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Naval Officer Figurine
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100 Years of Service
This stylish tie features the
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purpose was to be able to identify
one ship from another. Many were
amateurish and their shape varied.
In early 1919, the Ships' Badge
Committee was formed to oversee
the new badge design.
The first RAN official badge
designs were drawn up by naval
architects, and then passed on to
dedicated graphic artists. On August
23, 1949, the first official RAN
badge was adopted.
The design has changed numer-
ous times since its inception to add
appeal or correct slight inaccuracies.
In October 2002, the current
official badge had a slight change,
with the words "Royal Australian
Navy" were moved closer together
to enhance and balance the design.
The badge today is known as the
Navy Ceremonial Badge.
ON DECEMBER 23, 1966, Prime
Minister Harold Holt announced
that with the concurrence of the
Queen, the RAN was to have its
The new ensign was to replace
the traditional RN White Ensign,
which had been in use since the
RAN's formation in 1911.
The new ensign embodied the
two main features of the RN ensign
-- the Union flag in the canton and
the white field.
The traditional red cross of St
George of England was replaced
with the stars of the Southern Cross
and the Federation Star in blue.
July 21, 2011
100th anniversary special
THE RAN Band's 'A Naval
Salute' to celebrate the
RAN Centenary 1911-2011
was as visually spectacular
as it was emotionally captivating
through song and music.
The Flagship Recital at the City
Recital Hall, Sydney, on July 10,
was attended by an audience of more
than 600 people, with official guests
including Governor-General Quentin
Bryce, CDF LT-GEN David Hurley
and CN VADM Ray Griggs.
The musical performance pro-
vided the audience with a voyage
through RAN history over the past
100 years since the prefix 'Royal'
was granted by King George V.
The concert was led by the
Director of Music--Navy, CMDR Phil
Anderson, and featured a Boarding
Party from HMAS Kanimbla as well
as nightingale-voiced staff and cadets
from Training Ship Sirius.
The centenary concert saluted
Navy veterans, the role of women
in the senior service and honoured
indigenous service, while telling the
story of the Navy's service to the
community and national defence.
"We are honoured to have had the
opportunity to present this concert in
celebration of the RAN's centenary,"
CMDR Anderson said.
"An important legacy passed to
the current generation of Navy's
musicians is the proud record of ser-
vice by its former members.
"The RAN Band has performed
on the shores of Gallipoli and in the
bunkers of Vietnam, throughout Iraq,
Afghanistan and the Middle East,
and in many countries throughout the
"These performances have created
the proud traditions upheld by the
Navy's current generation of musi-
The recital featured music
especially composed to mark the
centenary, as well as key elements
of Navy's ceremonial repertoire
including Colours, Man Ship, Cheer
Ship, Ceremonial Sunset and Beat to
In one highlight, Beat to Quarters
featured drummers wearing slings
SALUTE TO YOU: The
RAN Band in action in
Sydney on July 10.
Photo: LSMUSN Daniel
NAVY personnel will receive
the commemorative publication
through their command this July.
Titled 100 years of the Royal
Australian Navy, it has been com-
piled by historians and subject
matter experts. It covers Navy's
history of involvement in conflicts
around the world, reviews Navy's
current status, programs and
priorities and Navy's future.
An online version is available at
adorned with unique indigenous
artwork commissioned to honour
indigenous involvement and service
in the RAN.
Specially designed ceremonial
uniforms and costumes worn by the
RAN Band musicians ensured that
the concert was as visually spectacu-
lar as it was in uplifting in sound and
The uniforms spanned 100 years
of RAN history, which helped many
'old salts' in the audience embark on
a trip down memory lane to recall
their own proud periods of service in
A PAGE-TURNER: ABCIS Brad
Dangerfield checks out the new
book entitled 100 years of the Royal
Australian Navy. Photo: LSIS Paul Berry
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