January 26, 2018 by LCDR Peter Croce (author), WO2 Neil Ruskin (photographer), CPL Mike McSweeney (photographer), CPL Matthew Bickerton (photographer)
Petty Officer Imagery Specialist Paul Berry in the Kush Kadir Valley, Afghanistan, in 2008.
Navy photographer Paul Berry says a Conspicuous Service Medal for a career devoted to photographing, filming and reporting on ADF operations is more about his family than his exceptional talents.
Medals awarded to Navy personnel in the 2018 Australia Day Honours List - Military Division. From left: Officer (AO) in the Military Division of the Order of Australia; Member (AM) in the Military Division of the Order of Australia; Medal (OAM) in the Military Division of the Order of Australia; Conspicuous Service Cross (CSC) and Conspicuous Service Medal (CSM).
Twenty serving Navy personnel have been recognised for awards in the Australia Day 2018 Honours List. They are among 895 award recipients approved by The Governor-General and Chancellor of the Order of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd).
Commander Luke Ryan hands the sword of the first Recruit School Commanding Officer to his successor, Commander Andrew Hough.
Commander Andrew Hough has assumed command of the Royal Australian Navy’s Recruit School at HMAS
Cerberus — often dubbed ‘the cradle of the Navy’ — succeeding Commander Luke Ryan.
Executive Officer HMAS Rankin, Lieutenant Commander Susan Harris, was awarded the Conspicuous Service Medal as part of the Australia Day Honours List.
The first ever female Executive Officer of a Royal Australian Navy submarine has been awarded the Conspicuous Service Medal as part of the Australia Day 2018 Honours List.
Petty Officer Electronic Warfare Analyst-Submarines Tony Mahony is greeted by his wife Felicity and daughter Audrey as HMAS Waller returns to her home at Fleet Base West, Rockingham, Western Australia.
In this digital age, methods for keeping in touch with loved ones can be taken for granted – but for submariners, for whom communication is kept to a minimum, the most brief of contact is vital.
Logistics Support Manager, Warrant Officer Robert Thwaites from the Joint Logistics Unit-West at Fleet Base West in Rockingham, Western Australia.
A job as a London Hotel Manager followed by a career in a less luxurious facility as a Correctional Officer doesn’t come close to time served abroad in the Royal Australian Navy.
Royal Australian Navy Lieutenant Frank Peng, Deputy Marine Engineering Officer HMAS Warramunga, inside the ships Machine Control Room during the ship's deployment on the 66th rotation of Operation MANITOU.
Lieutenant Frank Peng is the Deputy Marine Engineering Officer on board HMAS
Warramunga on his first nine month operational deployment to the Middle East.
Lieutenant Alex Morthorpe, Maritime Warfare Officer HMAS Warramunga, on the bridge wing of HMAS Warramunga during the ship's deployment on Operation MANITOU.
Growing up with both parents serving in the Royal Australian Navy meant Lieutenant Alex Morthorpe moved around Australia constantly while growing up.
Deputy Marine Engineering Officer, Lieutenant Maria Marino-Gomez, at BAE Henderson Dockyard with HMAS Arunta and HMAS Perth in the background.
The Anzac Frigate Helicopter Support Team’s Deputy Marine Engineering Officer, Lieutenant Maria Marino-Gomez is in a prime spot to realise her shipbuilding career aspirations and witness Defence’s future capability evolve at her doorstep.
Commander Paul Cottier played the Last Post for the final time at the 75th commemorative service of the sinking of HMAS Armidale I at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.
A Navy musician has bookended his career with bugle calls, three and a half decades apart, from Seaman to Commander.