Topic: Ceremony and Traditions

Ex-HMAS Sydney retires to Western Australia

This article has photo gallery Published on by Minister for Defence Personnel Media Release (author), LEUT Chris Boardman (photographer)

Ex-HMAS Sydney has left Sydney Harbour today (18 May 2017) to be towed to Western Australia for recycling by Australian company Birdon Pty Ltd. (photo: LEUT Chris Boardman)

Ex-HMAS Sydney has left Sydney Harbour today (18 May 2017) to be towed to Western Australia for recycling by Australian company Birdon Pty Ltd.

Ex-HMAS Sydney IV has left Sydney Harbour to be towed to Western Australia for recycling. 

Fourcroy joins the fleet

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

Commanding Officer Cape Fourcroy, Commander Mark Taylor, RAN, stands with his crew on completion of the Australian Defence Vessel (ADV) Cape Fourcroy Acceptance Ceremony at HMAS Stirling, Western Australia. (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

Commanding Officer Cape Fourcroy, Commander Mark Taylor, RAN, stands with his crew on completion of the Australian Defence Vessel (ADV) Cape Fourcroy Acceptance Ceremony at HMAS Stirling, Western Australia.

The first of two Austal-built Cape Class Patrol Boats has officially joined the Royal Australian Navy fleet.

Combined Task Force end of rotation

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPL Sebastian Beurich (author)

(From left) U.S. Navy, Royal Australian Navy, Australian Army, Royal Canadian Navy and Marine Nationale (French Navy) officials salute during the Combined Task Force 150 Transfer of Authority ceremony held on 13 April 2017. (photo: Supplied)

(From left) U.S. Navy, Royal Australian Navy, Australian Army, Royal Canadian Navy and Marine Nationale (French Navy) officials salute during the Combined Task Force 150 Transfer of Authority ceremony held on 13 April 2017.

Royal Australian Navy personnel embedded in the Canadian-led Combined Task Force 150 in the Middle East have completed a highly successful counter-terrorism deployment and are heading home.

Supporting Reserve members to serve

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), CPL Dan Pinhorn (photographer)

L-R Mr Philip Moss, Rear Admiral Bruce Kafer, Serco Asia Pacific Chief Executive Officer, Mr Mark Irwin and Lieutenant Commander Mark Shannon during the Reserve and Youth Division Serco Australia Memorandum of Understanding signing in Canberra. (photo: CPL Dan Pinhorn)

L-R Mr Philip Moss, Rear Admiral Bruce Kafer, Serco Asia Pacific Chief Executive Officer, Mr Mark Irwin and Lieutenant Commander Mark Shannon during the Reserve and Youth Division Serco Australia Memorandum of Understanding signing in Canberra.

Serco Australia has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Australian Defence Force in support of Defence Reservists across all of its Australian operations in a move to better support employment of personnel who are members of both organisations.

First and foremost a sailor

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Sharon Palmer (author), LSIS Nina Fogliani (photographer), POIS Phil Cullinan (photographer), POIS Paul McCallum (photographer)

Reviewing Officer, Warrant Officer of The Navy, Warrant Officer Gary Wight salutes members of General Entry 341 Shipp Division on the Recruit School Parade Ground, HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: LSIS Nina Fogliani)

Reviewing Officer, Warrant Officer of The Navy, Warrant Officer Gary Wight salutes members of General Entry 341 Shipp Division on the Recruit School Parade Ground, HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

When the most senior sailor in the Australian Navy, Warrant Officer of the Navy Gary Wight joined, he wasn’t in it for the long haul. 

From the vineyard to the sea

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Zachary Johnson (author), LEUT Jannah Wright (photographer), LEUT Danny Finn (photographer)

HMAS Benalla ANZAC Day 2017 Dawn Service in Madang, PNG. (photo: LEUT Jannah Wright)

HMAS Benalla ANZAC Day 2017 Dawn Service in Madang, PNG.

Seaman Hydrographic Systems Operator Thomas Beddome grew up in rural Eudunda, on the outskirts of the Barossa Valley approximately 100 kilometres northeast of Adelaide, an area renowned for producing fine wine, golden crops and livestock, never envisaging he would end up living on a ship. 

The last of the few yachties

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author and photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Lieutenant Doug Gilling (retd), 95, a former member of the Dominion Yachtsmen Scheme (DYS), unveiled a plaque dedicated to the DYS at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, on May 4, 2017. (photo: SGT Dave Morley)

Royal Australian Navy Lieutenant Doug Gilling (retd), 95, a former member of the Dominion Yachtsmen Scheme (DYS), unveiled a plaque dedicated to the DYS at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, on May 4, 2017.

One Dominion Yachtsmen Scheme participant, possibly the last one of the original 500, had a number of narrow escapes during the Second World War.

Recognition for helicopter flight veterans

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Members of the 3rd Contingent, RANHFV, prior to their departure for service in South Vietnam. (photo: Unknown)

Members of the 3rd Contingent, RANHFV, prior to their departure for service in South Vietnam.

Minister for Defence Personnel, the Hon Dan Tehan MP has championed an investigation into the issue of unit recognition for service with the Royal Australian Navy Helicopter Flight Vietnam, and service at the Battles of Coral and Balmoral.

Tri-service family reunion

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Robyn Sampson (author), LEUT Will Singer (author)

From left, Leanne Codner, Private Elyza Codner, Seaman Jack Codner, Corporal Scott Codner and Greg Codner. (photo: Unknown)

From left, Leanne Codner, Private Elyza Codner, Seaman Jack Codner, Corporal Scott Codner and Greg Codner.

Anzac Day this year was the first time Leanne and Greg Codner had seen their three children together in uniform, making the commemorations in Western Australia effectively a family reunion for the travelling pair who are travelling around Australia in a motor-home.

A fitting close for exhibition

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), ABIS Chantell Brown (photographer)

L-R: Prime Minister of Australia, The Hon. Malcolm Turnbull MP, Vice Chief of the Australian Defence Force, VADM Ray Griggs, AO, CSC, RAN, and Director of the Australian War Memorial, The Hon. Dr Brendan Nelson, AO, stand during the Australian National Anthem. (photo: ABIS Chantell Brown)

L-R: Prime Minister of Australia, The Hon. Malcolm Turnbull MP, Vice Chief of the Australian Defence Force, VADM Ray Griggs, AO, CSC, RAN, and Director of the Australian War Memorial, The Hon. Dr Brendan Nelson, AO, stand during the Australian National Anthem.

After travelling more than 200,000 kilometres during its 20-month tenure, the Spirit of Anzac Centenary Experience closed in Sydney on 27 April.