Topic: Ceremony and Traditions

Defence commemorates Krait anniversary

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), ABIS Kieren Whiteley (photographer), LSML-C Nadav Harel (photographer)

Deputy Commander Australian Fleet, Commodore Luke Charles-Jones, CSC, OAM, RAN, salutes after laying a memorial wreath on board MV Krait during the 75th anniversary memorial service of Operation JAYWICK at the Australian National Maritime Musuem, Sydney. (photo: LSML-C Nadav Harel)

Deputy Commander Australian Fleet, Commodore Luke Charles-Jones, CSC, OAM, RAN, salutes after laying a memorial wreath on board MV Krait during the 75th anniversary memorial service of Operation JAYWICK at the Australian National Maritime Musuem, Sydney.

The Australian Defence Force has commemorated the 75th anniversary of Operation JAYWICK, with a wreath laying ceremony on board the MV Krait at the Australian National Maritime Museum.

Perth (I) survivor David William Manning remembered

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Royal Australian Navy Chaplain Shaun Foster, reads a prayer during the memorial dedication for HMAS Perth (I) survivor David Manning at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: POIS Nina Fogliani)

Royal Australian Navy Chaplain Shaun Foster, reads a prayer during the memorial dedication for HMAS Perth (I) survivor David Manning at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

A new plaque has been unveiled during a ceremony at HMAS Cerberus in memory of the late Mr David William Manning, a survivor of the sinking of HMAS Perth (I) in 1942 during the battle of Sunda Strait. 

AE1 remembered 104 years on

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Dave Devlin (author), POIS Paul Berry (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailors from Australia's Federation Guard salute during a commemorative service for those who served in HMAS AE1 at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. (photo: POIS Paul Berry)

Royal Australian Navy sailors from Australia's Federation Guard salute during a commemorative service for those who served in HMAS AE1 at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.

A small but moving service held at the Australian War Memorial on 14 September commemorated the 104th anniversary of the loss of the 35 officers and sailors from Australia’s first submarine, HMAS AE1.

Aviation graduates take off on promising careers

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Reviewing Officer, Commander Fleet Air Arm, Commodore Chris Smallhorn, RAN, inspects the graduating officers and sailors of the Joint Helicopter School No.1 Pilot, Aviation Warfare Officer and Aircrewman Courses at 723 Squadron HMAS Albatross, NSW. (photo: POIS Justin Brown)

Reviewing Officer, Commander Fleet Air Arm, Commodore Chris Smallhorn, RAN, inspects the graduating officers and sailors of the Joint Helicopter School No.1 Pilot, Aviation Warfare Officer and Aircrewman Courses at 723 Squadron HMAS Albatross, NSW.

The first intake of Army and Navy Pilots, Aviation Warfare Officers and Aircrew has graduated from 723 Squadron/Joint Helicopter School.

Australia and Japan remember together

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

L-R: Commanding Officer JMSDF Ship Sazanami, Commander Shoji Ishikawa; Captain Kaichi Matsuura (obscured); Deputy Commander Northern Command, Captain Bryan Parker, RAN; Commanding Officer HMAS Coonawarra, Commander Viktor Pilicic, RAN; Bob Shewring, President of the Darwin RSL Sub Branch; and members of the Darwin community, lay wreaths at the Darwin Cenotaph in memory of those who died during the Second World War. (photo: POIS James Whittle)

L-R: Commanding Officer JMSDF Ship Sazanami, Commander Shoji Ishikawa; Captain Kaichi Matsuura (obscured); Deputy Commander Northern Command, Captain Bryan Parker, RAN; Commanding Officer HMAS Coonawarra, Commander Viktor Pilicic, RAN; Bob Shewring, President of the Darwin RSL Sub Branch; and members of the Darwin community, lay wreaths at the Darwin Cenotaph in memory of those who died during the Second World War.

The Commanding Officers of Japanese Ship (JS) Sazanami and HMAS Coonawarra were among representatives who attended wreath laying ceremonies in Darwin recently during Exercise KAKADU 2018.

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.

Darwin based Navy members head to the Red Centre for Vietnam Veterans' Day

Published on by LEUT Tony White (author), Department of Defence (photographer)

Navy members at the Alice Springs Vietnam Veterans’ Day service in Alice  Springs, led by Lieutenant Commander Kate Woodall (far right). (photo: )

Navy members at the Alice Springs Vietnam Veterans’ Day service in Alice Springs, led by Lieutenant Commander Kate Woodall (far right).

Navy members based at HMAS Coonawarra in Darwin travelled to Alice Springs to show their respects at the Vietnam Veterans’ Day memorial service last Saturday. They were joined by members from the RAN Band Sydney and Navy Headquarters South Australia as part of Navy’s Community Engagement Program.

Service held onboard to commemorate WWII loss

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT John Thompson (author), ABIS Kieran Dempsey (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Adelaide, Captain Jonathan Earley, CSC, RAN, salutes the Royal Australian Navy Ensign at the memorial service for HMAS Canberra (I) on HMAS Adelaide during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018. (photo: ABIS Kieran Dempsey)

Commanding Officer HMAS Adelaide, Captain Jonathan Earley, CSC, RAN, salutes the Royal Australian Navy Ensign at the memorial service for HMAS Canberra (I) on HMAS Adelaide during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018.

A service has been held on HMAS Adelaide to commemorate the sinking of HMAS Canberra (I) as the ship passed over the site while transiting to Honiara in the Solomon Islands during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 18.

Country’s largest Navy base turns 40

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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.