Topic: Honours, Awards and Trophies

Maitland medal returned home

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), CMDR Chloe Griggs (author)

Commander Ian Gray's grandson Master Leo Gray was playing in the garden at his Great Grandfather’s 90th birthday party when he dug up the medal which has been returned to the rightful owner. (photo: Caitlin Schokker)

Commander Ian Gray's grandson Master Leo Gray was playing in the garden at his Great Grandfather’s 90th birthday party when he dug up the medal which has been returned to the rightful owner.

A Navy Commander has helped a First World War-vintage medal return to the home town of it’s recipient after a series of events led to it being found in a flowerbed.

Immortalised in art – Navy’s gallant Warrant Officer

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), CMDR Chloe Griggs (author), POIS Kelvin Hockey (photographer)

Commodore Chris Smallhorn, RAN, Warrant Officer Ben Sime, MG, Stacie Sime and Keith Payne, VC, appreciate the portrait of WO Sime which was revealed at the Centenary of Australian Naval Aviation Dinner Dance. (photo: POIS Kelvin Hockey)

Commodore Chris Smallhorn, RAN, Warrant Officer Ben Sime, MG, Stacie Sime and Keith Payne, VC, appreciate the portrait of WO Sime which was revealed at the Centenary of Australian Naval Aviation Dinner Dance.

One of Navy’s most highly decorated serving sailors has been honoured with a portrait by one of Australia’s leading military artists.

Former Clearance Diver commended for bravery

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper (photographer)

Mr Shane Bingham holds the commendation and certificate for Brave Conduct awarded to his father, the late Mr Harold Leslie Bingham, AM, BEM; at his home in Barragup, WA. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper)

Mr Shane Bingham holds the commendation and certificate for Brave Conduct awarded to his father, the late Mr Harold Leslie Bingham, AM, BEM; at his home in Barragup, WA.

A former Royal Australian Navy Clearance Diver has been posthumously commended for his bravery, for making safe a box of volatile leaking explosives in the remote Pilbara region of Western Australia in 1975.

Recognition for Helicopter Flight veterans

Published on by Minister for Defence Personnel (author)

Members of the 3rd Contingent, RANHFV, prior to their departure for service in South Vietnam. (photo: Unknown)

Members of the 3rd Contingent, RANHFV, prior to their departure for service in South Vietnam.

Minister for Defence Personnel, the Hon Dan Tehan MP has championed an investigation into the issue of unit recognition for service with the Royal Australian Navy Helicopter Flight Vietnam (RANHFV), and service at the Battles of Coral and Balmoral.

Yachtsmen plaque dedicated at Memorial

This article has photo gallery Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author and photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Lieutenant (LEUT) Doug Gilling (retd), a former member of the Dominion Yachtsmen Scheme (DYS), unveiled a plaque dedicated to the DYS at the Australian War Memorial (AWM), Canberra, on May 4, 2017.

With him is Melbourne-based historian Janet Roberts Billett, who led the campaign to have a plaque at the AWM dedicated to the DYS.

 (photo: SGT Dave Morley)

Royal Australian Navy Lieutenant (LEUT) Doug Gilling (retd), a former member of the Dominion Yachtsmen Scheme (DYS), unveiled a plaque dedicated to the DYS at the Australian War Memorial (AWM), Canberra, on May 4, 2017. With him is Melbourne-based historian Janet Roberts Billett, who led the campaign to have a plaque at the AWM dedicated to the DYS.

The gritty persistence of a Melbourne historian to have a forgotten group of Second World War sailors recognised finally paid off when a plaque was dedicated to them at the Australian War Memorial on 4 May.

Coins honour Defence service

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Teresa Jurkovic (author), CPL Dan Pinhorn (photographer)

(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. (photo: CPL Dan Pinhorn)

(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).

Melbourne celebrates 25 years of service

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Robert White (author), LSCSO David Gregg (photographer)

HMAS Melbourne crew celebrates the 25th anniversary of Melbourne's commissioning at Fleet Base East after a successful first of class flight trials period. (photo: LSCSO David Gregg)

HMAS Melbourne crew celebrates the 25th anniversary of Melbourne's commissioning at Fleet Base East after a successful first of class flight trials period.

HMAS Melbourne has celebrated 25 years since she entered service with the Royal Australian Navy, proving her motto, ‘She gathers strength as she goes’.

Arctic Star awarded 75 years on to Navy veteran

This article has photo gallery Published on 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. (photo: LSIS Nina Fogliani)

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.

ICT leadership recognised with Conspicuous Service Medal

Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), Mrs Lauren Larking (photographer)

Commander Gemma Pumphrey received a Conspicuous Service Medal for her work in Defence communications and information infrastructure and services. (photo: Mrs Lauren Larking)

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.

Initiative brings rewards in Navy Safety Awards

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

A team from Training Authority-Submarines (TA-SM) comprising (L-R) Mr Keith Robinson, Training Systems Development Consultant; CMDR Dylan Findlater, RAN, Director TA-SM, CMDR Gavin Reeves, RAN, Training Manager TA-SM; Mr Brian Graves, Platform Systems Training Equipment Manager and Mr Anthony Masters, Platform  Instructor Auxiliaries/Weapons were awarded the Category Three Navy Safety Award for the Submerged Signal Ejector Training Rig which will help reduce the risk of accidents happening at sea. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

A team from Training Authority-Submarines (TA-SM) comprising (L-R) Mr Keith Robinson, Training Systems Development Consultant; CMDR Dylan Findlater, RAN, Director TA-SM, CMDR Gavin Reeves, RAN, Training Manager TA-SM; Mr Brian Graves, Platform Systems Training Equipment Manager and Mr Anthony Masters, Platform Instructor Auxiliaries/Weapons were awarded the Category Three Navy Safety Award for the Submerged Signal Ejector Training Rig which will help reduce the risk of accidents happening at sea.

Training Authority-Submarines was recently recognised in the 2016 Navy Safety Awards.