Topic: Ceremony and Traditions

Huon’s Tassie homecoming

Published on by SBLT Liam Northend (author), LSNPC Dylan Kiehn (photographer)

Ship's Company of HMAS Huon prior to conducting a Freedom of Entry into Huonville. (photo: Unknown)

Ship's Company of HMAS Huon prior to conducting a Freedom of Entry into Huonville.

HMAS Huon capped off a South West Pacific deployment recently with the final of six port visits to Hobart, Tasmania, and her nearby namesake city of Huonville.

Stamped in history - women in war

Published on by CPL Bill Solomou (author), LSIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

Able Seaman Medic (ABMED) Lillie Heymann from Joint Logistics Command, HMAS Cerberus (left), and Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics Personnel Operations (LSML-P) Zoraya Tibos, from Recruit School, HMAS Cerberus (right), hold the real 'Women in War' Stamps. (photo: LSIS Nina Fogliani)

Able Seaman Medic (ABMED) Lillie Heymann from Joint Logistics Command, HMAS Cerberus (left), and Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics Personnel Operations (LSML-P) Zoraya Tibos, from Recruit School, HMAS Cerberus (right), hold the real 'Women in War' Stamps.

In the lead-up to Remembrance Day, Australia Post, with the assistance of five proud serving Australian Defence Force women, launched a ‘Women in War’ series of stamps on the steps of the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne.

Island call for operational ship

Published on by LEUT Daniel Cochrane (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

From left, Lieutenant Simon Jeffery, Australia's High Commissioner to Madagascar, HE Ms Jenny Dee, Commanding Officer of HMAS Newcastle, Commander Mark Sirois, RAN and Madagascar's civilian media on the bridge of HMAS Newcastle during a media tour whilst alongside in Diego Suarez, Madagascar.  (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

From left, Lieutenant Simon Jeffery, Australia's High Commissioner to Madagascar, HE Ms Jenny Dee, Commanding Officer of HMAS Newcastle, Commander Mark Sirois, RAN and Madagascar's civilian media on the bridge of HMAS Newcastle during a media tour whilst alongside in Diego Suarez, Madagascar.

HMAS Newcastle recently conducted a three-day port visit to Antsiranana, also known as Diego-Suarez, in Madagascar, deployed as part of Operation MANITOU.

Maitland marches to meet community

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), POIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

Seaman Joey Perrin proudly carries the ship's lifering as HMAS Maitland conduct their freedom of entry march into to the city of Maitland. (photo: POIS Yuri Ramsey)

Seaman Joey Perrin proudly carries the ship's lifering as HMAS Maitland conduct their freedom of entry march into to the city of Maitland.

The small crew of patrol boat HMAS Maitland made a big impact in their namesake city recently, exercising Freedom of Entry and opening their vessel to visitors.

Importance of teamwork in hostile environment

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author and photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Lieutenant Commander Peter Barnes at the Dedication of the Australian Peacekeeping Memorial on Anzac Parade, Canberra. (photo: Jay Cronan)

Royal Australian Navy Lieutenant Commander Peter Barnes at the Dedication of the Australian Peacekeeping Memorial on Anzac Parade, Canberra.

The recent unveiling of the peacekeeping memorial in Canberra, we take the opportunity to reflect on the service of another Royal Australian Navy member in his service with the United Nations.

Farewell from Navy family as Warramunga sails

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Fiona Eggins (author), LSIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

Executive Officer HMAS Warramunga, LCDR Warren Bechly, RAN (left) passes on his condolences to LSMT James Phillips during a Commitment of Ashes Ceremony for his Grandfather, Able Seaman (Gunnery) Douglas Reginald Phillips (Rtd). (photo: LSIS Tom Gibson)

Executive Officer HMAS Warramunga, LCDR Warren Bechly, RAN (left) passes on his condolences to LSMT James Phillips during a Commitment of Ashes Ceremony for his Grandfather, Able Seaman (Gunnery) Douglas Reginald Phillips (Rtd).

Despite being keen to commence her Middle East mission, as HMAS Warramunga departed for her deployment recently the crew took a special moment on the flight deck to commit the ashes of Able Seaman Douglas Reginald Phillips to the sea.

Continuing his Hobart tradition

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author and photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Brendan Smart on the bridge of HMAS Hobart alongside Garden Island, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Chief Petty Officer Brendan Smart on the bridge of HMAS Hobart alongside Garden Island, Sydney.

Chief Petty Officer Combat Systems Manager Brenden Smart followed his older brother into the Navy is now one of the seasoned veterans helping bring Navy’s newest ship into service.

Brisbane Navy Week delights

Published on by LSCD Regan Kidd (author), Unknown (photographer)

Personnel from HMAS Moreton gathered at King George Square to conduct a Beat to Quarters and Ceremonial Sunset to signal the commencement of Navy Week in Southeast Queensland.   (photo: Unknown)

Personnel from HMAS Moreton gathered at King George Square to conduct a Beat to Quarters and Ceremonial Sunset to signal the commencement of Navy Week in Southeast Queensland.

Brisbane became a hive of naval activity in the middle of October, with service men and women out in force for Navy Week Southeast Queensland.

Sailor remembered in Madagascar

Published on by LCDR Fiona Southwood (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Ship's Company of HMAS Newcastle at the Diego Suarez War Cemetery after a memorial service for Able Seaman John Frederick Ellis in Antsiranana, Madagascar.  (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Ship's Company of HMAS Newcastle at the Diego Suarez War Cemetery after a memorial service for Able Seaman John Frederick Ellis in Antsiranana, Madagascar.

HMAS Newcastle’s crew have held the inaugural Australian Defence Force memorial service in Diego Suarez, Madagascar, for a Royal Australian Navy sailor lost during the Second World War.

Helicopter Flight Vietnam 50 years on

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Members of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Helicopter Flight Vietnam, Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, dignitaries and guests attend the memorial plaque dedication at the Fleet Air Arm Museum in Nowra, NSW for the 50th anniversary of the Royal Australian Navy Helicopter Flight Vietnam.  (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Members of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Helicopter Flight Vietnam, Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, dignitaries and guests attend the memorial plaque dedication at the Fleet Air Arm Museum in Nowra, NSW for the 50th anniversary of the Royal Australian Navy Helicopter Flight Vietnam.

Almost 200 veterans and their families gathered in Nowra on 15 October for three days of activities marking the 50th Anniversary of the formation of Royal Australian Navy Helicopter Flight Vietnam.