Topic: Ceremony and Traditions

HMAS Choules remembers the fallen

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Lana Emery (author), CPOCIS Simon Bagnall (photographer), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

Members of HMAS Choules ship's company during the Remembrance Day ceremony held onboard while at sea. (photo: CPOCIS Simon Bagnall)

Members of HMAS Choules ship's company during the Remembrance Day ceremony held onboard while at sea.

HMAS Choules, at sea, conducted a clear lower deck on her flight deck, to commemorate Remembrance Day yesterday.

Personal remembrance for Canberra school

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Chloe Wootten (author), POIS Phil Cullinan (photographer), St. John Paul II College (photographer)

Sue Cougar and Helena Rathouski with daughter Nikolina make a donation to Lucy Cambridge and Paris Morris from St. John Paul College II, Nicholls, as they sell poppies and badges for Remebrance Day in the Gungahlin Market Place. (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

Sue Cougar and Helena Rathouski with daughter Nikolina make a donation to Lucy Cambridge and Paris Morris from St. John Paul College II, Nicholls, as they sell poppies and badges for Remebrance Day in the Gungahlin Market Place.

Each Remembrance Day, the nation pauses to mark the anniversary of the guns of the Western Front falling silent after more than four years continuous warfare on 11 November 1918. The red poppies of the Western Front have become synonymous with remembrance and a symbol to remember all those who have died or suffered wars and armed conflicts.

Sydney farewells namesake ship

Published on by Ms Claudia Harrison (author), ABIS Chantell Brown (photographer)

Crew members fold the Australian White Ensign on HMAS Sydney for the last time as part of the decommissioning ceremony of HMAS Sydney at Garden Island, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Chantell Brown)

Crew members fold the Australian White Ensign on HMAS Sydney for the last time as part of the decommissioning ceremony of HMAS Sydney at Garden Island, Sydney.

Australia has farewelled a Royal Australian Navy ship that has served the country for over three decades in a ceremony today on Sydney Harbour.

What a ship!

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HMAS Sydney II veteran John Ravenscroft with Commanding Officer HMAS Sydney, Lieutenant Commander David Murphy, RAN, at the Decommissioning of HMAS Sydney at Garden Island, Sydney.
 (photo: ABIS Chantell Brown)

HMAS Sydney II veteran John Ravenscroft with Commanding Officer HMAS Sydney, Lieutenant Commander David Murphy, RAN, at the Decommissioning of HMAS Sydney at Garden Island, Sydney.

On Saturday, 7 November, the City of Sydney’s namesake warship was decommissioned at a ceremony at her homeport of Garden Island, Sydney. HMAS Sydney was farewelled from the Royal Australian Navy by her Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Commander David Murphy, along with 130 crew members and nearly 800 guests, including the Governor‑General and Minister for Defence.

Sydney’s own ship’s company on parade

Published on by Mr Ben Wickham (author), ABIS Alan Lancaster (photographer)

Stock image: Members of HMAS Sydney's ships company pay their respects as they march past the Martin Place Cenotaph, Sydney, during the 2011 Anzac Day Morning March. (photo: ABIS Alan Lancaster)

Stock image: Members of HMAS Sydney's ships company pay their respects as they march past the Martin Place Cenotaph, Sydney, during the 2011 Anzac Day Morning March.

Up to 350 current and former sailors and officers from Sydney’s own warship, HMAS Sydney, will parade up Macquarie Street in the city this Friday, 6 November. Officers and sailors will march through the main street with swords drawn, bayonets fixed, band playing and colours flying.

Maryborough celebrates 75 year naval history

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Seventy-five years after the corvette HMAS Maryborough (I) was launched, the crew of Maryborough (II) returned to their ship's namesake city and exercised Freedom of Entry on 17 October. (photo: Matt Davies Photography)

Seventy-five years after the corvette HMAS Maryborough (I) was launched, the crew of Maryborough (II) returned to their ship's namesake city and exercised Freedom of Entry on 17 October.

Seventy-five years after the corvette HMAS Maryborough (I) was launched, the crew of Maryborough (II) returned to their ship's namesake city and exercised Freedom of Entry on 17 October.

Careers on show in Tasmania

Published on by Department of Defence (author), CPL Shannon McCarthy (photographer)

Chief of the Defence Force, Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin, AC, meets Navy personnel manning the Naval Aviation Prospects Scheme simulator at the ADF Careers Expo 2015, Tasmania. From left; Midshipman (MIDN) Alex Neville, MIDN Sophie Wheen, ACM Binskin, AM, MIDN Roman Sinardet and MIDN Charles Gordon. (photo: CPL Shannon McCarthy)

Chief of the Defence Force, Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin, AC, meets Navy personnel manning the Naval Aviation Prospects Scheme simulator at the ADF Careers Expo 2015, Tasmania. From left; Midshipman (MIDN) Alex Neville, MIDN Sophie Wheen, ACM Binskin, AM, MIDN Roman Sinardet and MIDN Charles Gordon.

The Australian Defence Force Careers Expo - Tasmania was held in Hobart from 18-19 September.

Naval capability enters new era

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr Pup Elliott (author), CPL Nicci Freeman (photographer), Mr Ed Garner (photographer)

The launch of a major new warship is a significant day for the Navy and the nation.  

The 7000-tonne destroyer is 75 per cent complete and will now undergo several months of fit out of her sensors and weapons in preparation for her acceptance trials. Only when they are completed and passed will Navy commission her into the Fleet as HMAS Hobart. (photo: Mr Ed Garner)

The launch of a major new warship is a significant day for the Navy and the nation. The 7000-tonne destroyer is 75 per cent complete and will now undergo several months of fit out of her sensors and weapons in preparation for her acceptance trials. Only when they are completed and passed will Navy commission her into the Fleet as HMAS Hobart.

The first of Navy’s new destroyers, NUSHIP Hobart, got to 'feel the water' as she was launched at the ASC shipyard in Adelaide on 23 May.  

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

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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.