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Commercial 3D imaging helps Navy

Commercial 3D imaging can help navies in communicating equipment faults, according to an article on the website of the Center for International Maritime Security. The article is here.

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Commodore Ian Arthur Callaway OAM, RAN (Rtd.)

Commodore Ian Arthur Callaway OAM, RAN (Rtd.)

Ian Callaway photoIAN Arthur Callaway was born in Sydney on 21 May May 1937, the son of Lieutenant Commander Arthur Henry Callaway DSO RANVR and Thelma May Callaway [nee Rowe]. He was educated at Sydney High School before being selected for the Royal Australian Navy’s 1953 Intermediate entry.

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100 years of submarines, past and future — seminar and reception

HEAR Commodore Peter Scott, CSC, RAN, Director General Submarine Capability, speak on “The significance of submarine capability for Australia – looking back a hundred years, and looking forward a hundred years from now”. Sydney Mechanics School of Arts, 280 Pitt Street, Sydney Friday 23 May 2014, 5.00PM. Seminar and reception afterwards. More details are here..

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RADM David Holthouse

RADM David Holthouse

Dad White UniformInstead of an obituary for RADM David Holthouse, who died earlier this year, the Naval Historical Society reprinted in a recent edition an article he wrote some years ago which is an excellent memoir of his naval career, and is produced below.

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Eternal Patrol – Commodore Bryan Cleary, RAN (Rtd)

By Captain Chris Churcher CSM, RAN

REGRETTABLY I advise of the passing of Commodore Bryan Cleary, RAN (Rtd), who died of a heart attack on Sat 7 Dec 2013. Commodore Cleary joined the Navy as a recruit in 1942 through HMAS Cerberus, but was quickly identified as an officer candidate and by Nov 1942 was a Midshipman in the RANVR.

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Centenary of ANZAC (Navy)

Centenary of ANZAC (Navy)

HMAS SYDNEY escorting First AIF Convoy from Albany Nov 1914Lieutenant Commander  Desmond Woods, RAN

Staff Officer Centenary of Anzac (Navy)

The last half of 1914 and the first half of 2015 were very busy months for the young RAN and the same period a century on will be filled  with Centenary of Anzac (Navy) commemorative activities. These events will remind Australians of those key naval and maritime events in which the RAN took part both in the Pacific, the Indian Ocean and in the Dardanelles.

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Admiral Sir John ‘Sandy’ Woodward RN

Admiral Sir John ‘Sandy’ Woodward RN

Admiral Woodward makes an address in retirement (Courtesy Salon magazine)
By Captain Peter Hore*
ADMIRAL Sir John ‘Sandy’ Woodward, who has died aged 81, commanded the carrier battle group, Task Force 317.8, during the Falklands War in 1982. In March 1982 Woodward was a rear admiral and as Flag Officer, First Flotilla commanded a group of ships on their spring exercise off Gibraltar.   On March 29, as the news from the South Atlantic worsened, Woodward joined the Commander in Chief Fleet, John Fieldhouse in his temporary flagship, the destroyer Glamorgan. That evening, with Captain Mike Barrow, the captain of Glamorgan, they discussed ‘what if’ the Falkland Islands were to be invaded and they were asked to re-take them.

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