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Queen’s Birthday 2019 Honours List announced

Published on by Department of Defence (author)

Medals awarded to Navy personnel in the Queen's Birthday 2019 Honours List. From left: Officer (AO) in the Military Division of the Order of Australia; Member (AM) in the Military Division of the Order of Australia; Medal (OAM) in the Military Division of the Order of Australia; Conspicuous Service Cross (CSC); Conspicuous Service Medal (CSM). (photo: )

Medals awarded to Navy personnel in the Queen's Birthday 2019 Honours List. From left: Officer (AO) in the Military Division of the Order of Australia; Member (AM) in the Military Division of the Order of Australia; Medal (OAM) in the Military Division of the Order of Australia; Conspicuous Service Cross (CSC); Conspicuous Service Medal (CSM).

The Governor-General and Chancellor of the Order of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), today announced 1214 awards in the Queen’s Birthday 2019 Honours List, including 26 members of the Royal Australian Navy.

CO Penguin passes the weight

This article has photo gallery Published on by WOATV Ian Daley (author and photographer)

Commander Mat Bradley hands over the weight to Commander Bernadette Alexander at the HMAS Penguin change of command ceremony. (photo: WOATV Ian Daley)

Commander Mat Bradley hands over the weight to Commander Bernadette Alexander at the HMAS Penguin change of command ceremony.

After an impressive Naval career spanning 26 years, the Commanding Officer of HMAS Penguin, Commander Mat Bradley has officially retired from full time service.

Canberra’s padres offer counsel and support to all

Published on by CAPT James Hook (author), LSIS Jake Badior (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Chaplains Paul Stuart and Majidih Essa on board HMAS Canberra during INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019. (photo: LSIS Jake Badior)

Royal Australian Navy Chaplains Paul Stuart and Majidih Essa on board HMAS Canberra during INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019.

The two chaplains deployed on INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019 may have different religions but their roles were the same: to counsel and provide pastoral care to all on board.

Navy Cadet enhances leadership skills in STS Young Endeavour

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), CPL Craig Barrett (photographer)

Navy Cadet Finn Naylor poses for a photo with her fellow youthies in Newcastle aboard STS Young Endeavour. (photo: CPL Craig Barrett)

Navy Cadet Finn Naylor poses for a photo with her fellow youthies in Newcastle aboard STS Young Endeavour.

Sixteen year old Finn Naylor got a taste for life at sea on an 11 day adventure under sail in the Navy operated tall ship STS Young Endeavour.

Melbourne’s crew dives into action

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Joshua Goener (author), LSIS Kieran Dempsey (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Officer Lieutenant Jason Battley surfaces from diving underneath HMAS Melbourne to disentangle a hawser from the propeller during the ship's East Asian Deployment. (photo: LSIS Kieran Dempsey)

Royal Australian Navy Officer Lieutenant Jason Battley surfaces from diving underneath HMAS Melbourne to disentangle a hawser from the propeller during the ship's East Asian Deployment.

When HMAS Melbourne’s fin became tangled in a large berthing hawser and other debris, Lieutenant Jason Battley leapt into action – literally.

Australian officer awarded US medal for missile defence work

Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), CPOIS Cameron Martin (photographer)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead AM, RAN presents a US Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medal to Fleet Weapons Engineering Officer, Commander Cadeyrn Okely. (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead AM, RAN presents a US Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medal to Fleet Weapons Engineering Officer, Commander Cadeyrn Okely.

A Royal Australian Navy Officer has been awarded the United States Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medal for his work in helping to develop defences against anti-ship missiles.

Reflective tone as Westralia's crew commended

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer), POIS James Whittle (photographer)

Wreaths commemorate the lost sailors and officers of HMAS Westralia (II). (Archive image). (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Wreaths commemorate the lost sailors and officers of HMAS Westralia (II). (Archive image).

A commemoration was held at HMAS Stirling on Sunday 5 May to remember the four lives that were lost 21 years ago in a fire on board the former supply vessel HMAS Westralia (II).

Decorated Naval aviator and lawyer farewelled

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Mick Wheeler (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer), POIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

L-R: United States Consul General Rachel Cooke; Commodore Brett Dowsing, Senior Officer Western Australia; Commander William Dull of the United States Navy; and Captain Ainsley Morthorpe, Commanding Officer HMAS Stirling; with Commander Geoffrey Vickridge, RAN (Ret'd) and his wife (centre) after he was presented with the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal at the Fiona Stanley Hospital in Perth. (photo: POIS Yuri Ramsey)

L-R: United States Consul General Rachel Cooke; Commodore Brett Dowsing, Senior Officer Western Australia; Commander William Dull of the United States Navy; and Captain Ainsley Morthorpe, Commanding Officer HMAS Stirling; with Commander Geoffrey Vickridge, RAN (Ret'd) and his wife (centre) after he was presented with the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal at the Fiona Stanley Hospital in Perth.

The Royal Australian Navy aviation and legal communities are mourning the loss of one of their legends, Commander Geoffrey Vickridge, RAN (Ret'd), who passed away recently after a battle with cancer.

Navy duo honours family who served in WWI

Published on by LEUT Harley Slatter (author), SGT William Guthrie (photographer)

Navy Senior Chaplain Murray Lund looks at the grave marker where the First World War unknown Australian soldier was exhumed from the Adelaide War Cemetery outside Villers-Bretonneux, France. The soldier now rests in the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. (photo: SGT W. Guthrie)

Navy Senior Chaplain Murray Lund looks at the grave marker where the First World War unknown Australian soldier was exhumed from the Adelaide War Cemetery outside Villers-Bretonneux, France. The soldier now rests in the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.

Ahead of Anzac Day commemorations, two Royal Australian Navy members revisited their family’s history of service on the Western Front, France, during World War I.

Following in great-grandfather's footsteps

Published on by FLTLT Chloe Stevenson (author), POIS Andrew Dakin (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor, Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Amanda May from Australia's Federation Guard holds a picture of her great-grandfather, Erskine Edward May who fought at Gallipoli. (photo: POIS Andrew Dakin)

Royal Australian Navy sailor, Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Amanda May from Australia's Federation Guard holds a picture of her great-grandfather, Erskine Edward May who fought at Gallipoli.

Royal Australian Navy Able Seaman Amanda May is the first military member in her family to return to Gallipoli since her great-grandfather fought there more than a century before.