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Arctic Star awarded 75 years on to Navy veteran

This article has photo gallery Published on by WO Martin Grogan (author), SBLT Samuel Penfold (author), LSIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

The Governor General of the Commonwealth of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN,  Commanding Officer HMAS Cerberus, Captain Stephen Bowater, OAM, RAN, and Mr Ken Brown a World War II veteran who was presented with a British award - the Arctic Star for service in the areas above the Arctic Circle during World War II. (photo: LSIS Nina Fogliani)

The Governor General of the Commonwealth of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, Commanding Officer HMAS Cerberus, Captain Stephen Bowater, OAM, RAN, and Mr Ken Brown a World War II veteran who was presented with a British award - the Arctic Star for service in the areas above the Arctic Circle during World War II.

During a ceremony at HMAS Cerberus late last year, retired Lieutenant Commander Ken Brown was awarded the Arctic Star for his service north of the Arctic Circle during the Second World War.

ICT leadership recognised with Conspicuous Service Medal

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Commander Gemma Pumphrey received a Conspicuous Service Medal for her work in Defence communications and information infrastructure and services. (photo: Mrs Lauren Larking)

Commander Gemma Pumphrey received a Conspicuous Service Medal for her work in Defence communications and information infrastructure and services.

Commander Gemma Pumphrey has been recognised in this year’s Australia Day Honours List for her meritorious devotion to duty in the field of Defence communications and information infrastructure and services.

Father and son mark a momentous career

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(R-L) Executive Officer HMAS Adelaide, Commander David Tietzel, CSM, RAN, stands proudly with his father Warrant Officer Aviation Technician Aircraft Colin Tietzel who has just completed 53 years of service in the Royal Australian Navy. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

(R-L) Executive Officer HMAS Adelaide, Commander David Tietzel, CSM, RAN, stands proudly with his father Warrant Officer Aviation Technician Aircraft Colin Tietzel who has just completed 53 years of service in the Royal Australian Navy.

January was a month of milestones for the Fleet Air Arm’s Quality Assurance Inspector and Auditor, with Warrant Officer Aviation Technician Aircraft Colin Tietzel marking not only his 53rd year of service in the Royal Australian Navy, but also his birthday and retirement.

Amphibious assurance honoured

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Commander Richard Westoby briefs troops before conducting M1A1 Abrams battle tank trials onboard HMAS Adelaide. (photo: POIS Paul Mccallum)

Commander Richard Westoby briefs troops before conducting M1A1 Abrams battle tank trials onboard HMAS Adelaide.

Former Royal Marine, Commander Richard Westoby has received the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for meritorious service in the field of amphibious warfare development.

Keeping calm under fire saves lives

Published on by Mr James McPherson (author)

Chief Petty Officer Paul Mayer is the recipient of a Distinguished Service Medal which was presented to him on Australia Day 2017.  (photo: ABIS Jake Badior)

Chief Petty Officer Paul Mayer is the recipient of a Distinguished Service Medal which was presented to him on Australia Day 2017.

Chief Petty Officer Medic Paul Mayer has been awarded a Distinguished Service Medal in this year's Australia Day Honours for his remarkable efforts in savings lives during a complex attack on coalition forces in Afghanistan.

Pursuit of excellence propels Chief into Honours List

Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author)

Chief Petty Officer Gregory Fletcher was awarded the Conspicuous Service Medal for meritorious devotion to duty in the field of propulsion management in HMAS Perth (HMAS Ballarat pictured).
  (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Chief Petty Officer Gregory Fletcher was awarded the Conspicuous Service Medal for meritorious devotion to duty in the field of propulsion management in HMAS Perth (HMAS Ballarat pictured).

Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician Greg Fletcher's devotion to duty and pursuit of engineering excellence has earned him a Conspicuous Service Medal in this year’s Australia Day Honours List.

Quiet achievers rewarded

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Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics - Personnel Abbey Johnson is presented an Australia Day Medallion and Certificate by Commodore Jonathan Sadleir, AM, RAN, during a small ceremony held at Russell Offices, Canberra. (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics - Personnel Abbey Johnson is presented an Australia Day Medallion and Certificate by Commodore Jonathan Sadleir, AM, RAN, during a small ceremony held at Russell Offices, Canberra.

The people that are the glue holding the Australian Navy together on a daily basis have again been recognised with the presentation of Australia Day Achievement Medallions.

Supercars sailors at action stations

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ben Willee (author), LSIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

The Royal Australian Navy incoming and outgoing members of the Prodrive Racing outplacement program (from left) outgoing Leading Seaman Marine Technician Dale Tiyce-Nelson, Able Seaman Electronics Technician Kyle Best, Able Seaman Avionics Technician Aircraft Aaron Armbruster, the Prodrive Racing Team Manger Chris O'Toole, Able Seaman Aviation Technician Aircraft Tenae Drummond, Leading Seaman Marine Technician Jeremy Rupnik and Able Seaman Electronic Technician Mark Richards at the Pro Drive Racing Australia Display Centre, Campbellfield, Victoria. (photo: LSIS Nina Fogliani)

The Royal Australian Navy incoming and outgoing members of the Prodrive Racing outplacement program (from left) outgoing Leading Seaman Marine Technician Dale Tiyce-Nelson, Able Seaman Electronics Technician Kyle Best, Able Seaman Avionics Technician Aircraft Aaron Armbruster, the Prodrive Racing Team Manger Chris O'Toole, Able Seaman Aviation Technician Aircraft Tenae Drummond, Leading Seaman Marine Technician Jeremy Rupnik and Able Seaman Electronic Technician Mark Richards at the Pro Drive Racing Australia Display Centre, Campbellfield, Victoria.

The Royal Australian Navy’s partnership with high-performance motor racing raced into its sixth year with a new batch of technical sailors posting into the Prodrive Racing Australia garage.

Australia Day 2017 Honours List - Royal Australian Navy

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The Governor-General and Chancellor of the Order of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), has approved awards announced today in the Australia Day 2017 Honours List.

Australian Vietnam veterans honoured

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CDT3-Vietnam Reunion - HMAS Waterhen 23rd April '07

From http://www.rancd-association.com website  (photo: Unknown)

CDT3-Vietnam Reunion - HMAS Waterhen 23rd April '07 From http://www.rancd-association.com website

Just before Christmas the Minister for Veterans' Affairs, the Hon Dan Tehan MP, announced that certain Australian service personnel who served in the Vietnam War will be honoured due to a reassessment of eligibility.