Topic: Ceremony and Traditions

Loss of HMAS Perth remembered

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), CPL Nick Wiseman (photographer)

Navy Chaplain Cornelis Bosch addresses the 72nd Anniversary of the Battle of Sunda Strait. (photo: CPL Nick Wiseman)

Navy Chaplain Cornelis Bosch addresses the 72nd Anniversary of the Battle of Sunda Strait.

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.

Darwin bombing remembered

Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), LAC Terry Hartin (photographer)

(L-R) Commanding Officer HMAS Coonawarra, Commander John Navin RAN, Commander Northern Command, Commodore Brenton Smyth, Commanding Officer No.13 Squadron RAAF Base Darwin, Wing Commander Wes Perrett and Commander 1st Brigade, Brigadier John Frewen lay wreaths at the 72nd Anniversary of the Bombing of Darwin commemorative service at the Darwin Cenotaph. (photo: LAC Terry Hartin)

(L-R) Commanding Officer HMAS Coonawarra, Commander John Navin RAN, Commander Northern Command, Commodore Brenton Smyth, Commanding Officer No.13 Squadron RAAF Base Darwin, Wing Commander Wes Perrett and Commander 1st Brigade, Brigadier John Frewen lay wreaths at the 72nd Anniversary of the Bombing of Darwin commemorative service at the Darwin Cenotaph.

Royal Australian Navy personnel stood side by side their United States counterparts yesterday in commemorating the 72nd anniversary of the bombing of Darwin, which occurred on 19 February 1942.

Navy takes out top honours at ADFA graduation parade

This article has photo gallery Published on by Australian Defence Force Academy (author), Mr John Carroll (photographer)

The Australian Defence Force Academy held its graduation parade on Thursday December 12, 2013. 265 midshipmen and officer cadets graduated from their military training and tertiary education at the Academy. (photo: John Carroll)

The Australian Defence Force Academy held its graduation parade on Thursday December 12, 2013. 265 midshipmen and officer cadets graduated from their military training and tertiary education at the Academy.

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.

HMAS Choules says thanks and farewell with ceremonial sunset

Published on by SBLT Brittany Smith (author), LSCSO Matthew Limb (photographer)

CO HMAS Choules Commander Ashley Papp presents CO Tarangau Naval Base Commander Peter Tupma with a framed memory. (photo: LSCSO Matthew Limb)

CO HMAS Choules Commander Ashley Papp presents CO Tarangau Naval Base Commander Peter Tupma with a framed memory.

HMAS Choules recently hosted an Official Reception and Ceremonial Sunset to mark the end of their mission as part of Operation LANDSCAPE.

72 years on - remembering HMAS Sydney (II)

Published on by Ms Eliza Bavin (author), ABIS Jesse Rhynard (photographer)

Representing the Royal Australian Navy Fleet Commander, Captain Guy Holthouse RAN, lays a wreath to commemorate the loss of HMAS Sydney II, during a ceremony held at Martin Place, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Jesse Rhynard)

Representing the Royal Australian Navy Fleet Commander, Captain Guy Holthouse RAN, lays a wreath to commemorate the loss of HMAS Sydney II, during a ceremony held at Martin Place, Sydney.

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 Choules’ remembers fallen Defence personnel at Manus Island

Published on by LEUT Sarah Mills (author), LSCIS Stephanie Cokanauto (photographer)

HMAS Choules' crew salute during a memorial service at the Manus Island cemetery. (photo: LEUT Sarah Mills)

HMAS Choules' crew salute during a memorial service at the Manus Island cemetery.

Personnel from HMAS Choules conducted a memorial service at a cemetery on Manus Island to remember Australians who died there. The ceremony was conducted on 24 October 2013 by the ship's Chaplain.

Pilots ready to spread their new wings and fly

Published on by POA Paul McGuckin (author)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Barrett and Chief of Staff Fleet Air Arm, Captain Don Dezentje (centre left and right) with the Navy's newest pilots, Sub Lieutenants Mark Green and Will Stow. (photo: )

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Barrett and Chief of Staff Fleet Air Arm, Captain Don Dezentje (centre left and right) with the Navy's newest pilots, Sub Lieutenants Mark Green and Will Stow.

Chief of Staff of the Royal Australian Navy’s Fleet Air Arm, Captain Don Dezentje, welcomed the Navy’s newest pilots into the ranks of the Fleet Air Arm at a graduation ceremony held at 2 Flight Training School, at RAAF Pearce in Western Australia.

WRANS Memorial Service

Published on by ABIS Kathy Tuddenham (author and photographer)

Captain Michele Miller, RAN, delivers the address at the Women's Royal Australian Naval Service (WRANS) Memorial Service at HMAS Harman on 19 October 2013. (photo: ABIS Kathy Tuddenham)

Captain Michele Miller, RAN, delivers the address at the Women's Royal Australian Naval Service (WRANS) Memorial Service at HMAS Harman on 19 October 2013.

The vital contribution women have made to the Navy was remembered at a recent Women’s Royal Australian Naval Service (WRANS) Memorial Service at HMAS Harman.

Navy exercises Freedom of Entry to the City of Darwin

Published on by Mr Darryl Johnston (author), LAC Terry Hartin (photographer)

HMAS Coonawarra exercises their right to Freedom of Entry to the city of Darwin, providing the Darwin City Council representative their Freedom of City scroll. (photo: LAC Terry Hartin)

HMAS Coonawarra exercises their right to Freedom of Entry to the city of Darwin, providing the Darwin City Council representative their Freedom of City scroll.

Hundreds of Darwin residents turned out to welcome the Royal Australian Navy and the Royal Thai Navy as they exercised their right of Freedom of Entry to the city yesterday.

HMAS Parramatta continues strong and meaningful connection with Parramatta

Published on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author), LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (photographer), ABIS Cassie McBride (photographer)

(L-R) Reviewing Officer CDRE Michael Noonan, the Deputy Lord Mayor, Cr Paul Garrard, CO HMAS Parramatta (IV), CMDR Scott Cannell is given the key to the City of Parramatta by the Lord Mayor of Parramatta, Cr John Chedid after the Freedom of Entry march through (photo: LSIS Jo Dilorenzo)

(L-R) Reviewing Officer CDRE Michael Noonan, the Deputy Lord Mayor, Cr Paul Garrard, CO HMAS Parramatta (IV), CMDR Scott Cannell is given the key to the City of Parramatta by the Lord Mayor of Parramatta, Cr John Chedid after the Freedom of Entry march through

The City of Parramatta paid tribute to the service of men and women from all ships that have carried the Parramatta name in a wreath laying ceremony at the HMAS Parramatta (I) memorial at Queens Wharf Park this week.