It was a cloudy day on 2 September 1945 in Tokyo Bay, Japan. A large Allied had gathered over the preceding two weeks enabling all parties involved of the War in the Pacific to attend the final surrender of Japan.
Published on by LSIS Kylie Jagiello (author), Mr Jay Cronan (photographer)
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.
Published on by Ms Harriet Pointon Mather (author), ABETSM Lincoln Commane (photographer)
Submariners past and present gathered for the Lost Submariners Memorial Service at the Rockingham Navy Club in Western Australia recently, as they remembered submariners whose lives were lost during their service.
Published on by CPL Julia Whitwell (author), Mr Jay Cronan (photographer)
A ceremony marking the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII will be held at the Australian War Memorial on 15 August, with members of Australia’s Federation Guard rehearsing their drill for the past two weeks for their role in the catafalque party.
Published on by LEUT Tanalee Smith (author), LSIS Ryan Tascas (photographer)
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.