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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24 Nov 2017
An Offshore Patrol Vessel, designed by Lürssen.
The much awaited announcement for the replacement to the current Armidale Class patrol boats was announced by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull at Russell Offices in Canberra today.
24 Nov 2017
Medical Officer Lieutenant Holly Murphy stands in the sickbay of HMAS Newcastle whilst on Operation Manitou in the Middle East region.
With a ship’s company of 230, HMAS Newcastle’s small medical team of three health care professionals has been kept busy while recently deployed in the Middle East.  
24 Nov 2017
Chief of Navy, VADM Timothy Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, shakes hands with the White Ribbon Australia Ambassador and Chair of the Board, Professor Nicholas Cowdery, AM, QC, BA, LLB, at the White Ribbon Accreditation Ceremony at HMAS Stirling.
Royal Australian Navy officers and sailors have recited the ‘stop violence against women’ oath individually and then as one, as Navy has been reaccredited with the White Ribbon organisation furthering a culture of non-acceptance of violence against women.  
23 Nov 2017
LCDR Steve Delo completes his trek at the top of Mount Ainsle with a White Ribbon cut-out of a female domestic violence victim – 52 women are killed as a result of domestic violence each year.
A Navy member has embarked on an innovative campaign to promote awareness of violence against women, successfully completing five hill climbs in five hours.  
23 Nov 2017
Ship's Company of HMAS Newcastle donate cricket equipment during a  visit to Samata Sarana, a Catholic school and hostel for children in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
The sun beamed on HMAS Newcastle’s crew as she berthed alongside the historic Port of Colombo on her way back from operations in the Middle East.
23 Nov 2017
Leading Seaman Marine Technician Sarah Battenally at Fleet Base East, Garden Island, Sydney.
A love of fast cars, fast bikes, gas turbines, and warships wouldn’t normally correlate with a desk job, but for Leading Seaman Marine Technician Sarah Battenally, it  led to her being recognised as a finalist in the 2017 NSW Telstra Business Women’s Awards.  

Upcoming Events

The RAN Band Sydney - Commodore's Chamber Ensemble will support an annual memorial service dedicated to HMAS Parramatta II.
‘Sea State Seven’ Rock Band from RAN Band Sydney will entertain the crowds for the Rugby League World Cup 2017 Semi-Finals Game.
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...
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...
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...
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...
RAN Band South Australia Parade Band will perform in the Barossa Christmas Pageant in the beautiful town of Nurioopta. For information on this festive occasion in South Australia’s beautiful and...
RAN Band Melbourne Concert Band will feature in the annual Knox Carols by Candlelight festival.

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