Topic: Ceremony and Traditions

Penguin continues to build on rich heritage

Published on by WO John O'Brien (author), ABIS Chantell Brown (author)

Commanding Officer HMAS Penguin Commander Paul Gall presents Commander Ian Campbell with the Penguin memento and the title of Commanding Officer during a ceremony held at HMAS Penguin. (photo: ABIS Chantell Brown)

Commanding Officer HMAS Penguin Commander Paul Gall presents Commander Ian Campbell with the Penguin memento and the title of Commanding Officer during a ceremony held at HMAS Penguin.

Leadership of one of Sydney's iconic naval bases passed to new command in a unique ceremony in late January.

Handing over the weight in Huon

Published on by LEUT Laura Watman (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Commander Richard Caton, RAN, passes command of HMAS Huon to Lieutenant Commander Jason Mullen, RAN, in front of Huon's ship's company at Garden Island, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Commander Richard Caton, RAN, passes command of HMAS Huon to Lieutenant Commander Jason Mullen, RAN, in front of Huon's ship's company at Garden Island, Sydney.

Minehunter, HMAS Huon is under new management after welcoming the new Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Commander Jason Mullen, during a handover ceremony which took place outside the Navy Heritage Centre at Garden Island, Sydney in early December.

Change in command at the 'stone frigate'

Published on by LEUT John Cole (author), POIS Phil Cullinan (photographer)

Command of Canberra's HMAS Harman passed to Commander Alison Westwood (left) last month, with outgoing Commander Jayne Craig taking up her new posting as the Director of Navy Employment Conditions in Canberra. (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

Command of Canberra's HMAS Harman passed to Commander Alison Westwood (left) last month, with outgoing Commander Jayne Craig taking up her new posting as the Director of Navy Employment Conditions in Canberra.

Command of Canberra's HMAS Harman passed to Commander Alison Westwood last month, with outgoing Commander Jayne Craig taking up her new posting as the Director of Navy Employment Conditions in Canberra.

 

A new phase awaits for 808

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), LSIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

(L-R) Commanding Officer 808 Squadron, Commander Adrian Capner (left) hands the weight of command to Commander Michael Waddell, during the handover ceremony held in the hanger of 808 Squadron, HMAS Albatross.  (photo: LSIS Sarah Williams)

(L-R) Commanding Officer 808 Squadron, Commander Adrian Capner (left) hands the weight of command to Commander Michael Waddell, during the handover ceremony held in the hanger of 808 Squadron, HMAS Albatross.

Navy's home to the MRH-90 helicopter, 808 Squadron, assembled for the traditional rowing ashore of the outgoing Commanding Officer as Commander Adrian Capner handed over the “trident of power” to Commander Michael Waddell recently.

Fleet Air Arm Commander leaves his mark

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), LSIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

Commander Fleet Air Arm, Commodore Chris Smallhorn, (left) receives the weight of command from Commodore Vince Di Pietro at a supersession ceremony at HMAS Albatross, Nowra.  (photo: LS Sarah Williams)

Commander Fleet Air Arm, Commodore Chris Smallhorn, (left) receives the weight of command from Commodore Vince Di Pietro at a supersession ceremony at HMAS Albatross, Nowra.

There was no need of car or driver to transport Commodore Vince Di Pietro to his recent change of command ceremony at the home of Navy's Fleet Air Arm in Nowra.

Indigenous graduates test Navy careers

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Chloe Wootten (author), LSIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Cairns, Commander Carl Capper, RAN, awards Recruit George Gabey with his graduation certificate during the graduation ceremony for the Defence Indigenous Development Program at HMAS Cairns, Queensland. (photo: LSIS Kayla Hayes)

Commanding Officer HMAS Cairns, Commander Carl Capper, RAN, awards Recruit George Gabey with his graduation certificate during the graduation ceremony for the Defence Indigenous Development Program at HMAS Cairns, Queensland.

Seventeen Recruits stood tall in front of friends and family on 16 December, at a ceremony to recognise their graduation from the fourth iteration of the Navy-led Defence Indigenous Development Program.

HMAS Adelaide enters service

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), LSIS Nina Fogliani (photographer), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Members of the ship's company of HMAS Adelaide raise the Australian White Ensign up the ship's mast for the first time, during the Landing Helicopter Dock's Commisioning ceremony. (photo: LSIS Nina Fogliani)

Members of the ship's company of HMAS Adelaide raise the Australian White Ensign up the ship's mast for the first time, during the Landing Helicopter Dock's Commisioning ceremony.

HMAS Adelaide, the second of two Landing Helicopter Docks (LHDs) built for the Royal Australian Navy, was commissioned into the Fleet today, alongside Garden Island, Sydney.

ADF at the helm of maritime counter-terrorism taskforce

Published on by Department of Defence (author), CPL Mark Doran (photographer)

(R-L) Royal Australian Navy officer Commodore Jaimie Hatcher, Commander Combined Task Force 150 (CTF 150), accepts the ‘weight of command’ from Pakistan Navy officer Rear Admiral Muhammad Moazzam Ilyas under the watchful eye of Vice Admiral Kevin Donegan (Centre), Commander United States Fifth Fleet, Commander US Naval Forces Central Command and Commander Combined Maritime Forces during the CTF 150 Change of Command ceremony at the Naval Support Activity in Bahrain on 8 December, 2015. (photo: Corporal Mark Doran)

(R-L) Royal Australian Navy officer Commodore Jaimie Hatcher, Commander Combined Task Force 150 (CTF 150), accepts the ‘weight of command’ from Pakistan Navy officer Rear Admiral Muhammad Moazzam Ilyas under the watchful eye of Vice Admiral Kevin Donegan (Centre), Commander United States Fifth Fleet, Commander US Naval Forces Central Command and Commander Combined Maritime Forces during the CTF 150 Change of Command ceremony at the Naval Support Activity in Bahrain on 8 December, 2015.

Australia has assumed command of Combined Task Force 150 (CTF 150) as part of Operation MANITOU in the Middle East Region after a Transition of Authority from the Pakistan Navy.

Army Sergeant chooses life at sea

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), POIS Kelvin Hockey (photographer)

Australian Army Sergeant Wilson Munoz, member of NUSHIP Adelaide's Ship's Company and the ship's Technical Aircraft Manager. SGT Munoz has his photograph taken in the ship's aircraft hangar. (photo: POIS Kelvin Hockey)

Australian Army Sergeant Wilson Munoz, member of NUSHIP Adelaide's Ship's Company and the ship's Technical Aircraft Manager. SGT Munoz has his photograph taken in the ship's aircraft hangar.

The recent commissioning of HMAS Adelaide was an extra special day for Army Sergeant Wilson Munoz, who was selected to read a prayer during the ceremony.

Deputy Chief of Navy inspects Navy’s finest new officers

Published on by Royal Australian Navy (author)

New Entry Officer Course (NEOC) 53 march past as part of the passing out parade, HMAS Creswell. (photo: ABIS Chantell Brown)

New Entry Officer Course (NEOC) 53 march past as part of the passing out parade, HMAS Creswell.

After nineteen weeks of intensive training, seventy-nine Naval Officers from New Entry Officers' Course 53 graduated from the Royal Australian Naval College at HMAS Creswell today.