Topic: Ceremony and Traditions

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.

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.

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.