Published on by Australian Navy Cadets LEUT Linda McKenna (author), Photos by Nell (photographer)
With swords drawn, band playing, drums beating and flags flying, the cadets, instructors and officers of Training Ship Pioneer exercised their right to Freedom of Entry to the City of Mackay this month, as part of 60th anniversary celebrations for the Australian Navy Cadets unit.
Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LSIS Kieran Dempsey (photographer)
The bonds between HMAS Melbourne (III) and her namesake city were reaffirmed today with the ship’s company exercising their Freedom of Entry for the final time before the ship decommissions later this year.
Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LACW Jacqueline Forrester (photographer), SIG Robert Whitmore (photographer), PTE Rodrigo Villablanca (photographer), LAC John Solomon (photographer), LCPL Brodie Cross (photographer)
The ship’s company of HMAS Parramatta has reaffirmed the bonds between the ship and her namesake city by exercising their right to Freedom of Entry.
Published on by LSIS James McDougall (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)
The officers and sailors of Royal Australian Navy Survey Ship HMAS Benalla (II) have visited the ship’s namesake city of Benalla, Victoria to conduct their first Freedom of Entry march in over 15 years.
Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), SGT Guy Young (photographer), POIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)
HMAS Newcastle has sailed into her namesake city for the final time after 25 years of faithful service, steaming more than 900,000 miles and gaining battle honours in East Timor, the Solomon Islands and the Persian Gulf.
Published on by LEUT Danielle Brodie (author), CPL Colin Dadd (photographer)
A little-known piece of Navy history dating back to the First World War is being kept alive with a British Bulldog by the name of Hank becoming the first mascot for ‘the Steel Cat’, HMAS Brisbane (III).