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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18 Aug 2017
Able Seaman Hydrographic Systems Operator Nicholas Jackson, a member of the Navy's Laser Airborne Depth Sounder (LADS) Flight, located in Cairns, Queensland.
Being part of a highly-specialised team is one of the things Able Seaman Hydrographic Systems Operator Nicholas Jackson appreciates most about his role with the Laser Airborne Depth Sounder (LADS) Flight.
18 Aug 2017
Robert Bateman
A desire to help others and a history of donating blood products made Petty Officer Maritime Logistics Chef Rob Bateman a stand-out choice for Navy’s Defence Blood Challenge Ambassador in 2017.
17 Aug 2017
Members of Ship's Company from HMAS Success conducting community engagement
HMAS Success has completed a port visit to Honiara, Solomon Islands, to commemorate the 75th anniversaries of the Battles of Guadalcanal and Savo Island. The ship’s company took every available opportunity to engage with the local community, reinforcing the strong ties between Australia and the people of the Solomon Islands.
17 Aug 2017
Commanding Officer HMAS Adelaide, Captain Jonathan Earley, CSC, RAN, addresses ship's company and family during a memorial ceremony for Commodore John Bryson, CSM, RAN, conducted in Port Jackson, Sydney, NSW.
Grey skies and a light drizzle were the backdrop as the ship’s company of HMAS Adelaide gathered for a ceremony to honour the late Commodore John Bryson, CSM, RANR, in Sydney Harbour.
16 Aug 2017
Imagery Scanned from Navy Historic Archive
Despite being in the thick of action on many occasions, Bathurst class corvette HMAS Colac ended the Second World War with only two members of her ship’s company killed and two wounded, another amazing ship and crew being remembered 75 years on.
16 Aug 2017
HMAS Coonawarra showcases a Ceremonial Sunset display as part of the Larrakeyah Defence Precinct Open Day in Darwin.
More than 5,000 people turned out to get a taste of life in the military when Larrakeyah Defence Precinct, Darwin, held an Open Day, with Navy’s HMAS Coonawarra combining the activity with Northern Territory Navy Week.

Upcoming Events

RAN Band Queensland Parade Band will support Vietnam Veterans’ Day commemoration service. Contact us: us:
The Royal Australian Navy Band Sydney with officers and sailors from HMAS Coonawarra will perform a Ceremonial Sunset and concert at Palmerston Markets from 6pm on Friday, 18 August. Click on image...
The Royal Australian Navy Band Sydney with officers and sailors from HMAS Coonawarra will perform a Ceremonial Sunset and concert at Jabiru from 6pm on Saturday, 19 August. Click on image to view...
The Jazz Ensemble from RAN Band Melbourne will present an evening concert of fine jazz music. All proceeds will go to Legacy. Contact us: us:
The RAN Band Melbourne Parade Band will perform at Legacy Sunday, the milestone event of Melbourne Legacy Week. The Remembrance Service will take place to honour those who died serving their country...
The RAN Band Sydney Parade Band will support Sydney LEGACY Week Launch. The memorial service will take place at the Cenotaph, Martin Place, Sydney. For more information:
Each year, guests from the corporate scene and the Australian Defence organisation come together with Legacy to raise funds for the care of families that lose a loved one serving Australia. RAN...
RAN Band Queensland Big Band will be performing at the Wynnum Manly Jazz Festival. Presented by Brisbane City Council, this is a free fun festival for families to enjoy on Father's Day. Join us for...

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