Topic: Anzac Day

Cerberus clocks the kilometres for Soldier On

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ben Willee (author), POIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

Australian Defence members of HMAS Cerberus conducting the 42km run for the Soldier On Anzac Marathon during Anzac Day at Cerberus Gymnasium, Victoria. (photo: POIS Nina Fogliani)

Australian Defence members of HMAS Cerberus conducting the 42km run for the Soldier On Anzac Marathon during Anzac Day at Cerberus Gymnasium, Victoria.

HMAS Cerberus hosted an Anzac Day fundraiser for Soldier On on 25 April, led by Cerberus’ Physical Training Instructors and conducted outside the base’s gymnasium facility.

Anzac letters deliver tears and thanks

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr Ken Wilson (author)

Defence School Mentor for Redlynch State College, Nadine Eddy, with Year 6 student Jakob Cross, 11, and the letter he wrote for local Navy veteran Ken Traill. (photo: )

Defence School Mentor for Redlynch State College, Nadine Eddy, with Year 6 student Jakob Cross, 11, and the letter he wrote for local Navy veteran Ken Traill.

Students from Redlynch State College in Cairns brought a tear to the eyes of veterans and serving members alike with their handwritten Anzac letters of thanks, part of a campaign to connect with veterans and serving ADF members who may have felt isolated on Anzac Day 2020.

Family in her ‘Hart’ as sailor spends Anzac Day at sea

Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

Able Seaman Maritime Personnel Operator Stephanie Hart speaks with Chief Petty Officer Maritime Personnel Manager Andrea Murphy on board HMAS Adelaide while the ship conducts First of Class Flight trials off the coast of Queensland. (photo: ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

Able Seaman Maritime Personnel Operator Stephanie Hart speaks with Chief Petty Officer Maritime Personnel Manager Andrea Murphy on board HMAS Adelaide while the ship conducts First of Class Flight trials off the coast of Queensland.

Growing up in Bunbury, WA, Able Seaman Maritime Personnel Operator Stephanie Hart spent her youth commemorating Anzac Day at a local Dawn Service. For Anzac Day 2020 she was on the opposite side of the country – off the coast of Queensland on board HMAS Adelaide.

Proud to be asked to play

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPL Sebastian Beurich (author and photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Seaman Lynton Robbins at the Australian War Memorial, 21 April 2020. (photo: CPL Sebastian Beurich)

Royal Australian Navy Seaman Lynton Robbins at the Australian War Memorial, 21 April 2020.

The opportunity to combine his Indigenous heritage and military service is a “once-in-a-lifetime” opportunity for one of Navy’s newest sailors, Seaman Lynton Robbins, who was selected to play didgeridoo at the Australian War Memorial for the Anzac Day national ceremony.

Great-grandfather’s memory inspires first Anzac Day at sea

Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

Seaman Boatswains Mate Reece Conquest-Young onboard HMAS Adelaide. (photo: ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

Seaman Boatswains Mate Reece Conquest-Young onboard HMAS Adelaide.

Seaman Boatswains Mate Reece Conquest-Young’s most enduring Anzac Day memory is putting on his great-grandfather’s service medals and attending the local RSL Dawn Service and march. This year is first time he has been at sea on Anzac Day.

From Seoul, to serving Australia at sea

Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

Lieutenant Intae Park is the Australian Army Scientific Officer aboard HMAS Adelaide while the ship conducts First of Class Flight Trials off the coast of Queensland. (photo: ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

Lieutenant Intae Park is the Australian Army Scientific Officer aboard HMAS Adelaide while the ship conducts First of Class Flight Trials off the coast of Queensland.

Serving Australia and spending Anzac Day at sea is not something HMAS Adelaide Scientific Officer Lieutenant Intae Park envisaged growing up in Seoul, South Korea.

Marking service and sacrifice at sea

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer), SGT Ray Vance (photographer)

Commander Douglas Falconer, RAN, briefs aviation personnel on HMAS Adelaide before the ship commences First of Class Flight Trials off the coast of Queensland. (photo: ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

Commander Douglas Falconer, RAN, briefs aviation personnel on HMAS Adelaide before the ship commences First of Class Flight Trials off the coast of Queensland.

For Senior Medical Officer Commander Douglas Falconer, Anzac Day this year will be marked at sea in HMAS Adelaide rather than at his local RSL Dawn Service.

On watch on Anzac Day

Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

Officer of the Watch, Sub Lieutenant Samantha Randell, on the bridge of HMAS Adelaide. (photo: ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

Officer of the Watch, Sub Lieutenant Samantha Randell, on the bridge of HMAS Adelaide.

As dawn breaks over the east coast of Australia this Anzac Day, Maritime Warfare Officer Sub Lieutenant Samantha Randell will be on officer-of-the-watch duty on the bridge of HMAS Adelaide.

March to the beat of a new drum

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS James McDougall and LSMUSN Belinda Rendell (author), POIS Justin Brown (photographer), ABIS Leo Baumgartner (photographer), SGT William Guthrie (photographer), CPOIS Cameron Martin (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Band Sydney Drum Corps members, (L-R) Able Seaman Musicians Vitaliy Rayitsyn, Thomas Brooke, Chris Thompson, Sam Sheppard and Petty Officer Musician Brett Douglas with the RAN's new marching drums during the 2019 Anzac Day parade through the streets of Sydney. (photo: POIS Justin Brown)

Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Band Sydney Drum Corps members, (L-R) Able Seaman Musicians Vitaliy Rayitsyn, Thomas Brooke, Chris Thompson, Sam Sheppard and Petty Officer Musician Brett Douglas with the RAN's new marching drums during the 2019 Anzac Day parade through the streets of Sydney.

One of the highlights of a Royal Australian Navy parade is the Navy Band marching down a main street with their front row performing stick drill on side-slung drums embellished with drag ropes which nod to Navy’s past.

Navy duo honours family who served in WWI

Published on by LEUT Harley Slatter (author), SGT William Guthrie (photographer)

Navy Senior Chaplain Murray Lund looks at the grave marker where the First World War unknown Australian soldier was exhumed from the Adelaide War Cemetery outside Villers-Bretonneux, France. The soldier now rests in the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. (photo: SGT W. Guthrie)

Navy Senior Chaplain Murray Lund looks at the grave marker where the First World War unknown Australian soldier was exhumed from the Adelaide War Cemetery outside Villers-Bretonneux, France. The soldier now rests in the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.

Ahead of Anzac Day commemorations, two Royal Australian Navy members revisited their family’s history of service on the Western Front, France, during World War I.