Published on by LEUT John Thompson (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)
In 1973, the Sydney Opera House opened, Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon was released, Gough Whitlam was Prime Minister, and the Watergate hearings began in the United States. It was also the year that Ian Rigby, walked into HMAS Leeuwin as a 15-year-old to start his naval career.
Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), ABML-SC Craig Walton (photographer), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)
A former Army radio operator who transferred to the Navy in 2011 to gain sea time, experience, knowledge and skills before he decided his future, received a Conspicuous Service Medal in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.
The Governor-General and Chancellor of the Order of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), has approved 891 awards to be announced in the Queen’s Birthday 2017 Honours List.
Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper (photographer)
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.
Published on by Minister for Defence Personnel (author)
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.