Topic: Historic

Teddy Sheean to be awarded posthumous Victoria Cross

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Kylie Jagiello (author), Mr Jay Cronan (photographer)

Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Michael Noonan AO speaks after the announcement by His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d), Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, that Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II has approved the posthumous awarding of a Victoria Cross to Ordinary Seaman Edward ‘Teddy’ Sheean of the Royal Australian Navy, at Government House, Canberra on 12 August. (photo: Jay Cronan)

Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Michael Noonan AO speaks after the announcement by His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d), Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, that Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II has approved the posthumous awarding of a Victoria Cross to Ordinary Seaman Edward ‘Teddy’ Sheean of the Royal Australian Navy, at Government House, Canberra on 12 August.

Ordinary Seaman Edward ‘Teddy’ Sheean’s family fought for more than 30 years to get recognition of his brave actions during World War II. At Government House on 12 August, it was announced that the Queen has approved a posthumous Victoria Cross for Ordinary Seaman Sheean.

HMAS Canberra holds solemn memorial

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Tanalee Smith (author), LSIS Ryan Tascas (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Canberra, Captain Terry Morrison, DSM, RAN, lays a wreath to commemorate the sinking of HMAS Canberra (I) off Savo Island, Solomon Islands. (photo: LSIS Ryan Tascas)

Commanding Officer HMAS Canberra, Captain Terry Morrison, DSM, RAN, lays a wreath to commemorate the sinking of HMAS Canberra (I) off Savo Island, Solomon Islands.

In a solemn sunrise ceremony in the seas of the Solomon Islands, 84 members of HMAS Canberra (III) held tiny wooden crosses bearing the names of the 84 crew who lost their lives in a World War II naval battle fought there by the ship's namesake.

Kuttabul remembers the night the war came to Sydney

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), LSIS Leo Baumgartner (photographer)

Leading Seaman Musician Cameron McAllister sounds the Last Post during the HMAS Kuttabul Memorial ceremony held at Garden Island, Sydney. (photo: LSIS Leo Baumgartner)

Leading Seaman Musician Cameron McAllister sounds the Last Post during the HMAS Kuttabul Memorial ceremony held at Garden Island, Sydney.

Along the northern sea wall of Garden Island in Sydney, a small and solemn ceremony was conducted on Monday to remember those lost during the sinking of HMAS Kuttabul (I) in the early hours of 1 June 1942.

CN approval leaves permanent mark of respect at Sydney (II) Memorial

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The Australian White Ensign flies permanently at the HMAS Sydney (II) Memorial at Geraldton, Western Australia. (photo: Mr Trevor Ralph)

The Australian White Ensign flies permanently at the HMAS Sydney (II) Memorial at Geraldton, Western Australia.

The HMAS Sydney (II) Memorial at Geraldton in WA has become a place of pilgrimage for 65,000 visitors each year, and a recent decision by the Chief of Navy has added a final special touch to the important commemorative site.

Third generation of Sydney service

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), AB Daniel Goodman (photographer)

NUSHIP Sydney crew member Midshipman Samantha Horsfield, RAN, (here with NUSHIP Sydney at Fleet Base East, Garden Island) is the third generation of her family to serve on a ship bearing the name Sydney. (photo: AB Daniel Goodman)

NUSHIP Sydney crew member Midshipman Samantha Horsfield, RAN, (here with NUSHIP Sydney at Fleet Base East, Garden Island) is the third generation of her family to serve on a ship bearing the name Sydney.

When Maritime Warfare Officer Midshipman Samantha Horsfield posted to NUSHIP Sydney this year, she became the third generation of her family to serve in a ship bearing one of the Royal Australian Navy’s most famous and historic names.

Remembering the first Vampire

Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author)

V Class Destroyer HMAS Vampire (I). Image scanned from the Navy Historic Archive. (photo: )

V Class Destroyer HMAS Vampire (I). Image scanned from the Navy Historic Archive.

Having only served little more than two years at war, HMAS Vampire (I) - a V Class Destroyer in the Royal Australian Navy - had already earned five Battle Honours: Calabria 1940, Libya 1940-41, Greece 1941, Crete 1941 and Indian Ocean 1941-42.

Commemorating HMAS Voyager (II)

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ben Willee (author), Mr Robert Hogan (photographer)

One of the last photographs known to have been taken of HMAS Voyager (II), Sunday 9 February 1964, taken from the deck of HMAS Melbourne (II) while at anchor in Jervis Bay. (Photographer unknown) (photo: Unknown)

One of the last photographs known to have been taken of HMAS Voyager (II), Sunday 9 February 1964, taken from the deck of HMAS Melbourne (II) while at anchor in Jervis Bay. (Photographer unknown)

More than 40 people recently attended a commemoration service at the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne to remember the souls lost when HMAS Voyager (II) sunk.

HMAS Armidale (I) remembered in solemn ceremony

Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), LSIS Ernesto Sanchez (photographer)

Able Seaman Musician Kellan Starkie sounds the reveille during a HMAS Armidale (I) 77th anniversary commemorative service held at the HMAS Stirling Chapel, WA. (photo: LSIS Ernesto Sanchez)

Able Seaman Musician Kellan Starkie sounds the reveille during a HMAS Armidale (I) 77th anniversary commemorative service held at the HMAS Stirling Chapel, WA.

In a solemn ceremony held at the HMAS Stirling Chapel, members of the Remembering HMAS Armidale Association came together to honour those lost when Japanese aircraft attacked and sunk the Bathurst class corvette off Betano Bay almost 80 years ago. 

NUSHIP sailors honour forebears gone but not forgotten

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Commanding Officer NUSHIP Sydney, Commander Edward Seymour, RAN, centre, and members of the ship's company attend the 78th anniversary commemorative service of HMAS Sydney II, Martin Place Cenotaph, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Leo Baumgartner)

Commanding Officer NUSHIP Sydney, Commander Edward Seymour, RAN, centre, and members of the ship's company attend the 78th anniversary commemorative service of HMAS Sydney II, Martin Place Cenotaph, Sydney.

A new generation of RAN officers and sailors have commemorated their forebears who died when HMAS Sydney (II) was sunk 78 years ago - ship’s company of NUSHIP Sydney attended a commemorative service at the Martin Place Cenotaph.

AE1: never forgotten

Published on by SBLT Jacob von Marburg (author), ABML-C Leon Dafonte Fernandez (photographer)

Executive Officer HMAS Melville, Lieutenant Commander Sara Barnett, speaks to her ship’s company during a service held off the coast of Papua New Guinea to commemorate the Australian submarine AE1, which was sunk during WWI. (photo: Leon Dafonte Fernandez)

Executive Officer HMAS Melville, Lieutenant Commander Sara Barnett, speaks to her ship’s company during a service held off the coast of Papua New Guinea to commemorate the Australian submarine AE1, which was sunk during WWI.

While conducting survey operations off the coast of Papua New Guinea, the crew of HMAS Melville took time to commemorate the first Australian casualties of WW1 and the loss of the Australian submarine AE1.