Topic: Ceremony and Traditions
Commanding Officer HMAS Coonawarra, Commander John Navin, hands over his command to Commander Viktor Pilicic at HMAS Coonawarra.
Command of Darwin Navy base, HMAS
Coonawarra, has been passed from Commander John Navin to Commander Viktor Pilicic.
Commander Belinda Wood, RAN, passes the weight of HMAS Anzac and command, to Commander Michael Devine, RAN, aboard HMAS Anzac, Fleet Base East.
Commander Belinda Wood formally handed over command of HMAS
Anzac to Commander Michael Devine on 9 December in a ceremony onboard the ship as she was alongside in Sydney.
Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, (right) presents the Governor's Cup to the Commanding Officer of HMAS Albatross, Captain Simon Bateman, CSC, RAN (left). Seaman Maritime Logistics - Personnel Operations Mardi Longford (centre) was present as the junior member of HMAS Albatross' Ship's Company.
Captain Simon Bateman was no stranger to HMAS
Albatross when he assumed command in December 2013, but as he hands over command, he reflects on the changes achieved throughout his tenure.
A guard of honour prepare to fire as the Australian White Ensign is lowered during a ceremonial sunset held at HMAS Penguin.
Sydney base, HMAS
Penguin has paid tribute to the local community for their continued support at their annual community reception, 'Beat to Quarters' and 'Ceremonial Sunset'.
Members of General Entry 348 Taylor Division stand 'at ease' during their Graduation Parade held at Recruit School of HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.
While December marked the start of summer, rain and 12 degrees greeted families and friends of General Entry 348, Taylor Division on their graduation from the Royal Australian Navy Recruit School on 8 December.
Published on November 24, 2016 by Lieutenant Andrew Harvey (author), CPOEW Martin Anderson (photographer)
HMAS Warramunga during her transit to South East Asia.
Warramunga transited the Sunda Strait on Remembrance Day, where Australian light cruiser HMAS Perth I was lost in 1942..
The Australian and New Zealand national flags are lowered as the Last Post is played during the Remembrance Day ceremony held at Esperance.
The Western Australian town of Esperance can now boast a formal link to one of the Navy's most sophisticated warfighting platforms - submarine HMAS
November 11, 2016 by CMDR Chloe Wootten (author), SGT Janine Fabre (photographer), Mrs Lauren Larking (photographer)
Able Seaman Boatswain's Mate Alan Paterson plays the Didgeridoo during the 2016 Remembrance Day Service held at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra on 11 November, 2016.
As people of all nations paused to remember more than a century of military service, this Remembrance Day, many service men and women were again preparing to deploy on overseas operations.
September 19, 2016 by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)
The crew of HMAS Bathurst march through the city of Bathurst during a Freedom of Entry.
With swords drawn and colours flying, 20 officers and sailors from Royal Australian Navy patrol boat, HMAS
Bathurst , exercised Freedom of Entry recently to their namesake city.
Warrant Officer Phil Robertson with his wife Angela and Olympian Catherine Skinner at the Australian War Memorial Last Post Ceremony.
Almost every evening of the year a member of the Australian Defence Force dons their ceremonial attire in Canberra and honours one of the 102,000 Australians who have given their life in war and other operations.