Topic: Federation Star

Diamond jubilee for Father and Son

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Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN, presents Captain Darren Grogan, CSM, RAN, with a third clasp to his Defence Long Service Medal, as Warrant Officer Martin Grogan, OAM, holds his second Federation Star for his Defence Long Service Medal that was presented earlier. (photo: CPOIS Ollie Garside)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN, presents Captain Darren Grogan, CSM, RAN, with a third clasp to his Defence Long Service Medal, as Warrant Officer Martin Grogan, OAM, holds his second Federation Star for his Defence Long Service Medal that was presented earlier.

A milestone of combined seventy five years of Service was recognised in a presentation of awards for a serving father and son by Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN, last week.

Changing with the times - Navy veteran reflects on 50 years of service

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Leading Seaman Communication and Information Systems Roger Dalby, CSM (centre), talks about his career with Leading Seaman Stewart Skidmore and Able Seaman Communication and Information Systems Danielle Jewitt before being awarded his third Federation Star at HMAS Kuttabul, Sydney. (photo: LSIS Kayla Jackson)

Leading Seaman Communication and Information Systems Roger Dalby, CSM (centre), talks about his career with Leading Seaman Stewart Skidmore and Able Seaman Communication and Information Systems Danielle Jewitt before being awarded his third Federation Star at HMAS Kuttabul, Sydney.

In a first for Navy, a sailor has been awarded a third Federation Star for 50 years of continuous service.

Honouring 40 years of loyal service

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Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN (left), presents Lieutenant Commander Guy Burton (centre) with his Federation Star for 40 years of naval service, with Chris Burton (right), during HMAS Stirling's 40th anniversary celebrations held at the Sir James Stirling Mess, Garden Island, Western Australia. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN (left), presents Lieutenant Commander Guy Burton (centre) with his Federation Star for 40 years of naval service, with Chris Burton (right), during HMAS Stirling's 40th anniversary celebrations held at the Sir James Stirling Mess, Garden Island, Western Australia.

Receiving the highly coveted Federation Star is a milestone in anyone’s career, and on Friday 29 July, Lieutenant Commander Guy Burton, RAN was presented with his Federation Star by Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN at HMAS Stirling, the home of the Submarine Force in Rockingham, Western Australia.

Officers recognised for long service

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Head of Navy Engineering, Rear Admiral Colin Lawrence, AM, RAN (right), presents Lieutenant Commander Eric Mushins, RANR, with his second Federation Star for the Defence Long Service Medal, marking 45 years service in the Royal Australian Navy. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Head of Navy Engineering, Rear Admiral Colin Lawrence, AM, RAN (right), presents Lieutenant Commander Eric Mushins, RANR, with his second Federation Star for the Defence Long Service Medal, marking 45 years service in the Royal Australian Navy.

Three Naval officers in Victoria have been formally acknowledged for their cumulative 105 years in the Navy during a small ceremony at HMAS Cerberus.

 

Navy Members reach rare milestone

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Chief of Joint Operations, Vice Admiral David Johnston, AM, RAN, with Lieutenant Commander Graeme Wong, RANR (left) and Chief Petty Officer Peter Stone, CSM, (right) after presenting each of them with their third Federation Star. (photo: CPL David Said)

Chief of Joint Operations, Vice Admiral David Johnston, AM, RAN, with Lieutenant Commander Graeme Wong, RANR (left) and Chief Petty Officer Peter Stone, CSM, (right) after presenting each of them with their third Federation Star.

Reaching the milestone of half a century in the ADF is a rare occurrence. Even rarer, two HQJOC Navy members reached their 50-year anniversary in March.

Forty years’ service and counting

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), ABIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, presents Chief Petty Officer John Farrell with a Federation Star in recognition of 40 years of service in the Royal Australian Navy, at a ceremony attended by the Submarine Training and Systems Centre staff and faculty at HMAS Stirling, Garden Island. (photo: ABIS Christopher Szumlanski)

Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, presents Chief Petty Officer John Farrell with a Federation Star in recognition of 40 years of service in the Royal Australian Navy, at a ceremony attended by the Submarine Training and Systems Centre staff and faculty at HMAS Stirling, Garden Island.

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, took time out of his visit to Fleet Base West recently to recognise one member’s 40 years’ service in the Royal Australian Navy.

 

Senior sailor’s star performance

Published on by LCDR Fiona Southwood (author), MAJ Chris Linden (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Paul O'Keefe celebrates his 40th year in the Royal Australian Navy in the Junior Sailors Cafe aboard HMAS Newcastle in the Middle East region. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Chief Petty Officer Paul O'Keefe celebrates his 40th year in the Royal Australian Navy in the Junior Sailors Cafe aboard HMAS Newcastle in the Middle East region.

Forty years of dedicated service by Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician Paul ‘Jock’ O’Keefe was recently celebrated by the crew of HMAS Newcastle, deployed to the Middle East region.

Navy farewells veteran of four decades

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Commander Trevor Widdison, RAN, spends his last day of service at HMAS Coonawarra after 40 years in the Royal Australian Navy. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Commander Trevor Widdison, RAN, spends his last day of service at HMAS Coonawarra after 40 years in the Royal Australian Navy.

The Royal Australian Navy bid fair winds and following seas to Commander Trevor Widdison during a farewell ceremony at Larrakeyah Defence Precinct in Darwin recently.

Federation Star to Chief Coxswain

Published on by LEUT John Thompson (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Rear Admiral Bruce Kafer AM, CSC, RANR, Head Reserve and Youth Division/Commander ADF Cadets, presents Chief Petty Officer Ian Rigby with his Federation Star at HMAS Penguin.  (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Rear Admiral Bruce Kafer AM, CSC, RANR, Head Reserve and Youth Division/Commander ADF Cadets, presents Chief Petty Officer Ian Rigby with his Federation Star at HMAS Penguin.

In 1973, the Sydney Opera House opened, Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon was released, Gough Whitlam was Prime Minister, and the Watergate hearings began in the United States.  It was also the year that Ian Rigby, walked into HMAS Leeuwin as a 15-year-old to start his naval career.

Serving the nation for more than half a century

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Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett AO, CSC, presents Commander Mick Brice with his 3rd Federation Star and certificate at Russell Offices, Canberra.  (photo: Lauren Larking)

Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett AO, CSC, presents Commander Mick Brice with his 3rd Federation Star and certificate at Russell Offices, Canberra.

After 52 years in the Royal Australian Navy, Commander Mick Brice has received a third Federation Star, and seventh clasp to the Defence Long Service Medal, to recognise his continuing long service to the Navy and Australia.