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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27 May 2017
Minister for Defence Industry, Christopher Pyne (centre right) at the announcement of the Naval Shipbuilding Plan in the presence of Acting CDF, VADM Ray Griggs (left), Minister for Defence, Marise Payne, and Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull.
The Federal Government released Australia’s first Naval Shipbuilding Plan recently in Adelaide outlining the nation’s largest ever program of naval shipbuilding and sustainment.
27 May 2017
Commander Fleet Air Arm Commodore Chris Smallhorn, RAN, give the opening Address  Fleet Air Arm Safety Stand Down held at HMAS Albatross in Nowra.
The welfare of people at the centre of Navy’s aviation capability was the focus of the recent Fleet Air Arm Safety Stand Down held at HMAS Albatross in Nowra.
26 May 2017
Armidale class patrol boat HMAS Maryborough
Navy personnel have responded swiftly and without incident to a fire in a patrol boat.
26 May 2017
Royal Australian Navy and Spanish Armada Special Sea Dutymen close up on the flight deck of ESPS Cristóbal Colón for entry into Sydney Harbour following exercises at sea.
Three months have passed since the Spanish Armada’s ESPS Cristóbal Colón sailed in to Australian waters and sailors from both navies have wasted no time in forming new friendships and maximising learning opportunities.
26 May 2017
Royal Australian Navy Nursing Officers, Lieutenant Commander Alison Zilko (left) and Lieutenant Angela French (right), with Vietnamese Student Doctors in front of the Emergency Reception of Da Nang General Hospital during Exercise Pacific Partnership 2017.
Exhausted, dirty and dripping with sweat, two Royal Australian Navy Nursing Officers piled into a small van and weaved through a sea of mopeds and motorbikes towards their accommodation.
25 May 2017
Imagery Scanned from Navy Historic Archive of HMAS Queenborough from HMAS Sydney.
Amateur naval historians might suggest the early 1960s, before the Borneo Confrontation and the Vietnam War, was a quiet time for Australia’s Navy, but crew members in the Q-class fast anti-submarine frigates would disagree. 

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On first Tuesday of every month, The Commodore's Chamber Ensembles from the RAN Band Sydney present their Lunchtime Chamber Series 2017 at the beautiful St. Benedict's Catholic Church, cnr...

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