Topic: Ceremony and Traditions

Beating the drum for King Island

Published on by LSMUSN Svetlana Yaroslavskaya (author)

The Royal Australian Navy performs in Queenstown, Tasmania, on Anzac Day 2016. (photo: Unknown)

The Royal Australian Navy performs in Queenstown, Tasmania, on Anzac Day 2016.

The Royal Australian Navy Band Tasmania will be representing the Australian Defence Force at King Island, off the north-west coast of Tasmania, for Anzac Day this year.

Anzac Day commemorations planner

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More than 10,000 people attended the 2016 dawn service in the Victorian coastal town of Torquay, one of the largest dawn services outside our capital cities. (photo: Unknown)

More than 10,000 people attended the 2016 dawn service in the Victorian coastal town of Torquay, one of the largest dawn services outside our capital cities.

Anzac Day is the day we commemorate the service of all men and women who have served in the Australian Defence Force and remember those who have made the supreme sacrifice. For those of you planning to attend Dawn Services or commemorations, there is likely a Navy contingent nearby.

Indigenous service saluted at AWM

This article has photo gallery Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), CPL Dan Pinhorn (photographer)

Visitors attended the Australian War Memorial for an indigenous smoking ceremony, which marked the completion of the reconstructive works. (photo: CPL Dan Pinhorn)

Visitors attended the Australian War Memorial for an indigenous smoking ceremony, which marked the completion of the reconstructive works.

A smoking ceremony held at the Australian War Memorial in late March marked the completion of major reconstructive works in the commemorative area, highlighting links to country, service and sacrifice.

Coins honour Defence service

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Teresa Jurkovic (author), CPL Dan Pinhorn (photographer)

(L-R) Commodore Philip Spedding RAN, Group Captain Terry van Haren), Leading Seaman Anne Marie Becker, Warrant Officer Class One Kim Felmingham, and Colonel Peter Sibree (Retd) at the launch of the Medals of Honour Coin Collection at the Australian War Memorial. (photo: CPL Dan Pinhorn)

(L-R) Commodore Philip Spedding RAN, Group Captain Terry van Haren), Leading Seaman Anne Marie Becker, Warrant Officer Class One Kim Felmingham, and Colonel Peter Sibree (Retd) at the launch of the Medals of Honour Coin Collection at the Australian War Memorial.

Two Navy personnel have been included in a new commemorative coin collection launched on 3 April by the Governor-General his Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd).

Honour for select Coral Sea veterans

This article has photo gallery Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author)

Imagery Scanned from Navy Historic Archive

HMAS Australia II after the

Imagery Scanned from Navy Historic Archive HMAS Australia II after the "Coral Sea" battle.

Surviving Australian veterans of the Battle of the Coral Sea will be flown to New York next month to commemorate the battle’s 75th anniversary.

Melbourne-Voyager rescue crews commended

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), CMDR Chloe Griggs (author)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett AO, CSC, RAN visits HMAS Creswell to present Commander Kerry Stephen AM, RAN (Rtd) Commanding Officer HMAS Air Nymph and Mrs Midge Vodic wife of Sub Lieutanant Anthony Vodic a group Commendation. (photo: LSIS Justin Brown)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett AO, CSC, RAN visits HMAS Creswell to present Commander Kerry Stephen AM, RAN (Rtd) Commanding Officer HMAS Air Nymph and Mrs Midge Vodic wife of Sub Lieutanant Anthony Vodic a group Commendation.

The Chief of Navy has awarded a Group Commendation to the crews of two Royal Australian Navy vessels involved in the search and rescue efforts following the 1964 collision of HMA Ships Melbourne (I) and Voyager.

Vampire loss commemorated

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), POIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

Commanding Officer of HMAS Kuttabul, Commander Andrew Fraser, RAN gives an address during the HMAS Vampire 75th memorial service held at the Royal Australian Navy Heritage Centre at Garden Island, Sydney. (photo: POIS Yuri Ramsey)

Commanding Officer of HMAS Kuttabul, Commander Andrew Fraser, RAN gives an address during the HMAS Vampire 75th memorial service held at the Royal Australian Navy Heritage Centre at Garden Island, Sydney.

Seventy-five years to the day since she sunk below the surface of the Indian Ocean, V-class destroyer HMAS Vampire was commemorated at a memorial service at Garden Island.

Mum's visit a smashing success

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Darwin Executive Officer Lieutenant Commander Jennifer Parker, Commissioning Lady Joan Johnston, Ship’s Warrant Officer Jack Parnell and Navigating Officer Lieutenant Scott Benstead. (photo: Unknown)

Darwin Executive Officer Lieutenant Commander Jennifer Parker, Commissioning Lady Joan Johnston, Ship’s Warrant Officer Jack Parnell and Navigating Officer Lieutenant Scott Benstead.

 One commissioning lady has taken more than a passing interest in her ship over three decades since she smashed a bottle of champagne against the hull of a newly commissioned warship.

Young Endeavour homecoming for Commanding Officer

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Out-going CO STS Young Endeavour, LCDR Gavin Dawe OAM, RAN (right), hands over the Weight to in-coming CO, LCDR Michael Gough RAN, during a change of command ceremony onboard the sail training ship at Fleet Base East, Sydney, NSW. (photo: LSIS Brenton Freind)

Out-going CO STS Young Endeavour, LCDR Gavin Dawe OAM, RAN (right), hands over the Weight to in-coming CO, LCDR Michael Gough RAN, during a change of command ceremony onboard the sail training ship at Fleet Base East, Sydney, NSW.

Lieutenant Commander Mike Gough has retaken command of Sail Training Ship Young Endeavour 33 months to the day since he left the position.

Enter 'The Badger’

Published on by POIS Phil Cullinan (author)

Paul Burnett holds HMAS Katoomba's badge. (photo: Dept of Defence)

Paul Burnett holds HMAS Katoomba's badge.

Since the birth of the Royal Australian Navy, all ships and establishments have had a badge to represent them, from HMAS Australia's crown on a federation star to the new destroyer, Hobart, it all comes down to one position.