Topic: Ceremony and Traditions
Published on June 18, 2018 by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), Ararat Rural City Council (photographer)
HMAS Ararat (II) exercises its right to Freedom of Entry to Ararat, Victoria for the first time in the Navy and city’s 75 year association.
The crew of HMAS
Ararat (II) celebrated 75 years of association with its city namesake by exercising its right to Freedom of Entry to Ararat, Victoria recently.
June 01, 2018 by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), POIS Phil Cullinan (photographer), LSML-P Kylie Jagiello (photographer), ABATV Kieren Whiteley (photographer)
A member of the HMAS Kuttabul Catafalque Party during the memorial service marking 76th anniversary of the Japanese midget submarine attack in Sydney Harbour and sinking of RAN depot ship, HMAS Kuttabul.
Personnel at HMAS
Kuttabul have paused to remember the 76th anniversary of the Japanese midget submarine attack in Sydney Harbour, which claimed the lives of 27 service personnel in 1942.
NUSHIP Sydney awaits her launch at Osborne Naval Shipyard in Adelaide.
The Royal Australian Navy’s newest ship has been launched during a ceremony at Osborne Naval Shipyard in Adelaide. The Hobart Class Destroyer
Sydney carries a proud name and is a significant warfighting enhancement to Australia’s fleet.
Commodore Bob Plath, Lieutenant Commander Mark Graichen, Chief Petty Officer Robert Pope, Mr Alex Wau and Mr Montani Harefa along with officials and residents of Tuindrao village, Nias attend the memorial service for Shark 02.
Members of the Australian Defence Staff in Jakarta recently ventured to the island of Nias, off the north west coast of Sumatra.
The poppies at the Australian War Memorial will be the culmination of more than a million hours of volunteer work over the last five years, and a true labour of love.
Navy members present and past are being encouraged to send in their old dress uniform buttons as part of an ambitious project to commemorate those who died in World War One.
ADF personnel attending the Fort Rucker Anzac Day service. Pictured (L-R): CAPT James Highfield, CAPT Charles Hall, CAPT Shane Mitchell, LSA Leeann Mumby, LEUT Aaron Cochrane, and LEUT Grant Rushford.
Royal Australian Navy personnel are posted to all corners of the globe, integrating into the forces of partner nations, contributing to and improving Navy capability. Navy members currently posted to the United States Navy’s Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 40, known as the Airwolves, recently provided an insight into Anzac Day for their US counterparts.
Crew from HMAS Sirius are formed during the HMAS Westralia Fire 20th Year Anniversary Memorial Service on the HMAS Stirling Quarterdeck in honour of the tragedy that claimed the lives of four crew members: Midshipman Megan Pelly, Petty Officer Shaun Smith, Leading Seaman Bradley Meek, and Able Seaman Philip Carroll.
A commemoration has been held at HMAS
Stirling, Western Australia to remember the four lives that were lost 20 years ago in a fire on board the former supply vessel HMAS Westralia.
HMAS Success sailors form a Catafalque Party at the Anzac Day Dawn Service held at Kranji War Cemetery in Singapore.
A team from HMAS
Success has attended the Anzac Day Dawn Service at Singapore’s Kranji War Cemetery as part of their deployment to South East Asia.
April 30, 2018 by SBLT Max Logan (author), LSIS Kayla Jackson (photographer), Unknown (photographer)
Members of the catafalque party stand to attention as pipers pipe 'Flowers of the Forest' during an Anzac Day Dawn Service at Hellfire Pass, Thailand.
Navy people currently deployed to South East Asia have represented the RAN, ADF and Australia at three special Anzac Day services in Thailand.
A catafalque party from HMAS Cerberus 'rest on arms' in the Sanctuary at the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne, during a service to commemorate the sinking of HMAS Vampire.
The sinking of HMAS
Vampire (I) and the loss of nine of her crew has been commemorated during a small ceremony at the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne.