Topic: Ceremony and Traditions

Bye, bye Birdie

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), POIS Kelvin Hockey (author)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, (right)  presents the  Governor's Cup to the Commanding Officer of HMAS Albatross, Captain Simon Bateman, CSC, RAN (left). Seaman Maritime Logistics - Personnel Operations Mardi Longford (centre) was present as the junior member of HMAS Albatross' Ship's Company. (photo: POIS Kelvin Hockey)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, (right) presents the Governor's Cup to the Commanding Officer of HMAS Albatross, Captain Simon Bateman, CSC, RAN (left). Seaman Maritime Logistics - Personnel Operations Mardi Longford (centre) was present as the junior member of HMAS Albatross' Ship's Company.

Captain Simon Bateman was no stranger to HMAS Albatross when he assumed command in December 2013, but as he hands over command, he reflects on the changes achieved throughout his tenure.

Penguin community celebrated

This article has photo gallery Published on by WO Ian Daley (author), LSIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

A guard of honour prepare to fire as the Australian White Ensign is lowered during a ceremonial sunset held at HMAS Penguin.  (photo: LSIS Tom Gibson)

A guard of honour prepare to fire as the Australian White Ensign is lowered during a ceremonial sunset held at HMAS Penguin.

Sydney base, HMAS Penguin has paid tribute to the local community for their continued support at their annual community reception, 'Beat to Quarters' and 'Ceremonial Sunset'.

Recruits continue fine tradition

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Katherine Mulheron (author), Unknown (photographer)

Members of General Entry 348 Taylor Division stand 'at ease' during their Graduation Parade held at Recruit School of HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: )

Members of General Entry 348 Taylor Division stand 'at ease' during their Graduation Parade held at Recruit School of HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

While December marked the start of summer, rain and 12 degrees greeted families and friends of General Entry 348, Taylor Division on their graduation from the Royal Australian Navy Recruit School on 8 December.

Solemn seas for Warramunga

Published on by Lieutenant Andrew Harvey (author), CPOEW Martin Anderson (photographer)

HMAS Warramunga during her transit to South East Asia. (photo: CPOEW Martin Anderson)

HMAS Warramunga during her transit to South East Asia.

HMAS Warramunga transited the Sunda Strait on Remembrance Day, where Australian light cruiser HMAS Perth I was lost in 1942..

Farncomb forges links with Esperance

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Peter Croce (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

The Australian and New Zealand national flags are lowered as the Last Post is played during the Remembrance Day ceremony held at Esperance. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

The Australian and New Zealand national flags are lowered as the Last Post is played during the Remembrance Day ceremony held at Esperance.

The Western Australian town of Esperance can now boast a formal link to one of the Navy's most sophisticated warfighting platforms - submarine HMAS Farncomb. 

Remembrance Day reflects on service past and present

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Chloe Wootten (author), SGT Janine Fabre (photographer), Mrs Lauren Larking (photographer)

Able Seaman Boatswain's Mate Alan Paterson plays the Didgeridoo during the 2016 Remembrance Day Service held at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra on 11 November, 2016. (photo: Lauren Larking)

Able Seaman Boatswain's Mate Alan Paterson plays the Didgeridoo during the 2016 Remembrance Day Service held at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra on 11 November, 2016.

As people of all nations paused to remember more than a century of military service, this Remembrance Day, many service men and women were again preparing to deploy on overseas operations.

HMAS Bathurst exercises her Freedom of Entry

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

The crew of HMAS Bathurst march through the city of Bathurst during a Freedom of Entry. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

The crew of HMAS Bathurst march through the city of Bathurst during a Freedom of Entry.

With swords drawn and colours flying, 20 officers and sailors from Royal Australian Navy patrol boat, HMAS Bathurst , exercised Freedom of Entry recently to their namesake city.

Unexpected audience for the Last Post

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Celeste Ecuyer (author)

Warrant Officer Phil Robertson with his wife Angela and Olympian Catherine Skinner at the Australian War Memorial Last Post Ceremony. (photo: Unknown)

Warrant Officer Phil Robertson with his wife Angela and Olympian Catherine Skinner at the Australian War Memorial Last Post Ceremony.

Almost every evening of the year a member of the Australian Defence Force dons their ceremonial attire in Canberra and honours one of the 102,000 Australians who have given their life in war and other operations.

West-based fleet on display

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Mick Wheeler (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer), ABCIS Lincoln Commane (photographer)

A platoon from HMAS Stirling 'Eyes Right' as they march past the Chief of Navy (CN), Vice Admiral Timothy Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN during CN's Ceremonial Divisions held at HMAS Stirling.  (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

A platoon from HMAS Stirling 'Eyes Right' as they march past the Chief of Navy (CN), Vice Admiral Timothy Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN during CN's Ceremonial Divisions held at HMAS Stirling.

The conduct of divisions is a time-honoured tradition which continued recently south of Perth with more than 1,300 personnel from HMAS Stirling, resident units, and all Fleet Base West home-ported ships and submarines parading on the main sports field.

Proud day for new recruits

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

The Graduates of the Defence Indigenous Development Program (DIDP) celebrate by throwing their caps in the air at the end of their graduation ceremony held at HMAS Cairns, Queensland.  (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

The Graduates of the Defence Indigenous Development Program (DIDP) celebrate by throwing their caps in the air at the end of their graduation ceremony held at HMAS Cairns, Queensland.

Twenty two indigenous recruits from across Australia graduated from the Defence Indigenous Development Program – Navy (DIDP-N) at HMAS Cairns earlier this month.