Topic: Freedom of Entry

Coffs Harbour and 725 Squadron reunited

This article has photo gallery Published on by ABIS Leo Baumgartner (author and photographer)

Two Royal Australian Navy MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopters flypast as 725 Squadron gives the eyes right during the Freedom of Entry into Coffs Harbour, NSW. (photo: ABIS Leo Baumgartner)

Two Royal Australian Navy MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopters flypast as 725 Squadron gives the eyes right during the Freedom of Entry into Coffs Harbour, NSW.

Hundreds of local residents lined the streets of Coffs Harbour to watch and support officers and sailors from 725 Squadron as they exercised their Freedom of Entry to the coastal city.

Bulldog joins the Steel Cat

Published on by LEUT Danielle Brodie (author), CPL Colin Dadd (photographer)

Members of the Ship’s Company welcome their mascot, British Bulldog Leading Seaman Hank, after HMAS Brisbane's (III) Freedom of Entry march. (photo: CPL Colin Dadd)

Members of the Ship’s Company welcome their mascot, British Bulldog Leading Seaman Hank, after HMAS Brisbane's (III) Freedom of Entry march.

A little-known piece of Navy history dating back to the First World War is being kept alive with a British Bulldog by the name of Hank becoming the first mascot for ‘the Steel Cat’, HMAS Brisbane (III).

HMAS Adelaide exercises her Freedom of Entry

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by LCDR Ben Robinson (author), ABIS Ryan McKenzie (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Adelaide Captain Jonathan Ley, RAN leads HMAS Adelaide Ships' Company as they exercise their Freedom of Entry to the City of Adelaide. (photo: ABIS Ryan McKenzie)

Commanding Officer HMAS Adelaide Captain Jonathan Ley, RAN leads HMAS Adelaide Ships' Company as they exercise their Freedom of Entry to the City of Adelaide.

More than 400 officers and sailors from the Royal Australian Navy marched through the City of Adelaide, exercising their Freedom of Entry.

HMAS Brisbane marches into Brisbane

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Danielle Brodie (author), CPL Colin Dadd (photographer)

HMAS Brisbane's Commanding Officer, Commander Josh Wilson leads the Ship's Company down Adelaide Street, during the Freedom of Entry parade in Brisbane. (photo: CPL Colin Dadd)

HMAS Brisbane's Commanding Officer, Commander Josh Wilson leads the Ship's Company down Adelaide Street, during the Freedom of Entry parade in Brisbane.

With swords drawn, bayonets fixed, flags flying and drums beating, the Ship’s Company of HMAS Brisbane were granted Freedom of Entry into her namesake city on Saturday.

Success marches through port city

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), CPL Kylie Gibson (photographer)

Officer in Charge Fremantle Police, Senior Sergeant Brad Warburton, halts the ship's company of HMAS Success during their Freedom of Entry march in Fremantle. (photo: CPL Kylie Gibson)

Officer in Charge Fremantle Police, Senior Sergeant Brad Warburton, halts the ship's company of HMAS Success during their Freedom of Entry march in Fremantle.

HMAS Success has been granted Freedom of Entry into Fremantle this weekend, more than 30 years after first being granted freedom of entry to the Western Australian port city.

‘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.

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 Hobart granted Freedom of Entry

Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), ABIS Craig Walton (photographer)

HMAS Hobart ship's company outside Town Hall on Macquarie Street, Hobart during a Freedom of Entry march. (photo: ABIS Craig Walton)

HMAS Hobart ship's company outside Town Hall on Macquarie Street, Hobart during a Freedom of Entry march.

The first bond between the new HMAS Hobart and her namesake city have been forged during a Freedom of Entry march.

Labuan lives on through Lakekamu

Published on by Department of Defence (author), PNGDF MIDN Poliap M’Buleau (photographer)

HMPNGS Lakekamu berthed in the Lakekamu River and traditionally dressed for the Freedom of Entry ceremony as locals take the time to conduct a tour and inspect the ship. (photo: MIDN Poliap M’Buleau, PNGDF)

HMPNGS Lakekamu berthed in the Lakekamu River and traditionally dressed for the Freedom of Entry ceremony as locals take the time to conduct a tour and inspect the ship.

The former HMAS Labuan has proven to be a popular attraction and dedicated workhorse in her new role as part of the Papua New Guinea Defence Force.

Darwin farewells namesake city

Published on by Department of Defence (author), WO2 Chris Houghton (photographer)

A tugboat sends off HMAS Darwin from Darwin Harbour for the final time with a water cannon salute.  (photo: WO2 Chris Houghton)

A tugboat sends off HMAS Darwin from Darwin Harbour for the final time with a water cannon salute.

HMAS Darwin has completed her final port visit to Darwin, farewelling the city by exercising the right to Freedom of Entry and showcasing her capability to thousands of locals.