Topic: Ceremony and Traditions

Capability on display for launch of NUSHIP Sydney

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), Department of Defence (photographer)

NUSHIP Sydney awaits her launch at Osborne Naval Shipyard in Adelaide. (photo: Department of Defence)

NUSHIP Sydney awaits her launch at Osborne Naval Shipyard in Adelaide.

The Royal Australian Navy’s newest ship has been launched during a ceremony at Osborne Naval Shipyard in Adelaide. The Hobart Class Destroyer Sydney carries a proud name and is a significant warfighting enhancement to Australia’s fleet.

Jakarta Defence staff commemorate Shark 02

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Commodore Bob Plath, Lieutenant Commander Mark Graichen, Chief Petty Officer Robert Pope, Mr Alex Wau and Mr Montani Harefa along with officials and residents of Tuindrao village, Nias attend the memorial service for Shark 02. (photo: Unknown)

Commodore Bob Plath, Lieutenant Commander Mark Graichen, Chief Petty Officer Robert Pope, Mr Alex Wau and Mr Montani Harefa along with officials and residents of Tuindrao village, Nias attend the memorial service for Shark 02.

Members of the Australian Defence Staff in Jakarta recently ventured to the island of Nias, off the north west coast of Sumatra.

Service buttons needed to remember our fallen

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), Ledy Rowe (photographer)

The poppies at the Australian War Memorial will be the culmination of more than a million hours of volunteer work over the last five years, and a true labour of love. (photo: CMDR Fenn Kemp)

The poppies at the Australian War Memorial will be the culmination of more than a million hours of volunteer work over the last five years, and a true labour of love.

Navy members present and past are being encouraged to send in their old dress uniform buttons as part of an ambitious project to commemorate those who died in World War One.

Airwolves commemorate Anzac Day in Alabama

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Aaron Cochrane (author), Mrs Fiona Tremlett (photographer)

ADF personnel attending the Fort Rucker Anzac Day service. Pictured (L-R): CAPT James Highfield, CAPT Charles Hall, CAPT Shane Mitchell, LSA Leeann Mumby, LEUT Aaron Cochrane, and LEUT Grant Rushford. (photo: Mrs Fiona Tremlett)

ADF personnel attending the Fort Rucker Anzac Day service. Pictured (L-R): CAPT James Highfield, CAPT Charles Hall, CAPT Shane Mitchell, LSA Leeann Mumby, LEUT Aaron Cochrane, and LEUT Grant Rushford.

Royal Australian Navy personnel are posted to all corners of the globe, integrating into the forces of partner nations, contributing to and improving Navy capability. Navy members currently posted to the United States Navy’s Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 40, known as the Airwolves, recently provided an insight into Anzac Day for their US counterparts.

 

Navy commemorates the 20th anniversary of the fire on board former HMAS Westralia

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

Crew from HMAS Sirius are formed during the HMAS Westralia Fire 20th Year Anniversary Memorial Service on the HMAS Stirling Quarterdeck in honour of the tragedy that claimed the lives of four crew members: Midshipman Megan Pelly, Petty Officer Shaun Smith, Leading Seaman Bradley Meek, and Able Seaman Philip Carroll. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Crew from HMAS Sirius are formed during the HMAS Westralia Fire 20th Year Anniversary Memorial Service on the HMAS Stirling Quarterdeck in honour of the tragedy that claimed the lives of four crew members: Midshipman Megan Pelly, Petty Officer Shaun Smith, Leading Seaman Bradley Meek, and Able Seaman Philip Carroll.

A commemoration has been held at HMAS Stirling, Western Australia to remember the four lives that were lost 20 years ago in a fire on board the former supply vessel HMAS Westralia.

 

Anzac Day in Singapore a moving experience

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Dallas Gray (author), AB Rye Huckel (photographer)

HMAS Success sailors form a Catafalque Party at the Anzac Day Dawn Service held at Kranji War Cemetery in Singapore. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Success sailors form a Catafalque Party at the Anzac Day Dawn Service held at Kranji War Cemetery in Singapore.

A team from HMAS Success has attended the Anzac Day Dawn Service at Singapore’s Kranji War Cemetery as part of their deployment to South East Asia.

 

Deployed Navy personnel commemorate Anzac Day abroad

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Members of the catafalque party stand to attention as pipers pipe 'Flowers of the Forest' during an Anzac Day Dawn Service at Hellfire Pass, Thailand. (photo: LSIS Kayla Jackson)

Members of the catafalque party stand to attention as pipers pipe 'Flowers of the Forest' during an Anzac Day Dawn Service at Hellfire Pass, Thailand.

Navy people currently deployed to South East Asia have represented the RAN, ADF and Australia at three special Anzac Day services in Thailand.

 

HMAS Vampire remembered

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author)

A catafalque party from HMAS Cerberus 'rest on arms' in the Sanctuary at the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne, during a service to commemorate the sinking of HMAS Vampire. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

A catafalque party from HMAS Cerberus 'rest on arms' in the Sanctuary at the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne, during a service to commemorate the sinking of HMAS Vampire.

The sinking of HMAS Vampire (I) and the loss of nine of her crew has been commemorated during a small ceremony at the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne.

First Recruits of 2018 graduate

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LSIS Nina Fogliani (photographer), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

General Entry 359 Shipp Division celebrate the completion of their Graduation Ceremony held at Recruit School, HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: LSIS Nina Fogliani)

General Entry 359 Shipp Division celebrate the completion of their Graduation Ceremony held at Recruit School, HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

One hundred and twenty nine proud people from around Australia marked the first major milestone in their naval careers last week as they graduated from the Royal Australian Navy’s Recruit School.

Coonawarra commemorates Anzac Day in NT remote communities

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), Unknown (photographer)

Members of HMAS Coonawarra joined with the Royal Australian Air Force and the Australian Army for an Anzac Day service in the remote community of Tomato Island in the Northern Territory. (photo: Unknown)

Members of HMAS Coonawarra joined with the Royal Australian Air Force and the Australian Army for an Anzac Day service in the remote community of Tomato Island in the Northern Territory.

HMAS Coonawarra personnel joined with residents of remote communities in the Top End on Anzac Day to honour the sacrifices made by all servicemen and women past and present.