Topic: Ceremony and Traditions

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

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

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

Published on by Royal Australian Navy (author), Unknown (photographer)

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

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

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

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

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(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’.