Topic: Change of Command
Commander Ashley Papp hands over the weight of HMAS Choules to Commander Chris Aulmann in Brisbane, Queensland.
On 15 November, a bright sunny day in Brisbane, Commander Ashley Papp relinquished command of HMAS
Choules, handing the weight to Commander Chris Aulmann. The handover of the ‘weight’’ symbolises the transfer of the responsibility of command.
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.
June 30, 2014 by LEUT Lauren Rago (author), Mr Steve Dent (photographer), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer), Mrs Lauren Larking (photographer)
Vice Admiral Ray Griggs AO, CSC, RAN takes the salute for the last time as Chief of Navy.
Over 500 Royal Australian Navy personnel farewelled the outgoing Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs and welcomed their new leader Vice Admiral Tim Barrett in an official ceremony at Sir Thomas Blamey Square in Canberra today.
Outgoing Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Tim Barrett salutes passing HMA Ships aboard the Admiral's Barge, as he departs Fleet Base East for the last time as Commander Australian Fleet.
After two and half years as Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Tim Barrett has handed over the weight to Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer at a ceremony in Sydney today.
Outgoing HMAS Coonawarra Commanding Officer, Commander Ben Favelle hands over the weight to Commander John Navin during the handover of command ceremony at HMAS Coonawarra in Darwin.
Coonawarra welcomed a new Commanding Officer during a formal handover-takeover ceremony in Darwin in December.
Commander Darren Grogan presents Captain Brian Delamont with a petrol nozzle, symbolising his achievements as Commanding Officer of HMAS Sirius. Captain Delamont was handing over command of the Royal Australian Navy Replenishment Oiler to Commander Grogan.
Sirius is ‘under new management’ after a formal command handover from Captain Brian Delamont to Commander Darren Grogan.
Commander Lisa Batchler (left) hands the HMAS Harman 'weight' and command of HMAS Harman to Commander Jayne Craig.
As most HMA ships and establishments were winding down from a busy year, the team at HMAS
Harman were busily preparing for a handover of Command.
Captain Gordon Andrew hands the HMAS Albatross 'weight' and command of HMAS Albatross to Captain Simon Bateman.
After two years in command, Captain Gordon Andrew formally handed over command of HMAS
Albatross to aviator Captain Simon Bateman at a ceremony in Nowra last week.
The cake made to mark HMAS Newcastle's 20 years in service.
The once in a century date 11/12/13 was also a historical day for Royal Australian Navy frigate, HMAS
Departing Commanding Officer of HMAS Tobruk, Commander Tim Watson (left) hands over the ship's engine keys and the responsibility of command to Commander Leif Maxfield.
Commander Leif Maxfield has assumed command of HMAS
Tobruk, relieving Commander Tim Watson while the ship stopped over in Townsville on 7 June 2013.