Topic: Ceremony and Traditions

Brisbane base’s big year

Published on by LEUT Phil Fairs (author)

Commander Mark McConnell and Seaman Georgia Bronkhorst cut the birthday cake. (photo: Unknown)

Commander Mark McConnell and Seaman Georgia Bronkhorst cut the birthday cake.

The local community came together to help HMAS Moreton celebrate a big milestone – the Queensland establishment’s first birthday.

Exchange of ideas for future Allied commanders

Published on by MAJ Tania Donovan (author), CMDR Chloe Griggs (author)

Students from the United States Command and General Staff College visit the Australian War Memorial while on an exchange at the Australia Command and Staff Course, Canberra, Australia. April 24, 2017. (photo: Unknown)

Students from the United States Command and General Staff College visit the Australian War Memorial while on an exchange at the Australia Command and Staff Course, Canberra, Australia. April 24, 2017.

United States Command and General Staff College students have crossed continents and oceans to visit counterparts in Canberra in an exchange program designed to strengthen relationships at the working-level across Allied nations.

Anzac ties that bind

This article has photo gallery Published on by ABMT Charles Morrow (author), LEUT Harley Slatter (author), Miss Shehana Friday (photographer)

Lieutenant Danielle Britton, Petty Officer Hydrographic Surveying Mathew Britton and Leading Seaman Hydrographic Surveying Jessica Bishop. (photo: Miss Shehana Friday)

Lieutenant Danielle Britton, Petty Officer Hydrographic Surveying Mathew Britton and Leading Seaman Hydrographic Surveying Jessica Bishop.

Across Australia and the Tasman, Australian Navy personnel were on hand for Anzac commemorations, ranging from school visits and dawn services, to moments of personal reflection.

Yachtsmen plaque dedicated at Memorial

This article has photo gallery Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author and photographer)

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

With him is Melbourne-based historian Janet Roberts Billett, who led the campaign to have a plaque at the AWM dedicated to the DYS.

 (photo: SGT Dave Morley)

Royal Australian Navy Lieutenant (LEUT) Doug Gilling (retd), a former member of the Dominion Yachtsmen Scheme (DYS), unveiled a plaque dedicated to the DYS at the Australian War Memorial (AWM), Canberra, on May 4, 2017. With him is Melbourne-based historian Janet Roberts Billett, who led the campaign to have a plaque at the AWM dedicated to the DYS.

The gritty persistence of a Melbourne historian to have a forgotten group of Second World War sailors recognised finally paid off when a plaque was dedicated to them at the Australian War Memorial on 4 May.

Maritime security a year-round duty

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Arunta Commander Cameron Steil watches over HMAS Arunta's boarding party as it conducts a boarding while on patrol in the Middle East Region. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Commanding Officer HMAS Arunta Commander Cameron Steil watches over HMAS Arunta's boarding party as it conducts a boarding while on patrol in the Middle East Region.

While many Australians spend Anzac Day off work, Royal Australian Navy personnel around the world will remain on watch, contributing to global security, stability and prosperity.

HMAS Warramunga Turns Sweet 16

This article has photo gallery Published on by Leading Seaman Electronic Warfare Kevin Brouwer (author)

HMAS Warramunga’s sweet 16 birthday cake. (photo: POEW Andrew Harding)

HMAS Warramunga’s sweet 16 birthday cake.

The ship's company of HMAS Warramunga had reason to celebrate on 31 March, marking the 16th anniversary since the warship commissioned.

Jakarta service a reflection of regional ties

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), Unknown (photographer)

Midshipman Morgan Groves (left) and Midshipman Jordana McLeod (left) and take time out from their language studies to pay tribute to the fallen on Anzac Day at the Jakarta War Cemetery. (photo: Unknown)

Midshipman Morgan Groves (left) and Midshipman Jordana McLeod (left) and take time out from their language studies to pay tribute to the fallen on Anzac Day at the Jakarta War Cemetery.

Two Midshipmen have found themselves marking Anzac Day away from the familiar marches and gatherings but each say it was an experience they will remember for years to come.

Middle East operations reinforce service ethos

Published on by CPL Sebastian Beurich (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Toby Pink is seen in the Quarter Deck of HMAS Arunta. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Toby Pink is seen in the Quarter Deck of HMAS Arunta.

Townsville’s Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Toby Pink has spent Anzac Day on operations this year as a member of HMAS Arunta’s ship’s company during her maritime security deployment to the Middle East.

Valuing tradition leads to submarine career

Published on by POIS Phil Cullinan (author), LSIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

Recruit Timothy Herring with a picture of his grand father who served on HMAS Perth I and was a prisoner of war during World War II on the great Burma Railway. (photo: LSIS Nina Fogliani)

Recruit Timothy Herring with a picture of his grand father who served on HMAS Perth I and was a prisoner of war during World War II on the great Burma Railway.

This Anzac Day has particular meaning for a recruit at HMAS Cerberus, as it is his first in uniform, and the start of his chapter in a family tradition.

Female recruits lead the way

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ben Willee (author), SMNET Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

Reviewing Officer, Chief of Staff - Fleet Command, Commodore Luke Charles-Jones, CSC, OAM, RAN, inspects graduating members of General Entry 349 Emms Division on the Recruit School Parade Ground, HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: SMNET Jarrod Mulvihill)

Reviewing Officer, Chief of Staff - Fleet Command, Commodore Luke Charles-Jones, CSC, OAM, RAN, inspects graduating members of General Entry 349 Emms Division on the Recruit School Parade Ground, HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

Proud families and friends attended the graduation Parade of General Entry 349 Emms Divisions which for the first time in Navy’s history consisted of more women than men.