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21 Oct 2014
A guard of Midshipmen from the Australian Defence Force Academy march during a Navy Ceremonial Sunset and Beat to Quarters ceremony the annual Trafalgar Mess Dinner.
Over 250 Midshipmen from the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) experienced one of the highlights of the ADFA Calendar on 19 October, the Trafalgar Mess Dinner.

21 Oct 2014
 Ambassador of Australia to the Philippines, His Excellency Mr Bill Tweddell, General Gregorio Pio Catapang, Chief of Staff of the Armed forces of the Philippines, and Lieutenant Commander David McPherson, Commanding Officer HMAS Larrakia.
Armidale Class Patrol Boat HMAS Larrakia has honoured the 92 Australians who gave their lives during the liberation of the Philippines during World War Two, by participating in the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Leyte Gulf.

20 Oct 2014
Portrait of the late Rear Admiral Owen (Oscar) Hughes, AO, RAN (Rtd).
Navy personnel have farewelled a true officer and a gentlemen, Rear Admiral Oscar Hughes, who passed away in Canberra recently.

19 Oct 2014
Lieutenant Ken Norton with wife Pam on their wedding in May 1999.
The Royal Australian Navy warfare community is mourning the loss of one of its stalwarts, Lieutenant Commander Ken Norton who passed away recently after a lengthy battle with cancer.

19 Oct 2014
The Naval Aviation Prospects Scheme, Naval Aviation Branded Van with the Spirit of Tasmania in the background, Devonport, Tasmania.
While the Naval Aviation Prospects Scheme (NAPS) team are used to travelling throughout the Shoalhaven, their latest expedition took them a lot further afield - all the way to Hobart. 

Press Releases

19 August 2013

To the Editor, In the 19 August 2013 edition of The Cairns Post there was an article entitled “Call to cut sonar near pods”. The article contains a misleading statement which I need to correct. The article quoted Mr Ben Cropp stating, “As the naval...

23 May 2013

Reports about Kurt Mackenzie published in the Courier Mail and the Northern Territory News on 23 May 2013 stated that “Navy is refusing to explain and release a report into the poisoning of a sailor during an exercise off Darwin seven years ago”....

20 March 2013

Andrew Holman Editor The Mercury GPO Box 334 HOBART TAS 7001 Dear Mr Holman On Monday 18 March 2013 the online version of your newspaper published an editorial which related to the article entitled "Incat sailing at full speed" (17 March 2013). I...