Section: Events

Parramatta given rite of passage

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LACW Jacqueline Forrester (photographer), SIG Robert Whitmore (photographer), PTE Rodrigo Villablanca (photographer), LAC John Solomon (photographer), LCPL Brodie Cross (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy officers from HMAS Parramatta march in front of a large turnout, during their Freedom of Entry parade down the main street of Parramatta, NSW. (photo: LACW Jacqueline Forrester)

Royal Australian Navy officers from HMAS Parramatta march in front of a large turnout, during their Freedom of Entry parade down the main street of Parramatta, NSW.

The ship’s company of HMAS Parramatta has reaffirmed the bonds between the ship and her namesake city by exercising their right to Freedom of Entry.

ADF rolls up its sleeves as Navy sets sights on most donations

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Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan receives an award for highest year-on-year donation growth for the 2018 Defence Blood Challenge, with a representative from the Red Cross (left) and Chief of Air Force Air Marshal Mel Hupfeld (right) at the 2019 Defence Blood Challenge Launch in Canberra on 5 September 2019. (photo: CPL Julia Whitwell)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan receives an award for highest year-on-year donation growth for the 2018 Defence Blood Challenge, with a representative from the Red Cross (left) and Chief of Air Force Air Marshal Mel Hupfeld (right) at the 2019 Defence Blood Challenge Launch in Canberra on 5 September 2019.

The 2019 Defence Blood Challenge has officially been launched at the Civic Plasma Donor Centre in Canberra, during which RAN also received two awards for its contribution to the 2018 Defence Blood Challenge.

Broken bottles: Stalwart set to sea in Spain

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NUSHIP Stalwart following the successful launch at a ceremony in Ferrol, Spain. (photo: CMDR Steve McCracken)

NUSHIP Stalwart following the successful launch at a ceremony in Ferrol, Spain.

The Royal Australian Navy is another step closer to welcoming its new fleet of Supply Class replenishment tankers into service, following the successful launch of NUSHIP Stalwart at a ceremony in Ferrol, Spain.

Moreton reflects on the service of Australia's Vietnam Vets

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Commander Andy Clowes joins Vietnam veterans at a Vietnam Veterans Day commemorative service at Anzac Square in Brisbane. (photo: Unknown)

Commander Andy Clowes joins Vietnam veterans at a Vietnam Veterans Day commemorative service at Anzac Square in Brisbane.

HMAS Moreton represented Navy at two separate events in Brisbane on 18 August that commemorated the battles of the Vietnam War and those who served in them.

Australia’s World War submariners remembered in Brisbane

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Commander Andrew Clowes and the President of the Submarine Association of Queensland, Mr Don ‘Duckrun’ Currell OAM, at the unveiling of two World War plaques in the Shrine of Remembrance Crypt in Brisbane. (photo: Unknown)

Commander Andrew Clowes and the President of the Submarine Association of Queensland, Mr Don ‘Duckrun’ Currell OAM, at the unveiling of two World War plaques in the Shrine of Remembrance Crypt in Brisbane.

A moving tribute to Queensland submariners who lost their lives during the first and second World Wars was held at Brisbane’s newly refurbished Shrine of Remembrance Crypt and Galleries in August.

Shared love of the sea takes Navy to Bundaberg for Oceanfest

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Warrant Officer Mark Donlan and Chief Petty Officer Paul Cannard from HMAS Moreton's Community Engagement Team with Australian Navy Cadets from Training Ship Bundaberg, at Oceanfest 2019. (photo: )

Warrant Officer Mark Donlan and Chief Petty Officer Paul Cannard from HMAS Moreton's Community Engagement Team with Australian Navy Cadets from Training Ship Bundaberg, at Oceanfest 2019.

The Royal Australian Navy joined the people of Bundaberg recently to celebrate something near and dear to both the Queensland town and the senior service: the sea.

In memory of our submariners still on patrol

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More than 250 people gathered at the HMAS Orion Fin, in the Naval Memorial Park in Rockingham WA, for the Lost Submariners Memorial Service to pay respects to all Australian submariners who have lost their lives during their period of service since the inception of the modern day Australian Submarine Force. (photo: LSIS Kylie Jagiello)

More than 250 people gathered at the HMAS Orion Fin, in the Naval Memorial Park in Rockingham WA, for the Lost Submariners Memorial Service to pay respects to all Australian submariners who have lost their lives during their period of service since the inception of the modern day Australian Submarine Force.

The inaugural Lost Submariners Memorial Service was hosted by The Submarines Association of Australia last week, with more than 200 past and present submariners in attendance.

Moore building passes its first test

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Participants of the Department of Defence Consultative Forum outside HMAS Moreton’s new Multi-User Facility - the Moore Building. (photo: LS Hayden Eyles)

Participants of the Department of Defence Consultative Forum outside HMAS Moreton’s new Multi-User Facility - the Moore Building.

HMAS Moreton’s expanding footprint in Brisbane and South East Queensland is almost complete with its new multi-user facility and conference centre getting a trial run by the Department of Defence Consultative forum.

Navy’s time to shine in an Army and Air Force town

Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author)

The Royal Australian Navy Band supports a Ceremonial Sunset in the City of Wagga Wagga, New South Wales. (photo: )

The Royal Australian Navy Band supports a Ceremonial Sunset in the City of Wagga Wagga, New South Wales.

Many communities throughout regional Australia have prominent links to Australia’s military history, from cenotaphs and statues to parks and locations. This is particularly true of the city of Wagga Wagga.

Fleet Commander inspects Cerberus on parade

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Members and guard on parade during HMAS Cerberus Ceremonial Divisions. (photo: POIS Nina Fogliani)

Members and guard on parade during HMAS Cerberus Ceremonial Divisions.

More than 900 sailors, soldiers and airmen and women marched out for Ceremonial Divisions at HMAS Cerberus last week.