Section: Events

2020 Defence Seaworthiness Symposium

Published on by MIDN Jack Meadows (author), LSIS James McDougall (photographer)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN delivers his opening address at the inaugural Defence Seaworthiness Conference held at Adams Hall, ADFA, Canberra in November 2019. (photo: )

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN delivers his opening address at the inaugural Defence Seaworthiness Conference held at Adams Hall, ADFA, Canberra in November 2019.

The annual Defence Seaworthiness Symposium will once again be held at the Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra on 17 September 2020.

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.

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.

Navy Engineers of the future relish world class training and education

This article has photo gallery Published on by MIDN Jack Meadows (author), LSIS James McDougall (photographer)

Weapons Electrical Engineer in-training Midshipman Rebecca Gonchee tests electrical resistance using a multimeter on her self-built breadboard at the Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra. (photo: LSIS James McDougall)

Weapons Electrical Engineer in-training Midshipman Rebecca Gonchee tests electrical resistance using a multimeter on her self-built breadboard at the Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra.

University of New South Wales (UNSW) Australian Defence Force Academy's (ADFA) first virtual Open Day is now underway until Saturday 22 August 2020.

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.

HMAS Canberra holds solemn memorial

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Tanalee Smith (author), LSIS Ryan Tascas (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Canberra, Captain Terry Morrison, DSM, RAN, lays a wreath to commemorate the sinking of HMAS Canberra (I) off Savo Island, Solomon Islands. (photo: LSIS Ryan Tascas)

Commanding Officer HMAS Canberra, Captain Terry Morrison, DSM, RAN, lays a wreath to commemorate the sinking of HMAS Canberra (I) off Savo Island, Solomon Islands.

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.

Navy reflects on 75th anniversary of loss of HMAS Lolita

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), ABIS Benjamin Ricketts (photographer)

L-R: Chaplain Catherine Wynn-Jones; Mr Bob Austin; Director of Navy Heritage Collections Captain Damien Allan, RAN; and Leading Seaman Musician Andrew Hansch at the Navy Memorial site at Bradleys Head, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Benjamin Ricketts)

L-R: Chaplain Catherine Wynn-Jones; Mr Bob Austin; Director of Navy Heritage Collections Captain Damien Allan, RAN; and Leading Seaman Musician Andrew Hansch at the Navy Memorial site at Bradleys Head, Sydney.

WWII Channel Patrol Boat HMAS Lolita has been remembered at a service held on the 75th anniversary of her loss, at the Royal Australian Navy Memorial at Bradleys Head, Mosman.

Navy Band brings it all together for National Reconciliation Week

Published on by LEUT Geoff Long and LS Jonathan Rendell (author)

Royal Australian Navy Band members record their individual parts for Navy’s recent 'In This Together' National Reconciliation Week video. (photo: Unknown)

Royal Australian Navy Band members record their individual parts for Navy’s recent 'In This Together' National Reconciliation Week video.

When the Royal Australian Navy Band first pitched the idea of an ‘In This Together’ National Reconciliation Week video, its members had no idea just how collaborative the project would become.

Pushing for better mental health

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Tina Turner (author), CPL Colin Dadd (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy officer Lieutenant Anthea Baczkowski, a Dental Officer from HMAS Moreton, participates in the Push-Up Challenge held at Gallipoli Barracks, Brisbane, Queensland. (photo: CPL Colin Dadd)

Royal Australian Navy officer Lieutenant Anthea Baczkowski, a Dental Officer from HMAS Moreton, participates in the Push-Up Challenge held at Gallipoli Barracks, Brisbane, Queensland.

COVID-19 restrictions didn’t stop Defence Force personnel from bases across South East Queensland taking part in the Push-Up Challenge to raise awareness about mental health during May.