Topic: Honours, Awards and Trophies

Schools call for today's leaders to recognise the qualities of tomorrow's

Published on by CMDR Bob Nelson (author)

Lieutenant Rachel Bobko presents 2012 Long Tan Awards to students at Al-Faisal College in Auburn, NSW. (photo: Unknown)

Lieutenant Rachel Bobko presents 2012 Long Tan Awards to students at Al-Faisal College in Auburn, NSW.

This year over 4200 senior school students across the country will be presented with a Long Tan Award for Leadership and Teamwork.

HMAS Anzac's ship's company receives Gloucester Cup for 2012

Published on by LCDR David Perry (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Governor of New South Wales, Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir AC, CVO presents the Gloucester Cup to the Commanding Officer of HMAS Stuart, Commander Jason Hunter RAN onboard the flight deck of HMAS Stuart at Fleet Base East, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Governor of New South Wales, Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir AC, CVO presents the Gloucester Cup to the Commanding Officer of HMAS Stuart, Commander Jason Hunter RAN onboard the flight deck of HMAS Stuart at Fleet Base East, Sydney.

Recently the prestigious Gloucester Cup was presented to HMAS Anzac’s ship's company, now embarked in HMAS Stuart by the Governor of New South Wales, Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir AC, CVO.

Outstanding efforts of Creswell’s crew recognised

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Commanding Officer HMAS Creswell, Captain Brett Chandler reads the citation for the Creswell Team Spirit Award for the 2nd quarter of 2013 which was awarded to the HMAS Creswell Physical Training Staff. (photo: LCDR Chloe Wootten)

Commanding Officer HMAS Creswell, Captain Brett Chandler reads the citation for the Creswell Team Spirit Award for the 2nd quarter of 2013 which was awarded to the HMAS Creswell Physical Training Staff.

Recognition of the efforts of Navy people is a priority at HMAS Creswell and a recent ‘clear lower deck’ provided an excellent opportunity to congratulate some members of ship’s company on their work.

Decades of service recognised

Published on by LEUT Samantha Dudley (author), LSIS James Whittle (photographer)

Commander Phillip Bell, RAN, from FFG Capability, Frigate Group, with his wife Wendy, after being presented his Federation Star for his exceptional achievement of 40 years service in the Royal Australian Navy. (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

Commander Phillip Bell, RAN, from FFG Capability, Frigate Group, with his wife Wendy, after being presented his Federation Star for his exceptional achievement of 40 years service in the Royal Australian Navy.

Weapons Electrical Engineering Officer Commander Phillip Wayne Bell's exceptional achievement of forty years dedicated service to the Royal Australian Navy was recently recognised when Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, AO, CSC, RAN presented CMDR Bell with the Federation Star.

RESOLUTE families recognised

Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author and photographer)

LS Brent Katsoolis, wife Karen and daughter Cristalynn have their picture taken with AIRCDRE Ken Watson, Commander Northern Command (left) after receiving the Operational Service Medal (OSM-Border Protection), Navy Commemorative Pin. (photo: LEUT Andrew Ragless)

LS Brent Katsoolis, wife Karen and daughter Cristalynn have their picture taken with AIRCDRE Ken Watson, Commander Northern Command (left) after receiving the Operational Service Medal (OSM-Border Protection), Navy Commemorative Pin.

The partners and children of sailors from patrol boat crew Assail Six have been presented the Navy Commemorative Pin and Australian Military Family Medallion in a special ceremony in Darwin.

HMAS Anzac Chefs presented CJOPS Group Commendation

Published on by LCDR David Perry (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

The Catering Department of HMAS Anzac received a Commander Joint Operations Commendation. (From left) ABML-C Luke Barton, ABML-C Zacharii Morris, POML-C Paul Lucas, LCDR David Perry and POML-C Daniel Douglas. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

The Catering Department of HMAS Anzac received a Commander Joint Operations Commendation. (From left) ABML-C Luke Barton, ABML-C Zacharii Morris, POML-C Paul Lucas, LCDR David Perry and POML-C Daniel Douglas.

The Commander Joint Operations Command, Lieutenant General Ash Power, has presented HMAS Anzac’s former Catering Department with a Group Commendation for its efforts and hard work while deployed to the Middle Eastern Area of Operations.

HMAS Cerberus: recognising local accomplishments

Published on by SBLT Kat Mulheron (author), LSIS Dove Smithett (photographer)

Executive Officer HMAS Cerberus, CMDR Michael Oborn, RAN (centre) presents the Australian Defence Medal to members, from left, AB Drysdale, AB Clark, AB Shipman and AB Sherrin, during HMAS Cerberus' monthly morning tea held at the Warrant Officer and Senior Sailors Mess. (photo: ABIS Dove Smithett)

Executive Officer HMAS Cerberus, CMDR Michael Oborn, RAN (centre) presents the Australian Defence Medal to members, from left, AB Drysdale, AB Clark, AB Shipman and AB Sherrin, during HMAS Cerberus' monthly morning tea held at the Warrant Officer and Senior Sailors Mess.

Fifty seven Navy members were recognised for significant milestones in their careers during a Promotions and Awards Ceremony held at HMAS Cerberus recently.

Naval medical leadership recognised

Published on by LEUT Tony White (author)

Commanding Officer HMAS Penguin, Commander Paul Doble presents Petty Officer J'arne Dance with her Australia Day Medallion and Certificate. (photo: Unknown)

Commanding Officer HMAS Penguin, Commander Paul Doble presents Petty Officer J'arne Dance with her Australia Day Medallion and Certificate.

Outstanding service by a Navy Clinical Manager aboard HMAS Ballarat has been recognised with the presentation of an Australia Day Medallion to Petty Officer J’arne Dance at a ceremony at HMAS Penguin this week.

Navy Officer awarded National Emergency Medal

Published on by LCDR Darren Mallett (author), Mr Sean Lang (photographer)

CMDR Lewis Gaha (right) is awarded the National Emergency Medal for service during the Victorian fires in 2009 by Mr Brian Murphy, Manager Membership for the ACT Rural Fire Service.
 (photo: Mr Sean Lang)

CMDR Lewis Gaha (right) is awarded the National Emergency Medal for service during the Victorian fires in 2009 by Mr Brian Murphy, Manager Membership for the ACT Rural Fire Service.

Rural Fire Service volunteer, Canberra based Commander Lewis Gaha has been awarded the National Emergency Medal in recognition of his service during the devastating Victorian Bushfires in 2009.

Esther Williams Trophy retired

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(Right) Commanding Officer of HMAS Stuart, Commander Jason Hunter RAN, hands over the Esther Williams Trophy to Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Tim Barrett AM, CSC, RAN, for retirement at the Navy Heritage Centre, Garden Island, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Jesse Rhynard)

(Right) Commanding Officer of HMAS Stuart, Commander Jason Hunter RAN, hands over the Esther Williams Trophy to Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Tim Barrett AM, CSC, RAN, for retirement at the Navy Heritage Centre, Garden Island, Sydney.

The final chapter in a naval tradition was closed with a low key yet dignified ceremony at the Royal Australian Navy Heritage Centre, Garden Island with the decommissioning of the legendary Esther Williams trophy.