Topic: Honours, Awards and Trophies

Depth of character and commitment recognised in Hobart

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Adam Grover (author), Mr Richard Catt (photographer)

Commander Lewis Gaha, OAM, ADC, RAN has been awarded the Federation Star by Her Excellency the Governor of Tasmania, Professor The Honourable Kate Warner, AM.  (photo: Mr Richard Catt)

Commander Lewis Gaha, OAM, ADC, RAN has been awarded the Federation Star by Her Excellency the Governor of Tasmania, Professor The Honourable Kate Warner, AM.

Navy Headquartes – Tasmania’s Commanding Officer, Commander Lewis Gaha is an exemplar of personal character and professional commitment. 

Volunteering to recognise youth leadership

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Staff and students with Royal Australian Navy Personnel gather for a group photo in front of a 350BA Squirrel Helicopter after the Long Tan Leadership awards presentation held at Fairfield High School, NSW. (photo: ABCSO Steven Thomson)

Staff and students with Royal Australian Navy Personnel gather for a group photo in front of a 350BA Squirrel Helicopter after the Long Tan Leadership awards presentation held at Fairfield High School, NSW.

Navy volunteers are being sought to present the Australian Defence Force Long Tan Youth Leadership and Teamwork Awards in secondary schools across the country.

Pearler of a 30th birthday in Success

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(L-R) Former and current Commanding Officers of HMAS Success: Captain Ralph Derbridge (ret); Commander John Connor (ret); Captain Justin Jones, current Commanding Officer;  Captain Ainsley Morthorpe; Commander Simon Brown; Captain Steve O'Brien; Commodore Jim O'Hara (ret); commissioning Commanding Officer, Commodore Jim Longden (ret); and Captain Allison Norris. (photo: Unknown)

(L-R) Former and current Commanding Officers of HMAS Success: Captain Ralph Derbridge (ret); Commander John Connor (ret); Captain Justin Jones, current Commanding Officer; Captain Ainsley Morthorpe; Commander Simon Brown; Captain Steve O'Brien; Commodore Jim O'Hara (ret); commissioning Commanding Officer, Commodore Jim Longden (ret); and Captain Allison Norris.

HMAS Success celebrated her 'pearl' anniversary of 30 years of service to the Royal Australian Navy on 23 April 2016.

Engineeering excellence rewarded

Published on by LEUT Ben Willee (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Deputy Maritime Engineer Officer Lieutenant Dee Khanna, in a machinery space of HMAS Stuart, conducting rounds during Exercise KAKADU 2014. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Deputy Maritime Engineer Officer Lieutenant Dee Khanna, in a machinery space of HMAS Stuart, conducting rounds during Exercise KAKADU 2014.

Lieutenant Commander Aditi (Dee) Khanna's efforts as Acting Marine Engineering Officer in HMAS Stuart have been recognised with awarding of the Vice Admiral Viscount Nelson KB Trafalgar Bicentennial Sword of Excellence for her commitment to Navy Values.

Sailor’s bravery at sea recognised posthumously

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Leading Seaman Meek pictured along with the Bradley Meek Perpetual Shield. (photo: Unknown)

Leading Seaman Meek pictured along with the Bradley Meek Perpetual Shield.

A sailor who sacrificed his life to evacuate his mates during a fire at sea 18 years ago has had his courage recognised with a posthumous Bravery Medal.

Fleet’s discipline and pride on show for Governor-General

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), POIS Kelvin Hockey (photographer), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Members of the Royal Australian Navy assembled during Fleet Divisions held aboard HMAS Adelaide at Garden Island, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Members of the Royal Australian Navy assembled during Fleet Divisions held aboard HMAS Adelaide at Garden Island, Sydney.

The flight deck of HMAS Adelaide, with Sydney Harbour as the backdrop, provided a spectacular setting for Fleet Base East Divisions on 24 March.

HMAS Melbourne sails home from successful deployment

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Commanding Officer, HMAS Melbourne, Commander Bill Waters (centre) supervises the berthing of the guided missile frigate at the Naval Support Activity in Manama, Bahrain at the end of Melbourne's eighth deployment to the region conducting maritime security patrols as part of Combined Maritime Forces. (photo: Corporal Mark Doran)

Commanding Officer, HMAS Melbourne, Commander Bill Waters (centre) supervises the berthing of the guided missile frigate at the Naval Support Activity in Manama, Bahrain at the end of Melbourne's eighth deployment to the region conducting maritime security patrols as part of Combined Maritime Forces.

Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Melbourne is returning home to Australia after completing more than 50 boarding operations and seizing almost a tonne of heroin during a Middle Eastern deployment.

Australia Day Honours - filling opportunities with passion

Published on by LEUT Bek Williamson (author)

RADM Greg Sammut's Navy career, from command of HMAS Farncomb and HMA Ships Ballarat and Toowoomba, to leadership of the Future Submarine Program, have been recognised with the presentation of an Order of Australia (Military Division) medal in last week's Australia Day honours. (photo: )

RADM Greg Sammut's Navy career, from command of HMAS Farncomb and HMA Ships Ballarat and Toowoomba, to leadership of the Future Submarine Program, have been recognised with the presentation of an Order of Australia (Military Division) medal in last week's Australia Day honours.

Greg Sammut had a long held ambition to join the Royal Australian Navy straight out of high school in 1984.

Navy training for a brave new world

Published on by LEUT John Cole (author), ABIS Chantell Brown (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Penguin Commander Paul Gall (left) presents Chief Petty Officer Benjamin White with an Australia Day Medallion at  HMAS Penguin.  (photo: ABIS Chantell Brown)

Commanding Officer HMAS Penguin Commander Paul Gall (left) presents Chief Petty Officer Benjamin White with an Australia Day Medallion at HMAS Penguin.

The presentation of an Australia Day Medallion has recognised the energy and drive to transform training systems at the Navy's Hydrographic School.

Australia Day Honours - building for the future

Published on by SBLT Todd Fitzgerald (author), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer)

Commander David Walter was awarded the Conspicuous Service Cross in this year’s Australia Day Honours for outstanding achievement as the Commander Engineer in HMAS Canberra. The award recognises his work on one of the Navy's highest profile projects, seen most publicly last year when Commander Walter escorted then Prime Minister Tony Abbott on a tour of the newly-commissioned ship.
 (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

Commander David Walter was awarded the Conspicuous Service Cross in this year’s Australia Day Honours for outstanding achievement as the Commander Engineer in HMAS Canberra. The award recognises his work on one of the Navy's highest profile projects, seen most publicly last year when Commander Walter escorted then Prime Minister Tony Abbott on a tour of the newly-commissioned ship.

Commander David Walter was awarded the Conspicuous Service Cross in this year’s Australia Day Honours for outstanding achievement as the Commander Engineer in HMAS Canberra.