Topic: Naval Heritage and History

Unit Citation for Gallantry awarded to RAN Helicopter Flight Vietnam

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Commanding Officer Flight 1, Rear Admiral Neil Ralph, AO, DSC, RAN (Retd) (right), presents the Unit Citation for Gallantry Burgee (pennant) to Commanding Officer 723 Squadron, Commander Bruce Willington, RAN, at the presentation of the Unit Citation held at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra. (photo: ABIS James McDougall)

Commanding Officer Flight 1, Rear Admiral Neil Ralph, AO, DSC, RAN (Retd) (right), presents the Unit Citation for Gallantry Burgee (pennant) to Commanding Officer 723 Squadron, Commander Bruce Willington, RAN, at the presentation of the Unit Citation held at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra.

The contribution of 196 Royal Australian Navy members as part of a combined Australian and United States helicopter unit during the Vietnam War has been recognised at a ceremony at the Australian War Memorial.

Ceremony honours Indigenous veterans

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Issac Jones performs a traditional dance with the Wesley College Dancers at the Indigenous Veterans Commemoration Service at Kings Park, Perth, Western Australia. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Issac Jones performs a traditional dance with the Wesley College Dancers at the Indigenous Veterans Commemoration Service at Kings Park, Perth, Western Australia.

Indigenous veterans past and present were remembered recently at a commemoration held at the Western Australian State War Memorial in Kings Park.

 

HMAS Kuttabul remembers the bravery of 27 lives lost

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A member of the HMAS Kuttabul Catafalque Party during the memorial service marking 76th anniversary of the Japanese midget submarine attack in Sydney Harbour and sinking of RAN depot ship, HMAS Kuttabul. (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

A member of the HMAS Kuttabul Catafalque Party during the memorial service marking 76th anniversary of the Japanese midget submarine attack in Sydney Harbour and sinking of RAN depot ship, HMAS Kuttabul.

Personnel at HMAS Kuttabul have paused to remember the 76th anniversary of the Japanese midget submarine attack in Sydney Harbour, which claimed the lives of 27 service personnel in 1942.

 

Service buttons needed to remember our fallen

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The poppies at the Australian War Memorial will be the culmination of more than a million hours of volunteer work over the last five years, and a true labour of love. (photo: CMDR Fenn Kemp)

The poppies at the Australian War Memorial will be the culmination of more than a million hours of volunteer work over the last five years, and a true labour of love.

Navy members present and past are being encouraged to send in their old dress uniform buttons as part of an ambitious project to commemorate those who died in World War One.

Darwin commemorates the 'battle that saved Australia'

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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’.

 

New Navy history website launched

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(L-R) Mr Norman Rivett; Captain David Michael; Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett; Rear Admiral Guy Griffith (Rtd) at the Naval Historical Society website launch at Cockatoo Island, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Craig Walton)

(L-R) Mr Norman Rivett; Captain David Michael; Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett; Rear Admiral Guy Griffith (Rtd) at the Naval Historical Society website launch at Cockatoo Island, Sydney.

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett has launched a new website for the Naval Historical Society of Australia at an event at Cockatoo Island.

Expedition provides detailed new look at HMAS AE1

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Members of the HMAS AE1 survey expedition crew, from left, Rear Admiral Peter Briggs AO CSC RAN (Rtd), James Hunter, Andrew Woods, Rob Kraft, Patrick Travis, Richard Seabrook, Paul Mayer, Rudi Schlepp and Roger Turner. (photo: Paul G. Allen)

Members of the HMAS AE1 survey expedition crew, from left, Rear Admiral Peter Briggs AO CSC RAN (Rtd), James Hunter, Andrew Woods, Rob Kraft, Patrick Travis, Richard Seabrook, Paul Mayer, Rudi Schlepp and Roger Turner.

A joint US and Australian expedition to survey Australia’s first submarine HMAS AE1 has provided detailed new images of the 103-year old shipwreck, which lies on the seafloor off the Duke of York Islands in Papua New Guinea (PNG). 

Navy dentistry celebrates 100 years in new exhibit

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Royal Australian Navy Dental Officers, Lieutenant Commander Simon Flanagan and Lieutenant Vishal Bhakoo, tour the Henry Forman Atkinson Dental Museum within the University of Melbourne. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Royal Australian Navy Dental Officers, Lieutenant Commander Simon Flanagan and Lieutenant Vishal Bhakoo, tour the Henry Forman Atkinson Dental Museum within the University of Melbourne.

A new exhibit has opened at the University of Melbourne, reflecting on a century of Navy dental personnel keeping sailors fit to bite and fit to fight. 

Report into loss of WW1 submarine HMAS AE1 is released

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E-class submarine, HMA Submarine AE1 at sea. (photo: Unknown. Image sourced from the Naval Historical Collection.)

E-class submarine, HMA Submarine AE1 at sea.

The team that found the wreck of HMAS AE1 in December 2017 has submitted its report into the loss of Australia’s first submarine, cataloguing the successful search and outlining what has been learned.

Lost sailors remembered at annual memorial

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Commanding Officer of HMAS Stirling, Captain Brian Delamont, RAN, gives a brief history of the N Class Destroyers during the HMAS Nizam 73rd anniversary memorial service at Cape Leeuwin, Western Australia. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Commanding Officer of HMAS Stirling, Captain Brian Delamont, RAN, gives a brief history of the N Class Destroyers during the HMAS Nizam 73rd anniversary memorial service at Cape Leeuwin, Western Australia.

Sailors lost at sea from an N Class Destroyer have been remembered in an commemoration in Augusta, Western Australia.