Topic: Ceremony and Traditions

Distinguished officer gone but not forgotten

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Desmond Woods (author), CMDR Greg Swinden (author), ABIS Leo Baumgartner (photographer)

Pallbearers from HMAS Melbourne (III) carry the late Captain John Stevenson, AM, RAN (Retd) into the Naval Chapel at HMAS Kuttabul for his funeral. (photo: ABIS Leo Baumgartner)

Pallbearers from HMAS Melbourne (III) carry the late Captain John Stevenson, AM, RAN (Retd) into the Naval Chapel at HMAS Kuttabul for his funeral.

Today the Royal Australian Navy honoured the life of a highly regarded and greatly admired retired officer who had an extraordinary career, marked with distinguished service in war and peace, tragedy and controversy.

Bombing of Darwin remembered

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Max Logan (author), POIS Peter Thompson (photographer), SGT David Millard (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Coonawarra, Commander Darren Rushworth, ADC, RAN, pays his respects after laying a wreath at the USS Peary Memorial, during a commemorative service held in Bicentennial Park, Darwin. (photo: POIS Peter Thompson)

Commanding Officer HMAS Coonawarra, Commander Darren Rushworth, ADC, RAN, pays his respects after laying a wreath at the USS Peary Memorial, during a commemorative service held in Bicentennial Park, Darwin.

Australian Defence Force members and an Armidale class patrol boat have provided a strong contribution to commemorative services held in the Northern Territory to mark the 77th Anniversary of the Bombing of Darwin.

Annual commemoration remembers N-Class Destroyers

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author)

N-Class Destroyer HMAS Nizam (G38). Image scanned from the Navy Historic Archive. (photo: )

N-Class Destroyer HMAS Nizam (G38). Image scanned from the Navy Historic Archive.

The officers and sailors of Navy’s Second World War N-Class Destroyers were remembered recently at an annual memorial in the Western Australian town of Augusta.

HMAS Patricia Cam remembered

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Commanding Officer HMAS Coonawarra, Commander Darren Rushworth, RAN, speaks about the sinking of HMAS Patricia Cam and attack upon the survivors by Japanese forces in 1943, during a memorial service at HMAS Coonawarra in Darwin, NT. (photo: POIS Peter Thompson)

Commanding Officer HMAS Coonawarra, Commander Darren Rushworth, RAN, speaks about the sinking of HMAS Patricia Cam and attack upon the survivors by Japanese forces in 1943, during a memorial service at HMAS Coonawarra in Darwin, NT.

Commander Navy Shore Force, Captain Stephen Bowater recently joined Top End Navy members as they paused to commemorate the sinking of HMAS Patricia Cam and the loss of nine lives.

Language the key to close ties with our northern neighbour

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LCDR Ian Jackson (centre right) celebrates with a traditional Indonesian fist pump after graduating with fellow international students from the Indonesian Military Language School in Jakarta. (photo: Unknown)

LCDR Ian Jackson (centre right) celebrates with a traditional Indonesian fist pump after graduating with fellow international students from the Indonesian Military Language School in Jakarta.

Australia’s enduring ties with Indonesia have been further strengthened with the graduation of the latest group of Defence personnel from the Indonesian Military Language School in Jakarta.

Taking the weight in the Top End

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Outgoing Commanding Officer HMAS Coonawarra, Commander Viktor Pilicic, ADC, RAN, passes 'the weight', a symbol of command, to the new Commanding Officer, Commander Darren Rushworth, ADC, RAN, at HMAS Coonawarra, Darwin, NT. (photo: POIS Peter Thompson)

Outgoing Commanding Officer HMAS Coonawarra, Commander Viktor Pilicic, ADC, RAN, passes 'the weight', a symbol of command, to the new Commanding Officer, Commander Darren Rushworth, ADC, RAN, at HMAS Coonawarra, Darwin, NT.

The Commanding Officer of HMAS Coonawarra has handed over command during a clear lower deck ceremony at the Darwin establishment’s busy port.

Aviation graduates ready to support Squadrons

Published on by LEUT Dave Devlin (author), ABEW Ryan McKenzie (photographer), ABMT Leo Baumgartner (photographer)

The graduating class and support staff of the Aviation Support Course 02-18 outside the Fleet Air Arm Museum located in Nowra, NSW. (photo: ABEW Ryan McKenzie)

The graduating class and support staff of the Aviation Support Course 02-18 outside the Fleet Air Arm Museum located in Nowra, NSW.

The Royal Australian Navy has nine new Aviation Support sailors, recently graduated from 19 weeks of training at HMAS Albatross.

Ashes of former sailors committed to the sea they loved

Published on by MIDN Scott Hankey (author), ABCSO Christopher Lloyd (photographer)

(L-R) CHAP Andrew Thorburn conducts the remembrance service, along with Commanding Officer HMAS Success, CAPT Darren Grogan,  ABML-SC Cheryl Sutherland and CPONPC Jane Butcher. (photo: ABCSO Christopher Lloyd)

(L-R) CHAP Andrew Thorburn conducts the remembrance service, along with Commanding Officer HMAS Success, CAPT Darren Grogan, ABML-SC Cheryl Sutherland and CPONPC Jane Butcher.

HMAS Success took a solemn pause from a busy deployment to farewell two former members of the Royal Australian Navy.

HMAS Penguin hosts community reception and Ceremonial Sunset

Published on by WO Ian Daley (author)

The HMAS Penguin Guard prepares to fire the volley for sunset. (photo: Unknown)

The HMAS Penguin Guard prepares to fire the volley for sunset.

HMAS Penguin has thanked the local community for their continued support over the last year at their annual community reception - Beat to Quarters and Ceremonial Sunset.

Celebrating the 2018 ADFA Graduation

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The Chief of Navy’s representative, Rear Admiral Colin Lawrence, RAN presents Midshipman Sophie Wheen, RAN with the Chief of Navy prize. (photo: Michelle Kroll)

The Chief of Navy’s representative, Rear Admiral Colin Lawrence, RAN presents Midshipman Sophie Wheen, RAN with the Chief of Navy prize.

ADFA held its annual Graduation Parade with Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, His Excellency, General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK, MC, (Retd) as the Reviewing Officer.