Topic: Freedom of Entry

War veteran joins Canberra ship’s company on Freedom of Entry march

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), LSIS James McDougall (photographer), PTE Nicole Dorrett (photographer), LEUT Natalie Brennan (photographer)

Life-Ring Bearer, Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Kate Jennings leads the HMAS Canberra Freedom of Entry march through the City of Canberra. (photo: LSIS James McDougall)

Life-Ring Bearer, Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Kate Jennings leads the HMAS Canberra Freedom of Entry march through the City of Canberra.

Three-hundred-and-fifty members of the 400-strong ship’s company of HMAS Canberra (III) exercised its Freedom of Entry through the City of Canberra on Saturday.

Training Ship Pioneer enjoys Freedom of Entry to Mackay

Published on by Australian Navy Cadets LEUT Linda McKenna (author), Photos by Nell (photographer)

Cadets, instructors and officers of Training Ship Pioneer exercise their right to Freedom of Entry to the City of Mackay, Qld. (photo: Photos by Nell)

Cadets, instructors and officers of Training Ship Pioneer exercise their right to Freedom of Entry to the City of Mackay, Qld.

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.

 

HMAS Melbourne exercises Freedom of Entry one last time

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LSIS Kieran Dempsey (photographer)

The crew of HMAS Melbourne conduct a Freedom of Entry march into the City of Melbourne. (photo: LSIS Kieran Dempsey)

The crew of HMAS Melbourne conduct a Freedom of Entry march into the City of Melbourne.

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.

Parramatta given rite of passage

This article has photo gallery 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)

Royal Australian Navy officers from HMAS Parramatta march in front of a large turnout, during their Freedom of Entry parade down the main street of Parramatta, NSW. (photo: LACW Jacqueline Forrester)

Royal Australian Navy officers from HMAS Parramatta march in front of a large turnout, during their Freedom of Entry parade down the main street of Parramatta, NSW.

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.

NT Navy Week highlights exciting times ahead for northern fleet

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author and photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Officers and Sailors from HMAS Coonawarra exercise their Freedom of Entry to march through the city of Darwin, NT. (photo: LEUT Todd Fitzgerald)

Royal Australian Navy Officers and Sailors from HMAS Coonawarra exercise their Freedom of Entry to march through the city of Darwin, NT.

Navy Week in the Northern Territory drew to an exciting close when Officers and Sailors from HMAS Coonawarra marched through the City of Darwin, exercising their right to Freedom of Entry.

HMAS Benalla first Freedom of Entry in 15 years

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS James McDougall (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Ship's Company of HMAS Benalla march through the city of Benalla during their Freedom of Entry march. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Ship's Company of HMAS Benalla march through the city of Benalla during their Freedom of Entry march.

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.

HMAS Newcastle visits namesake city for final time

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), SGT Guy Young (photographer), POIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

HMAS Newcastle enters the Port of Newcastle, NSW, prior to the ship's final visit to her namesake city. (photo: SGT Guy Young)

HMAS Newcastle enters the Port of Newcastle, NSW, prior to the ship's final visit to her namesake city.

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.

HMAS Watson marches into Woollahra

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Steve Cropper (author), LSIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

Eastern Suburbs Police Command Superintendent John Duncan halts Commanding Officer HMAS Watson, Captain John Stavridis, ADC, RAN and his Ship’s Company as they conduct a Freedom of Entry march through the streets of Woollahra, Sydney.  (photo: LSIS Thomas Gibson)

Eastern Suburbs Police Command Superintendent John Duncan halts Commanding Officer HMAS Watson, Captain John Stavridis, ADC, RAN and his Ship’s Company as they conduct a Freedom of Entry march through the streets of Woollahra, Sydney.

The Officers and Sailors of HMAS Watson have reaffirmed their bond with the Municipality of Woollahra by exercising their right to Freedom of Entry to the eastern Sydney suburb.

Coffs Harbour and 725 Squadron reunited

This article has photo gallery Published on by ABIS Leo Baumgartner (author and photographer)

Two Royal Australian Navy MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopters flypast as 725 Squadron gives the eyes right during the Freedom of Entry into Coffs Harbour, NSW. (photo: ABIS Leo Baumgartner)

Two Royal Australian Navy MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopters flypast as 725 Squadron gives the eyes right during the Freedom of Entry into Coffs Harbour, NSW.

Hundreds of local residents lined the streets of Coffs Harbour to watch and support officers and sailors from 725 Squadron as they exercised their Freedom of Entry to the coastal city.

Bulldog joins the Steel Cat

Published on by LEUT Danielle Brodie (author), CPL Colin Dadd (photographer)

Members of the Ship’s Company welcome their mascot, British Bulldog Leading Seaman Hank, after HMAS Brisbane's (III) Freedom of Entry march. (photo: CPL Colin Dadd)

Members of the Ship’s Company welcome their mascot, British Bulldog Leading Seaman Hank, after HMAS Brisbane's (III) Freedom of Entry march.

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).