Topic: Honours, Awards and Trophies
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.
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 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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Several members of the Royal Australian Navy received honours from the Governor-General at Government House last week.