Topic: Honours, Awards and Trophies

Unit Citation for Gallantry presented to proud sister of 1942 sailor

Published on by SBLT Bianca Wise (author), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

Ships Warrant Officer HMAS Kuttabul, Warrant Officer Robert Van Eldik, looks on as the Commanding Officer HMAS Kuttabul, Commander Todd Willson RAN, presents a Unit Citation for Gallantry to Ms Betty Davis in which she accepted on behalf of her late brother, Stoker 2nd Class Loren Jack Lake, who was killed by enemy action during the sinking of HMAS Yarra II in 1942. (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

Ships Warrant Officer HMAS Kuttabul, Warrant Officer Robert Van Eldik, looks on as the Commanding Officer HMAS Kuttabul, Commander Todd Willson RAN, presents a Unit Citation for Gallantry to Ms Betty Davis in which she accepted on behalf of her late brother, Stoker 2nd Class Loren Jack Lake, who was killed by enemy action during the sinking of HMAS Yarra II in 1942.

This week, Commanding Officer of HMAS Kuttabul, Commander Todd Willson, presented 83 year old Betty Davis with a Unit Citation for Gallantry, awarded to her late  of brother, Stoker 2nd Class Loren Jack Lake of HMAS Yarra (II).

Yarra sailor’s love of Navy continued by kin

Published on by LEUT Kara Wansbury (author)

Lieutenant Commander Tor Sorensen takes a moment to reflect on his Great Uncle, James Edward Lye, at the HMAS Yarra II Unit Citation for Gallantry Investiture Ceremony held at the Port of Melbourne, Victoria.  (photo: Able Seaman Tom Gibson)

Lieutenant Commander Tor Sorensen takes a moment to reflect on his Great Uncle, James Edward Lye, at the HMAS Yarra II Unit Citation for Gallantry Investiture Ceremony held at the Port of Melbourne, Victoria.

When Lieutenant Commander Tor Sorensen watched the Chief of Navy accept a Unit Citation for Gallantry on behalf of the crew of HMAS Yarra II yesterday, he reflected on his Great Uncle's extraordinary acts of gallantry and his own reasons for joining the Navy. 

Brave crew recognised for extraordinary acts of gallantry in 1942

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Kate Mathias (author)

Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, Her Excellency, The Honourable Quentin Bryce AC CVO, inspects a Royal Guard from HMAS Cerberus accompanied by the Royal Guard Commander, Lieutenant Commander Peter Arnold RAN during the HMAS Yarra II Unit Citation for Gallantry Investiture Ceremony  held at the Port of Melbourne, Victoria.  (photo: Able Seaman Tom Gibson)

Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, Her Excellency, The Honourable Quentin Bryce AC CVO, inspects a Royal Guard from HMAS Cerberus accompanied by the Royal Guard Commander, Lieutenant Commander Peter Arnold RAN during the HMAS Yarra II Unit Citation for Gallantry Investiture Ceremony held at the Port of Melbourne, Victoria.

The Chief of the Royal Australian Navy today accepted a Unit Citation for Gallantry from the Governor General of Australia on behalf of the crew of HMAS Yarra II, who were awarded the honour in recognition of their extraordinary acts of gallantry in action in 1942.

Sixteen Navy Members honoured with Australia Day Awards

Published on by SBLT Bianca Wise (author), LSIS Paul McCallum (photographer)

File image: The Royal Australian Navy Band Melbourne Detachment leads the honour guard, and people march down Swanston Street in Melbourne. (photo: LSIS Paul McCallum)

File image: The Royal Australian Navy Band Melbourne Detachment leads the honour guard, and people march down Swanston Street in Melbourne.

The Governor-General, Her Excellency, the Honourable Quentin Bryce AC CVO, today announced the recipients of the Australia Day Awards with 16 Navy members earning recognition on the 2014 Honours List.

Twenty year milestone in civilian support at HMAS Watson

Published on by LCDR Tina Brown (author)

Mr Chris Demetri is presented with a ‘Secretary’s Award for Long Service’ by the Commanding Officer of HMAS Watson, Captain William Martin. (photo: )

Mr Chris Demetri is presented with a ‘Secretary’s Award for Long Service’ by the Commanding Officer of HMAS Watson, Captain William Martin.

At the start of October, Mr Chris Demetri was presented with his ‘Secretary’s Award for Long Service’ by the Commanding Officer of HMAS Watson, Captain William Martin.

Queen’s Gold Medal presented

Published on by LEUT Kelli Lunt (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (author)

The Queen's Medal for 2012 to be awarded to Lieutenant Michelle Rayner for her outstanding achievements and performance during the Supply Officer Application Course. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

The Queen's Medal for 2012 to be awarded to Lieutenant Michelle Rayner for her outstanding achievements and performance during the Supply Officer Application Course.

LEUT Michelle Rayner received Navy’s most prestigious Training Award - the Queen’s Gold Medal - at a presentation at HMAS Waterhen on Thursday 26 September.

Navy personnel receive honours from Governor-General

This article has photo gallery Published on by Royal Australian Navy (author)

Captain Jennifer Wittwer poses for a photograph with the Governor-General, Her Excellency the Honourable Quentin Bryce AC CVO after receiving the Conspicuous Service Medal. (photo: Courtesy of Government House Canberra)

Captain Jennifer Wittwer poses for a photograph with the Governor-General, Her Excellency the Honourable Quentin Bryce AC CVO after receiving the Conspicuous Service Medal.

Several members of the Royal Australian Navy received honours from the Governor-General at Government House last week.

Excellence of Navy personnel recognised

This article has photo gallery Published on by Royal Australian Navy (author), ABIS Chantell Bianchi (photographer)

Her Excellency Governor of NSW Professor Marie Bashir AC, CVO with award recipients (from left) recipient of the Conspicuous Service Cross Commander Paul Hines and recipient of The Medal Of The Order Of Australia, Warrant Officer Fred Campbell. (photo: ABIS Chantell Bianchi)

Her Excellency Governor of NSW Professor Marie Bashir AC, CVO with award recipients (from left) recipient of the Conspicuous Service Cross Commander Paul Hines and recipient of The Medal Of The Order Of Australia, Warrant Officer Fred Campbell.

The Royal Australian Navy would like to congratulate eight of its members who were awarded honours by The Governor of New South Wales, Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir AC CVO, during a series of Investiture Ceremonies held at Government House, Sydney this week.

Commendation recognises innovation work

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), Jeff Chartier (photographer)

Commander Fleet Air Arm, Commodore Vince Di Pietro presents LEUT Evan Burton with his commendation. (photo: Jeff Chartier)

Commander Fleet Air Arm, Commodore Vince Di Pietro presents LEUT Evan Burton with his commendation.

Commander Fleet Air Arm, Commodore Vince Di Pietro has presented LEUT Evan Burton with a commendation for his tireless work in implementing into Fleet Air Arm Service a computer software system that manages aircrew and flying operations for Navy and Army.

Navy helicopter crew to be awarded Group Bravery Citation for flood rescue

Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author), POIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

With a Black Hawk helicopter landing in the background local residents board a Sea King helicopter at the Laidley sports ground for transfer to Laidley hospital to escape rising flood waters. (photo: Petty Officer Damian Pawlenko)

With a Black Hawk helicopter landing in the background local residents board a Sea King helicopter at the Laidley sports ground for transfer to Laidley hospital to escape rising flood waters.

Four Royal Australian Navy members will be recognised with a Group Bravery Citation for rescuing a man during the 2011 Queensland floods.