Links to bookmark

Here is a smattering of websites that might be worth your time to check out and bookmark.

If you would care to recommend URLs of sites you think deserve to be brought to the attention of other serving and veteran Naval personnel, just drop us a line at, and we’ll take a look.

The addition of a live link does not necessarily mean that the Sub-Section endorses or agrees with the content of any particular website, but neither do we want to waste your time by listing bilge.


  • Engage Supporting – Engage is an online portal where users can search for free services and support designed to benefit current and former Australian Defence Force members; their families, and/or those involved in their support. Engage simplifies the process of  support by providing information on not-for-profit services available from a range of service providers. Engage ‘connects’ users to support services based on different criteria including need, physical location – local, regional and national, and service or support required. Engage will readily link to a range of support and services from Government, including the Department Defence and Department of Veterans’ Affairs; not-for-profit service providers and charities; and other service providers who choose to participate. Engage will be operated by the Department of Defence, with data maintained by participating service providers.
  • Naval Association of Australia – The Naval Association of Australia (NAA) was established in 1920.  The NAA is the premier organisation, separate from the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) looking after the interests of both Serving and ex-Service members. Membership of the NAA gives voice to the RAN within the wider community. We believe that “Once Navy – Always Navy”.
  • History of the Royal Australian Navy – This is the RAN’s gateway to a treasure trove of archival information about the fascinating men, women and fighting ships of the nation’s Naval Service, both in time of war and peace.
  • The Royal United Service Institute (Queensland) – The aim of the Institute (or “RUSI-Q”) is to promote informed debate, and to improve public awareness and understanding of defence and national security. RUSI-Q was founded in Brisbane in 1892 under the presidency of Major-General John Fletcher Owen, the-then Commandant of the Queensland Defence Force. The organisation’s focus is on improving the education of Service personnel by promoting the study of strategic and defence matters. RUSI-Q is a Constituent Body of The Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies Australia.
  • Friends of Toowong Cemetery – The Friends of Toowong Cemetery Incorporated is a voluntary organisation of people with a special interest in the Toowong Cemetery (formerly known as “Brisbane General Cemetery”), located in Toowong, Brisbane, Australia.
  • Canon Garland Memorial Society – This Brisbane-based, not-for-profit, volunteer-run, community group aims to enhance public awareness about the life and achievements of the “Architect of ANZAC Day”, the Reverend Canon David John Garland OBE (1864-1939), and the Queenslanders who gave ANZAC Day to the world.
  • The Tom Pilsch archive of almost anything you might care to find out about the Vietnam War. A former United States Air Force Brigadier, Pilsch is a retired Professor of the Practice of National Security from the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia, where he taught a series of courses on Technology and War and national security. His compendium of online resources for Vietnam War research is simply stunning.
  • Websites about the the experience of the terrible Gallipoli campaign rarely come as vividly, or as interactively, as what the New Zealanders have accomplished on these resources: and