Topic: Ceremony and Traditions

Solemn seas for Warramunga

Published on by Lieutenant Andrew Harvey (author), CPOEW Martin Anderson (photographer)

HMAS Warramunga during her transit to South East Asia. (photo: CPOEW Martin Anderson)

HMAS Warramunga during her transit to South East Asia.

HMAS Warramunga transited the Sunda Strait on Remembrance Day, where Australian light cruiser HMAS Perth I was lost in 1942..

Farncomb forges links with Esperance

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Peter Croce (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

The Australian and New Zealand national flags are lowered as the Last Post is played during the Remembrance Day ceremony held at Esperance. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

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 Farncomb. 

Remembrance Day reflects on service past and present

This article has photo gallery Published on 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. (photo: Lauren Larking)

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.

HMAS Bathurst exercises her Freedom of Entry

This article has photo gallery Published on 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. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

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.

Unexpected audience for the Last Post

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Celeste Ecuyer (author)

Warrant Officer Phil Robertson with his wife Angela and Olympian Catherine Skinner at the Australian War Memorial Last Post Ceremony. (photo: Unknown)

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.

West-based fleet on display

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Mick Wheeler (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer), ABCIS Lincoln Commane (photographer)

A platoon from HMAS Stirling 'Eyes Right' as they march past the Chief of Navy (CN), Vice Admiral Timothy Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN during CN's Ceremonial Divisions held at HMAS Stirling.  (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

A platoon from HMAS Stirling 'Eyes Right' as they march past the Chief of Navy (CN), Vice Admiral Timothy Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN during CN's Ceremonial Divisions held at HMAS Stirling.

The conduct of divisions is a time-honoured tradition which continued recently south of Perth with more than 1,300 personnel from HMAS Stirling, resident units, and all Fleet Base West home-ported ships and submarines parading on the main sports field.

Proud day for new recruits

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

The Graduates of the Defence Indigenous Development Program (DIDP) celebrate by throwing their caps in the air at the end of their graduation ceremony held at HMAS Cairns, Queensland.  (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

The Graduates of the Defence Indigenous Development Program (DIDP) celebrate by throwing their caps in the air at the end of their graduation ceremony held at HMAS Cairns, Queensland.

Twenty two indigenous recruits from across Australia graduated from the Defence Indigenous Development Program – Navy (DIDP-N) at HMAS Cairns earlier this month.
 

Wollongong's on Resolute mission for Anzac Day

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Sub Lieutenant Rhys Worboys on the bridge wing of HMAS Wollongong as they sail across the Arafeura Sea. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Sub Lieutenant Rhys Worboys on the bridge wing of HMAS Wollongong as they sail across the Arafeura Sea.

On Anzac Day current serving members on operations can reflect on their part in the ongoing story of the Australian nation; such as the ship's company of HMAS Wollongong, who are among more than 2,240 Australian Defence Force members currently deployed.

Sydney sailor remembered in AWM service

Published on by LCDR Peter Croce (author), POIS Phil Cullinan (photographer)

Commander Paul Cottier will lead the reading to remember Able Seaman Martin Curtis James at the Australian War Memorial Last Post Ceremony. (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

Commander Paul Cottier will lead the reading to remember Able Seaman Martin Curtis James at the Australian War Memorial Last Post Ceremony.

A sailor lost during HMAS Sydney’s battle with a German raider off the coast of Western Australia will be remembered at this afternoon’s Australian War Memorial Last Post Ceremony.

Navy remembers at War Memorial milestone

Published on by LCPL Sebastian Beurich (author and photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Commander Kate Ryan salutes as a bugler plays the last post during the 1000th Last Post Ceremony held at the Australian War Memorial. (photo: LPCL Sebastian Beurich)

Royal Australian Navy Commander Kate Ryan salutes as a bugler plays the last post during the 1000th Last Post Ceremony held at the Australian War Memorial.

A sheen of rain covered the cloisters of the Australian War Memorial as Royal Australian Navy Commander Kate Ryan read a dedication to Flight Sergeant Lyndsay Arthur Bayley to the crowd of silent onlookers last month.