Topic: Ceremony and Traditions

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

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Kelli Lunt (author), Michelle Kroll (photographer)

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.

Submarine Force Remembrance Day at the WA Maritime Museum

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Ronnie Baltoft (author and photographer)

(L-R) RAN officer Chaplain Franco Siani, RAN; Canadian Submarine Association member, Richard Duff; Royal Canadian Navy officer Lieutenant Commander Craig Piccolo, RCN; National President of the Submarine Association Australia, Commodore Robert Trotter, OAM, RAN (retd); RAN officer Commander Daniel LeRaye, RAN; and Submarine Association Australia WA Branch President, Terry Baker, on completion of the 2018 Remembrance Day service at the WA Maritime Museum in Fremantle.  (photo: LSIS Ronnie Baltoft)

(L-R) RAN officer Chaplain Franco Siani, RAN; Canadian Submarine Association member, Richard Duff; Royal Canadian Navy officer Lieutenant Commander Craig Piccolo, RCN; National President of the Submarine Association Australia, Commodore Robert Trotter, OAM, RAN (retd); RAN officer Commander Daniel LeRaye, RAN; and Submarine Association Australia WA Branch President, Terry Baker, on completion of the 2018 Remembrance Day service at the WA Maritime Museum in Fremantle.

Submarine Force officers and sailors turned out in force recently for a Remembrance Day Ceremony at the Western Australian Maritime Museum.

New recruits follow family footsteps

Published on by LCDR Dallas Gray (author)

General Entry 366 graduates Recruit Riley Surendra-Nicholas with his step father, Chief Petty Officer Ross Bagnall; and Recruit Noah Gray with his dad, Lieutenant Commander Dallas Gray, during the General Entry 366 Rogers Division Graduation Ceremony held at Recruit School of HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: )

General Entry 366 graduates Recruit Riley Surendra-Nicholas with his step father, Chief Petty Officer Ross Bagnall; and Recruit Noah Gray with his dad, Lieutenant Commander Dallas Gray, during the General Entry 366 Rogers Division Graduation Ceremony held at Recruit School of HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

At their Ceremonial Sunset Recruit School Graduation, General Entry 366 Rogers Division wowed their audience with an impressive display of parade drill culminating in a precise rendition of ‘beat to quarters’.

Maritime Logistics in their blood

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LSIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

General Entry 358 graduate Recruit Jack Caban with his dad Chief Petty Officer Peter Caban during the General Entry 358 Emms Division Graduation Ceremony held at Recruit School of HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: LSIS Nina Fogliani)

General Entry 358 graduate Recruit Jack Caban with his dad Chief Petty Officer Peter Caban during the General Entry 358 Emms Division Graduation Ceremony held at Recruit School of HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

Chief Petty Officer Peter Caban can look back on almost 33 years of service with pride, but, for him, watching his son follow his footsteps as a Maritime Logistics sailor was something extra special.

Fields of red in Kings Park

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Kylie Jagiello (photographer)

Handcrafted poppies laid at Kings Park State War Memorial for Remembrance Day 2018 in Perth, Western Australia. (photo: LSIS Kylie Jagiello)

Handcrafted poppies laid at Kings Park State War Memorial for Remembrance Day 2018 in Perth, Western Australia.

The usually deep green lawns of Kings Park overlooking the city of Perth were transformed into a sea of red as part of the Centenary of Armistice commemorations.

Navy thanked for poppy memorial

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), LSIS James McDougall (photographer)

Coordinator of the Canberra Chapter of 5000 Poppies, Ledy Rowe (left) presents Chief of Staff, Navy Strategic Command, Commodore Katherine Richards two wreaths made up of hand crocheted poppies at Russell Offices, Canberra. (photo: LSIS James McDougall)

Coordinator of the Canberra Chapter of 5000 Poppies, Ledy Rowe (left) presents Chief of Staff, Navy Strategic Command, Commodore Katherine Richards two wreaths made up of hand crocheted poppies at Russell Offices, Canberra.

Navy members past and present have been thanked for their generosity in commemorating those who died in World War One.

APEC 2018 Maritime Task Group commemorates Remembrance Day

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), CPOIS Cameron Martin (photographer)

HMAS Adelaide's ship's company and members of the Papua New Guinea Defence Force attend the HMAS Adelaide Remembrance Day service while in Port Moresby in support of APEC 2018. (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)

HMAS Adelaide's ship's company and members of the Papua New Guinea Defence Force attend the HMAS Adelaide Remembrance Day service while in Port Moresby in support of APEC 2018.

As Australia commemorated the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I thousands of ADF members were deployed at sea on operations, including APEC 2018 ASSIST.

Brisbane joins the Fleet

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by LEUT Celeste Ecuyer (author), LSIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Members of the ship's company march on board during HMAS Brisbane's commissioning ceremony held at Garden Island, Sydney. (photo: LSIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Members of the ship's company march on board during HMAS Brisbane's commissioning ceremony held at Garden Island, Sydney.

The Royal Australian Navy welcomed a new ship into the fleet today, with the commissioning of the guided missile destroyer, HMAS Brisbane (III).