Topic: Change of Command

Penguin continues to build on rich heritage

Published on by WO John O'Brien (author), ABIS Chantell Brown (author)

Commanding Officer HMAS Penguin Commander Paul Gall presents Commander Ian Campbell with the Penguin memento and the title of Commanding Officer during a ceremony held at HMAS Penguin. (photo: ABIS Chantell Brown)

Commanding Officer HMAS Penguin Commander Paul Gall presents Commander Ian Campbell with the Penguin memento and the title of Commanding Officer during a ceremony held at HMAS Penguin.

Leadership of one of Sydney's iconic naval bases passed to new command in a unique ceremony in late January.

Navy’s largest ‘seagoing servo’ changes hands

Published on by SBLT Daniel Atwater (author)

Command of HMAS Sirius was formally handed to Commander Michael Oborn, left, from Commander Darren Grogan last month. The ceremony took place in Sydney and was marked by the formal exchange of a petrol nozzle - befitting command of the Navy's largest 'seagoing servo'. (photo: Unknown)

Command of HMAS Sirius was formally handed to Commander Michael Oborn, left, from Commander Darren Grogan last month. The ceremony took place in Sydney and was marked by the formal exchange of a petrol nozzle - befitting command of the Navy's largest 'seagoing servo'.

Command of the Navy’s largest ‘seagoing service station’, HMAS Sirius, was formally handed over from Commander Darren Grogan to Commander Michael Oborn last month.

Handing over the weight in Huon

Published on by LEUT Laura Watman (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Commander Richard Caton, RAN, passes Command of HMAS Huon to Lieutenant Commander Jason Mullen, RAN, in front of Huon's ship's company at Garden Island, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Commander Richard Caton, RAN, passes Command of HMAS Huon to Lieutenant Commander Jason Mullen, RAN, in front of Huon's ship's company at Garden Island, Sydney.

Minehunter HMAS Huon is under new management after welcoming the new Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Commander Jason Mullen, during a handover ceremony which took place outside the Navy Heritage Centre at Garden Island, Sydney in early December.

Passing of the gauntlet

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Mark Flowerdew (author), ABIS Alan Lancaster (photographer)

Commanding Officer 725 Squadron, Commander David Frost, RAN, disembarks a Royal Australian Navy MH-60R Romeo helicopter prior to his handover to Commander Matthew Royals. (photo: ABIS Alan Lancaster)

Commanding Officer 725 Squadron, Commander David Frost, RAN, disembarks a Royal Australian Navy MH-60R Romeo helicopter prior to his handover to Commander Matthew Royals.

The Royal Australian Navy’s Fleet Air Arm has had a changing of the guard with 725 Squadron welcoming a new Commanding Officer in early December.

Australian command handover in the Middle East

Published on by Department of Defence (author), MAJ Cameron Jamieson (photographer)

Departing Commander of Joint Task Force 633, Rear Admiral Trevor Jones, left, with Warrant Officer Gary Wight, centre, the Task Force's Command Warrant Officer; and incoming commander Air Vice Marshal Tim Innes, during a Transition of Authority ceremony at Camp Baird in the Middle East. (photo: Major Cameron Jamieson)

Departing Commander of Joint Task Force 633, Rear Admiral Trevor Jones, left, with Warrant Officer Gary Wight, centre, the Task Force's Command Warrant Officer; and incoming commander Air Vice Marshal Tim Innes, during a Transition of Authority ceremony at Camp Baird in the Middle East.

The Royal Australian Navy’s Rear Admiral Trevor Jones handed over command of Joint Task Force 633 in the Middle East to Air Vice Marshal Tim Innes last week.

Change in command at the 'stone frigate'

Published on by LEUT John Cole (author), POIS Phil Cullinan (photographer)

Command of Canberra's HMAS Harman passed to Commander Alison Westwood (left) last month, with outgoing Commander Jayne Craig taking up her new posting as the Director of Navy Employment Conditions in Canberra. (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

Command of Canberra's HMAS Harman passed to Commander Alison Westwood (left) last month, with outgoing Commander Jayne Craig taking up her new posting as the Director of Navy Employment Conditions in Canberra.

Command of Canberra's HMAS Harman passed to Commander Alison Westwood last month, with outgoing Commander Jayne Craig taking up her new posting as the Director of Navy Employment Conditions in Canberra.

 

A new phase awaits for 808

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), LSIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

(L-R) Commanding Officer 808 Squadron, Commander Adrian Capner (left) hands the weight of command to Commander Michael Waddell, during the handover ceremony held in the hanger of 808 Squadron, HMAS Albatross.  (photo: LSIS Sarah Williams)

(L-R) Commanding Officer 808 Squadron, Commander Adrian Capner (left) hands the weight of command to Commander Michael Waddell, during the handover ceremony held in the hanger of 808 Squadron, HMAS Albatross.

Navy's home to the MRH-90 helicopter, 808 Squadron, assembled for the traditional rowing ashore of the outgoing Commanding Officer as Commander Adrian Capner handed over the “trident of power” to Commander Michael Waddell recently.

Fleet Air Arm Commander leaves his mark

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), LSIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

Commander Fleet Air Arm, Commodore Chris Smallhorn, (left) receives the weight of command from Commodore Vince Di Pietro at a supersession ceremony at HMAS Albatross, Nowra.  (photo: LS Sarah Williams)

Commander Fleet Air Arm, Commodore Chris Smallhorn, (left) receives the weight of command from Commodore Vince Di Pietro at a supersession ceremony at HMAS Albatross, Nowra.

There was no need of car or driver to transport Commodore Vince Di Pietro to his recent change of command ceremony at the home of Navy's Fleet Air Arm in Nowra.

ADF at the helm of maritime counter-terrorism taskforce

Published on by Department of Defence (author), CPL Mark Doran (photographer)

(R-L) Royal Australian Navy officer Commodore Jaimie Hatcher, Commander Combined Task Force 150 (CTF 150), accepts the ‘weight of command’ from Pakistan Navy officer Rear Admiral Muhammad Moazzam Ilyas under the watchful eye of Vice Admiral Kevin Donegan (Centre), Commander United States Fifth Fleet, Commander US Naval Forces Central Command and Commander Combined Maritime Forces during the CTF 150 Change of Command ceremony at the Naval Support Activity in Bahrain on 8 December, 2015. (photo: Corporal Mark Doran)

(R-L) Royal Australian Navy officer Commodore Jaimie Hatcher, Commander Combined Task Force 150 (CTF 150), accepts the ‘weight of command’ from Pakistan Navy officer Rear Admiral Muhammad Moazzam Ilyas under the watchful eye of Vice Admiral Kevin Donegan (Centre), Commander United States Fifth Fleet, Commander US Naval Forces Central Command and Commander Combined Maritime Forces during the CTF 150 Change of Command ceremony at the Naval Support Activity in Bahrain on 8 December, 2015.

Australia has assumed command of Combined Task Force 150 (CTF 150) as part of Operation MANITOU in the Middle East Region after a Transition of Authority from the Pakistan Navy.

South Pacific setting for Change of Command ceremony

Published on by LCDR Dave Knight (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Incoming Commanding Officer HMAS Parramatta, Commander Andrew Willis, MVO, RAN, left, is handed a telescope to signify the passing of 'the weight' by outgoing Commanding Officer HMAS Parramatta, Commander Simon Cannell, RAN during the handover ceremony in front of the ship's company on the flight deck. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Incoming Commanding Officer HMAS Parramatta, Commander Andrew Willis, MVO, RAN, left, is handed a telescope to signify the passing of 'the weight' by outgoing Commanding Officer HMAS Parramatta, Commander Simon Cannell, RAN during the handover ceremony in front of the ship's company on the flight deck.

Friday 11 July saw Commander Simon Cannell hand over command of the Anzac Class Frigate HMAS Parramatta to Commander Andrew Willis amongst a South Pacific setting.