Topic: Honours, Awards and Trophies

Navy surgeon honoured with AM for exceptional service

Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author), CPL Christopher Dickson (photographer), LSIS Jake Badior (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Commander and orthopaedic surgeon, Dr Ian Young, at the office, an operating theatre of the NATO Role 3 Multi National Medical Unit in Kandahar. (photo: CPL Christopher Dickson)

Royal Australian Navy Commander and orthopaedic surgeon, Dr Ian Young, at the office, an operating theatre of the NATO Role 3 Multi National Medical Unit in Kandahar.

After a long day of performing surgeries on multiple casualties at the Role 3 Multinational Medical Unit at Kandahar Air Field in 2012, Royal Australian Navy Orthopaedic Surgeon Ian Young found himself treating an Australian soldier who had been critically wounded by an IED explosion.

Australia Day 2019 Honours List - Royal Australian Navy

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Medals awarded to Navy personnel in the 2019 Australia Day Honours List - Military Division, from left, Member of the Order of Australia (AM); Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM); Commendation for Distinguished Service; Conspicuous Service Cross (CSC); and Conspicuous Service Medal (CSM). (photo: )

Medals awarded to Navy personnel in the 2019 Australia Day Honours List - Military Division, from left, Member of the Order of Australia (AM); Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM); Commendation for Distinguished Service; Conspicuous Service Cross (CSC); and Conspicuous Service Medal (CSM).

Twenty three members of the Royal Australian Navy have been recognised in today’s 2019 Australia Day Honours List.

CN awards Service Medallion to CO Stirling

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Stirling, Captain Brian Delamont, RAN, (left) is joined by his family as he is farewelled by Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN, (right) at a clear lower deck during a visit to HMAS Stirling. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Commanding Officer HMAS Stirling, Captain Brian Delamont, RAN, (left) is joined by his family as he is farewelled by Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN, (right) at a clear lower deck during a visit to HMAS Stirling.

After 38 years of distinguished service in the Royal Australian Navy, HMAS Stirling’s Commanding Officer, Captain Brian Delamont, is set to call it a day.

Sailor's life saving random act of kindness

Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), ABIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics Supply Chain Submarines Daniel Even Green, with the De-Iudicibus family after receiving a Commander Submarine Force Commendation for voluntarily assisting the family. The award was presented at the Annual Submarine Force presentations held at the Gary Holland Centre in Rockingham, Western Australia. (photo: ABIS Christopher Szumlanski)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics Supply Chain Submarines Daniel Even Green, with the De-Iudicibus family after receiving a Commander Submarine Force Commendation for voluntarily assisting the family. The award was presented at the Annual Submarine Force presentations held at the Gary Holland Centre in Rockingham, Western Australia.

It was just part of his daily commute for HMAS Stirling based Fleet Logistics Support Element - Submarines (FLSE - SUBS) member, Able Seaman Daniel Green, when a random act of kindness on his behalf made the world of difference to the De-Iudicibus family.

Fifty year feat for Chief Mobley

Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), Unknown (photographer)

Commander Australian Fleet Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead presents Chief Petty Officer Mark Mobley with his Third Federation Star, marking 50 years of service with the Royal Australian Navy. (photo: Unknown)

Commander Australian Fleet Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead presents Chief Petty Officer Mark Mobley with his Third Federation Star, marking 50 years of service with the Royal Australian Navy.

In 1967 The Monkees were at the top of the charts, The Dirty Dozen was in cinemas, and teenager Mark Mobley from Blacktown joined the Royal Australian Navy for a career that would span over 50 years.

HMAS Stirling wins community award two years running

Published on by LSIS Kylie Jagiello (author and photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Stirling, Captain Brian Delamont and Navy Community Engagement WA Regional Coordinator, Chief Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Support Operations Toni Ralph with certificates received by HMAS Stirling in recognition of Community Engagement work conducted throughout the year at Diamantina Pier on board HMAS Stirling, Western Australia. (photo: LSIS Kylie Jagiello)

Commanding Officer HMAS Stirling, Captain Brian Delamont and Navy Community Engagement WA Regional Coordinator, Chief Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Support Operations Toni Ralph with certificates received by HMAS Stirling in recognition of Community Engagement work conducted throughout the year at Diamantina Pier on board HMAS Stirling, Western Australia.

For the second year in a row, HMAS Stirling has been awarded the Navy League Perpetual Trophy which is presented in recognition for assistance given to the civilian community during the preceding year.

PO Kevin West wins Bradley Meek award

Published on by LCDR Colin Painter (author)

Captain Craig Powell presents the 2018 Bradley Meek award to Petty Officer Kevin West. (photo: )

Captain Craig Powell presents the 2018 Bradley Meek award to Petty Officer Kevin West.

On 5 May 1998, a fire on HMAS Westralia (II) claimed the lives of four crew members. Leading Seaman Bradley Meek was one of the sailors who perished.

Chief of Navy launches Bravo Zulu Volume 2

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Rilana Ostheim (author), LSIS James McDougall (photographer)

Chief of Navy Australia, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN (centre), Dr Ian Pfennigwerth RAN (Retd), and Mrs Elizabeth Pfennigwerth during the launch of Dr Pfennigwerth’s latest book, 'Bravo Zulu' Volume 2, at the Bonshaw Mess, HMAS Harman, ACT. (photo: LSIS James McDougall)

Chief of Navy Australia, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN (centre), Dr Ian Pfennigwerth RAN (Retd), and Mrs Elizabeth Pfennigwerth during the launch of Dr Pfennigwerth’s latest book, 'Bravo Zulu' Volume 2, at the Bonshaw Mess, HMAS Harman, ACT.

Current and former Navy personnel gathered at HMAS Harman’s Bonshaw Mess this week for the launch of the second volume of Bravo Zulu.

Chief of Navy presents Awards for Safety Excellence 2018

Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), LSIS James McDougall (photographer)

HMAS Success Commendation recipients Leading Seaman Stephanie Hourigan (left), Leading Seaman Joshua Allport (2nd right) and Lieutenant Matthew White (right) with Chief of Navy Australia, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN, after the Chief of Navy Awards for Safety Excellence ceremony held at Russell Offices, Canberra. (photo: LSIS James McDougall)

HMAS Success Commendation recipients Leading Seaman Stephanie Hourigan (left), Leading Seaman Joshua Allport (2nd right) and Lieutenant Matthew White (right) with Chief of Navy Australia, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN, after the Chief of Navy Awards for Safety Excellence ceremony held at Russell Offices, Canberra.

Vice Admiral Mike Noonan has presented The 2018 Chief of Navy Awards for Safety Excellence in a ceremony conducted in Canberra.

Commander achieves milestone with a little help from a friend

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Andrew Ragless (author), Department of Defence (photographer)

Left: CMDR Ian Davies with Ebony. Right: CEO and co-founder of Integra Service Dogs, Mr Ben Johnson; Chair of Navy’s Keeping Watch RADM Peter Laver; CMDR Ian Davies with Ebony; and Chief Joint Operations AIRMSHL Mel Hupfeld following the presentation of the Federation Star clasp to the Defence Long Service Medal and Integra Service Dogs certification to CMDR Davies. (photo: Department of Defence)

Left: CMDR Ian Davies with Ebony. Right: CEO and co-founder of Integra Service Dogs, Mr Ben Johnson; Chair of Navy’s Keeping Watch RADM Peter Laver; CMDR Ian Davies with Ebony; and Chief Joint Operations AIRMSHL Mel Hupfeld following the presentation of the Federation Star clasp to the Defence Long Service Medal and Integra Service Dogs certification to CMDR Davies.

Despite a number of personal and professional challenges, Commander Ian Davies persevered and recently achieved the prestigious milestone of 40 years Navy service.