RAN Milestones

Training in 1921

The Naval Brigade. Brisbane Boys. Sailors in the Making. “Non Sibi Sed Patriae” — not for himself, but for his country — a great motto; a motto expressing the highest of ideals; the motto of the Royal Australian Navy. And it is this spirit of self-effacement that permeates the whole Read more…

From Peter Collins, ago
RAN Milestones

Training in 1904

Naval Brigade: Annual Training Work. Gunnery and Mine Practice. WHILE the gunboats, Gayundah and Paluma, manned by 11 officers and 102 members of the Naval Brigade under Captain Creswell [ the future Sir William Rooke Creswell ] and Lieutenant Curtis [ George Arthur Hamilton Curtis ] are cruising in Moreton Bay, Read more…

From Peter Collins, ago