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A Little Birdie told me so – UAVs at sea

A Little Birdie told me so – UAVs at sea

Hexcopter UAV at Farnborough airshow (Public domain)UAV technology will provide a safe and reliable means of target identification and assessment for minor and major fleet units, Lieutenant Shaun Nelson writes. It will improve safety by removing the need to launch a sea boat every time we need to closely monitor or assess a situation in dangerous sea conditions.

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Recording Naval Valour and Service – the Bravo Zulu Project

Recording Naval Valour and Service – the Bravo Zulu Project

By Dr Ian Pfennigwerth* IF AUSTRALIANS in general and the RAN in particular, have a very shaky grasp upon the major events which have shaped this nation’s naval history, then they have even less recall (and perhaps regard) for the exploits and achievements of those naval men and women Australia has chosen to distinguish and recognise with honours and awards.

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Emden clash shows Navy must tell its story

Emden clash shows Navy must tell its story

Mike Carlton’s Vernon Parker Oration (The sound recording is here.) VADM GRIGGS, VADM BARRETT, RADM SAMMUT, ladies and gentlemen. It’s both an honour and a pleasure to be here with you this evening. As a mere civilian invited into your midst, I take it as a great compliment. I should admit that I did come very close to the 1963 entry at the RANC, but squibbed it at the last minute. But I hold a profound respect for the men and women who serve in the Royal Australian Navy today, and for those many more thousands who went before you in peace and war over a century and more. And I’m delighted to note that there are more admirals are here tonight than there were at Trafalgar ; that’s very flattering. Let us go back 100 years to this very day, the 16th of October, 1914. It was a Friday….

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