The Australian Naval Institute proudly partners with the University of NSW (Canberra), the Seapower Centre, the Naval Historical Society and the Submarine Institute in producing the acclaimed Australian Naval History podcast series.
Just released over three weeks have been three episodes which discuss the collisions between the aircraft carrier HMAS Melbourne and the destroyers HMAS Voyager and then USS Frank E Evans. There are two episodes about the Voyager collision which covers both the maritime aspects and the two Royal Commissions.Continue reading
On Saturday 26 October HMAS Melbourne, the last of six RAN FFGs, decommissioned at Fleet Base East in the presence of the New South Wales Governor and Honorary Commodore, Her Excellency Margaret Joan Beazley, AO, QC.Continue reading
The Royal Navy will have to wait an extra 17 months for the nuclear-powered attack submarine, Forces Network reports.Continue reading
PALO, Leyte, Oct. 19 — Australian Ambassador Steven J. Robinson AO led the ceremonial wreath laying at the Australian WWII Memorial as part of the commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the Leyte Landings, the Australian Embassy in the Philippines reports. The Ambassador was joined by three returning Australian servicemen and their families.Continue reading
The Government’s Australian Veterans’ Recognition (Putting Veterans and their Families First) Bill 2019 has passed Federal Parliament.
The legislation establishes the Australian Defence Veterans’ Covenant which includes an oath, lapel pin and Veteran Card which are available for veterans and eligible reservists.Continue reading
The Submarine Institute of Australia 5th Submarine Science, Technology and Engineering Conference 2019 (SubSTEC5) to take place in Fremantle from 18-21 November.
The theme for SubSTEC5 is “innovation and investment in the sub-sea environment”.Continue reading
The Defence Secretary says the Royal Navy’s fleet is struggling to meet demands, Forces Network reports. Britain’s fleet is made up of 76 ships, but Ben Wallace says a quarter of them cannot be put to sea.Continue reading
By Mark Dodd*
While relations with Timor-Leste remain strained over Australia’s 2004 bugging of its cabinet office, the young nation, on half an island just 720 kilometres from Darwin, has asked China to help train its navy.Continue reading