The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) is the naval branch of the Australian Defence Force. Following the Federation of Australia in 1901, the ships and resources of the separate colonial navies were integrated into a national force: the Commonwealth Naval Forces. Originally intended for local defence, the navy was granted the title of 'Royal Australian Navy' in 1911, and became increasingly responsible for defence of the region.
Britain's Royal Navy continued to support the RAN and provided additional blue-water defence capability in the Pacific up to the early years of World War II. Then, rapid wartime expansion saw the acquisition of large surface vessels and the building of many smaller warships. In the decade following the war, the RAN acquired a small number of aircraft carriers, the last of these paying off in 1982.
Today, the RAN consists of 48 commissioned vessels, 4 non-commissioned vessels and over 16,000 personnel. The navy is one of the largest and most sophisticated naval forces in the South Pacific region, with a significant presence in the Indian Ocean and worldwide operations in support of military campaigns and peacekeeping missions. The current Chief of Navy is Vice Admiral Tim Barrett.
Gator: its always nice every now and then to clear this out fully and start fresh lol
Mar 6, 2019 20:08:11 GMT -5
Gator: We are coming up on bikeweek, so my depression time is here and i got no one to love and hold again this year, the friends i cared about in a game i dont feel i have so its time for our yearly revamp
Mar 7, 2019 11:29:32 GMT -5
Gator: i done revamp tis forum so much over the past year idk what can be done this year but its bikeweek and next mouth hits 12 years sence Bull died and its getting to me big time and have no one to be mine, i depressed but hey life gose on
Mar 7, 2019 11:30:44 GMT -5
Gator: Forum lookers please let me no i not alone in LR Please some speak, come join it if your just looking sign in and post so i no theres users, after all tis building i feelin alone here even, LOVES U ALL
Mar 7, 2019 11:32:14 GMT -5
Gator: missing my forum so i here to do dailies today at leasted
Jul 17, 2019 1:28:37 GMT -5
Tix Mascot: The Scavenger Hunt game is up and running with multiple images. Enjoy!
Aug 4, 2019 7:32:27 GMT -5
Gator: hey all having probs with mouse its not clicking
Aug 6, 2019 11:35:05 GMT -5
Tix Mascot: I just bought myself a new wireless mouse for less than 10 dollars.
Aug 7, 2019 3:01:07 GMT -5
Gator: got one rom nd hand store for $2 plus tax and been getting my moneys wort betwin yoworld and forums none stop basicly lol
Aug 11, 2019 9:19:08 GMT -5
Gator: heads up i am revamping this whole forum sence Tix says no u cant revamp tix world this year we not ready for that but u can do your area all u like lol
Aug 11, 2019 9:21:07 GMT -5