Topic: Ceremony and Traditions

Maritime sacrifice remembered in historic ceremony

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), Unknown (photographer)

George Hatfield Jr,  son of one of the 353 Australian sailors and officers who died in the sinking of HMAS Perth (I), gives the address during a wreath laying ceremony over the wreck onboard HMAS Larrakia in the Sunda Strait, off Indonesia. (photo: Unknown)

George Hatfield Jr, son of one of the 353 Australian sailors and officers who died in the sinking of HMAS Perth (I), gives the address during a wreath laying ceremony over the wreck onboard HMAS Larrakia in the Sunda Strait, off Indonesia.

One of the Royal Australian Navy’s most heroic wartime confrontations has been remembered during a solemn ceremony in Indonesia’s Sunda Strait.

HMAS Hobart granted Freedom of Entry

Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), ABIS Craig Walton (photographer)

HMAS Hobart ship's company outside Town Hall on Macquarie Street, Hobart during a Freedom of Entry march. (photo: ABIS Craig Walton)

HMAS Hobart ship's company outside Town Hall on Macquarie Street, Hobart during a Freedom of Entry march.

The first bond between the new HMAS Hobart and her namesake city have been forged during a Freedom of Entry march.

Navy commemorates 76th anniversary of Bombing of Darwin

Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), SGT Andrew Eddie (photographer)

(L-R) United States Marine Corps Major George Forbes III, Commanding Officer RAAF Darwin Wing Commander Stephen Parsons, Commanding Officer HMAS Coonawarra Commander Viktor Pilicic, Lieutenant Colonel Sam Pickering of Headquarters Northern Command and Commander 1 Brigade Brigadier Matthew Pearse at the 76th Anniversary of the Bombing of Darwin. (photo: SGT Andrew Eddie)

(L-R) United States Marine Corps Major George Forbes III, Commanding Officer RAAF Darwin Wing Commander Stephen Parsons, Commanding Officer HMAS Coonawarra Commander Viktor Pilicic, Lieutenant Colonel Sam Pickering of Headquarters Northern Command and Commander 1 Brigade Brigadier Matthew Pearse at the 76th Anniversary of the Bombing of Darwin.

Navy personnel and a patrol boat from HMAS Coonawarra have taken part in commemorations to mark the 76th Anniversary of the Bombing of Darwin.

 

Navy talks take time to remember sacrifice

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr Pup Elliott (author), POIS Paul Berry (photographer)

Deputy Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral Michael Noonan, (left) and Deputy Chief of Navy - France, Vice-amiral d’escadre Denis Béraud lay wreaths during the Last Post Ceremony at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. (photo: POIS Paul Berry)

Deputy Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral Michael Noonan, (left) and Deputy Chief of Navy - France, Vice-amiral d’escadre Denis Béraud lay wreaths during the Last Post Ceremony at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.

The Last Post Ceremony at the Australian War Memorial has provided a poignant reminder of the close bond between the nations of Australia and France.

Ending on a high note

Published on by CPL Bill Solomou (author), LS Nadav Harel (photographer)

Commander Paul Cottier played the Last Post for the final time at the 75th commemorative service of the sinking of HMAS Armidale I at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. (photo: LS Nadav Harel)

Commander Paul Cottier played the Last Post for the final time at the 75th commemorative service of the sinking of HMAS Armidale I at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.

A Navy musician has bookended his career with bugle calls, three and a half decades apart, from Seaman to Commander.

Labuan lives on through Lakekamu

Published on by Department of Defence (author), PNGDF MIDN Poliap M’Buleau (photographer)

HMPNGS Lakekamu berthed in the Lakekamu River and traditionally dressed for the Freedom of Entry ceremony as locals take the time to conduct a tour and inspect the ship. (photo: MIDN Poliap M’Buleau, PNGDF)

HMPNGS Lakekamu berthed in the Lakekamu River and traditionally dressed for the Freedom of Entry ceremony as locals take the time to conduct a tour and inspect the ship.

The former HMAS Labuan has proven to be a popular attraction and dedicated workhorse in her new role as part of the Papua New Guinea Defence Force.

Pride and professionalism on display in Fleet Divisions

Published on by Department of Defence (author), CPOIS Phillip Hunt (photographer)

Officers and sailors from east based ships and establishments parade on the flight deck of HMAS Canberra during Fleet Divisions at Garden Island, Sydney. (photo: CPOIS Phillip Hunt)

Officers and sailors from east based ships and establishments parade on the flight deck of HMAS Canberra during Fleet Divisions at Garden Island, Sydney.

With great fanfare, more than 1,500 officers and sailors have lined the decks of HMAS Canberra in the Australian Fleet’s 2017 Ceremonial Divisions.

 

Navy farewells HMAS Darwin after 33 years of service

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), LEUT Harley Slatter (photographer)

HMAS Darwin's ceremonial guard march from the ship during the decommissioning ceremony at Fleet Base East in Sydney. (photo: LEUT Harley Slatter)

HMAS Darwin's ceremonial guard march from the ship during the decommissioning ceremony at Fleet Base East in Sydney.

The Royal Australian Navy has decommissioned the Adelaide Class frigate, HMAS Darwin, at her homeport of Garden Island, Sydney, after more than three decades of service to the nation.

No place like home for Anzac

Published on by MIDN Petrus van Aswegen (author), Unknown (photographer)

HMAS Anzac in Sydney Harbour. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Anzac in Sydney Harbour.

As the clock struck the 11th hour of the 11th day of November this year, HMAS Anzac was sailing home across the Great Australian Bight after completing a challenging 12 week maintenance period away from her home port.

 

Command team in longest goodbye

Published on by Department of Defence (author), LSEW Nathan Streeter (author)

The Commanding Officer HMAS Darwin, Commander Phillip Henry with the Weapons Electrical Engineering Officer Lieutenant Commander Jason O'Gorman (Left), and the Marine Engineering Officer, Lieutenant Commander Trevor Henderson (Right)  (photo: LSEW Nathan Streeter)

The Commanding Officer HMAS Darwin, Commander Phillip Henry with the Weapons Electrical Engineering Officer Lieutenant Commander Jason O'Gorman (Left), and the Marine Engineering Officer, Lieutenant Commander Trevor Henderson (Right)

As HMAS Darwin heads towards being decommissioned in December, her Commanding Officer, Commander Phillip Henry, has the privilege of having served the longest time at the helm.
Commander Henry took command from Captain Terrence Morrison in June 2015 and will complete a two and half years in the top job.