“He heramana ahau, I am a sailor”—introducing the Navy Creed
Chief of Navy Rear Admiral Jack Steer has announced the introduction of the Navy Creed to help to install pride and passion in the Navy and its people.
“We are all sailors first and foremost,” says RA Steer. “The intention for our Navy Creed is to represent all of our sailors. This will be something for sailors to carry for the rest of our lives.”
The Navy Creed’s statements represent the Crown; our Maori culture; our past; the present; personal accountability; the Navy's values; and an affirmation of who we are
Our Navy Creed
I am a sailor of the Royal New Zealand Navy
Te Taua Moana o Aotearoa
I represent the proud heritage of those who have gone before me
I serve to protect our people and our whanau with integrity and mana
I will follow those above me and lead those below me
I embody the navy's Core Values - Courage, Commitment, Comradeship and will challenge those who do not
He heramana ahau, I am a sailor.
You can read CN's full With all Despatch notice about the Navy Creed, and also watch a powerful YouTube video of sailors from HMNZS WELLINGTON affirming the Navy Creed.