Topic: Naval Heritage and History

From cryptanalysis to centenarian

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Emily McFarlane (author)

Mrs Charmian Gladstone, with her grandson Ivan and son Kay, in front of a portrait of Charmian's husband, Rear Admiral Geoffrey Gladstone AO, DSC and Bar, RAN. (photo: )

Mrs Charmian Gladstone, with her grandson Ivan and son Kay, in front of a portrait of Charmian's husband, Rear Admiral Geoffrey Gladstone AO, DSC and Bar, RAN.

Reaching a milestone 100th birthday has led to a day of celebration and reflections for a member of the Australian Navy family - Mrs Charmian Gladstone, widow of RADM Geoffrey Gladstone AO, DSC and Bar, RAN.

Corvettes close to home in Cessnock community

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), Cessnock City Council (photographer)

Cessnock City Mayor Councillor Bob Pynsent hands over the 'The ABC of Royal Australian
Navy Corvettes' to Cessnock City Library technical services team leader Amanda O’Hearn.
(Image courtesy of Cessnock City Council) (photo: Cessnock City Council)

Cessnock City Mayor Councillor Bob Pynsent hands over the 'The ABC of Royal Australian Navy Corvettes' to Cessnock City Library technical services team leader Amanda O’Hearn. (Image courtesy of Cessnock City Council)

A pictorial book about the Navy's Bathurst Class Corvettes has been favourably received and reviewed by the City of Cessnock.

A century of training for Cerberus

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Dave Devlin (author), LSIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Cerberus, Captain Mike Oborn CSM and HMAS Cerberus staff stand with the commemorative plinth erected to acknowledge HMAS Cerberus marking 100 years of service. (photo: LSIS Bonny Gassner)

Commanding Officer HMAS Cerberus, Captain Mike Oborn CSM and HMAS Cerberus staff stand with the commemorative plinth erected to acknowledge HMAS Cerberus marking 100 years of service.

The oldest commission in the Royal Australian Navy, HMAS Cerberus, has marked 100 years of service with the unveiling of a commemorative plinth, at the original site of the establishment’s first commissioning.

Ceremonial Sword continues service at HMAS Moreton

Published on by SBLT Nancy Cotton (author)

Commanding Officer HMAS Moreton, Commander Gerald Savvakis with the Reverend Ian McGilvray, and the Reverend’s ceremonial sword. (photo: )

Commanding Officer HMAS Moreton, Commander Gerald Savvakis with the Reverend Ian McGilvray, and the Reverend’s ceremonial sword.

When retired Royal Australian Navy Officer, and now the Reverend Ian McGilvray, decided to present his ceremonial sword back the Royal Australian Navy, HMAS Moreton willingly accepted his generous offering.

WWII submariners remembered in Albany ceremony

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), Lee Griffith (photographer)

Current and former members of the Royal Australian Navy and the United States Navy at the commemoration service for World War II submariners, in Albany, WA. (This event was held in accordance with State Govt regulations on public gatherings). (photo: Lee Griffith)

Current and former members of the Royal Australian Navy and the United States Navy at the commemoration service for World War II submariners, in Albany, WA. (This event was held in accordance with State Govt regulations on public gatherings).

Current and former members of the Royal Australian Navy and the United States Navy gathered in the Western Australian city of Albany on 28 August to remember submariners who lost their lives during World War II operations out of the port city.

Remembering the end of WWII, 2 September 1945

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author)

Australian delegates at the Japanese surrender ceremony on board USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay on 2 September 1945. L-R, back row: Captain J Balfour; Lieutenant Colonel DH Dwyer; Air Vice Marshal G Jones; Lieutenant General FH Berryman; Commodore JA Collins. Front row: Rear Admiral G Moore; General Sir Thomas Blamey (who signed for Australia); and Air Vice Marshal WD Bostock. (Australian War Memorial Collection 019136) (photo: )

Australian delegates at the Japanese surrender ceremony on board USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay on 2 September 1945. L-R, back row: Captain J Balfour; Lieutenant Colonel DH Dwyer; Air Vice Marshal G Jones; Lieutenant General FH Berryman; Commodore JA Collins. Front row: Rear Admiral G Moore; General Sir Thomas Blamey (who signed for Australia); and Air Vice Marshal WD Bostock. (Australian War Memorial Collection 019136)

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.

Teddy Sheean to be awarded posthumous Victoria Cross

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Kylie Jagiello (author), Mr Jay Cronan (photographer)

Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Michael Noonan AO speaks after the announcement by His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d), Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, that Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II has approved the posthumous awarding of a Victoria Cross to Ordinary Seaman Edward ‘Teddy’ Sheean of the Royal Australian Navy, at Government House, Canberra on 12 August. (photo: Jay Cronan)

Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Michael Noonan AO speaks after the announcement by His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d), Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, that Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II has approved the posthumous awarding of a Victoria Cross to Ordinary Seaman Edward ‘Teddy’ Sheean of the Royal Australian Navy, at Government House, Canberra on 12 August.

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.

Harman sailor’s badges of honour restore a sense of pride

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Gordon Carr-Gregg (author), POIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Nicole Marotzek holds a newly refurbished ship's badge and an older ship's badge, at HMAS Harman, ACT. (photo: POIS Bradley Darvill)

Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Nicole Marotzek holds a newly refurbished ship's badge and an older ship's badge, at HMAS Harman, ACT.

Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Nicole Marotzek has used a lull in Navy Brand operations to put her skills to work in revitalising HMAS Harman’s weathered and worn badges.

Remembering those “still on patrol”

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Harriet Pointon Mather (author), ABETSM Lincoln Commane (photographer)

National President of the Submarines Association Australia, Commodore Bob Trotter, OAM, RAN (Ret'd), left, and Commander Submarines, Captain Doug Theobald, CSC, RAN attend the Lost Submariners Memorial Service at the Rockingham Navy Club, WA. (photo: ABETSM Lincoln Commane)

National President of the Submarines Association Australia, Commodore Bob Trotter, OAM, RAN (Ret'd), left, and Commander Submarines, Captain Doug Theobald, CSC, RAN attend the Lost Submariners Memorial Service at the Rockingham Navy Club, WA.

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.

Service to mark end of WWII

Published on by CPL Julia Whitwell (author), Mr Jay Cronan (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Able Seaman Hayden Rapley, of Australia's Federation Guard, during rehearsal for the Victory in the Pacific 75th anniversary commemorative service, being held at the Australian War Memorial on 15 August. (photo: Jay Cronan)

Royal Australian Navy Able Seaman Hayden Rapley, of Australia's Federation Guard, during rehearsal for the Victory in the Pacific 75th anniversary commemorative service, being held at the Australian War Memorial on 15 August.

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.