Topic: Centenary of Anzac

Anzac Day commemorations planner

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More than 10,000 people attended the 2016 dawn service in the Victorian coastal town of Torquay, one of the largest dawn services outside our capital cities. (photo: Unknown)

More than 10,000 people attended the 2016 dawn service in the Victorian coastal town of Torquay, one of the largest dawn services outside our capital cities.

Anzac Day is the day we commemorate the service of all men and women who have served in the Australian Defence Force and remember those who have made the supreme sacrifice. For those of you planning to attend Dawn Services or commemorations, there is likely a Navy contingent nearby.

Indigenous service saluted at AWM

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Visitors attended the Australian War Memorial for an indigenous smoking ceremony, which marked the completion of the reconstructive works. (photo: CPL Dan Pinhorn)

Visitors attended the Australian War Memorial for an indigenous smoking ceremony, which marked the completion of the reconstructive works.

A smoking ceremony held at the Australian War Memorial in late March marked the completion of major reconstructive works in the commemorative area, highlighting links to country, service and sacrifice.

Coins honour Defence service

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(L-R) Commodore Philip Spedding RAN, Group Captain Terry van Haren), Leading Seaman Anne Marie Becker, Warrant Officer Class One Kim Felmingham, and Colonel Peter Sibree (Retd) at the launch of the Medals of Honour Coin Collection at the Australian War Memorial. (photo: CPL Dan Pinhorn)

(L-R) Commodore Philip Spedding RAN, Group Captain Terry van Haren), Leading Seaman Anne Marie Becker, Warrant Officer Class One Kim Felmingham, and Colonel Peter Sibree (Retd) at the launch of the Medals of Honour Coin Collection at the Australian War Memorial.

Two Navy personnel have been included in a new commemorative coin collection launched on 3 April by the Governor-General his Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd).

Exhibition shares more than history

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Navy volunteers (L-R) LCDR Brett Lane and WO Kurk Brandstater who have both volunteered at Perth, Bunbury and Kalgoorlie, with LCDR Brett Lane recently volunteering at Geelong as well. (photo: UNKNOWN)

Navy volunteers (L-R) LCDR Brett Lane and WO Kurk Brandstater who have both volunteered at Perth, Bunbury and Kalgoorlie, with LCDR Brett Lane recently volunteering at Geelong as well.

The Spirit of Anzac Centenary Experience travelling exhibition is entering its final stretch after more than 18 months touring the country.

Spirit of Anzac on show

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(L-R) Chief of Army Lieutenant General Angus Campbell, DSC, AM, Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, ADF Liaison Officer for the Centenary of Anzac, Brigadier Alison Creagh and Chief of Air Force Air Marshal Leo Davies, AO, CSC  at the opening of The Spirit of Anzac Centenary Experience travelling exhibition in Wodonga, New South Wales.  (photo: David McClenaghan)

(L-R) Chief of Army Lieutenant General Angus Campbell, DSC, AM, Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, ADF Liaison Officer for the Centenary of Anzac, Brigadier Alison Creagh and Chief of Air Force Air Marshal Leo Davies, AO, CSC at the opening of The Spirit of Anzac Centenary Experience travelling exhibition in Wodonga, New South Wales.

Residents of Albury-Wodonga had the privilege of being the first in Australia to see the extensive array of artefacts from the Australian War Memorial after the Spirit of Anzac Centenary Experience travelling exhibition was officially opened on 4 September.

Stirling calls the world in historic radio event

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), CPOIS David Connolly (photographer)

Warrant Officer Communication and Information Systems Peter Stephenson from Defence Communications Station - Perth, located at HMAS Stirling, makes the opening address of the 48-hour HF radio event commemorating the Anzac Centenary. Warrant Officer Stephenson made the call using the special event callsign VK100ANZAC.  (photo: CPOIS David Connolly)

Warrant Officer Communication and Information Systems Peter Stephenson from Defence Communications Station - Perth, located at HMAS Stirling, makes the opening address of the 48-hour HF radio event commemorating the Anzac Centenary. Warrant Officer Stephenson made the call using the special event callsign VK100ANZAC.

HMAS Stirling was recently the scene of a unique international HF radio event to commemorate the Anzac Centenary.

The icons of Anzac

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Able Seaman Musician Racheal Byrnes plays the last post during HMAS Anzac's commemorative service off the coast of Anzac Cove. (photo: LSIS Paul McCallum)

Able Seaman Musician Racheal Byrnes plays the last post during HMAS Anzac's commemorative service off the coast of Anzac Cove.

While participating at Centenary of Anzac commemorations at Gallipoli and in the Sea of Marmara recently, several symbolic links to helped to reinforce the original ANZAC story to the crew of HMAS Anzac.

AE2 remembered 100 years on

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Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, with the Turkish Fleet Commander Vice Admiral Veysel Kosele, and guests onboard HMAS Anzac, for a commemorative service to HMAS AE2, lost during World War One, in the Sea of Marmara. (photo: LSIS Paul McCallum)

Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, with the Turkish Fleet Commander Vice Admiral Veysel Kosele, and guests onboard HMAS Anzac, for a commemorative service to HMAS AE2, lost during World War One, in the Sea of Marmara.

Against the bitterly cold wind of the Turkish Sea of Marmara HMAS Anzac hosted a solemn ceremony to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the actions of the HMAS AE2 crew ahead of the landings at Anzac cove.

Entertaining around the globe

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Royal Australian Navy sailor Able Seaman Dan McIlvride from the Royal Australian Navy Band sets up sound equipment on the flight deck of HMAS Success prior to the final show of a Forces Entertainment Tour of the Middle East Region in March 2015. (photo: CPL David Cotton)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Able Seaman Dan McIlvride from the Royal Australian Navy Band sets up sound equipment on the flight deck of HMAS Success prior to the final show of a Forces Entertainment Tour of the Middle East Region in March 2015.

Toowoomba musician Dan McIlvride can say he has travelled the world to entertain Australian troops after deploying to the Middle East as a part of a Forces Entertainment tour in March.

Albany commemorations start with a bang

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Commanding Officer HMAS Arunta, Commander Dave Teitzel, CSM, RAN, attends the Ceremonial Sunset held at Anzac Peace Park as part of the Albany Convoy Commemorative Event. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Commanding Officer HMAS Arunta, Commander Dave Teitzel, CSM, RAN, attends the Ceremonial Sunset held at Anzac Peace Park as part of the Albany Convoy Commemorative Event.

The Anzac Peace Park, located on the shores of Princess Royal Harbour, staged the perfect location for the Ceremonial Sunset as part of the Centenary of Anzac commemorations in Albany, Western Australia.