Topic: Ceremony and Traditions

Friendship from tragedy – solemn ceremony in Nias

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

The Australian Embassy’s Brad Armstrong pays his respects at the memorial to the Shark 02 Sea King Helicopter crash on the Indonesian Island of Nias. (photo: Unknown)

The Australian Embassy’s Brad Armstrong pays his respects at the memorial to the Shark 02 Sea King Helicopter crash on the Indonesian Island of Nias.

Australian Defence Force members recently returned to the scene of one of the military's worst disasters to pay tribute to victims and for a heartfelt reunion with locals.

Coonawarra change of command

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

Commanding Officer HMAS Coonawarra, Commander John Navin, hands over his command to Commander Viktor Pilicic at HMAS Coonawarra. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

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 no slouch in Anzac

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Samual Pang (author), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

Commander Belinda Wood, RAN, passes the weight of HMAS Anzac and command, to Commander Michael Devine, RAN, aboard HMAS Anzac, Fleet Base East. (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

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.

Bye, bye Birdie

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), POIS Kelvin Hockey (author)

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. (photo: POIS Kelvin Hockey)

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.

Penguin community celebrated

This article has photo gallery Published on by WO Ian Daley (author), LSIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

A guard of honour prepare to fire as the Australian White Ensign is lowered during a ceremonial sunset held at HMAS Penguin.  (photo: LSIS Tom Gibson)

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'.

Recruits continue fine tradition

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Members of General Entry 348 Taylor Division stand 'at ease' during their Graduation Parade held at Recruit School of HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: )

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.

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

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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.