Topic: Ceremony and Traditions

Maritime security a year-round duty

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Arunta Commander Cameron Steil watches over HMAS Arunta's boarding party as it conducts a boarding while on patrol in the Middle East Region. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Commanding Officer HMAS Arunta Commander Cameron Steil watches over HMAS Arunta's boarding party as it conducts a boarding while on patrol in the Middle East Region.

While many Australians spend Anzac Day off work, Royal Australian Navy personnel around the world will remain on watch, contributing to global security, stability and prosperity.

HMAS Warramunga Turns Sweet 16

This article has photo gallery Published on by Leading Seaman Electronic Warfare Kevin Brouwer (author)

HMAS Warramunga’s sweet 16 birthday cake. (photo: POEW Andrew Harding)

HMAS Warramunga’s sweet 16 birthday cake.

The ship's company of HMAS Warramunga had reason to celebrate on 31 March, marking the 16th anniversary since the warship commissioned.

Jakarta service a reflection of regional ties

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), Unknown (photographer)

Midshipman Morgan Groves (left) and Midshipman Jordana McLeod (left) and take time out from their language studies to pay tribute to the fallen on Anzac Day at the Jakarta War Cemetery. (photo: Unknown)

Midshipman Morgan Groves (left) and Midshipman Jordana McLeod (left) and take time out from their language studies to pay tribute to the fallen on Anzac Day at the Jakarta War Cemetery.

Two Midshipmen have found themselves marking Anzac Day away from the familiar marches and gatherings but each say it was an experience they will remember for years to come.

Middle East operations reinforce service ethos

Published on by CPL Sebastian Beurich (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Toby Pink is seen in the Quarter Deck of HMAS Arunta. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Toby Pink is seen in the Quarter Deck of HMAS Arunta.

Townsville’s Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Toby Pink has spent Anzac Day on operations this year as a member of HMAS Arunta’s ship’s company during her maritime security deployment to the Middle East.

Valuing tradition leads to submarine career

Published on by POIS Phil Cullinan (author), LSIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

Recruit Timothy Herring with a picture of his grand father who served on HMAS Perth I and was a prisoner of war during World War II on the great Burma Railway. (photo: LSIS Nina Fogliani)

Recruit Timothy Herring with a picture of his grand father who served on HMAS Perth I and was a prisoner of war during World War II on the great Burma Railway.

This Anzac Day has particular meaning for a recruit at HMAS Cerberus, as it is his first in uniform, and the start of his chapter in a family tradition.

Female recruits lead the way

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ben Willee (author), SMNET Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

Reviewing Officer, Chief of Staff - Fleet Command, Commodore Luke Charles-Jones, CSC, OAM, RAN, inspects graduating members of General Entry 349 Emms Division on the Recruit School Parade Ground, HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: SMNET Jarrod Mulvihill)

Reviewing Officer, Chief of Staff - Fleet Command, Commodore Luke Charles-Jones, CSC, OAM, RAN, inspects graduating members of General Entry 349 Emms Division on the Recruit School Parade Ground, HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

Proud families and friends attended the graduation Parade of General Entry 349 Emms Divisions which for the first time in Navy’s history consisted of more women than men. 

Melbourne pays last respects

Published on by LCDR Scott Carter (author), LSCSO David Bolger (photographer)

The commital of the remains of Petty Officer Telegraphist Keith Henry Conway, Ordinary Seaman Telegraphist Keith James Walter Smith and Ordinary Seaman Signalman Ronald Arthur Hankin at sea aboard HMAS Melbourne.  (photo: LSCSO David Bolger)

The commital of the remains of Petty Officer Telegraphist Keith Henry Conway, Ordinary Seaman Telegraphist Keith James Walter Smith and Ordinary Seaman Signalman Ronald Arthur Hankin at sea aboard HMAS Melbourne.

The ship's company of guided missile frigate, HMAS Melbourne have delivered the parting wishes of three Navy veterans, scattering their ashes at sea.

Anzac service supports infirm veterans

This article has photo gallery Published on by POIS Phill Cullinan (author and photographer)

Members of HMAS Harman's gunnery department provided the Catafalque party during the Anzac service held at Canberra Hospital for patients who cannot make the Dawn service in Canberra. (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

Members of HMAS Harman's gunnery department provided the Catafalque party during the Anzac service held at Canberra Hospital for patients who cannot make the Dawn service in Canberra.

A promise between a group of Vietnam War vintage ex-service personnel to bring Anzac Day to the ill and infirm has come to fruition for the 15th year with a bespoke service at the Canberra Hospital.

South Australians remember service and sacrifice

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ben Robinson (author), SGT Rob Hack (photographer)

Australian Defence Force (ADF) members, both currently serving and those from the past, march in the Adelaide Anzac Day march. (photo: SGT Rob Hack)

Australian Defence Force (ADF) members, both currently serving and those from the past, march in the Adelaide Anzac Day march.

The heavens opened with a downpour of rain as nearly five thousand people gathered in the pre-dawn light at the State War Memorial in Adelaide to begin this year’s Anzac commemorations.

Malaysian services reflect significant ties

Published on by LEUT John Thompson (author)

People lay wreaths and poppies at the Dawn Service at Malaysia’s national monument, Tugu Negara, in Kuala Lumpur. (photo: Unknown)

People lay wreaths and poppies at the Dawn Service at Malaysia’s national monument, Tugu Negara, in Kuala Lumpur.

Anzac Day services have been held across Malaysia, one of Australia’s most important defence partners in the region.