Topic: Ceremony and Traditions
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A memorial and wreath laying service was held by the HMAS Sydney Association at the Cenotaph at Martin Place on 19 November 2013 to mark the 72nd anniversary of the sinking of HMAS Sydney (II).
HMAS Ballarat held a moving memorial service to commemorate the crew of HMAS Perth (I) while passing through the Sunda Strait yesterday.
A team of 16 people from NUSHIP Canberra augmented the Australia's Federation Guard (AFG) for two high profile activities last month.
Family members of Noel Shipp, the namesake of the newest Division at Recruit School in HMAS Cerberus, were guests of honour at the first graduation on 30 August 2013.
On 9 August, service personnel, Dignitaries and local expatriates gathered onboard the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force Maritime Vessel Lata to commemorate the sinking of HMAS Canberra (I).