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.
Published on by LCDR Dave Devlin (author), LSIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)
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.
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.
Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), Lee Griffith (photographer)
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.
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.