Topic: Ceremony and Traditions

Freedom of Entry for HMAS Cairns

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPOB Anthony Martin (author and photographer)

The CO of HMAS Cairns leading the Officers and Ships Company through the streets of Cairns during the Freedom Of Entry as part of navy week celebrations in Far North Queensland. (photo: CPOB Tony Martin)

The CO of HMAS Cairns leading the Officers and Ships Company through the streets of Cairns during the Freedom Of Entry as part of navy week celebrations in Far North Queensland.

With swords drawn and colours flying, more than 150 officers and ship’s company from HMAS Cairns exercised their Freedom of Entry marching through the streets of Cairns.

Inscription joins the fleet

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer)

Commanding Officer ADV Cape Inscription, LCDR Iain McCall (centre), stands alongside Austal Chief Operating Officer, Mr Patrick Gregg (centre left) and Captain Patrol Boats, Captain Jason Hunter (centre right), and his crew on board ADV Cape Inscription. (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

Commanding Officer ADV Cape Inscription, LCDR Iain McCall (centre), stands alongside Austal Chief Operating Officer, Mr Patrick Gregg (centre left) and Captain Patrol Boats, Captain Jason Hunter (centre right), and his crew on board ADV Cape Inscription.

Australian Defence Vessel Cape Inscription has had her official naming ceremony in Henderson, Western Australia on 6 June with the Australian White Ensign hoisted for the first time.

Hands to action stations on Darwin

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Jason O’Gorman (author), LSEW Nathan Streeter (photographer), LSEW Brooke Gregory (photographer)

Phase 2 and Phase 4 trainee Maritime Warfare Officers pose for a photo on the bridge wing of HMAS Darwin. (photo: LSEW Brooke Gregory)

Phase 2 and Phase 4 trainee Maritime Warfare Officers pose for a photo on the bridge wing of HMAS Darwin.

HMAS Darwin is making the most of her final months in service, progressing trainees through their qualifications.

Anzac frigates come of age

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author)

Seaman Communication and Information Systems Natasha Deakin cuts HMAS Anzac's 21st birthday cake with Commanding Officer, Commander Michael Devine watching. (photo: Unknown)

Seaman Communication and Information Systems Natasha Deakin cuts HMAS Anzac's 21st birthday cake with Commanding Officer, Commander Michael Devine watching.

Officers and sailors in HMAS Anzac celebrated the ship’s 21st birthday with a barbeque and cake cutting in her home port of Garden Island, Sydney.

Maritime technology lures engineer

Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)

Sub Lieutenant Mat Madden after his graduation as part of New Entry Officer Course 56. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

Sub Lieutenant Mat Madden after his graduation as part of New Entry Officer Course 56.

A recent graduate of initial officer training at the Royal Australian Naval College was drawn to a Navy lifestyle to increase his engineering knowledge and work in high-end warfare.

Leadership potential on course for Midshipman

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), LSIS Justin Brown (photographer)

New Entry Officer Course (NEOC) 56 Midshipman Kris Sims after the NEOC graduation parade at HMAS Creswell. (photo: LSIS Justin Brown)

New Entry Officer Course (NEOC) 56 Midshipman Kris Sims after the NEOC graduation parade at HMAS Creswell.

For Midshipman Kris Sims, a career in the military was an easy decision, after hearing tales of his grandfather’s service in the Indonesian military.

Call of the sea for future logistician

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)

Midshipman Grace Robson with her mum Terrie and her dad Chris following her  graduation as part of New Entry Officer Course 56. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

Midshipman Grace Robson with her mum Terrie and her dad Chris following her graduation as part of New Entry Officer Course 56.

A love of the water inspired a Canberra local to buck a family trend of Air Force service and join the Navy instead.

A valuable forum for Engineers

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Mark Fielder (author), LEUT Ben Willee (author), LSIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

Officers attending the Engineering Officers Category Forum during the Navy Engineering Week at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: LSIS Nina Fogliani)

Officers attending the Engineering Officers Category Forum during the Navy Engineering Week at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

Victorian base, HMAS Cerberus has been a hive of engineering activity recently, hosting Royal Australian and Royal New Zealand Navy engineers for the annual Engineering Week.

Joint Service Police Group launched

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Dave Devlin (author), Unknown (photographer)

Command Warrant Officer Joint Service Police Group Warrant Officer Naval Police Coxswain Shannon Power, Chief of Staff Australian Defence Headquarters Brigadier Georgina Whelan, and Acting Provost Marshal Australian Defence Force Lieutenant Colonel Nick Surtees celebrate the launch of the Joint Service Police Group. (photo: Unknown)

Command Warrant Officer Joint Service Police Group Warrant Officer Naval Police Coxswain Shannon Power, Chief of Staff Australian Defence Headquarters Brigadier Georgina Whelan, and Acting Provost Marshal Australian Defence Force Lieutenant Colonel Nick Surtees celebrate the launch of the Joint Service Police Group.

Military policing across the Australian Defence Force has a new moniker to better reflect the responsibilities of their modern role.

75th anniversary of loss of HMAS Nestor

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence Media Release (author), LSIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

Captain Gavin Irwin, RAN, salutes after laying a wreath on behalf of Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, at the 75th memorial service held at the Royal Australian Navy Heritage Centre at Garden Island, Sydney. (photo: LSIS Tom Gibson)

Captain Gavin Irwin, RAN, salutes after laying a wreath on behalf of Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, at the 75th memorial service held at the Royal Australian Navy Heritage Centre at Garden Island, Sydney.

The lives of three Australian and one British sailor lost during the Second World War when HMAS Nestor was attacked have been honoured at a commemorative service at Garden Island, Sydney.