Topic: Ceremony and Traditions

Tri-service family reunion

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Robyn Sampson (author), LEUT Will Singer (author)

From left, Leanne Codner, Private Elyza Codner, Seaman Jack Codner, Corporal Scott Codner and Greg Codner. (photo: Unknown)

From left, Leanne Codner, Private Elyza Codner, Seaman Jack Codner, Corporal Scott Codner and Greg Codner.

Anzac Day this year was the first time Leanne and Greg Codner had seen their three children together in uniform, making the commemorations in Western Australia effectively a family reunion for the travelling pair who are travelling around Australia in a motor-home.

A fitting close for exhibition

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), ABIS Chantell Brown (photographer)

L-R: Prime Minister of Australia, The Hon. Malcolm Turnbull MP, Vice Chief of the Australian Defence Force, VADM Ray Griggs, AO, CSC, RAN, and Director of the Australian War Memorial, The Hon. Dr Brendan Nelson, AO, stand during the Australian National Anthem. (photo: ABIS Chantell Brown)

L-R: Prime Minister of Australia, The Hon. Malcolm Turnbull MP, Vice Chief of the Australian Defence Force, VADM Ray Griggs, AO, CSC, RAN, and Director of the Australian War Memorial, The Hon. Dr Brendan Nelson, AO, stand during the Australian National Anthem.

After travelling more than 200,000 kilometres during its 20-month tenure, the Spirit of Anzac Centenary Experience closed in Sydney on 27 April. 

Top End welcome for Darwin crew

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Jason O'Gorman (author), LEUT Andrew Ragless (author)

LSEW Brooke Gregory, CPOET William Edmondston, WO Jack Parnell, Commanding Officer HMAS Darwin CMDR Phillip Henry and ABBM Amber Phineasa are pictured at the Cenotaph on the Esplanade following the 2017 Anzac Day Dawn Service in Darwin. (photo: Unknown)

LSEW Brooke Gregory, CPOET William Edmondston, WO Jack Parnell, Commanding Officer HMAS Darwin CMDR Phillip Henry and ABBM Amber Phineasa are pictured at the Cenotaph on the Esplanade following the 2017 Anzac Day Dawn Service in Darwin.

In her final year of service, members of HMAS Darwin’s ship’s company have seized the opportunity to reinforce links with her namesake city.

Navy Cadets commemorate in Port Lincoln

This article has photo gallery Published on by MIDN Alanna Stubbs (author and photographer)

Cadets from Training Ship Flinders, based at Port Lincoln, South Australia, in front of HMAS Leeuwin during the ship's port visit for Anzac Day. (photo: Midshipman Alanna Stubbs)

Cadets from Training Ship Flinders, based at Port Lincoln, South Australia, in front of HMAS Leeuwin during the ship's port visit for Anzac Day.

More than 2,000 people stood alongside the crew of hydrographic ship HMAS Leeuwin in Port Lincoln for Anzac Day commemorations, and with that level of enthusiasm, no wonder the ship’s company departed with some in tow.

HMAS Success assists DefenceCare

Published on by MIDN Rhys Sheehan (author)

Sub Lieutenant Simon Forster and Midshipman Philip Kingsland sell Anzac badges at ANZ Stadium before the Bulldogs versus Tigers National Rugby League match. (photo: Unknown)

Sub Lieutenant Simon Forster and Midshipman Philip Kingsland sell Anzac badges at ANZ Stadium before the Bulldogs versus Tigers National Rugby League match.

The crew of HMAS Success have been preparing to sail for the upcoming exercises, but still managed to find time to raise funds for their primary charity, RSL DefenceCare.

HMAS Newcastle welcomed home

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Fiona Southwood (author), LEUT Andrew Ragless (author)

The crew of HMAS Newcastle marchs during a Freedom of Entry in the city of Newcastle. (photo: Unknown)

The crew of HMAS Newcastle marchs during a Freedom of Entry in the city of Newcastle.

The ship’s company of HMAS Newcastle was overwhelmed by a show of enthusiasm and public support during a recent visit to their namesake city.

Brisbane base’s big year

Published on by LEUT Phil Fairs (author)

Commander Mark McConnell and Seaman Georgia Bronkhorst cut the birthday cake. (photo: Unknown)

Commander Mark McConnell and Seaman Georgia Bronkhorst cut the birthday cake.

The local community came together to help HMAS Moreton celebrate a big milestone – the Queensland establishment’s first birthday.

Exchange of ideas for future Allied commanders

Published on by MAJ Tania Donovan (author), CMDR Chloe Griggs (author)

Students from the United States Command and General Staff College visit the Australian War Memorial while on an exchange at the Australia Command and Staff Course, Canberra, Australia. April 24, 2017. (photo: Unknown)

Students from the United States Command and General Staff College visit the Australian War Memorial while on an exchange at the Australia Command and Staff Course, Canberra, Australia. April 24, 2017.

United States Command and General Staff College students have crossed continents and oceans to visit counterparts in Canberra in an exchange program designed to strengthen relationships at the working-level across Allied nations.

Anzac ties that bind

This article has photo gallery Published on by ABMT Charles Morrow (author), LEUT Harley Slatter (author), Miss Shehana Friday (photographer)

Lieutenant Danielle Britton, Petty Officer Hydrographic Surveying Mathew Britton and Leading Seaman Hydrographic Surveying Jessica Bishop. (photo: Miss Shehana Friday)

Lieutenant Danielle Britton, Petty Officer Hydrographic Surveying Mathew Britton and Leading Seaman Hydrographic Surveying Jessica Bishop.

Across Australia and the Tasman, Australian Navy personnel were on hand for Anzac commemorations, ranging from school visits and dawn services, to moments of personal reflection.

Yachtsmen plaque dedicated at Memorial

This article has photo gallery Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author and photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Lieutenant (LEUT) Doug Gilling (retd), a former member of the Dominion Yachtsmen Scheme (DYS), unveiled a plaque dedicated to the DYS at the Australian War Memorial (AWM), Canberra, on May 4, 2017.

With him is Melbourne-based historian Janet Roberts Billett, who led the campaign to have a plaque at the AWM dedicated to the DYS.

 (photo: SGT Dave Morley)

Royal Australian Navy Lieutenant (LEUT) Doug Gilling (retd), a former member of the Dominion Yachtsmen Scheme (DYS), unveiled a plaque dedicated to the DYS at the Australian War Memorial (AWM), Canberra, on May 4, 2017. With him is Melbourne-based historian Janet Roberts Billett, who led the campaign to have a plaque at the AWM dedicated to the DYS.

The gritty persistence of a Melbourne historian to have a forgotten group of Second World War sailors recognised finally paid off when a plaque was dedicated to them at the Australian War Memorial on 4 May.