Topic: Honours, Awards and Trophies
(L-R) Commodore Philip Spedding RAN, Group Captain Terry van Haren), Leading Seaman Anne Marie Becker, Warrant Officer Class One Kim Felmingham, and Colonel Peter Sibree (Retd) at the launch of the Medals of Honour Coin Collection at the Australian War Memorial.
Two Navy personnel have been included in a new commemorative coin collection launched on 3 April by the Governor-General his Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd).
February 05, 2017 by WO Martin Grogan (author), SBLT Samuel Penfold (author), LSIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)
The Governor General of the Commonwealth of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, Commanding Officer HMAS Cerberus, Captain Stephen Bowater, OAM, RAN, and Mr Ken Brown a World War II veteran who was presented with a British award - the Arctic Star for service in the areas above the Arctic Circle during World War II.
During a ceremony at HMAS
Cerberus late last year, retired Lieutenant Commander Ken Brown was awarded the Arctic Star for his service north of the Arctic Circle during the Second World War.
Commander Gemma Pumphrey received a Conspicuous Service Medal for her work in Defence communications and information infrastructure and services.
Commander Gemma Pumphrey has been recognised in this year’s Australia Day Honours List for her meritorious devotion to duty in the field of Defence communications and information infrastructure and services.
Commander Richard Westoby briefs troops before conducting M1A1 Abrams battle tank trials onboard HMAS Adelaide.
Former Royal Marine, Commander Richard Westoby has received the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for meritorious service in the field of amphibious warfare development.
Chief Petty Officer Paul Mayer is the recipient of a Distinguished Service Medal which was presented to him on Australia Day 2017.
Chief Petty Officer Medic Paul Mayer has been awarded a Distinguished Service Medal in this year's Australia Day Honours for his remarkable efforts in savings lives during a complex attack on coalition forces in Afghanistan.