Published on by CAPT Will Martin (author), Unknown (photographer)
On a magnificent August day in Sydney recently, a special award was presented to the family of Able Seaman Leslie William Smedley - a Stoker who was killed in action in HMAS Yarra (II), south of Java, on 4 March, 1942.
Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), LSIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer), LSIS Jayson Tufrey (photographer), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer), ABIS Jesse Rhynard (photographer)
There was no shortage of photographic support when Able Seaman Jesse Rhynard was presented with the Navy's top photography award, the 2013 Rosemary Rodwell Memorial Prize, by HMAS Albatross's Commanding Officer Captain Simon Bateman.
Published on by LEUT Kara Wansbury (author), ABIS Chris Beerens (photographer), LCDR Ian Lumsden (video editing)
Chief of Navy (CN) Vice Admiral Ray Griggs AO, CSC, RAN has gone to sea for the last time as Chief of Navy onboard HMAS Arunta, just as the ship has achieved a significant milestone with the completion of the Anti-Ship Missile Defence Upgrade Programme.
Published on by LEUT Lauren Rago (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)
HMAS Huon was this week presented with the Royal Australian Navy’s most prestigious award for outstanding performance by His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia.
Published on by SBLT Bianca Wise (author), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer)
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).
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.
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.