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  • 7 July 2016

    Proudly bearing the name “Darwin”, more than 200 officers and sailors from the Royal Australian Navy have marched through the City of Darwin, exercising their Freedom of Entry. The time honoured tradition coincides with the first port visit in Australia after a six month deployment to the Middle-East. Commanding Officer HMAS Darwin Commander Phillip Henry […]

  • 24 June 2016

    More than 300 Australian Defence Force members assigned to HMAS Adelaide have marched through the City of Adelaide, exercising their Freedom of Entry. The time honoured tradition coincides with the first port visit to Adelaide by the Navy’s latest and largest warship, the amphibious ship, HMAS Adelaide III. Commanding Officer Captain Paul Mandziy said the […]

  • 31 August 2017

    The crew of the Royal Australian Navy patrol boat HMAS Wollongong exercised their rights of Freedom of Entry in their namesake city on Sunday. Twenty-five officers and sailors from the patrol boat, along with the Royal Australian Navy Band and a group of Australian Navy cadets marched through the main street of Wollongong, in New […]

  • 16 September 2011
    Training & Education

      The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) will exercise its right to enter the City of Melbourne as an armed unit, to mark the centenary of the RAN and the 90th anniversary of HMAS Cerberus. A short march from St Kilda Road (outside the Victorian Arts Centre) to the Melbourne Town Hall will include a historical […]

  • 11 October 2013
    Training & Education

    The City of Parramatta paid tribute to the service of men and women from all ship’s that have beared the Parramatta name in a wreath laying ceremony at the HMAS Parramatta (I) memorial at Queens Wharf Park this week. This was followed by a traditional Freedom of Entry into the City of Parramatta where the ship’s company […]

  • 11 November 2014

    Around 250 members of the Royal Australian Navy Submarine Force marched through the streets of Fremantle on 7 November as part of the celebrations to mark the centenary of Australian Submarines. In a tradition that dates back to ancient Rome, Fremantle City Council bestowed Freedom of Entry rights to the port city which lies at the […]

  • 29 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    As part of the Centenary of Submarines celebrations being held in November, the Royal Australian Navy Submarine Force has received a centuries old honour from the Fremantle City Council. Freedom of Entry rights to the City of Fremantle are set to be granted to the submariners on 7 November, cementing the long and positive relationship […]

  • 28 November 2014
    Training & Education

    HMS Quorn, sailed into Ipswich yesterday, 27th November, for a five-day visit. The Royal Navy minehunter will be open to the public on Saturday 29th November on a ticket-only basis between 9.30am and 4pm with the last entry at 3pm. The highlight of the visit comes on Sunday 30th November, when the ship’s company will […]

  • 6 December 2012
    Training & Education

    HMAS Waterhen celebrated its golden anniversary today with a ‘Freedom of Entry’ parade through the Municipality of North Sydney. The parade of 200 Officers and Sailors, accompanied by the Royal Australian Navy Band, exercised Waterhen’s rite marching down Miller Street, North Sydney with ‘swords drawn, bayonets fixed, band playing and colours flying.’ Superintendent Allan Sicard, […]

  • 24 May 2017

    The ship’s company of Royal Australian Navy’s Adelaide-class frigate HMAS Newcastle exercised Freedom of Entry during a recent visit to their namesake city. In addition to the Freedom of Entry, the officers and sailors took part in traditional Anzac Day dawn service and march and a range of community activities. Commanding officer Newcastle Commander Mark Sirois […]

  • 12 August 2014

    Royal Australian Navy Ship, HMAS Labuan has exercised her right to Freedom of Entry one last time in the New South Wales town of Ballina.   The Balikpapan class landing ship, which has been linked to the township since the 1970s, will be decommissioned later this year along with sister ships Tarakan and Brunei. Commanding […]

  • 18 August 2015

    After two years at the helm of HMAS Toowoomba, Commander Catherine Hayes has relinquished command at a ceremony alongside at Fleet Base West, in Rockingham. Commander Hayes took command of Toowoomba in July 2013 and has led the ship’s company through a busy deployment to the Middle East region, Operation SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN, Operation RESOLUTE […]

  • 2 November 2015

    Royal Australian Navy is getting ready to decommission HMAS Sydney this week after her 32 years of service. The ceremony, to be held on Saturday, alongside at the vessel’s home port of Garden Island, Fleet Base East, Sydney, will mark the end of more than three decades of service for this vessel, which has provided the Australian Defence Force […]

  • 25 October 2017

    Royal Australian Navy’s Adelaide-class frigate HMAS Darwin is set to make a final visit to her namesake city early November before the ship decommissions at the end of the year. Darwin is scheduled to enter Darwin Harbour on November 1 to take part in a series of events to celebrate the ship’s 33 years of […]

  • 19 September 2013
    Training & Education

    HMS Raleigh will exercise its right to the Freedom of Torpoint on Sunday 22 September with a 350-strong march through the streets of the town. The Royal Navy training establishment was first granted the right to march through Torpoint with ‘swords drawn, bayonets fixed, drums beating, bands playing and Colours flying’ in 1997. This year’s […]

  • 15 November 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Australian Navy minehunter HMAS Huon wrapped up a South West Pacific deployment earlier this month with the final of six port visits to Hobart, Tasmania, and her namesake city of Huonville. Having already toured the remote Australian territories of Lord Howe and Norfolk Islands, as well as Luganville and Port Vila, Vanuatu, and as […]

  • 5 August 2014

    Royal Australian Navy (RAN) ship, HMAS Tarakan has berthed alongside the North Queensland town of Bowen for the final time before she is decommissioned later this year.   First granted Freedom of Entry (FOE) to the town in 2004, ship’s company conducted one last march through the township, capping off a decade long relationship with […]

  • 1 November 2017

    Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Darwin pulled into her namesake city one last time after 33 years of service and more than a million nautical miles underway. Following a two month deployment to the Indo-Pacific region, the Royal Australian Navy’s most senior warship stopped in Darwin on November 1 before she completes her passage to […]

  • 15 December 2017
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Royal New Zealand Navy has decommissioned its tanker HMNZS Endeavour after almost 30 years of service. The decommissioning ceremony took place at Devonport Naval Base in Auckland on December 30. HMNZS Endeavour flew her white ensign for the last time earlier this month as she entered Auckland Harbour, flying her 148-meter decommissioning pennant. Endeavour also […]

  • 22 December 2014

    HMAS Stuart has wrapped up a successful port visit to its hometown of Devonport, Tasmania, with over 1,800 locals getting a tour of the ship. Between 12-14 December the ship’s company exercised their freedom of entry with a march through the town centre and opened the ship up to the public. The Devonport locals took […]

  • 27 June 2016

    HMAS Adelaide, the second of two Royal Australian Navy’s Canberra class amphibious ships and the largest ever built for the Royal Australian Navy has opened her doors to the Adelaide public for the first time. Commissioned in December 2015, Adelaide, also known as a Landing Helicopter Dock, provides one of the most capable and sophisticated […]

  • 16 September 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    Royal Australian Navy’s Adelaide-class frigate HMAS Melbourne has arrived in the City of Melbourne for her final port visit before she is decommissioned next month. The 138-meter-long warship berthed alongside Station Pier on September 13, ahead of a four-day port visit to say goodbye to the city where she was built. Melbourne’s crew of more […]

  • 9 February 2018

    The lead ship of the Royal Australian Navy’s air warfare destroyers newest ship in the fleet arrived to Hobart for the first ever visit to its namesake city. This port visit is the first time in 18 years a ship carrying the name Hobart has visited the city of Hobart and will see the guided […]

  • 26 September 2013
    Training & Education

    Sydney beach-goers got their first taste of the International Fleet Review on the weekend when two Royal Australian Navy helicopters flew over the city’s beaches towing a large International Fleet Review flag. On Saturday morning, an S-70B-2 Seahawk Helicopter took off from Middle Head Oval in Balmoral, flying the large flag. First, the Seahawk flew […]

  • 23 October 2013
    Training & Education

    Hundreds of Darwin residents turned out to welcome the Royal Australian Navy and the Royal Thai Navy as they exercised their right of Freedom of Entry to the City yesterday. More than 150 personnel of the Royal Australian Navy and 50 of the Royal Thai Navy marched through the Darwin Central Business District to the […]

  • 10 April 2013
    Training & Education

    The 3rd of April 2013 marked six months until Sydneysiders experience one of the biggest commemorative events since the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games: the Royal Australian Navy’s International Fleet Review Sydney 2013. Taking place on Sydney Harbour from 3 -11 October 2013, the International Fleet Review will commemorate the centenary of the first Royal Australian […]

  • 5 July 2017

    On July 2nd, 2017, US Navy’s destroyer, USS Stethem, sailed within 12 nautical miles of Triton Island, a disputed island claimed by China in the South China Sea, according to Fox News. China has treated the USS Stethem’s entry into their territorial waters off the Xisha Islands as a provocation. Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson,Geng Shuang, […]

  • 28 June 2019

    The US Navy’s newest Independence-variant littoral combat ship (LCS), the future USS Oakland (LCS 24), will be christened in Mobile, Alabama, on June 29. “The christening of the future USS Oakland marks an important step toward this great ship’s entry into the fleet,” Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer said. To be homeported in […]

  • 13 June 2013
    Training & Education

    The littoral combat ship USS Freedom’s (LCS 1 visit, board, search and seizure team) and the amphibious command and control ship USS Blue Ridge LCC 19 Fleet Anti-terrorism Security Team, Pacific staged a joint boarding exercise on the Freedom, June 11. The exercise involved both teams on Freedom’s 11-meter rigid hull inflatable boat to practice […]