Topic: Ceremony and Traditions
Second World War veteran Mr Alf Carpenter with Captain John Stavridis at Martin Place in Sydney on completion of the Battle of Crete commemoration.
Approximately 500 people attended the wreath laying service for the commemorations for the 76th Anniversary of the Battles of Greece and Crete at the cenotaph in Sydney recently.
Commander Surface Force, Commodore Chris Smith, CSM, RAN lays a wreath at the HMAS Kuttabul 75th anniversary memorial service held at HMAS Kuttabul, Sydney.
The ‘Battle for Sydney’ has been commemorated with a memorial service at Garden Island, Sydney, 75 years on from when Japanese forces again brought the Second World War to the Australian mainland.
Both port and starboard Cape Class Patrol Boat Navy crews stand in a group photograph with Australian Border Force members on the forecastle of Australian Defence Vessel Cape Byron at Austal Shipyard in Henderson, Western Australia.
The crew of Australian Defence Vessel
Cape Byron gathered on the upper deck to farewell and hand-back the Cape class patrol boat as her duties for Navy completed.
From left, Seaman Combat Systems Operator Harriet Anne Shepperd, Ships Commanding Officer, Commander Phillip Henry, RAN, and Midshipman Bonnie Galbraith on the flight deck of HMAS Darwin at Macquarie Wharf, Hobart.
After farewelling Brisbane recently, HMAS
Darwin headed to Hobart last month – her penultimate port of call on her final visit to all coastal capital cities.
Principle Warfare Officer Course 53 graduating class photo at HMAS Watson.
It was a red-letter day at HMAS
Watson on 2 May, with one half of the first married couple to graduate from the same Principal Warfare Officers Course also being awarded overall dux.
May 18, 2017 by Minister for Defence Personnel Media Release (author), LEUT Chris Boardman (photographer)
Ex-HMAS Sydney has left Sydney Harbour today (18 May 2017) to be towed to Western Australia for recycling by Australian company Birdon Pty Ltd.
Sydney IV has left Sydney Harbour to be towed to Western Australia for recycling.
Commanding Officer Cape Fourcroy, Commander Mark Taylor, RAN, stands with his crew on completion of the Australian Defence Vessel (ADV) Cape Fourcroy Acceptance Ceremony at HMAS Stirling, Western Australia.
The first of two Austal-built Cape Class Patrol Boats has officially joined the Royal Australian Navy fleet.
(From left) U.S. Navy, Royal Australian Navy, Australian Army, Royal Canadian Navy and Marine Nationale (French Navy) officials salute during the Combined Task Force 150 Transfer of Authority ceremony held on 13 April 2017.
Royal Australian Navy personnel embedded in the Canadian-led Combined Task Force 150 in the Middle East have completed a highly successful counter-terrorism deployment and are heading home.
L-R Mr Philip Moss, Rear Admiral Bruce Kafer, Serco Asia Pacific Chief Executive Officer, Mr Mark Irwin and Lieutenant Commander Mark Shannon during the Reserve and Youth Division Serco Australia Memorandum of Understanding signing in Canberra.
Serco Australia has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Australian Defence Force in support of Defence Reservists across all of its Australian operations in a move to better support employment of personnel who are members of both organisations.
May 19, 2017 by Ms Sharon Palmer (author), LSIS Nina Fogliani (photographer), POIS Phil Cullinan (photographer), POIS Paul McCallum (photographer)
Reviewing Officer, Warrant Officer of The Navy, Warrant Officer Gary Wight salutes members of General Entry 341 Shipp Division on the Recruit School Parade Ground, HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.
When the most senior sailor in the Australian Navy, Warrant Officer of the Navy Gary Wight joined, he wasn’t in it for the long haul.