Published on by LEUT Kiz Burtenshaw (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (author), SGT William Guthrie (photographer)
Women’s Royal Australian Navy and Royal Australian Navy members, both past and present, come together in October each year at HMAS Harman to remember and honour the sacrifices and accomplishments that women have made through their service to Australia.
Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)
Armidale Class Patrol Boat HMAS Larrakia has honoured the 92 Australians who gave their lives during the liberation of the Philippines during World War Two, by participating in the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Leyte Gulf.
A sea of white marched towards the Kuttabul memorial to pay respects to the 21 crew members who died when a torpedo from a Japanese midget submarine sank HMAS Kuttabul (I), a converted ferry used as sailor’s accommodation in World War II.
Led by a retired Navy Captain, a small group of volunteer researchers is seeking out the background stories behind every imperial, national, civil and foreign honour and award made to Australian naval people from 1900 to Australia Day 2014.
Published on by LCDR Chloe Wootten (author and photographer)
Recently during the Australian War Memorial's Last Post Ceremony, Lieutenant Commander Greg McTernan had the special duty of remembering one particular sailor killed in action when HMAS Canberra (I) was sunk on the same day, during the Battle of Savo Island in 1942.
Published on by LEUT Celeste Ecuyer (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)
The Royal Australian Navy has is a long history of naming assets with Indigenous names of Aboriginal origin. When the British Admiralty suggested that the first three Torpedo boat destroyers built for the Commonwealth Naval Forces in 1909 be named after Australian rivers, the Prime Minister Alfred Deakin agreed.
Published on by LEUT Lauren Rago (author), Defence Science and Technology Organisation (photographer)
More than 99 years after it was scuttled in the First World War, a project to record, preserve and tell the story of the wreck of Australian submarine AE2, laying at the bottom of Turkey’s Sea of Marmara, is underway.
Published on by Mr Pup Elliott (author), POIS Paul Berry (photographer)
At the Australian War Memorial’s Last Post Ceremony on Saturday, the late Leading Seaman Aircrewman Noel Ervin Shipp was commemorated with his family and members of the Royal Australian Navy’s Fleet Air Arm in attendance. The occasion fell on the 45th anniversary of the sailor being killed in action in Vietnam.
Published on by LEUT Lauren Rago (author), MIDN Aaron Wischusen (author), ABIS Jake Badior (photographer)
Representatives from Japan, the United States, New Zealand, Britain, the Netherlands and Australia attended a commemorative service at Garden Island, Sydney, last week, to mark the 72nd anniversary of the sinking of HMAS Kuttabul (I).