Topic: Honours, Awards and Trophies

Fleet’s discipline and pride on show for Governor-General

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), POIS Kelvin Hockey (photographer), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Members of the Royal Australian Navy assembled during Fleet Divisions held aboard HMAS Adelaide at Garden Island, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Members of the Royal Australian Navy assembled during Fleet Divisions held aboard HMAS Adelaide at Garden Island, Sydney.

The flight deck of HMAS Adelaide, with Sydney Harbour as the backdrop, provided a spectacular setting for Fleet Base East Divisions on 24 March.

HMAS Melbourne sails home from successful deployment

Published on by Department of Defence Media Release (author), CPL Mark Doran (photographer)

Commanding Officer, HMAS Melbourne, Commander Bill Waters (centre) supervises the berthing of the guided missile frigate at the Naval Support Activity in Manama, Bahrain at the end of Melbourne's eighth deployment to the region conducting maritime security patrols as part of Combined Maritime Forces. (photo: Corporal Mark Doran)

Commanding Officer, HMAS Melbourne, Commander Bill Waters (centre) supervises the berthing of the guided missile frigate at the Naval Support Activity in Manama, Bahrain at the end of Melbourne's eighth deployment to the region conducting maritime security patrols as part of Combined Maritime Forces.

Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Melbourne is returning home to Australia after completing more than 50 boarding operations and seizing almost a tonne of heroin during a Middle Eastern deployment.

Australia Day Honours - filling opportunities with passion

Published on by LEUT Bek Williamson (author)

RADM Greg Sammut's Navy career, from command of HMAS Farncomb and HMA Ships Ballarat and Toowoomba, to leadership of the Future Submarine Program, have been recognised with the presentation of an Order of Australia (Military Division) medal in last week's Australia Day honours. (photo: )

RADM Greg Sammut's Navy career, from command of HMAS Farncomb and HMA Ships Ballarat and Toowoomba, to leadership of the Future Submarine Program, have been recognised with the presentation of an Order of Australia (Military Division) medal in last week's Australia Day honours.

Greg Sammut had a long held ambition to join the Royal Australian Navy straight out of high school in 1984.

Navy training for a brave new world

Published on by LEUT John Cole (author), ABIS Chantell Brown (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Penguin Commander Paul Gall (left) presents Chief Petty Officer Benjamin White with an Australia Day Medallion at  HMAS Penguin.  (photo: ABIS Chantell Brown)

Commanding Officer HMAS Penguin Commander Paul Gall (left) presents Chief Petty Officer Benjamin White with an Australia Day Medallion at HMAS Penguin.

The presentation of an Australia Day Medallion has recognised the energy and drive to transform training systems at the Navy's Hydrographic School.

Australia Day Honours - building for the future

Published on by SBLT Todd Fitzgerald (author), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer)

Commander David Walter was awarded the Conspicuous Service Cross in this year’s Australia Day Honours for outstanding achievement as the Commander Engineer in HMAS Canberra. The award recognises his work on one of the Navy's highest profile projects, seen most publicly last year when Commander Walter escorted then Prime Minister Tony Abbott on a tour of the newly-commissioned ship.
 (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

Commander David Walter was awarded the Conspicuous Service Cross in this year’s Australia Day Honours for outstanding achievement as the Commander Engineer in HMAS Canberra. The award recognises his work on one of the Navy's highest profile projects, seen most publicly last year when Commander Walter escorted then Prime Minister Tony Abbott on a tour of the newly-commissioned ship.

Commander David Walter was awarded the Conspicuous Service Cross in this year’s Australia Day Honours for outstanding achievement as the Commander Engineer in HMAS Canberra.

 

Australia Day Honours - reflecting on teamwork

Published on by LEUT John Cole (author)

WO Rachelle Burnett was awarded an OAM in the Australia Day honours this week. Her citation inclued her treatment of casualties as a Chief Petty Officer onboard HMAS Childers following an explosion on Suspected Illegal Entry Vessel 36. (photo: Unknown)

WO Rachelle Burnett was awarded an OAM in the Australia Day honours this week. Her citation inclued her treatment of casualties as a Chief Petty Officer onboard HMAS Childers following an explosion on Suspected Illegal Entry Vessel 36.

Warrant Officer Rachelle Burnett spent Australia Day thinking more about her family and workmates than her own award.

Australia Day Honours - Leading Seaman driving innovation

Published on by LEUT Bek Williamson (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Leading Seaman Marine Technician Mitchell Austin’s dedication to his role has earned him a place on the Australia Day Honours list.
 (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill   )

Leading Seaman Marine Technician Mitchell Austin’s dedication to his role has earned him a place on the Australia Day Honours list.

With qualities like tireless professionalism and continual innovation, it is no surprise that Leading Seaman Marine Technician Mitchell Austin’s dedication to his role has earned him a place on the Australia Day Honours list.

Australia Day 2016 Honours List - Royal Australian Navy

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Medals awarded to Navy personnel in the 2015 Australia Day Honours List - Military Division, from left, Member of the Order of Australia (AM); Commendation for Distinguished Service; Conspicuous Service Cross (CSC); and Conspicuous Service Medal (CSM). (photo: )

Medals awarded to Navy personnel in the 2015 Australia Day Honours List - Military Division, from left, Member of the Order of Australia (AM); Commendation for Distinguished Service; Conspicuous Service Cross (CSC); and Conspicuous Service Medal (CSM).

We are proud to share the names of the 18 Royal Australian Navy members who have been recognised in the Australia Day 2016 Honours List. The Australian Honours System recognises and celebrates the outstanding contribution and achievements of a diversity of Australians.

Future leader continues Albany legacy

Published on by CMDR Chloe Wootten (author), North Albany Senior High School (photographer)

Lieutenant Will Singer from HMAS Stirling presents the Long Tan award to Ms Breanna Payne from North Albany Senior High School. (photo: Unknown)

Lieutenant Will Singer from HMAS Stirling presents the Long Tan award to Ms Breanna Payne from North Albany Senior High School.

Located in regional Western Australia, Albany is home to final Australian port for many who created the Anzac legacy in the First World War, and the site of major commemorations in 2014 for the 100 anniversary of the departure of the 'Anzac Convoys'.

Back to roots with Long Tan Awards

Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), Mr Keith Hedgeland (photographer)

Senior recipient Logan Wake, a Year 12 student who was recognised for his leadership and teamwork skills, sporting prowess, musical talent and involvement in community fundraising events, receives the Long Tan award from Lieutenant Karen Thomson. (photo: Mr Keith Hedgelan)

Senior recipient Logan Wake, a Year 12 student who was recognised for his leadership and teamwork skills, sporting prowess, musical talent and involvement in community fundraising events, receives the Long Tan award from Lieutenant Karen Thomson.

For Perth-born Training Systems Officer and former secondary school Japanese language teacher, Lieutenant Karen Thomson, delivering speeches at school assemblies and presenting awards to students is almost second nature. So when the opportunity to return to her roots to present two recipients with Australian Defence Force Long Tan Leadership Awards at Leeming Senior High School's Year 12 Valedictory Ceremony and Term 4 Assembly, Lieutenant Thomson did not hesitate to volunteer her time as a guest presenter.