tour of the Solomon Islands as part of the Armidale Class Patrol Boat Crews team building program.
Minister for Defence Stephen Smith joined the Premier of Western Australia, Colin Barnett, the Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, and the Trustees of the Australian Sailor Monument to launch the Australian Sailor Monument Appeal in Fremantle, Western Australia, today.