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Australia Day 2015 Honours - Inaugural Defence Attaché honoured

Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), CPL Janine Fabre (photographer)

Deputy Chief of Army Major General Paul Symon, representing the Chief of Defence Force, and Defence Attaché Southern Europe Captain Guy Holthouse arrive at Stavromenos memorial. (photo: CPL Janine Fabre)

Deputy Chief of Army Major General Paul Symon, representing the Chief of Defence Force, and Defence Attaché Southern Europe Captain Guy Holthouse arrive at Stavromenos memorial.

Captain Guy Holthouse has earned a place on the Australia Day Honours List for his significant contribution to Naval Warfare.

Australia Day 2015 Honours - A 'conspicuous' Australia Day

Published on by SBLT Kat Mulheron (author), ABIS Cassie McBride (photographer)

Petty Officer Boatswain Simon Yates at the Boatswain Faculty at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: ABIS Cassie McBride)

Petty Officer Boatswain Simon Yates at the Boatswain Faculty at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

Many mark Australia Day with family and friends, feasting at barbeques and picnics and filling the day with relaxation or celebration. For Petty Officer Boatswain Simon Yates, this Australia Day will be forever remembered as he was awarded a Conspicuous Service Medal for meritorious achievement in Boatswain training implementation as the Boatswain's Faculty Program Assistant at HMAS Cerberus.

Australia Day 2015 Honours - Recognition for former HMAS Brunei XO

Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Lieutenant Brenton Glover, stands proud as the last Executive Officer of HMAS Brunei,  on her last voyage before the ship decommissions in November 2014. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Lieutenant Brenton Glover, stands proud as the last Executive Officer of HMAS Brunei, on her last voyage before the ship decommissions in November 2014.

Nudgee boy, Lieutenant Brenton-James 'BJ' Glover has been awarded a Conspicuous Service Cross in the Australia Day Honours, recognising his outstanding achievement of as Executive Officer of Landing Craft Heavy ship HMAS Brunei.

Australia Day 2015 Honours - Aviation training reaps rewards

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

HMAS Albatross' Deputy Engineering Manager, Lieutenant Commander Phillip Brown, RAN, in front of a S-70B-2 Seahawk which is undergoing maintenance. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

HMAS Albatross' Deputy Engineering Manager, Lieutenant Commander Phillip Brown, RAN, in front of a S-70B-2 Seahawk which is undergoing maintenance.

Lieutenant Commander Phillip Brown, was one of five Navy personnel to receive the Conspicuous Service Cross in the 2015 Australia Day Honours.

Air Force no match for the lure of the sea

Published on by LSIS Helen Frank (author and photographer)

Seaman Marine Technician Patrick Reidlinger in the Aft Main Engine Room onboard HMAS Canberra. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

Seaman Marine Technician Patrick Reidlinger in the Aft Main Engine Room onboard HMAS Canberra.

This Australia Day, Seaman Marine Technician Patrick Reidlinger reflects on his career in the Navy, which has led him to a posting to the Navy’s newest and largest ship which will be a centrepiece of Australia Day celebrations on Sydney harbour this year.

Australia Day 2015 Honours - A passion recognised

Published on by SBLT Kat Mulheron (author), ABIS James McDougall (photographer)

Leading Seaman Medic Emily Ettridge at the Royal Australian Navy Recruit School, HMAS Cerberus in Victoria. (photo: ABIS James McDougall)

Leading Seaman Medic Emily Ettridge at the Royal Australian Navy Recruit School, HMAS Cerberus in Victoria.

Leading Seaman Medic Emily Ettridge is bursting with enthusiasm for her job as an Advanced Medical Assistant in Navy and now she has even more call to be passionate and proud. As part of the Australia Day Honours and Awards, Leading Seaman Ettridge was awarded the Conspicuous Service Medal for meritorious achievement as the First Aid Recruit Instructor at the Royal Australian Navy Recruit School, HMAS Cerberus.

Australia Day 2015 Honours List - Royal Australian Navy

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Medals awarded to Navy personnel in the 2015 Australia Day Honours List - Military Division, from left, Member of the Order of Australia (AM); Commendation for Distinguished Service; Conspicuous Service Cross (CSC); and Conspicuous Service Medal (CSM). (photo: )

Medals awarded to Navy personnel in the 2015 Australia Day Honours List - Military Division, from left, Member of the Order of Australia (AM); Commendation for Distinguished Service; Conspicuous Service Cross (CSC); and Conspicuous Service Medal (CSM).

We are proud to share the names of the 19 Royal Australian Navy members who have been recognised in the Australia Day 2015 Honours List. The Australian Honours System recognises and celebrates the outstanding contribution and achievements of a diversity of Australians.

Australia Day 2015 Honours - Diversity recognised

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer), ABIS Kathy Tuddenham (photographer), Mrs Lauren Larking (photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Ray Rosendale at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra. (photo: Mrs Lauren Larking)

Chief Petty Officer Ray Rosendale at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra.

Chief of Navy's Strategic Adviser on Indigenous Cultural Affairs, Chief Petty Officer Ray Rosendale, said being awarded a Conspicuous Service Medal in the Australia Day Honours List was a great honour and not one he would take lightly.

Metung local makes waves in Navy

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

HMAS Larrakia Commanding Officer (Attack Four) Lieutenant Commander David McPherson on the bridge wing of Larrakia as she departs the Philippines to return to Australia. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

HMAS Larrakia Commanding Officer (Attack Four) Lieutenant Commander David McPherson on the bridge wing of Larrakia as she departs the Philippines to return to Australia.

At the tender age of 30, Metung local David McPherson has the distinction of being the youngest sea-going Commanding Officer in the Royal Australian Navy.

Capability is what counts

Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), LSIS Paul McCallum (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Anzac, Commander Belinda Wood, RAN on Anzac's bridge wing as she departs Fleet Base East, Sydney. (photo: LSIS Paul McCallum)

Commanding Officer HMAS Anzac, Commander Belinda Wood, RAN on Anzac's bridge wing as she departs Fleet Base East, Sydney.

Born and bred in Canberra, the Commanding Officer of the Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Anzac, Commander Belinda Wood, has spent her Navy career moving between sea postings and key staff positions in Canberra, where she lives with her spouse Kristy.