Topic: Ceremony and Traditions

HMAS Cerberus on parade

Published on by SBLT Kat Mulheron (author), ABIS Cassie McBride (photographer)

Reviewing Officer, Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and Bar, RAN, is given an 'Eyes Right' during Ceremonial Divisions, held at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: ABIS Cassie McBride)

Reviewing Officer, Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and Bar, RAN, is given an 'Eyes Right' during Ceremonial Divisions, held at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

More than 700 sailors, soldiers, airmen and women stood proudly on parade at HMAS Cerberus to observe the tradition of Ceremonial Divisions on 13 March.

Like father like daughter

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (author), Mr John Carroll (photographer), CAPT Ainsley Morthorpe (photographer)

New graduate, Midshipman Alexandra Morthorpe, with her father Captain Ainsley Morthorpe, a member of the first class to graduate from ADFA. (photo: John Carroll)

New graduate, Midshipman Alexandra Morthorpe, with her father Captain Ainsley Morthorpe, a member of the first class to graduate from ADFA.

On 11 December, 220 midshipmen and officer cadets graduated from the Australian Defence Force Academy. For one midshipman, graduation marked the start of a career that will have her following in her father's footsteps.

HMAS Canberra joins the fleet

Published on by LCDR Chloe Wootten (author), LEUT Emily Kennedy (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer)

Petty Officer Communication and Information Systems Chloe Oliver with the Australian White Ensign where it will be hoisted for the first time in the newly commissioned HMAS Canberra. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Petty Officer Communication and Information Systems Chloe Oliver with the Australian White Ensign where it will be hoisted for the first time in the newly commissioned HMAS Canberra.

The Governor General of Australia, together with the Prime Minister of Australia, were the guests of honour today as Australia’s first Landing Helicopter Dock was welcomed into service in the Royal Australian Navy.

Last Post for HMAS Canberra (I) sailor

Published on by LCDR Chloe Wootten (author and photographer)

Crowds gather at the Australian War Memorial’s Last Post Ceremony on 9 August 2014 to hear the story of Supply Assistant H.R. Keats who died when HMAS Canberra (I) sank in 1942 during the battle of Savo Island. (photo: LCDR Chloe Wootten)

Crowds gather at the Australian War Memorial’s Last Post Ceremony on 9 August 2014 to hear the story of Supply Assistant H.R. Keats who died when HMAS Canberra (I) sank in 1942 during the battle of Savo Island.

Recently during the Australian War Memorial's Last Post Ceremony, Lieutenant Commander Greg McTernan had the special duty of remembering one particular sailor killed in action when HMAS Canberra (I) was sunk on the same day, during the Battle of Savo Island in 1942.

Remembering submariners on eternal patrol

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Kara Wansbury (author), ABIS Chris Beerens (photographer)

A wreath with a photograph of Donald W Herren lay at the base of the US memorial plaque at the Princess Royal Fortress Military Museum, Albany, WA. (photo: ABIS Chris Beerens)

A wreath with a photograph of Donald W Herren lay at the base of the US memorial plaque at the Princess Royal Fortress Military Museum, Albany, WA.

As the bell tolled on Sunday, the names of each of the 52 United States Navy submarines that had sailed from Australia to a watery grave during World War II were read out during a memorial service at Albany, Western Australia. The submarines had used Fremantle and Albany as home ports for some of the war. 

Great sailor to be honoured at Last Post Ceremony

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (author)

Members of Australia's Federation Guard conduct the Last Post ceremony at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra. (photo: CPL Jake Sims)

Members of Australia's Federation Guard conduct the Last Post ceremony at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra.

Tonight at the Australian War Memorial, during the Last Post Ceremony, the story of Leading Aircrewman Noel Ervin Shipp will be read in honour of his sacrifice in the service of his country, Australia. His story will be read by Medal for Gallantry recipient, Chief Petty Officer Ben Sime. 

The past welcomes Navy’s future

Published on by WO Vaughan King (author), ABIS Cassie McBride (photographer)

Commodore Training, Commodore Michael Rothwell, RAN greets special guest Mr David Manning at the Emms Division graduation Parade. (photo: ABIS Cassie McBride)

Commodore Training, Commodore Michael Rothwell, RAN greets special guest Mr David Manning at the Emms Division graduation Parade.

When General Entry 319, Emms Division, graduated from the Royal Australian Navy’s Recruit School at HMAS Cerberus recently, there was a very special guest in the audience whose presence made the graduates stand a little taller than usual. 

Keel laid for the second Air Warfare Destroyer in Adelaide

Published on by LEUT Ben Willee (author), CPL David Gibbs (photographer)

ASC Apprentices Jayden Cairns and Courtney Bird lay the coin in the keel of the second Air Warfare Destroyer at the ASC Shipyards. (photo: CPL David Gibbs)

ASC Apprentices Jayden Cairns and Courtney Bird lay the coin in the keel of the second Air Warfare Destroyer at the ASC Shipyards.

This week another milestone was reached for the Air Warfare Destroyer project when the keel of the Royal Australian Navy’s second destroyer, NUSHIP Brisbane was laid in Adelaide.

Loss of HMAS Perth remembered

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), CPL Nick Wiseman (photographer)

Navy Chaplain Cornelis Bosch addresses the 72nd Anniversary of the Battle of Sunda Strait. (photo: CPL Nick Wiseman)

Navy Chaplain Cornelis Bosch addresses the 72nd Anniversary of the Battle of Sunda Strait.

Two of just six surviving members of HMAS Perth (I), together with descendants of other Perth sailors and Deputy Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral Michael van Balen RAN gathered at the Australian War Memorial today to commemorate the ship’s loss 72 years ago.

Navy takes out top honours at ADFA graduation parade

This article has photo gallery Published on by Australian Defence Force Academy (author), Mr John Carroll (photographer)

The Australian Defence Force Academy held its graduation parade on Thursday December 12, 2013. 265 midshipmen and officer cadets graduated from their military training and tertiary education at the Academy. (photo: John Carroll)

The Australian Defence Force Academy held its graduation parade on Thursday December 12, 2013. 265 midshipmen and officer cadets graduated from their military training and tertiary education at the Academy.

Throwing their hats in the air today marked not only the end of their training and studies at the Australian Defence Force Academy but also the start of a new phase in the military careers of 265 midshipmen and officer cadets.