Topic: Honours, Awards and Trophies

HMAS Darwin receives 2014 Navy Safety Award for safe narcotics disposal system

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Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett AO, CSC, RAN (centre), presents a Navy Safety Award to HMAS Darwin, received by Executive Officer HMAS Darwin Lieutenant Commander James Lawless (left) and Chief Petty Officer Anthony Walsh at the Navy Heritage Centre, Garden Island, Sydney.  (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett AO, CSC, RAN (centre), presents a Navy Safety Award to HMAS Darwin, received by Executive Officer HMAS Darwin Lieutenant Commander James Lawless (left) and Chief Petty Officer Anthony Walsh at the Navy Heritage Centre, Garden Island, Sydney.

Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett recently presented the 2014 Navy Safety Awards to 11 individuals and ships at the Royal Australian Navy Heritage Centre in Sydney. One of the top awards went to HMAS Darwin which found a way to safely dispose of the large quantities of seized illegal narcotics.

An outstanding Instructor

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Deputy Training Authority Maritime Warfare, Captain William Martin (left) presents the Bradley Meek Perpetual Shield for Most Outstanding Combat Survivability Instructor to Petty Officer Marine Technician Michael Fagg at the School of Ships Survivability and Safety of HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: LSIS Dove Smithett)

Deputy Training Authority Maritime Warfare, Captain William Martin (left) presents the Bradley Meek Perpetual Shield for Most Outstanding Combat Survivability Instructor to Petty Officer Marine Technician Michael Fagg at the School of Ships Survivability and Safety of HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

Petty Officer Marine Technician Michael Fagg of the Royal Australian Navy School of Survivability and Ship Safety Training Facility (South) at HMAS Cerberus, has been awarded the Bradley Meek Perpetual Shield, recognising him as the most outstanding Combat Survivability Instructor at the school for 2013.

Family accepts Unit Citation for Gallantry from Chief of Navy

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Mrs Yvonne Coughlan, her daughter Suzanne Ward, grandson Samuel Ward, and his son Evan Ward, with Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett and Commanding Officer HMAS Watson, Captain Will Martin. Vice Admiral Barrett holds a photograph of the late Able Seaman Leslie Smedley, whom he awarded a Unit Citation for Gallantry for his actions as part of the crew of HMAS Yarra II.  (photo: Unknown)

Mrs Yvonne Coughlan, her daughter Suzanne Ward, grandson Samuel Ward, and his son Evan Ward, with Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett and Commanding Officer HMAS Watson, Captain Will Martin. Vice Admiral Barrett holds a photograph of the late Able Seaman Leslie Smedley, whom he awarded a Unit Citation for Gallantry for his actions as part of the crew of HMAS Yarra II.

On a magnificent August day in Sydney recently, a special award was presented to the family of Able Seaman Leslie William Smedley - a Stoker who was killed in action in HMAS Yarra (II), south of Java, on 4 March, 1942.

2014 Long Tan Youth Leadership and Teamwork Awards - call for presenters

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The ADF Long Tan Youth Leadership and Teamwork Awards program is looking for volunteers from Navy to present awards to school students.

Albatross sailor wins Navy's top photography award

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Able Seaman Imagery Specialist Jesse Ryhnard is presented the Rosemary Rodwell Memorial Prize by the Commanding Officer HMAS Albatross, Captain Simon Bateman. ABIS Ryhnard was awarded the prize after his photograph was chosen as the winner of the 2013 competition. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

Able Seaman Imagery Specialist Jesse Ryhnard is presented the Rosemary Rodwell Memorial Prize by the Commanding Officer HMAS Albatross, Captain Simon Bateman. ABIS Ryhnard was awarded the prize after his photograph was chosen as the winner of the 2013 competition.

There was no shortage of photographic support when Able Seaman Jesse Rhynard was presented with the Navy's top photography award, the 2013 Rosemary Rodwell Memorial Prize, by HMAS Albatross's Commanding Officer Captain Simon Bateman.

The sun sets on Chief of Navy’s time in command

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Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Ray Griggs AO, CSC, RAN enjoys his last sunset at sea onboard HMAS Arunta in the West Australian Exercise Area.  (photo: ABIS Chris Beerens)

Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Ray Griggs AO, CSC, RAN enjoys his last sunset at sea onboard HMAS Arunta in the West Australian Exercise Area.

Chief of Navy (CN) Vice Admiral Ray Griggs AO, CSC, RAN has gone to sea for the last time as Chief of Navy onboard HMAS Arunta, just as the ship has achieved a significant milestone with the completion of the Anti-Ship Missile Defence Upgrade Programme.

Navy personnel recognised in 2014 Queens Birthday Honours list

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The Conspicuous Service Medal. (photo: )

The Conspicuous Service Medal.

The exceptional service of twenty-three Royal Australian Navy personnel has been recognised with honours and awards in the 2014 Queens Birthday Honours List.

HMAS Huon presented top Fleet award by the Governor-General

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His Excellency General The Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK, MC (Retd), Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia and Commanding Officer of HMAS Huon, Lieutenant Commander Jace Hutchison RAN, stand in front of the parade with the Gloucester Cup. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

His Excellency General The Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK, MC (Retd), Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia and Commanding Officer of HMAS Huon, Lieutenant Commander Jace Hutchison RAN, stand in front of the parade with the Gloucester Cup.

HMAS Huon was this week presented with the Royal Australian Navy’s most prestigious award for outstanding performance by His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia.

Unit Citation for Gallantry presented to proud sister of 1942 sailor

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Ships Warrant Officer HMAS Kuttabul, Warrant Officer Robert Van Eldik, looks on as the Commanding Officer HMAS Kuttabul, Commander Todd Willson RAN, presents a Unit Citation for Gallantry to Ms Betty Davis in which she accepted on behalf of her late brother, Stoker 2nd Class Loren Jack Lake, who was killed by enemy action during the sinking of HMAS Yarra II in 1942. (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

Ships Warrant Officer HMAS Kuttabul, Warrant Officer Robert Van Eldik, looks on as the Commanding Officer HMAS Kuttabul, Commander Todd Willson RAN, presents a Unit Citation for Gallantry to Ms Betty Davis in which she accepted on behalf of her late brother, Stoker 2nd Class Loren Jack Lake, who was killed by enemy action during the sinking of HMAS Yarra II in 1942.

This week, Commanding Officer of HMAS Kuttabul, Commander Todd Willson, presented 83 year old Betty Davis with a Unit Citation for Gallantry, awarded to her late  of brother, Stoker 2nd Class Loren Jack Lake of HMAS Yarra (II).

Yarra sailor’s love of Navy continued by kin

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Lieutenant Commander Tor Sorensen takes a moment to reflect on his Great Uncle, James Edward Lye, at the HMAS Yarra II Unit Citation for Gallantry Investiture Ceremony held at the Port of Melbourne, Victoria.  (photo: Able Seaman Tom Gibson)

Lieutenant Commander Tor Sorensen takes a moment to reflect on his Great Uncle, James Edward Lye, at the HMAS Yarra II Unit Citation for Gallantry Investiture Ceremony held at the Port of Melbourne, Victoria.

When Lieutenant Commander Tor Sorensen watched the Chief of Navy accept a Unit Citation for Gallantry on behalf of the crew of HMAS Yarra II yesterday, he reflected on his Great Uncle's extraordinary acts of gallantry and his own reasons for joining the Navy.