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23 Apr 2017
Members of HMAS Harman's gunnery department provided the Catafalque party during the Anzac service held at Canberra Hospital for patients who cannot make the Dawn service in Canberra.
A promise between a group of Vietnam War vintage ex-service personnel to bring Anzac Day to the ill and infirm has come to fruition for the 15th year with a bespoke service at the Canberra Hospital.
23 Apr 2017
AWD Alliance staff sign the Command Team Trainer for the Royal Australian Navy Air Warfare Destroyer to Navy with Commodore Bourke, RAN.
The project to supply new destroyers for the Royal Australian Navy continues in earnest with the delivery of the Hobart Class Command Team Trainer and the Aegis block of the future HMAS Sydney now in position.
22 Apr 2017
The Anzac Challenge Cup is presented to the coach of the Australian Defence Force All-Stars, Sergeant Debono.
Playing against traditional rivals the Australian Combined Emergency Services, in front of an estimated 12,000 people, the Australian Defence Force Aussie Rules All-Stars men’s team has won the Anzac Challenge trophy for the fourth consecutive year.
22 Apr 2017
Commander Phillip Henry, RAN, Commanding Officer of HMAS Darwin and LEUT James Hodgkinson (left), Boarding Officer HMAS Darwain hand over weapons seized by HMAS Darwin on Op MANITOU to Nick Fletcher at the Australian War Memorial.
Two AK-47s seized by the Royal Australian Navy during Operation MANITOU were presented to the Australian War Memorial to maintain the historic record of Defence’s contributions in the Middle East.
22 Apr 2017
Seaman Paggetti, Aircraft Woman Woodyard and Craftman Caldow holding service flags a top Mount Kosciuszko as a part of the 'Stomp the Summit, Crush the Stigma' challenge to raise awareness for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Tri-service flags flew over the highest point in Australia recently to raise awareness of conditions related to post-traumatic stress.
21 Apr 2017
More than 10,000 people attended the 2016 dawn service in the Victorian coastal town of Torquay, one of the largest dawn services outside our capital cities.
Anzac Day is the day we commemorate the service of all men and women who have served in the Australian Defence Force and remember those who have made the supreme sacrifice. For those of you planning to attend Dawn Services or commemorations, there is likely a Navy contingent nearby.

Upcoming Events

Apr24
The RAN Band Sydney will support HMAS Newcastle ship’s company to exercise the Freedom of Entry Ceremony. The march will commence at 10:00am near the Newcastle Town Hall.
Apr24
The RAN Band Melbourne will provide ceremonial support for the AFL match at the MCG to honour the 100th Anniversary of Anzac commemorations.
Apr25
The RAN Band Sydney will provide ceremonial support for the Anzac Day Dawn Service commemorations held at the Cenotaph in Martin Place, Sydney.
Apr25
The RAN Band Sydney will provide ceremonial support for the Anzac Day March held in the Sydney CBD.
Apr25
The RAN Band Melbourne will provide ceremonial support for the Anzac Day March held in the Melbourne CBD.
Apr25
RAN Band Melbourne will provide ceremonial support (bugler and vocalist) for the Anzac Day match at the MCG to honour the 100th Anniversary of Anzac commemorations.
Apr25
RAN Band Queensland will provide ceremonial support for the Anzac Day match through the Brisbane CBD to honour the 100th Anniversary of Anzac commemorations.
May05 to May06
The RAN Band Tasmania Rock Group will be performing at AGFEST 2017.

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