Topic: Remembrance Day
HMAS Choules, at sea, conducted a clear lower deck on her flight deck, to commemorate Remembrance Day yesterday.
Each Remembrance Day, the nation pauses to mark the anniversary of the guns of the Western Front falling silent after more than four years continuous warfare on 11 November 1918. The red poppies of the Western Front have become synonymous with remembrance and a symbol to remember all those who have died or suffered wars and armed conflicts.
A community project to ‘plant’ a massive field of 5000 handmade red poppies in Federation Square, Melbourne for Anzac Day 2015 is attracting interest from around Australia.
‘’HMAS Gascoyne’s ship’s company paused during passage of the Whitsunday Islands to commemorate Remembrance Day 2013.
Wet weather meant the HMAS Albatross Remembrance Day ceremony was relocated to the Fleet Air Arm Museum’s World War One exhibition area where the guests were seated alongside a replica of the Sopwith Pup biplane flown by WWI flying ace Captain Robert Alexander Little.
In recognition of the 95th anniversary of the armistice ending World War I, all Headquarters Northern Command personnel gathered silently to pay their respects for one minute at 11am.
On the 11th of November Navy personnel will be volunteering their time to assist with Remembrance Day events.