Topic: Anzac Day
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.