Topic: Ceremony and Traditions

Navy's Deputy Chief hands over the weight in Canberra ceremony

Published on by CPO Anthony Martin (author), Unknown (photographer)

RADM Mike Noonan handing over the weight to newly appointed Deputy Chief of Navy, RADM Mark Hammond in a ceremony at Navy Headquarters in Canberra. (photo: Unknown)

RADM Mike Noonan handing over the weight to newly appointed Deputy Chief of Navy, RADM Mark Hammond in a ceremony at Navy Headquarters in Canberra.

The Royal Australian Navy has a new Deputy Chief, with RADM Mark Hammond taking over duties from RADM Mike Noonan in Canberra.

Rankin commits ashes to sea

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer), ABET Grahame Kelaher (photographer)

HMAS Rankin's crew on the submarine's casing for the committal at sea ceremony for Leading Seaman Auxiliary Technician Alfred John James Meek, Chief Petty Officer Patrick Brian John Toogood and Able Seaman Patrick Anthony Robert Heffernan in Cockburn Sound, Western Australia. (photo: ABET Grahame Kelaher)

HMAS Rankin's crew on the submarine's casing for the committal at sea ceremony for Leading Seaman Auxiliary Technician Alfred John James Meek, Chief Petty Officer Patrick Brian John Toogood and Able Seaman Patrick Anthony Robert Heffernan in Cockburn Sound, Western Australia.

Members from HMAS Rankin, the Collins Class submarine based in Western Australia, recently conducted the scattering of ashes of three former Royal Navy submariners.

 

HMAS AE1 remembered by two Navies

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Stuart Watters (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Members of HMAS Toowoomba's ship's company hold a memorial service for HMAS AE1 on the ships flight deck in waters off Papua New Guinea. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Members of HMAS Toowoomba's ship's company hold a memorial service for HMAS AE1 on the ships flight deck in waters off Papua New Guinea.

HMAS Toowoomba and HMS Sutherland have held simultaneous memorial services in honour of the lives lost during the sinking of Australia’s first submarine.

 

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

This article has photo gallery 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.