November 30, 2017 by Department of Defence (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)
The Passing out Parade marks the conclusion of the New Entry Officers' Course at HMAS Creswell. The day is the culmination of nineteen weeks of hard work and represents the completion of their non-specialist initial officer training. The new entry officers' are paraded as a guard on the Quarterdeck and marched past the Reviewing Officer in their ceremonial uniforms.
After five months of intensive training, Navy has graduated its newest group of officers from the Royal Australian Naval College, HMAS
HMAS Albatross personnel joined by Mr Liam Dooley from White Ribbon Australia recited the White Ribbon oath while standing along side White Ribbon silhouettes that represent women that have been affected by domestic violence.
Personnel at HMAS
Albatross marked White Ribbon Day with a range of events highlighting their support for Defence's commitment to the campaign to end violence against women.
Commanding Officer HMAS Penguin, Commander Ian Campbell, RAN, with the overall female and male winners, Lieutenant Brie McConville and Lieutenant Rowan Walkers at the 39th annual White Ribbon Day Gate to Gate Fun Run held at HMAS Penguin.
The 39th annual HMAS
Penguin, White Ribbon Gate to Gate Fun Run/Walk was fiercely contested at Middle Harbour in Sydney this week.
Royal Australian Navy Lieutenant Alec Beerens stands in front of some of the bikes assembled for the 2017 Distinguished Gentleman's Ride on 24 September in Canberra.
If you were in Canberra in late September, you might have witnessed an odd sight – almost 200 smartly dressed motorcyclists riding their classic-style motorbikes.
Acting Bandmaster RAN Band SA, POMUSN Tom Bastians with Donna Dimasi and pageant marshall Alex.
An estimated 330,000 people lined Adelaide streets recently to watch the annual Christmas pageant, the largest parade of its kind in the southern hemisphere, and South Australia’s traditional welcome to the festive season.
More than 200 short and long films were screened at the Australian War Memorial and the Australian Defence Force Academy recently as part of the Veterans’ Film Festival.
PTE Pamela Amber, AB Kelly Clear, and LACW Lateesha Barlow at the 2017 Defence Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Network (DATSIN) Conference, Canberra.
‘Dadirri,’ the Aboriginal word for deep listening, was demonstrated by attendees at this year’s Defence Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Network conference.
The Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral (VADM) Timothy Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, stands with the six crew members of the Indian Sail Training Ship Tarini berthed at the Fremantle Yacht Club during his visit to the vessel in Fremantle, Western Australia.
Indian Navy sailing boat INSV
Tarini stopped in Fremantle recently, further developing the friendship with the Royal Australian Navy before sailing ‘across the ditch’ as part of a historic journey to circumnavigate the world.
Ship's Company of HMAS Huon prior to conducting a Freedom of Entry into Huonville.
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.
Sub Lieutenant Dean Gazzola gives Mr John Sharp from Defence Veterans Affairs, Mr Eddie Koza and his sons Alex and Luke a tour of HMAS Waller during the Port of Fremantle Maritime Day held on Victoria Quay in Fremantle.
With the decks swabbed and the bulkheads scrubbed, submarine HMAS
Waller featured quayside for all to see during Maritime Day in the working Port of Fremantle.