HMAS Armidale (I) Memorial Service

A memorial service to commemorate the loss of HMAS Armidale (I) will be held at 11am on Friday, 1 December 2017 in Central Park, Armidale.
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Welcome to the Fleet

The Hobart class guided missile destroyer, HMAS Hobart was commissioned today in a ceremony at Fleet Base East, Sydney.
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The Navy and the Nation book now available

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Timothy Barrett, has authored the book 'The Navy and the Nation'.
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75th Anniversaries of the loss of HMA Ships

In 2017, the Navy, Ex-Service Associations and the nation will commemorate the 75th anniversaries of the loss of seven RAN ships in 1942.
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Navy's Culture

Navy has an enduring cultural improvement program which is founded on our Navy Values and supported by our Signature Behaviours.
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The Navy has a huge range of exciting jobs to choose from with pay and benefits that will far exceed your expectations.
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18 Nov 2017
PTE Pamela Amber, AB Kelly Clear, and LACW Lateesha Barlow at the 2017 Defence Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Network (DATSIN) Conference, Canberra.
‘Dadirri,’ the Aboriginal word for deep listening, was demonstrated by attendees at this year’s Defence Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Network conference.  
18 Nov 2017
Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef Alex Mullen cooks a Halloween dinner for Ship's Company onboard HMAS Newcastle in the Middle East region.
HMAS Newcastle may have been on operations but the chefs on board have worked tirelessly throughout the deployment with the morale and welfare of the ship’s company in mind.
17 Nov 2017
HMAS Parramatta (left) and SPS Cantabria (right) conducting a replenishment in the Timor Sea in 2013. The Navantia design for the two ships is based on the design of the Cantabria class.
Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, today announced the names of the Royal Australian Navy’s future support ships.  
17 Nov 2017
Able Seaman Marine Technician Erik Schneider is seen inside HMAS Warramunga's gas turbine room during the ships deployment to Operation MANITOU.
A world of oceans has opened up for a man who has landed his “ideal job” with the Royal Australian Navy.
17 Nov 2017
Commanding Officer LCDR Mark Matthews with POHSM Russell Hinze and Mr Nick Pion (National Maritime Safety Authority) prior to departing for a survey sortie.
The Laser Airborne Depth Sounder (or LADS) Flight recently commenced a six week deployment to Papua New Guinea, with the Dash 8-200 aircraft operating from Port Moresby whilst deployed.
16 Nov 2017
HMAS Newcastle
HMAS Newcastle has rounded out her busy six-month deployment to the Middle East, completing some ‘firsts’ and ‘lasts’ for Australian Navy ships in the region.

Upcoming Events

Nov22
‘Sea State Seven’ Rock Band from RAN Band Sydney will entertain the participants of ‘Gate to Gate’ Fun Run/Walk. This White Ribbon Day fundraising event, presented by Australian Defence Force, is...
Nov22
Join us for our flagship concert series ‘SOUNDWAVES’. This concert will feature the 30-piece RAN Band Melbourne Concert Band under the baton of their Music Director Lieutenant Andrew Stokes....
Nov26
RAN Band Melbourne Concert Band will join Victoria Police Pipe & Drum Band for the annual ‘Navy Blue Harmony Concert’. All proceeds will go to the Victoria Police Blue Ribbon Foundation Peninsula...
Nov26
The RAN Band Sydney - Commodore's Chamber Ensemble will support an annual memorial service dedicated to HMAS Parramatta II.
Nov26
‘Sea State Seven’ Rock Band from RAN Band Sydney will entertain the crowds for the Rugby League World Cup 2017 Semi-Finals Game.
Nov26
RAN Band Sydney is proud to support the launch of Special Olympics Australia Soar & Roar Festival 2017, a unique event which provides people with an intellectual disability the opportunity to...
Nov30
An important commemoration on this very significant occasion since the last units of the Royal Australian Navy returned from Vietnam. RAN Band Western Australia Bugler will perform in support of this...
Dec01
A group of unidentified crew members onboard Armidale (AWM P03773.004) HMAS Armidale (I), Bathurst Class Minesweeper, was lost in action against Japanese aircraft on 1 December 1942. Forty members...

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