Topic: Honours, Awards and Trophies

HMAS Melbourne nets another $64 million of heroin

Published on by Department of Defence (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Over 216 kilograms of heroin with a street value of AUD$64 million was confisicated by HMAS Melbourne while on operations in the Middle East Region. These drugs were discovered onboard a fishing vessel intercepted by HMAS Melbourne. After being siezed the illegal narcotics were transferred to HMAS Melbourne for analysis and disposal at sea. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Over 216 kilograms of heroin with a street value of AUD$64 million was confisicated by HMAS Melbourne while on operations in the Middle East Region. These drugs were discovered onboard a fishing vessel intercepted by HMAS Melbourne. After being siezed the illegal narcotics were transferred to HMAS Melbourne for analysis and disposal at sea.

HMAS Melbourne has struck a third time against the trafficking of narcotics in the Middle East confiscating another 216 kilograms of high-grade heroin worth an estimated $64 million.

Cerberus takes out Meek award again

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

Training Authority Maritime Warfare, Captain William Martin, RAN, (right) presents the Bradley Meek Perpetual Shield to Leading Seaman Marine Technician Robert Thompson with his wife, Nicole at the School of Survivability and Ship Safety of HMAS Cerberus. (photo: LSIS Dove Smithett)

Training Authority Maritime Warfare, Captain William Martin, RAN, (right) presents the Bradley Meek Perpetual Shield to Leading Seaman Marine Technician Robert Thompson with his wife, Nicole at the School of Survivability and Ship Safety of HMAS Cerberus.

The annual Bradley Meek Perpetual Shield was awarded for the second consecutive year to an Instructor from the Royal Australian Navy School of Survivability and Ship Safety (RANSSSS) Training Facility - South, at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

Veterans honoured by French

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), LSIS Brenton Freind (photographer)

Ambassador of France to Australia, His Excellency Monsieur Christophe Lecourtier, stands with former WWII veterans after being awarded the French Legion of Honour onboard the French frigate FNS Vendémiaire at Garden Island, Sydney. (L-R) Mr John Eppel, Mr Alf Humphreys, Mr Ken Joyce, Mr Bill McRae, His Excellency M. Christophe Lecourtier and Mr Don Browning. (photo: LSIS Brenton Freind)

Ambassador of France to Australia, His Excellency Monsieur Christophe Lecourtier, stands with former WWII veterans after being awarded the French Legion of Honour onboard the French frigate FNS Vendémiaire at Garden Island, Sydney. (L-R) Mr John Eppel, Mr Alf Humphreys, Mr Ken Joyce, Mr Bill McRae, His Excellency M. Christophe Lecourtier and Mr Don Browning.

Seventy years after the end of the Second World War, five Australian veterans were recognised with the Légion d'honneur onboard the French frigate Vendémiaire, alongside Garden Island, Sydney.

Citation for Gallantry finds its home

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Mrs Roden is the daughter of the late Ordinary Seaman William Clark, who served in Yarra  during the Second World War and receives the Unit Citation for Gallantry insignia for her father who served on HMAS Yarra (II),from Lieutenant Commander Stephen Hurd. (photo: Unknown)

Mrs Roden is the daughter of the late Ordinary Seaman William Clark, who served in Yarra during the Second World War and receives the Unit Citation for Gallantry insignia for her father who served on HMAS Yarra (II),from Lieutenant Commander Stephen Hurd.

Just in time for Remembrance Day, the daughter of one of only 13 crew members to survive the sinking of HMAS Yarra (II) on 4 March 1942, has received an award in his honour over 70 years on.

Awards recognise youth leaders

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

Leading Seaman Musician Michael O’Loughlin presents  Isobel Hamer who is a Year 12 student at Mount Gravatt High School with the Seniorr Long Tan Award. (photo: Unknown)

Leading Seaman Musician Michael O’Loughlin presents Isobel Hamer who is a Year 12 student at Mount Gravatt High School with the Seniorr Long Tan Award.

Leading Seaman Musician Michael O’Loughlin returned to Mt Gravatt High State School in Queensland recently, to help recognise two outstanding students who received ADF Long Tan Awards for leadership and teamwork.

Being rewarded for playing it safe

Published on by LSIS Jayson Tufrey (author), ABCSO Steven Thomson (photographer)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, with the recipients of the Safety Excellence Awards outside the Royal Australian Navy Heritage Centre at Garden Island, Sydney.  (photo: ABCSO Steven Thomson)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, with the recipients of the Safety Excellence Awards outside the Royal Australian Navy Heritage Centre at Garden Island, Sydney.

HMAS Harman, 723 Squadron, the Submarine Force and HMAS Success were among the winners at the 11th Navy Safety awards held at the Royal Australian Heritage Centre, Garden Island, Sydney, in late October.

Future leader receives ADF Long Tan award

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

Presenting the award to student Paul Trinh, LEUT Willee spoke of the importance of celebrating leadership qualities. (photo: Unknown)

Presenting the award to student Paul Trinh, LEUT Willee spoke of the importance of celebrating leadership qualities.

Camberwell High in Melbourne welcomed a naval officer to their annual awards evening recently, to help recognise the efforts of one of their students.

Courage rewarded at last

This article has photo gallery Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), Unknown (photographer), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Seventy one years after he was killed during the Second World War, Pilot Officer Jim Hocking will be awarded a Star of Courage. His legend lives on in the Navy through his great nephew, Lieutenant Aaron Hocking. (photo: Unknown)

Seventy one years after he was killed during the Second World War, Pilot Officer Jim Hocking will be awarded a Star of Courage. His legend lives on in the Navy through his great nephew, Lieutenant Aaron Hocking.

A  campaign of handwritten letters by a now 93-year-old Queensland woman has resulted in the overdue awarding of a Star of Courage to an Air Force pilot killed in a fiery crash over England on July 28, 1944.

Award of second Federation Star to Navy veteran

Published on by LCDR Angella Hillis (author), CPOCSM Kim Green (photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Alan Willmore was presented his second Federation Star by Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC during a small ceremony held in Canberra. (photo: CPOCSM Kim Green)

Lieutenant Commander Alan Willmore was presented his second Federation Star by Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC during a small ceremony held in Canberra.

Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett has presented a second Federation Star to a Navy officer who has undertaken over 45 years of service in the Royal Australian Navy.

Navy engages with student leaders

Published on by CMDR Chloe Wootten (author), Image courtesy of Cornerstone College (photographer)

Commander Steve Dunning, RANR, Navy Headquarters - South Australia presents Australian Defence Force Long Tan Youth Leadership and Teamwork Awards to recipients at Cornerstone College, in the Adelaide Hills, South Australia Colleges.(L-R) Year 12 student Kendra Formosa, Commander Steve Dunning, RANR and Year 10 student Fae Gehren. (photo: Courstey of cornerstone College)

Commander Steve Dunning, RANR, Navy Headquarters - South Australia presents Australian Defence Force Long Tan Youth Leadership and Teamwork Awards to recipients at Cornerstone College, in the Adelaide Hills, South Australia Colleges.(L-R) Year 12 student Kendra Formosa, Commander Steve Dunning, RANR and Year 10 student Fae Gehren.

For Adelaide Hills Navy Reservist, Commander Steve Dunning, the Australian Defence Force Long Tan Youth Leadership Awards provided the perfect opportunity for him to engage with his local community.