Ordinary Seaman Edward ‘Teddy’ Sheean, VC

Ordinary Seaman Edward ‘Teddy’ Sheean is to be awarded a posthumous Victoria Cross, the first RAN member to receive the honour.
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15 Aug 2020
Lieutenant Matthew Bell inflates a weather balloon on board HMAS Canberra to help predict weather patterns in support of the Regional Presence Deployment 2020.
Timely and informed decisions are essential when conducting military operations, whether they be about a threat, a ship’s fuel state or the environment - something that HMAS Canberra meteorologist Lieutenant Matthew Bell knows too well.
14 Aug 2020
Petty Officer Musician Christopher Palamountain at a Vehicle Control Point in Victoria during Operation COVID-19 ASSIST.
Community engagement looks different now for some members of the RAN Band Melbourne, as they trade instruments for personal protective equipment while deployed on Operation COVID-19 ASSIST.
13 Aug 2020
 Petty Officer Boatswain Shannon Schonewille; Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Alex Patterson; Seaman Boatswains Mate Jaxan Stead; and Seaman Boatswains Mate (training) Duncan Watson stepped beyond their Operation COVID-19 ASSIST duties when they stopped to give first aid and direct traffic at a car accident on the Monash Freeway, in Victoria.
A four-person Navy team from HMAS Cerberus deployed on Operation COVID-19 ASSIST has saved the life of a Melbourne resident.
13 Aug 2020
Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Michael Noonan AO speaks after the announcement by His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d), Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, that Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II has approved the posthumous awarding of a Victoria Cross to Ordinary Seaman Edward ‘Teddy’ Sheean of the Royal Australian Navy, at Government House, Canberra on 12 August.
Ordinary Seaman Edward ‘Teddy’ Sheean’s family fought for more than 30 years to get recognition of his brave actions during World War II. At Government House on 12 August, it was announced that the Queen has approved a posthumous Victoria Cross for Ordinary Seaman Sheean.
13 Aug 2020
HMA Ships Choules, centre, and Huon, bottom, rendezvous with French Navy Ship d’Entrecasteaux during the Australian ships' transit to Vanuatu.
HMA Ships Choules and Huon and French Navy Ship FS d’Entrecasteaux have conducted a Passage Exercise (PASSEX) and flight training serials in the Pacific Ocean.
12 Aug 2020
Royal Australian Navy officer Lieutenant Scott McKeen on HMAS Canberra's flight deck in the Port of Darwin, Northern Territory.
When Lieutenant Scott McKeen left Darwin to join the Royal Australian Navy in 2004, he knew just a handful of Indigenous sailors. Sixteen years later, he said he had seen an increase in numbers of Indigenous people in the Navy.

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Join us for our flagship concert series ‘Band Call at St Andrew’s’, bringing the full Symphonic Wind Orchestra to one of the oldest cathedrals in Sydney. This concert will feature the RAN Band Sydney Wind Ensemble under the baton of their Music Director Lieutenant Brian O'Kane, presenting a...
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