Topic: Ceremony and Traditions

HMAS Cerberus changes command in style

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), Mr Gary Swanton (photographer), POIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

Outgoing Commanding Officer (CO) HMAS Cerberus, Captain Tim Standen, CSC, RAN on a farewell lap of HMAS Cerberus in a classic 1962 Ford Galaxie. (photo: Mr Gary Swanton)

Outgoing Commanding Officer (CO) HMAS Cerberus, Captain Tim Standen, CSC, RAN on a farewell lap of HMAS Cerberus in a classic 1962 Ford Galaxie.

Captain Tim Standen has handed over command of HMAS Cerberus to Captain Michael Oborn during a Clear Lower Deck with the ship’s company.

Country’s largest Navy base turns 40

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), Unknown (photographer)

Commanding Officer of HMAS Stirling CAPT Brian Delamont, and AB Caitlin Grigg cut the cake during celebrations marking the base’s 40th anniversary. (photo: Unknown)

Commanding Officer of HMAS Stirling CAPT Brian Delamont, and AB Caitlin Grigg cut the cake during celebrations marking the base’s 40th anniversary.

Australia’s largest Royal Australian Navy base, HMAS Stirling, celebrated its 40th anniversary recently with an official reception and Ceremonial Sunset.

Experienced Sailors prepare ship for disposal

Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author and photographer)

A wealth of Navy experience working with the Ex-HMAS Darwin Disposal team, L-R, CPOs Wayne Fredericks, Kerry Ross, Dennis Skewes and Steven Searle. (photo: LEUT Anthony Martin)

A wealth of Navy experience working with the Ex-HMAS Darwin Disposal team, L-R, CPOs Wayne Fredericks, Kerry Ross, Dennis Skewes and Steven Searle.

When a ship is decommissioned it isn’t as simple as the crew walking away. Experienced staff support the disposal process and remove as much usable and valuable equipment from the ship that can be utilised again across the fleet and defence.

The future is closer than it looks – CN challenges Navy’s new leaders

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Celeste Ecuyer (author), LSML-C Nadav Harel (photographer), ABATV Jarryd Capper (photographer)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN, talks to Midshipmen during the Midshipman's Ball held at the Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra. (photo: LSML-C Nadav Harel)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN, talks to Midshipmen during the Midshipman's Ball held at the Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra.

The RAN’s future leaders have played host to Navy’s new Chief, with a tribute to past traditions and some words of advice on their future.

Changing of the guard – Vice Admiral Tim Barrett fondly farewelled in command ceremony

This article has a video attachmentPublished on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), ABIS James McDougall (photographer)

Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN handed over command of the Royal Australian Navy to Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN during a ceremonial parade at Blamey Square at Russell in Canberra. (photo: ABIS James McDougall)

Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN handed over command of the Royal Australian Navy to Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN during a ceremonial parade at Blamey Square at Russell in Canberra.

Vice Admiral Tim Barrett has formally ended his term as Chief of Navy, following a handover ceremony at Blamey Square in Canberra. VADM Barrett ended his Permanent Navy career in style, with an honour guard and fly past in his honour.

 

‘On watch since 1943’

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Max Logan (author), ABIS James McDougall (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Harman, Commander David Luck, leads HMAS Harman ship's company onto the main street during the Freedom of Entry march in Queanbeyan, New South Wales. (photo: ABIS James McDougall)

Commanding Officer HMAS Harman, Commander David Luck, leads HMAS Harman ship's company onto the main street during the Freedom of Entry march in Queanbeyan, New South Wales.

Navy people of the nation’s capital have taken to the streets of nearby Queanbeyan for a Freedom of Entry march to mark a significant milestone.

Ceremony honours Indigenous veterans

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Issac Jones performs a traditional dance with the Wesley College Dancers at the Indigenous Veterans Commemoration at Kings Park, Perth, Western Australia. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Issac Jones performs a traditional dance with the Wesley College Dancers at the Indigenous Veterans Commemoration at Kings Park, Perth, Western Australia.

Indigenous veterans past and present were remembered recently at a commemoration held at the Western Australian State War Memorial in Kings Park.

 

Remembering World War II submariners

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Rilana Ostheim (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Officers and senior sailors from the Australian and United States navies gather with Cadets from TS Vancouver on completion of a memorial service for US Navy submariners lost in action during WWII, held at the National Anzac Centre, Albany, WA. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Officers and senior sailors from the Australian and United States navies gather with Cadets from TS Vancouver on completion of a memorial service for US Navy submariners lost in action during WWII, held at the National Anzac Centre, Albany, WA.

United States submariners lost at sea while defending Australia have been honoured at a memorial service at the National Anzac Centre in Albany, Western Australia.

 

City celebrates HMAS Ararat (II) visit

Published on 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. (photo: Ararat Rural City Council)

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.

 

HMAS Kuttabul remembers the bravery of 27 lives lost

This article has photo gallery Published on 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. (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

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.