Topic: Honours, Awards and Trophies

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

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by LEUT Kara Wansbury (author), ABIS Chris Beerens (photographer), LCDR Ian Lumsden (video editing)

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

Published on by LEUT Lauren Rago (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

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

Published on by SBLT Bianca Wise (author), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

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. 

Brave crew recognised for extraordinary acts of gallantry in 1942

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Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, Her Excellency, The Honourable Quentin Bryce AC CVO, inspects a Royal Guard from HMAS Cerberus accompanied by the Royal Guard Commander, Lieutenant Commander Peter Arnold RAN during the HMAS Yarra II Unit Citation for Gallantry Investiture Ceremony  held at the Port of Melbourne, Victoria.  (photo: Able Seaman Tom Gibson)

Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, Her Excellency, The Honourable Quentin Bryce AC CVO, inspects a Royal Guard from HMAS Cerberus accompanied by the Royal Guard Commander, Lieutenant Commander Peter Arnold RAN during the HMAS Yarra II Unit Citation for Gallantry Investiture Ceremony held at the Port of Melbourne, Victoria.

The Chief of the Royal Australian Navy today accepted a Unit Citation for Gallantry from the Governor General of Australia on behalf of the crew of HMAS Yarra II, who were awarded the honour in recognition of their extraordinary acts of gallantry in action in 1942.

Sixteen Navy Members honoured with Australia Day Awards

Published on by SBLT Bianca Wise (author), LSIS Paul McCallum (photographer)

File image: The Royal Australian Navy Band Melbourne Detachment leads the honour guard, and people march down Swanston Street in Melbourne. (photo: LSIS Paul McCallum)

File image: The Royal Australian Navy Band Melbourne Detachment leads the honour guard, and people march down Swanston Street in Melbourne.

The Governor-General, Her Excellency, the Honourable Quentin Bryce AC CVO, today announced the recipients of the Australia Day Awards with 16 Navy members earning recognition on the 2014 Honours List.

Twenty year milestone in civilian support at HMAS Watson

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Mr Chris Demetri is presented with a ‘Secretary’s Award for Long Service’ by the Commanding Officer of HMAS Watson, Captain William Martin. (photo: )

Mr Chris Demetri is presented with a ‘Secretary’s Award for Long Service’ by the Commanding Officer of HMAS Watson, Captain William Martin.

At the start of October, Mr Chris Demetri was presented with his ‘Secretary’s Award for Long Service’ by the Commanding Officer of HMAS Watson, Captain William Martin.

Queen’s Gold Medal presented

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The Queen's Medal for 2012 to be awarded to Lieutenant Michelle Rayner for her outstanding achievements and performance during the Supply Officer Application Course. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

The Queen's Medal for 2012 to be awarded to Lieutenant Michelle Rayner for her outstanding achievements and performance during the Supply Officer Application Course.

LEUT Michelle Rayner received Navy’s most prestigious Training Award - the Queen’s Gold Medal - at a presentation at HMAS Waterhen on Thursday 26 September.

Navy personnel receive honours from Governor-General

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Captain Jennifer Wittwer poses for a photograph with the Governor-General, Her Excellency the Honourable Quentin Bryce AC CVO after receiving the Conspicuous Service Medal. (photo: Courtesy of Government House Canberra)

Captain Jennifer Wittwer poses for a photograph with the Governor-General, Her Excellency the Honourable Quentin Bryce AC CVO after receiving the Conspicuous Service Medal.

Several members of the Royal Australian Navy received honours from the Governor-General at Government House last week.