Topic: Ceremony and Traditions

Maritime Task Group Commander hands over after two busy years

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Ryan Zerbe (author), ABIS Benjamin Ricketts (photographer)

Captain Andrew Quinn, RAN, right, hands over ‘the weight’ to incoming Commander of the Australian Maritime Task Group, Captain David Tietzel, CSM, RAN, at Fleet Headquarters in Sydney. (photo: ABIS Benjamin Ricketts)

Captain Andrew Quinn, RAN, right, hands over ‘the weight’ to incoming Commander of the Australian Maritime Task Group, Captain David Tietzel, CSM, RAN, at Fleet Headquarters in Sydney.

The inaugural Commander of the Australian Maritime Task Group, CAPT Andrew Quinn, has handed over the role to CAPT David Tietzel following the successful completion of a two-year appointment.

Patrol Boat crew commemorates HMAS Armidale (I) sinking ahead of investiture

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gordon Carr-Gregg (author), POIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

The crew of HMAS Armidale (II) take part in a service to commemorate the loss of HMAS Armidale (I), which was sunk by Japanese aircraft during WWII. (photo: POIS Yuri Ramsey)

The crew of HMAS Armidale (II) take part in a service to commemorate the loss of HMAS Armidale (I), which was sunk by Japanese aircraft during WWII.

Ahead of today’s investiture ceremony for Ordinary Seaman Edward ‘Teddy’ Sheean VC, the crew of HMAS Armidale (II) conducted a commemoration ceremony for HMAS Armidale (I) over the site of its wreck off the coast of Timor-Leste.

Change of Command at Fleet Headquarters

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Tanalee Smith (author), ABIS Daniel Goodman (photographer), ABIS Leon Dafonte Fernandez (photographer)

Rear Admiral Mark Hammond, AM, RAN, left, receives the weight of command from Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead, AO, RAN aboard HMAS Brisbane at anchor in Sydney Harbour. (photo: ABIS Daniel Goodman)

Rear Admiral Mark Hammond, AM, RAN, left, receives the weight of command from Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead, AO, RAN aboard HMAS Brisbane at anchor in Sydney Harbour.

In a small but poignant ceremony on board HMAS Brisbane, Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead, AO, RAN hauled down his flag and passed the weight as Commander Australian Fleet to his successor, Rear Admiral Mark Hammond, RAN.

Adelaide crew commemorates Remembrance Day at sea

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), LSIS Nadav Harel (photographer)

L-R: United States Naval officer Lieutenant Commander Russell Mackay; Command Warrant Officer Paul Bradley; Commanding Officer HMAS Adelaide Captain Jonathon Ley, RAN; Royal New Zealand Navy officer, Lieutenant Calvin Andersen; Royal Australian Air Force officer Squadron Leader Jen Slater; and Ship’s Chaplain Simote Finau after a Remembrance Day ceremony held on the flight deck of HMAS Adelaide, at sea. (photo: LSIS Nadav Harel)

L-R: United States Naval officer Lieutenant Commander Russell Mackay; Command Warrant Officer Paul Bradley; Commanding Officer HMAS Adelaide Captain Jonathon Ley, RAN; Royal New Zealand Navy officer, Lieutenant Calvin Andersen; Royal Australian Air Force officer Squadron Leader Jen Slater; and Ship’s Chaplain Simote Finau after a Remembrance Day ceremony held on the flight deck of HMAS Adelaide, at sea.

Representatives of all three services and four nations gathered on the flight deck of HMAS Adelaide to pay their respects and lay wreaths during a Remembrance Day ceremony at sea.

Arunta marks Remembrance Day in Japan

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

Able Seaman Aviation Technician - Airframes Darcy Stopford lays a wreath during a Remembrance Day ceremony onboard HMAS Arunta while alongside Sasebo Naval Base, Japan. (photo: LSIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

Able Seaman Aviation Technician - Airframes Darcy Stopford lays a wreath during a Remembrance Day ceremony onboard HMAS Arunta while alongside Sasebo Naval Base, Japan.

HMAS Arunta took time out to commemorate Remembrance Day during a visit to Sasebo Naval Base, Japan.

Graduates praise student-instructor relationship

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), CPOIS Cameron Martin (photographer)

723 Squadron instuctor, Lieutenant Tammielee Hunter with an EC-135 helicopter. (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)

723 Squadron instuctor, Lieutenant Tammielee Hunter with an EC-135 helicopter.

Twenty-one new Pilots, Aviation Warfare Officers and Aircrewmen have graduated their initial rotary-wing training and into the next phase of their careers.

Recruits from Navy Indigenous Development Program graduate

Published on by SBLT Nancy Cotton (author), POIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

Graduating recruits from General Entry 384 Rogers Division are also graduates from the Defence Indigenous Development Program. (photo: POIS Nina Fogliani)

Graduating recruits from General Entry 384 Rogers Division are also graduates from the Defence Indigenous Development Program.

Hard work and determination paid off for recruits from the Navy Indigenous Development Program and Indigenous Pre-Recruit Program as they recently graduated from Recruit School at HMAS Cerberus.

Adelaide pays tribute to former sailors

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), ABIS Sittichai Sakonpoonpol (photographer)

Chaplain Simote Finau and crew members of HMAS Adelaide conduct a scattering of ashes memorial service for six former Royal Australian Navy personnel onboard HMAS Adelaide. (photo: ABIS Sittichai sakonpoonpol)

Chaplain Simote Finau and crew members of HMAS Adelaide conduct a scattering of ashes memorial service for six former Royal Australian Navy personnel onboard HMAS Adelaide.

The ship’s company of HMAS Adelaide has paid tribute to the lives of six fellow Royal Australian Navy and Royal Australian Navy Reserve seafarers as their ashes were committed to the sea.

Outback promotions for sailors

This article has photo gallery Published on by CAPT James Hook (author), CAPT James Saint (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics Chef Christopher Taylor, centre, is promoted during his deployment on Operation COVID-19 ASSIST, receiving his new rank slides from Major James Hill and Captain Melanie Verho at a sunset ceremony on Anzac Hill, overlooking Alice Springs. (photo: CAPT James Saint)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics Chef Christopher Taylor, centre, is promoted during his deployment on Operation COVID-19 ASSIST, receiving his new rank slides from Major James Hill and Captain Melanie Verho at a sunset ceremony on Anzac Hill, overlooking Alice Springs.

Two Darwin-based sailors were recently promoted at a sunset ceremony on Anzac Hill overlooking Alice Springs, hundreds of kilometres from the nearest ocean.

Still delivering Navy’s future workforce

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ben Willee (author), LSIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Members of General Entry 385 Emms Division standing 'at attention' during their Graduation Parade held at Recruit School of HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: LSIS Bonny Gassner)

Members of General Entry 385 Emms Division standing 'at attention' during their Graduation Parade held at Recruit School of HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

A further 123 Sailors from General Entry Class 385 Emms Division have graduated 11 weeks initial training at HMAS Cerberus under a strict COVID-19 cohort-distanced training environment.