Topic: Honours, Awards and Trophies
We are proud to share the names of the 18 Royal Australian Navy members who have been recognised in the Australia Day 2016 Honours List. The Australian Honours System recognises and celebrates the outstanding contribution and achievements of a diversity of Australians.
Located in regional Western Australia, Albany is home to final Australian port for many who created the Anzac legacy in the First World War, and the site of major commemorations in 2014 for the 100 anniversary of the departure of the 'Anzac Convoys'.
For Perth-born Training Systems Officer and former secondary school Japanese language teacher, Lieutenant Karen Thomson, delivering speeches at school assemblies and presenting awards to students is almost second nature. So when the opportunity to return to her roots to present two recipients with Australian Defence Force Long Tan Leadership Awards at Leeming Senior High School's Year 12 Valedictory Ceremony and Term 4 Assembly, Lieutenant Thomson did not hesitate to volunteer her time as a guest presenter.
HMAS Melbourne has struck a third time against the trafficking of narcotics in the Middle East confiscating another 216 kilograms of high-grade heroin worth an estimated $64 million.
The annual Bradley Meek Perpetual Shield was awarded for the second consecutive year to an Instructor from the Royal Australian Navy School of Survivability and Ship Safety (RANSSSS) Training Facility - South, at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.
Seventy years after the end of the Second World War, five Australian veterans were recognised with the Légion d'honneur onboard the French frigate Vendémiaire, alongside Garden Island, Sydney.
Just in time for Remembrance Day, the daughter of one of only 13 crew members to survive the sinking of HMAS Yarra (II) on 4 March 1942, has received an award in his honour over 70 years on.
Leading Seaman Musician Michael O’Loughlin returned to Mt Gravatt High State School in Queensland recently, to help recognise two outstanding students who received ADF Long Tan Awards for leadership and teamwork.
HMAS Harman, 723 Squadron, the Submarine Force and HMAS Success were among the winners at the 11th Navy Safety awards held at the Royal Australian Heritage Centre, Garden Island, Sydney, in late October.
Camberwell High in Melbourne welcomed a naval officer to their annual awards evening recently, to help recognise the efforts of one of their students.