Topic: Ceremony and Traditions

From avionics to opportunity to honour

Published on by Dave Devlin (author), CPL Kyle Genner (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Able Seaman Jarryd Capper from Australia's Federation Guard based in Canberra, after a rehearsal for the commemoration of the Centenary of the Battle of Polygon Wood in Belgium.  (photo: CPL Kyle Genner)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Able Seaman Jarryd Capper from Australia's Federation Guard based in Canberra, after a rehearsal for the commemoration of the Centenary of the Battle of Polygon Wood in Belgium.

A posting to the Australian Defence Force’s ceremonial unit, Australia’s Federation Guard, in Canberra, has fulfilled one sailor’s goal of travelling to parts of the world he believed out of his reach.

Wollongong reaffirms friendships

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT John Thompson (author), POIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

HMAS Wollongong's Petty Officer Naval Police Coxswain James Quinn, presents Shoalhaven Police Local Area Commander, Superintendent Steve Hegarty, with the scroll granting HMAS Wollongong the Freedom of Entry to the city of Wollongong. (photo: POIS Yuri Ramsey)

HMAS Wollongong's Petty Officer Naval Police Coxswain James Quinn, presents Shoalhaven Police Local Area Commander, Superintendent Steve Hegarty, with the scroll granting HMAS Wollongong the Freedom of Entry to the city of Wollongong.

For the first time, the crew of HMAS Wollongong have issued a challenge in their namesake city, to exercise the rights of Freedom of Entry.

Tradition and ceremony key to crew

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

The Admiral Hudson pulls alongside Fleet Base East, Sydney.  (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

The Admiral Hudson pulls alongside Fleet Base East, Sydney.

With only two boats, the VIP Boat Squadron based at HMAS Waterhen in Sydney is a small, but important part of the Royal Australian Navy’s fleet.

A ship’s history – HMAS Bunbury II – submissions wanted

Published on by CMDR Andrew Schroder (author), LSPH Tracy Casteleijn (photographer)

HMAS Bunbury in the foreground, with FNS La Glorieuse on the right. (photo: LSPH Tracy Casteleijn)

HMAS Bunbury in the foreground, with FNS La Glorieuse on the right.

For more than a century there have been hundreds of ships and aircraft as well as many thousands of people who have served the Royal Australian Navy, but who keeps tabs on ships past and present, and collects the history for future generations?

Trailblazing Warrant Officer remembered

Published on by LEUT Anthony White (author)

The first Warrant Officer of the Navy Paul Whittaker. (photo: )

The first Warrant Officer of the Navy Paul Whittaker.

The Royal Australian Navy’s first Warrant Officer of the Navy, has recently passed away after a brief battle with cancer. 

Coonawarra a ceremonial crowd-pleaser

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), LSIS James Whittle (photographer)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, AM, CSC and Bar, RAN, speaks with Petty Officer Naval Police Coxswain Scott Fox of Patrol Boat Headquarters during Ceremonial Divisions at Mindil Beach Sunset Markets.  (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, AM, CSC and Bar, RAN, speaks with Petty Officer Naval Police Coxswain Scott Fox of Patrol Boat Headquarters during Ceremonial Divisions at Mindil Beach Sunset Markets.

About 100 Royal Australian Navy officers and sailors turned on a display of professionalism and precision when they conducted Ceremonial Divisions and a Sunset Ceremony to crowds at Mindil Beach Markets, Darwin, recently.

Ex-sailor’s lasting legacy continues with new destroyer

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Samuel Penfold (author), LSCSO Troy Martin (photographer), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

David Morse presents the official bell-rope for Hobart, marking the 16th bell-rope that he has crafted for a naval ship. (photo: UNKNOWN)

David Morse presents the official bell-rope for Hobart, marking the 16th bell-rope that he has crafted for a naval ship.

A retired Royal Australian Navy sailor handed over his 16th bell-rope designed for a naval vessel at a ceremony held for future destroyer Hobart’s provisional acceptance by Defence.

Fair winds for ‘Nobby’

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), ABIS Chantell Brown (photographer), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer)

HMAS Canberra (I) veteran, Henry Hall, takes in the enormous scale of NUSHIP Canberra following the naming ceremony at Williamstown, VIC. (photo: )

HMAS Canberra (I) veteran, Henry Hall, takes in the enormous scale of NUSHIP Canberra following the naming ceremony at Williamstown, VIC.

A retired Lieutenant Commander who left his mark on generations of Navy personnel has passed away at the age of 95.

Prizewinning photography a career highlight for Petty Officer

This article has photo gallery Published on by POIS Paul McCallum (author), POIS Kelvin Hockey (photographer)

POIS Hockey's winning entry - a MH-60R Seahawk hovers in the vicinity of the HMAS Albatross Air Traffic Control Tower building, whilst an AS350BA Squirrel helicopter conducts advanced aerial manoeuvres in the background. Imagery was taken during the 453 SQN Open Day at HMAS Albatross. (photo: POIS Kelvin Hockey)

POIS Hockey's winning entry - a MH-60R Seahawk hovers in the vicinity of the HMAS Albatross Air Traffic Control Tower building, whilst an AS350BA Squirrel helicopter conducts advanced aerial manoeuvres in the background. Imagery was taken during the 453 SQN Open Day at HMAS Albatross.

When many sailors hear the name Rosemary Rodwell, it doesn’t mean much, but for Navy’s Imagery Specialists it means the annual pursuit of the perfect photo.

Penguin celebrates in style

Published on by LEUT Harley Slatter (author), LSIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Penguin Commander Ian Campbell, RAN (right), Ex-servicemen Mr Keith Hearnden (centre) and Seaman Medical Giaan Holland (left) cut a cake to celebrate the 75th Birthday of HMAS Penguin during a clear lower deck. (photo: LSIS Tom Gibson)

Commanding Officer HMAS Penguin Commander Ian Campbell, RAN (right), Ex-servicemen Mr Keith Hearnden (centre) and Seaman Medical Giaan Holland (left) cut a cake to celebrate the 75th Birthday of HMAS Penguin during a clear lower deck.

Sydney base, HMAS Penguin has marked 75 years of service with a celebration onboard and a community engagement ceremonial sunset and dinner.