Topic: Honours, Awards and Trophies

Pursuit of excellence propels Chief into Honours List

Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author)

Chief Petty Officer Gregory Fletcher was awarded the Conspicuous Service Medal for meritorious devotion to duty in the field of propulsion management in HMAS Perth (HMAS Ballarat pictured).
  (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Chief Petty Officer Gregory Fletcher was awarded the Conspicuous Service Medal for meritorious devotion to duty in the field of propulsion management in HMAS Perth (HMAS Ballarat pictured).

Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician Greg Fletcher's devotion to duty and pursuit of engineering excellence has earned him a Conspicuous Service Medal in this year’s Australia Day Honours List.

Australia Day 2017 Honours List - Royal Australian Navy

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Medals awarded to Navy personnel in the 2015 Australia Day Honours List - Military Division, from left, Member of the Order of Australia (AM); Commendation for Distinguished Service; Conspicuous Service Cross (CSC); and Conspicuous Service Medal (CSM). (photo: )

Medals awarded to Navy personnel in the 2015 Australia Day Honours List - Military Division, from left, Member of the Order of Australia (AM); Commendation for Distinguished Service; Conspicuous Service Cross (CSC); and Conspicuous Service Medal (CSM).

The Governor-General and Chancellor of the Order of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), has approved awards announced today in the Australia Day 2017 Honours List.

Australian Vietnam veterans honoured

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CDT3-Vietnam Reunion - HMAS Waterhen 23rd April '07

From http://www.rancd-association.com website  (photo: Unknown)

CDT3-Vietnam Reunion - HMAS Waterhen 23rd April '07 From http://www.rancd-association.com website

Just before Christmas the Minister for Veterans' Affairs, the Hon Dan Tehan MP, announced that certain Australian service personnel who served in the Vietnam War will be honoured due to a reassessment of eligibility.

Instructor honoured with Damage Control Shield

Published on by POMT Andrew McDonald (author)

The Bradley Meek Shield. The Shield is awarded to the 'Most Outstanding Combat Survivability Instructor in the Royal Australian Navy School of Survivability and Ship Safety organisation' (photo: LAC Owen King)

The Bradley Meek Shield. The Shield is awarded to the 'Most Outstanding Combat Survivability Instructor in the Royal Australian Navy School of Survivability and Ship Safety organisation'

For the third consecutive year, an instructor from the Royal Australian Navy School of Survivability and Ship Safety Training Facility – South, at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria, has been awarded the Bradley Meek Perpetual Shield.

Creative youth set leadership standard

Published on by CMDR Chloe Griggs (author), Unknown (photographer)

Larissa Anthony (Year 12 and School Captain), LCDR Chris Maxworthy, and Tysha Suarez (Year 10) following the Long Tan Award ceremony at Ku-ring-gai High School. (photo: Unknown)

Larissa Anthony (Year 12 and School Captain), LCDR Chris Maxworthy, and Tysha Suarez (Year 10) following the Long Tan Award ceremony at Ku-ring-gai High School.

In mid-December, naval engineering officer Lieutenant Commander Chris Maxworthy had the pleasure of a trip down memory lane, whilst taking time out to recognise students making memories of their own.

Serving the nation for more than half a century

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Tony White (author), Mrs Lauren Larking (photographer)

Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett AO, CSC, presents Commander Mick Brice with his 3rd Federation Star and certificate at Russell Offices, Canberra.  (photo: Lauren Larking)

Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett AO, CSC, presents Commander Mick Brice with his 3rd Federation Star and certificate at Russell Offices, Canberra.

After 52 years in the Royal Australian Navy, Commander Mick Brice has received a third Federation Star, and seventh clasp to the Defence Long Service Medal, to recognise his continuing long service to the Navy and Australia.

Depth of character and commitment recognised in Hobart

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Adam Grover (author), Mr Richard Catt (photographer)

Commander Lewis Gaha, OAM, ADC, RAN has been awarded the Federation Star by Her Excellency the Governor of Tasmania, Professor The Honourable Kate Warner, AM.  (photo: Mr Richard Catt)

Commander Lewis Gaha, OAM, ADC, RAN has been awarded the Federation Star by Her Excellency the Governor of Tasmania, Professor The Honourable Kate Warner, AM.

Navy Headquartes – Tasmania’s Commanding Officer, Commander Lewis Gaha is an exemplar of personal character and professional commitment. 

Volunteering to recognise youth leadership

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Staff and students with Royal Australian Navy Personnel gather for a group photo in front of a 350BA Squirrel Helicopter after the Long Tan Leadership awards presentation held at Fairfield High School, NSW. (photo: ABCSO Steven Thomson)

Staff and students with Royal Australian Navy Personnel gather for a group photo in front of a 350BA Squirrel Helicopter after the Long Tan Leadership awards presentation held at Fairfield High School, NSW.

Navy volunteers are being sought to present the Australian Defence Force Long Tan Youth Leadership and Teamwork Awards in secondary schools across the country.

Pearler of a 30th birthday in Success

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(L-R) Former and current Commanding Officers of HMAS Success: Captain Ralph Derbridge (ret); Commander John Connor (ret); Captain Justin Jones, current Commanding Officer;  Captain Ainsley Morthorpe; Commander Simon Brown; Captain Steve O'Brien; Commodore Jim O'Hara (ret); commissioning Commanding Officer, Commodore Jim Longden (ret); and Captain Allison Norris. (photo: Unknown)

(L-R) Former and current Commanding Officers of HMAS Success: Captain Ralph Derbridge (ret); Commander John Connor (ret); Captain Justin Jones, current Commanding Officer; Captain Ainsley Morthorpe; Commander Simon Brown; Captain Steve O'Brien; Commodore Jim O'Hara (ret); commissioning Commanding Officer, Commodore Jim Longden (ret); and Captain Allison Norris.

HMAS Success celebrated her 'pearl' anniversary of 30 years of service to the Royal Australian Navy on 23 April 2016.

Engineeering excellence rewarded

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Deputy Maritime Engineer Officer Lieutenant Dee Khanna, in a machinery space of HMAS Stuart, conducting rounds during Exercise KAKADU 2014. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Deputy Maritime Engineer Officer Lieutenant Dee Khanna, in a machinery space of HMAS Stuart, conducting rounds during Exercise KAKADU 2014.

Lieutenant Commander Aditi (Dee) Khanna's efforts as Acting Marine Engineering Officer in HMAS Stuart have been recognised with awarding of the Vice Admiral Viscount Nelson KB Trafalgar Bicentennial Sword of Excellence for her commitment to Navy Values.