Topic: Ceremony and Traditions

‘On watch since 1943’

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Max Logan (author), ABIS James McDougall (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Harman, Commander David Luck, leads HMAS Harman ship's company onto the main street during the Freedom of Entry march in Queanbeyan, New South Wales. (photo: ABIS James McDougall)

Commanding Officer HMAS Harman, Commander David Luck, leads HMAS Harman ship's company onto the main street during the Freedom of Entry march in Queanbeyan, New South Wales.

Navy people of the nation’s capital have taken to the streets of nearby Queanbeyan for a Freedom of Entry march to mark a significant milestone.

Ceremony honours Indigenous veterans

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

Issac Jones performs a traditional dance with the Wesley College Dancers at the Indigenous Veterans Commemoration at Kings Park, Perth, Western Australia. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Issac Jones performs a traditional dance with the Wesley College Dancers at the Indigenous Veterans Commemoration at Kings Park, Perth, Western Australia.

Indigenous veterans past and present were remembered recently at a commemoration held at the Western Australian State War Memorial in Kings Park.

 

Remembering World War II submariners

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Rilana Ostheim (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Officers and senior sailors from the Australian and United States navies gather with Cadets from TS Vancouver on completion of a memorial service for US Navy submariners lost in action during WWII, held at the National Anzac Centre, Albany, WA. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Officers and senior sailors from the Australian and United States navies gather with Cadets from TS Vancouver on completion of a memorial service for US Navy submariners lost in action during WWII, held at the National Anzac Centre, Albany, WA.

United States submariners lost at sea while defending Australia have been honoured at a memorial service at the National Anzac Centre in Albany, Western Australia.

 

City celebrates HMAS Ararat (II) visit

Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), Ararat Rural City Council (photographer)

HMAS Ararat (II) exercises its right to Freedom of Entry to Ararat, Victoria for the first time in the Navy and city’s 75 year association. (photo: Ararat Rural City Council)

HMAS Ararat (II) exercises its right to Freedom of Entry to Ararat, Victoria for the first time in the Navy and city’s 75 year association.

The crew of HMAS Ararat (II) celebrated 75 years of association with its city namesake by exercising its right to Freedom of Entry to Ararat, Victoria recently.

 

HMAS Kuttabul remembers the bravery of 27 lives lost

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), POIS Phil Cullinan (photographer), LSML-P Kylie Jagiello (photographer), ABATV Kieren Whiteley (photographer)

A member of the HMAS Kuttabul Catafalque Party during the memorial service marking 76th anniversary of the Japanese midget submarine attack in Sydney Harbour and sinking of RAN depot ship, HMAS Kuttabul. (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

A member of the HMAS Kuttabul Catafalque Party during the memorial service marking 76th anniversary of the Japanese midget submarine attack in Sydney Harbour and sinking of RAN depot ship, HMAS Kuttabul.

Personnel at HMAS Kuttabul have paused to remember the 76th anniversary of the Japanese midget submarine attack in Sydney Harbour, which claimed the lives of 27 service personnel in 1942.

 

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.