Topic: Change of Command

Combined Task Force end of rotation

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(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.

Young Endeavour homecoming for Commanding Officer

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Outgoing CO STS Young Endeavour, LCDR Gavin Dawe OAM, RAN (right), hands over the Weight to incoming CO, LCDR Michael Gough RAN, during a change of command ceremony onboard the sail training ship at Fleet Base East, Sydney, NSW. (photo: LSIS Brenton Freind)

Outgoing CO STS Young Endeavour, LCDR Gavin Dawe OAM, RAN (right), hands over the Weight to incoming CO, LCDR Michael Gough RAN, during a change of command ceremony onboard the sail training ship at Fleet Base East, Sydney, NSW.

Lieutenant Commander Mike Gough has retaken command of Sail Training Ship Young Endeavour 33 months to the day since he left the position.

Immersing himself in submarine command

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Outgoing Commanding Officer HMAS Dechaineux, Commander Robin Dainty, RAN, right, hands over an historic telescope to symbolise the handover to incoming Commanding Officer Commander Daniel Sutherland, RAN, during a command supersession held in the control room of HMAS Dechaineux, while alongside Fleet Base West, WA. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper)

Outgoing Commanding Officer HMAS Dechaineux, Commander Robin Dainty, RAN, right, hands over an historic telescope to symbolise the handover to incoming Commanding Officer Commander Daniel Sutherland, RAN, during a command supersession held in the control room of HMAS Dechaineux, while alongside Fleet Base West, WA.

The start of the year heralded a change at the top for the crew of HMAS Dechaineux, with Commander Daniel Sutherland taking charge of the submarine from Commander Robin Dainty.

A good omen for changes ahead at Cerberus

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Commanding Officer HMAS Cerberus, Captain Stephen Bowater, OAM, RAN, handing over the toolbox of responsibility as Training Authority - Engineering to Captain Tim Standen, CSC, RAN, on 13 January 2017 at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: LSIS Nina Fogliani)

Commanding Officer HMAS Cerberus, Captain Stephen Bowater, OAM, RAN, handing over the toolbox of responsibility as Training Authority - Engineering to Captain Tim Standen, CSC, RAN, on 13 January 2017 at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

Friday the 13th is considered unlucky by some, but for HMAS Cerberus 13 January was a day to herald exciting challenges as outgoing Commanding Officer Captain Stephen Bowater, handed command to Captain Tim Standen.

Coonawarra Change of Command

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Commanding Officer HMAS Coonawarra, Commander John Navin, right, hands over his command to Commander Viktor Pilicic at HMAS Coonawarra. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Commanding Officer HMAS Coonawarra, Commander John Navin, right, hands over his command to Commander Viktor Pilicic at HMAS Coonawarra.

Command of Darwin Navy base HMAS Coonawarra has been passed from Commander John Navin to Commander Viktor Pilicic.

Commander no slouch in Anzac

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Commander Belinda Wood, RAN, passes the weight of HMAS Anzac and Command to Commander Michael Devine, RAN, aboard HMAS Anzac at Fleet Base East, Sydney. (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

Commander Belinda Wood, RAN, passes the weight of HMAS Anzac and Command to Commander Michael Devine, RAN, aboard HMAS Anzac at Fleet Base East, Sydney.

Commander Belinda Wood formally handed over command of HMAS Anzac to Commander Michael Devine on 9 December in a ceremony onboard the ship as she was alongside in Sydney.

Penguin continues to build on rich heritage

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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

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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

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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

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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.