Topic: Honours, Awards and Trophies

Pride and professionalism on display in Fleet Divisions

Published on by Department of Defence (author), CPOIS Phillip Hunt (photographer)

Officers and sailors from east based ships and establishments parade on the flight deck of HMAS Canberra during Fleet Divisions at Garden Island, Sydney. (photo: CPOIS Phillip Hunt)

Officers and sailors from east based ships and establishments parade on the flight deck of HMAS Canberra during Fleet Divisions at Garden Island, Sydney.

With great fanfare, more than 1,500 officers and sailors have lined the decks of HMAS Canberra in the Australian Fleet’s 2017 Ceremonial Divisions.

 

Team energy at the ‘cutting-edge’ of leadership

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), POIS Phil Cullinan (photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Matthew Cavedon receives the 2017 Admiral Nelson Sword of Excellence and a Gold Commendation from Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN and his father Danny during a ceremony held in Canberra. (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

Lieutenant Commander Matthew Cavedon receives the 2017 Admiral Nelson Sword of Excellence and a Gold Commendation from Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN and his father Danny during a ceremony held in Canberra.

The Deputy Engineering Officer in HMAS Sirius has been awarded the Admiral Nelson Sword of Excellence for displaying qualities of outstanding seagoing leadership.

Hobart (II) - one in a million

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr John Perryman (author), Department of Defence (photographer)

HMAS Hobart returning to Sydney Harbour for the last time prior to being  decommisioned. (photo: Able Seaman Photographer Yuri Ramsey)

HMAS Hobart returning to Sydney Harbour for the last time prior to being decommisioned.

On 23 September, the Royal Australian Navy will commission the first of three new destroyers. In continuing our reflective stories of previous ships that have carried the name HMAS Hobart, this is the story of Hobart (II).

Third win for Rankin

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Mick Wheeler (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer)

Group Photograph of the crew of HMAS Rankin with the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), Lady Lynne Cosgrove, Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and Bar, RAN, and holding the Gloucester Cup is Commanding Officer HMAS Rankin, Commander Micheal Jacobson, CSM, RAN, in the Gymnasium at HMAS Stirling, Western Australia.  (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

Group Photograph of the crew of HMAS Rankin with the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), Lady Lynne Cosgrove, Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and Bar, RAN, and holding the Gloucester Cup is Commanding Officer HMAS Rankin, Commander Micheal Jacobson, CSM, RAN, in the Gymnasium at HMAS Stirling, Western Australia.

The Collins class submarine HMAS Rankin has been awarded the Royal Australian Navy’s prestigious Gloucester Cup for the third time. 

Senior sailor’s star performance

Published on by LCDR Fiona Southwood (author), MAJ Chris Linden (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Paul O'Keefe celebrates his 40th year in the Royal Australian Navy in the Junior Sailors Cafe aboard HMAS Newcastle in the Middle East region. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Chief Petty Officer Paul O'Keefe celebrates his 40th year in the Royal Australian Navy in the Junior Sailors Cafe aboard HMAS Newcastle in the Middle East region.

Forty years of dedicated service by Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician Paul ‘Jock’ O’Keefe was recently celebrated by the crew of HMAS Newcastle, deployed to the Middle East region.

Most proficient embarked flight takes trophy

Published on by POA Eamonn O'Brien (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

MH-60R Flight 2 with the 2016 Collins Trophy on the flight deck of HMAS Newcastle. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

MH-60R Flight 2 with the 2016 Collins Trophy on the flight deck of HMAS Newcastle.

One of the Australian Navy’s newest aviation teams took out the honours for the coveted Collins Trophy recently with the 2016 ‘most proficient’ embarked helicopter flight going to some of those flying and maintaining the Seahawk Romeo.

Navy farewells veteran of four decades

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Commander Trevor Widdison, RAN, spends his last day of service at HMAS Coonawarra after 40 years in the Royal Australian Navy. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Commander Trevor Widdison, RAN, spends his last day of service at HMAS Coonawarra after 40 years in the Royal Australian Navy.

The Royal Australian Navy bid fair winds and following seas to Commander Trevor Widdison during a farewell ceremony at Larrakeyah Defence Precinct in Darwin recently.

Federation Star to Chief Coxswain

Published on by LEUT John Thompson (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Rear Admiral Bruce Kafer AM, CSC, RANR, Head Reserve and Youth Division/Commander ADF Cadets, presents Chief Petty Officer Ian Rigby with his Federation Star at HMAS Penguin.  (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Rear Admiral Bruce Kafer AM, CSC, RANR, Head Reserve and Youth Division/Commander ADF Cadets, presents Chief Petty Officer Ian Rigby with his Federation Star at HMAS Penguin.

In 1973, the Sydney Opera House opened, Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon was released, Gough Whitlam was Prime Minister, and the Watergate hearings began in the United States.  It was also the year that Ian Rigby, walked into HMAS Leeuwin as a 15-year-old to start his naval career.

Prizewinning photography a career highlight for Petty Officer

This article has photo gallery Published on by POIS Paul McCallum (author), POIS Kelvin Hockey (photographer)

POIS Hockey's winning entry - a MH-60R Seahawk hovers in the vicinity of the HMAS Albatross Air Traffic Control Tower building, while an AS350BA Squirrel helicopter conducts advanced aerial manoeuvres in the background. Imagery was taken during the 453 SQN Open Day at HMAS Albatross. (photo: POIS Kelvin Hockey)

POIS Hockey's winning entry - a MH-60R Seahawk hovers in the vicinity of the HMAS Albatross Air Traffic Control Tower building, while an AS350BA Squirrel helicopter conducts advanced aerial manoeuvres in the background. Imagery was taken during the 453 SQN Open Day at HMAS Albatross.

When many sailors hear the name Rosemary Rodwell, it doesn’t mean much, but for Navy’s Imagery Specialists it means the annual pursuit of the perfect photo.

It’s all in the data for Honours List Able Seaman

This article has photo gallery Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), ABML-SC Craig Walton (photographer), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Daniel Peters at HMAS Watson, Sydney. (photo: ABML-SC Craig Walton)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Daniel Peters at HMAS Watson, Sydney.

A former Army radio operator who transferred to the Navy in 2011 to gain sea time, experience, knowledge and skills before he decided his future, received a Conspicuous Service Medal in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.