Topic: Ceremony and Traditions
Deputy Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral Michael Noonan, (left) and Deputy Chief of Navy - France, Vice-amiral d’escadre Denis Béraud lay wreaths during the Last Post Ceremony at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.
The Last Post Ceremony at the Australian War Memorial has provided a poignant reminder of the close bond between the nations of Australia and France.
Commander Paul Cottier played the Last Post for the final time at the 75th commemorative service of the sinking of HMAS Armidale I at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.
A Navy musician has bookended his career with bugle calls, three and a half decades apart, from Seaman to Commander.
Published on January 16, 2018 by Department of Defence (author), PNGDF MIDN Poliap M’Buleau (photographer)
HMPNGS Lakekamu berthed in the Lakekamu River and traditionally dressed for the Freedom of Entry ceremony as locals take the time to conduct a tour and inspect the ship.
The former HMAS
Labuan has proven to be a popular attraction and dedicated workhorse in her new role as part of the Papua New Guinea Defence Force.
Officers and sailors from east based ships and establishments parade on the flight deck of HMAS Canberra during Fleet Divisions at Garden Island, Sydney.
With great fanfare, more than 1,500 officers and sailors have lined the decks of HMAS
Canberra in the Australian Fleet’s 2017 Ceremonial Divisions.
December 09, 2017 by Department of Defence (author), LEUT Harley Slatter (photographer)
HMAS Darwin's ceremonial guard march from the ship during the decommissioning ceremony at Fleet Base East in Sydney.
The Royal Australian Navy has decommissioned the Adelaide Class frigate, HMAS
Darwin, at her homeport of Garden Island, Sydney, after more than three decades of service to the nation.
HMAS Anzac in Sydney Harbour.
As the clock struck the 11th hour of the 11th day of November this year, HMAS
Anzac was sailing home across the Great Australian Bight after completing a challenging 12 week maintenance period away from her home port.
The Commanding Officer HMAS Darwin, Commander Phillip Henry with the Weapons Electrical Engineering Officer Lieutenant Commander Jason O'Gorman (Left), and the Marine Engineering Officer, Lieutenant Commander Trevor Henderson (Right)
Darwin heads towards being decommissioned in December, her Commanding Officer, Commander Phillip Henry, has the privilege of having served the longest time at the helm.
Commander Henry took command from Captain Terrence Morrison in June 2015 and will complete a two and half years in the top job.
A tugboat sends off HMAS Darwin from Darwin Harbour for the final time with a water cannon salute.
Darwin has completed her final port visit to Darwin, farewelling the city by exercising the right to Freedom of Entry and showcasing her capability to thousands of locals.
HMAS Toowoomba ship's company conduct guard training at sea enroute to Jakarta, Indonesia for an upcoming ceremonial sunset as part of Indo-Pacific Endeavour 17
Traditions of pomp and ceremony still have their place in a modern military – with the self-discipline required being reflected across all parts of Navy life.
HMAS Darwin comes alongside Stokes Hill Wharf, Darwin, for the last time before decommissioning in December 2017.
Darwin has sailed into her namesake port on her final visit after 33 years of service and more than a million nautical miles underway.