Topic: Ceremony and Traditions
(L-R) Commodore Philip Spedding RAN, Group Captain Terry van Haren), Leading Seaman Anne Marie Becker, Warrant Officer Class One Kim Felmingham, and Colonel Peter Sibree (Retd) at the launch of the Medals of Honour Coin Collection at the Australian War Memorial.
Two Navy personnel have been included in a new commemorative coin collection launched on 3 April by the Governor-General his Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd).
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HMAS Australia II after the "Coral Sea" battle.
Surviving Australian veterans of the Battle of the Coral Sea will be flown to New York next month to commemorate the battle’s 75th anniversary.
Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett AO, CSC, RAN visits HMAS Creswell to present Commander Kerry Stephen AM, RAN (Rtd) Commanding Officer HMAS Air Nymph and Mrs Midge Vodic wife of Sub Lieutanant Anthony Vodic a group Commendation.
The Chief of Navy has awarded a Group Commendation to the crews of two Royal Australian Navy vessels involved in the search and rescue efforts following the 1964 collision of HMA Ships
Melbourne (I) and Voyager.
Commanding Officer of HMAS Kuttabul, Commander Andrew Fraser, RAN gives an address during the HMAS Vampire 75th memorial service held at the Royal Australian Navy Heritage Centre at Garden Island, Sydney.
Seventy-five years to the day since she sunk below the surface of the Indian Ocean, V-class destroyer HMAS
Vampire was commemorated at a memorial service at Garden Island.
Darwin Executive Officer Lieutenant Commander Jennifer Parker, Commissioning Lady Joan Johnston, Ship’s Warrant Officer Jack Parnell and Navigating Officer Lieutenant Scott Benstead.
One commissioning lady has taken more than a passing interest in her ship over three decades since she smashed a bottle of champagne against the hull of a newly commissioned warship.
Out-going CO STS Young Endeavour, LCDR Gavin Dawe OAM, RAN (right), hands over the Weight to in-coming CO, LCDR Michael Gough RAN, during a change of command ceremony onboard the sail training ship at Fleet Base East, Sydney, NSW.
Lieutenant Commander Mike Gough has retaken command of Sail Training Ship Young Endeavour 33 months to the day since he left the position.
Paul Burnett holds HMAS Katoomba's badge.
Since the birth of the Royal Australian Navy, all ships and establishments have had a badge to represent them, from HMAS
Australia's crown on a federation star to the new destroyer, Hobart, it all comes down to one position.
The Perth/Amphion bell was retrieved from Perth's wreck by an Indonesian diving team in 1974 and subsequently presented to the Australian Government by the Indonesian Government.
The loss of HMAS
Perth and USS Houston in the Second World War was one of many tragic events that forged the relationship between the United States and Australian navies.
Personnel from HMAS Waterhen conduct Colours on top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge to mark the 116th birthday of the Royal Australian Navy and the 50th anniversary of the Australian White Ensign.
Climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge is an experience in itself, but doing so to raise the Navy's Ensign to fly over the city on the Navy's birthday - that's one to write home about.
LCDR David Hellier, Elaine and Terry Olsen with CMDR Nick Watson at HMAS Waterhen during one of the ancient ceremonies and consists of smouldering various native plants to produce smoke, which is used as a cleansing property and to ward off bad spirits.
Waterhen is often referred to as a 'sleepy hollow across the Harbour' by most of the Navy in Sydney, but that was proved wrong recently with a day highlighting the combination of old and new.