Topic: Honours, Awards and Trophies

Courage rewarded at last

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Seventy one years after he was killed during the Second World War, Pilot Officer Jim Hocking will be awarded a Star of Courage. His legend lives on in the Navy through his great nephew, Lieutenant Aaron Hocking. (photo: Unknown)

Seventy one years after he was killed during the Second World War, Pilot Officer Jim Hocking will be awarded a Star of Courage. His legend lives on in the Navy through his great nephew, Lieutenant Aaron Hocking.

A  campaign of handwritten letters by a now 93-year-old Queensland woman has resulted in the overdue awarding of a Star of Courage to an Air Force pilot killed in a fiery crash over England on July 28, 1944.

Award of second Federation Star to Navy veteran

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Lieutenant Commander Alan Willmore was presented his second Federation Star by Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC during a small ceremony held in Canberra. (photo: CPOCSM Kim Green)

Lieutenant Commander Alan Willmore was presented his second Federation Star by Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC during a small ceremony held in Canberra.

Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett has presented a second Federation Star to a Navy officer who has undertaken over 45 years of service in the Royal Australian Navy.

Navy engages with student leaders

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Commander Steve Dunning, RANR, Navy Headquarters - South Australia presents Australian Defence Force Long Tan Youth Leadership and Teamwork Awards to recipients at Cornerstone College, in the Adelaide Hills, South Australia Colleges.(L-R) Year 12 student Kendra Formosa, Commander Steve Dunning, RANR and Year 10 student Fae Gehren. (photo: Courstey of cornerstone College)

Commander Steve Dunning, RANR, Navy Headquarters - South Australia presents Australian Defence Force Long Tan Youth Leadership and Teamwork Awards to recipients at Cornerstone College, in the Adelaide Hills, South Australia Colleges.(L-R) Year 12 student Kendra Formosa, Commander Steve Dunning, RANR and Year 10 student Fae Gehren.

For Adelaide Hills Navy Reservist, Commander Steve Dunning, the Australian Defence Force Long Tan Youth Leadership Awards provided the perfect opportunity for him to engage with his local community.

Governor General presents Navy’s top fleet award to HMAS Success

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The Gloucester Cup presented to HMAS Success. (photo: LSIS Nina Fogliani)

The Gloucester Cup presented to HMAS Success.

Pouring rain did not dampen the pride of all present when His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove, AK, MC (Retd) Governor General of Australia presented HMAS Success with the Royal Australian Navy’s most prestigious annual award for outstanding performance, the Gloucester Cup.   

Navy personnel recognised in 2015 Queens Birthday Honours list

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The Conspicuous Service Medal. (photo: )

The Conspicuous Service Medal.

The exceptional service of twenty Royal Australian Navy personnel has been recognised with honours and awards in the 2015 Queens Birthday Honours List.

Navy's photographers recognised

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Leading Seaman Imagery Specialist Brenton Freind, takes out the Rosemary Rodwell photographic memorial prize with his winning image of HMAS Success returning to Fleet Base East, Garden Island, Sydney, after a long deployment on Exercise Rim of the Pacific.  (photo: POIS Andrew Dakin)

Leading Seaman Imagery Specialist Brenton Freind, takes out the Rosemary Rodwell photographic memorial prize with his winning image of HMAS Success returning to Fleet Base East, Garden Island, Sydney, after a long deployment on Exercise Rim of the Pacific.

After the dust had settled on this year’s showcase of Navy imagery there was, after much debate, finally a winner – Leading Seaman Imagery Specialist Brenton Freind.

Service Medallion awarded for first time

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Chief Petty Officer Bruce Dougan was presented with the first service Gold Medallion after completing over 48 years of service in the Royal Australian Navy. (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

Chief Petty Officer Bruce Dougan was presented with the first service Gold Medallion after completing over 48 years of service in the Royal Australian Navy.

From 1 March this year, all permanent Navy members leaving full time service for the first time, will receive a service medallion - gold for over 20 years, silver for over 10 years and bronze for between four and 10 years of service.

Australia Day 2015 Honours - Protecting those who protect

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Navy Warrant Officer Nick Davies was awarded a Conspicuous Service Medal in the 2015 Australia Day honours. (photo: CPL Max Bree)

Navy Warrant Officer Nick Davies was awarded a Conspicuous Service Medal in the 2015 Australia Day honours.

The extra work of training personnel in Military Self Defence and preparing them for operations has earned a Navy Warrant Officer an Australia Day honour.

Australia Day 2015 Honours - Counter-piracy key to success

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HMAS Sydney's Commanding Officer, Commander Brian Schlegel, RAN, and Executive Officer Lieutenant Commander Andrew Hough stand with nearly two tonnes of hashish on the ship's flight deck. The drug haul was a result of a successful counter-narcotics operation in the Middle East Area of Operations. (photo: ABIS Jayson Tufrey)

HMAS Sydney's Commanding Officer, Commander Brian Schlegel, RAN, and Executive Officer Lieutenant Commander Andrew Hough stand with nearly two tonnes of hashish on the ship's flight deck. The drug haul was a result of a successful counter-narcotics operation in the Middle East Area of Operations.

Both the Commanding Officer and the Executive Officer of a Navy ship have been recognised for their outstanding leadership during a deployment to the Middle East region in 2013-14.

Australia Day 2015 Honours - Inaugural Defence Attaché honoured

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Deputy Chief of Army Major General Paul Symon, representing the Chief of Defence Force, and Defence Attaché Southern Europe Captain Guy Holthouse arrive at Stavromenos memorial. (photo: CPL Janine Fabre)

Deputy Chief of Army Major General Paul Symon, representing the Chief of Defence Force, and Defence Attaché Southern Europe Captain Guy Holthouse arrive at Stavromenos memorial.

Captain Guy Holthouse has earned a place on the Australia Day Honours List for his significant contribution to Naval Warfare.