Topic: Ceremony and Traditions

HMAS Ballarat commemorates HMAS Perth (I) in the Sunda Strait

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Sarah Eddes (author), LSEW Belinda Harding (photographer)

The HMAS Perth (I) memorial service onboard HMAS Ballarat (II) was administered by Ballarat’s chaplain, Chaplain Rendall Walker. (photo: LSEW Belinda Harding)

The HMAS Perth (I) memorial service onboard HMAS Ballarat (II) was administered by Ballarat’s chaplain, Chaplain Rendall Walker.

HMAS Ballarat held a moving memorial service to commemorate the crew of HMAS Perth (I) while passing through the Sunda Strait yesterday.

NUSHIP Canberra contributes to Australia’s Federation Guard duties

Published on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author), LACW Casey Gaul (photographer)

Australia's Federation Guard form a Royal Guard for the opening of the The Royal Queensland Show. (photo: LACW Casey Gaul)

Australia's Federation Guard form a Royal Guard for the opening of the The Royal Queensland Show.

A team of 16 people from NUSHIP Canberra augmented the Australia's Federation Guard (AFG) for two high profile activities last month.

Family 'honoured' to be part of first Shipp graduation

Published on by LEUT Kelli Lunt (author), LSIS Paul McCallum (photographer), LSIS Dove Smithett (author)

Two Bell 429 helicopters from 723SQN and three Seahawk helicopters from 816SQN provided a fly past as the graduating recruits of General Entry 314 Shipp Division salute the Reviewing Officer for the Graduation Parade, RADM Tim Barrett, AM, CSC, RAN. (photo: LSIS Paul McCallum)

Two Bell 429 helicopters from 723SQN and three Seahawk helicopters from 816SQN provided a fly past as the graduating recruits of General Entry 314 Shipp Division salute the Reviewing Officer for the Graduation Parade, RADM Tim Barrett, AM, CSC, RAN.

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.

Remembering Canberra, 71 years on

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The Australian High Commissioner to the Solomon Islands, His Excellency Matt Anderson lays a wreath over the site where HMAS Canberra (I) was lost. (photo: )

The Australian High Commissioner to the Solomon Islands, His Excellency Matt Anderson lays a wreath over the site where HMAS Canberra (I) was lost.

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).

Aircrewmen Graduates soar

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

Commodore Fleet Air Arm, CDRE Vince Di Pietro CSC, RAN, inspects the graduating students (L-R) Leading Seaman Aircrewman Curtis Maxwell, Able Seaman Aircrewman Dean Kinna and Able Seaman Aircrewman Rhys Williams at their graduation. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

Commodore Fleet Air Arm, CDRE Vince Di Pietro CSC, RAN, inspects the graduating students (L-R) Leading Seaman Aircrewman Curtis Maxwell, Able Seaman Aircrewman Dean Kinna and Able Seaman Aircrewman Rhys Williams at their graduation.

After months of intensive training, three of the Navy’s newest aviators have earned their ‘wings.’

Heartwarming thanks for Albatross Anzac efforts

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), LSIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

Kiama/Jamberoo Sub-Branch President, COL (Rtd) Ian Pullar presents POBM Mark Lamont, ABCIS Jim Economos, ABBM  Michael Penfold, ABCIS Rhys Withers and ABBM Jody Mason with a certificate of appreciation for participation in the 2013 Anzac Day ceremony. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

Kiama/Jamberoo Sub-Branch President, COL (Rtd) Ian Pullar presents POBM Mark Lamont, ABCIS Jim Economos, ABBM Michael Penfold, ABCIS Rhys Withers and ABBM Jody Mason with a certificate of appreciation for participation in the 2013 Anzac Day ceremony.

HMAS Albatross has extensive Anzac Day commitments throughout the Shoalhaven every year and in 2013, the base provided 25 catafalque parties and 250 personnel for services stretching from the coastal towns of Kiama to Ulladulla, and as far west as Holbrook.

Tasmanians observe Vietnam Veterans' Day

Published on by LEUT Daryl Peebles (author and photographer)

ADF representatives lay wreaths and salute at Hobart’s Cenotaph, from left  Squadron Leader Steve de Haan; Lieutenant Colonel Neil Grierson; and Commander Stacey Porter. (photo: LEUT Daryl Peebles)

ADF representatives lay wreaths and salute at Hobart’s Cenotaph, from left Squadron Leader Steve de Haan; Lieutenant Colonel Neil Grierson; and Commander Stacey Porter.

The more-than 50,000 Australians who served in the Vietnam War were honoured with services of remembrance throughout the nation on the weekend.

Albatross and Creswell granted continued Freedom of Entry into the Shoalhaven

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), LSIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

HMAS Albatross and HMAS Creswell sailors march through the main street of Nowra during their Freedom of Entry parade.  (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

HMAS Albatross and HMAS Creswell sailors march through the main street of Nowra during their Freedom of Entry parade.

One thousand officers and sailors from the Royal Australian Navy establishments HMAS Creswell and HMAS Albatross marched through the streets of Nowra today, exercising their ‘Freedom of Entry’ into the city. 

An enduring tradition - HMAS Cerberus Divisions

Published on by SBLT Kat Mulheron (author), ABIS Dove Smithett (photographer)

Ship's company of HMAS Cerberus on parade during HMAS Cerberus Winter Ceremonial Divisions. (photo: ABIS Dove Smithett)

Ship's company of HMAS Cerberus on parade during HMAS Cerberus Winter Ceremonial Divisions.

More than 500 sailors, soldiers, airmen and airwomen of HMAS Cerberus formed up on the Main Parade Ground for inspection by Commanding Officer, Captain Katherine Richards, RAN. In doing so, they carried out a time honoured tradition of showing pride in themselves and their service through their dress and bearing.

100 years since HMAS Sydney (I) commissions

Published on by ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Mr James Glossop, member of HMAS Sydney Association the son of the Commissioning Commanding Officer of HMAS Sydney (I) at the HMAS Sydney (I) commemorative 100th memorial at Mosman RSL Club in Sydney. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez  )

Mr James Glossop, member of HMAS Sydney Association the son of the Commissioning Commanding Officer of HMAS Sydney (I) at the HMAS Sydney (I) commemorative 100th memorial at Mosman RSL Club in Sydney.

26 June 2013 marked a very special day for the many men and women who have served in a Royal Australian Navy Ship bearing the name of Sydney, as it marked 100 years since the commissioning of the very first ship of this name.