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Australia Day Honours - reflecting on teamwork

Published on by LEUT John Cole (author)

WO Rachelle Burnett was awarded an OAM in the Australia Day honours this week. Her citation inclued her treatment of casualties as a Chief Petty Officer onboard HMAS Childers following an explosion on Suspected Illegal Entry Vessel 36. (photo: Unknown)

WO Rachelle Burnett was awarded an OAM in the Australia Day honours this week. Her citation inclued her treatment of casualties as a Chief Petty Officer onboard HMAS Childers following an explosion on Suspected Illegal Entry Vessel 36.

Warrant Officer Rachelle Burnett spent Australia Day thinking more about her family and workmates than her own award.

Australia Day Honours - Leading Seaman driving innovation

Published on by LEUT Bek Williamson (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Leading Seaman Marine Technician Mitchell Austin’s dedication to his role has earned him a place on the Australia Day Honours list.
 (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill   )

Leading Seaman Marine Technician Mitchell Austin’s dedication to his role has earned him a place on the Australia Day Honours list.

With qualities like tireless professionalism and continual innovation, it is no surprise that Leading Seaman Marine Technician Mitchell Austin’s dedication to his role has earned him a place on the Australia Day Honours list.

Retirement calls after 47 years

Published on by LEUT John Cole (author), ABIS Alan Lancaster (photographer)

Executive Officer 816 Squadron, Lieutenant Commander Justin Hardiman, welcomed Sonia Dowsing and retiring Captain Brett Dowsing to 816 Squadron, HMAS Albatross. It was both a trip down memory lane and a glimpse into the Fleet Air Arm's future during the visit, with Lieutenant Commander Hardiman conducting Captain Dowsing on a tour of the Squadron's hangar and facilities.  Captain Dowsing, who is retiring after a varied and exciting 47 years in the Royal Australian Navy, counts his time as Commanding Officer of 816 Squadron as one of his many career highlights.  (photo: ABIS Alan Lancaster)

Executive Officer 816 Squadron, Lieutenant Commander Justin Hardiman, welcomed Sonia Dowsing and retiring Captain Brett Dowsing to 816 Squadron, HMAS Albatross. It was both a trip down memory lane and a glimpse into the Fleet Air Arm's future during the visit, with Lieutenant Commander Hardiman conducting Captain Dowsing on a tour of the Squadron's hangar and facilities. Captain Dowsing, who is retiring after a varied and exciting 47 years in the Royal Australian Navy, counts his time as Commanding Officer of 816 Squadron as one of his many career highlights.

One Navy Captain is able to look back on a career unlike any other – with command at all commissioned rank levels and service around the globe and having served almost half of the organisation's life.

 

 

From mechanical to medical

Published on by LCDR Paul Flynn (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Petty Officer Medic Corina-Lee Burrows is the senior medic onboard HMAS Arunta. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Petty Officer Medic Corina-Lee Burrows is the senior medic onboard HMAS Arunta.

Well into her 17th year of service in the Royal Australian Navy, Petty Officer Medic Grade 3 Corina-Lee Burrows found herself as the Clinical Manager of the HMAS Arunta sickbay.

Australia Day 2016 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 18 Royal Australian Navy members who have been recognised in the Australia Day 2016 Honours List. The Australian Honours System recognises and celebrates the outstanding contribution and achievements of a diversity of Australians.

Hunting for a challenge

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Paul Flynn (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer), LSML-S Joshua Matthews (photographer)

Able Seaman Boatswain's Mate Mark Hunter keeps a look out on the bridge wing of fleet replenishment ship HMAS Sirius.  (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Able Seaman Boatswain's Mate Mark Hunter keeps a look out on the bridge wing of fleet replenishment ship HMAS Sirius.

Hailing from the Riverina town of Deniliquin – or Deni – home of the famous 'Ute Muster', Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Mark Hunter has been in the Navy for a little over two years, and is currently serving in HMAS Sirius.

Sirius fun for west coast sailor

Published on by LCDR Paul Flynn (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Leading Seaman Boatswain's Mate Jabin Roberts on the helm of the fleet replenishment ship HMAS Sirius. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Leading Seaman Boatswain's Mate Jabin Roberts on the helm of the fleet replenishment ship HMAS Sirius.

Following his twin brother into the Navy has been a life changing experience for Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Jabin Roberts.

Future leader continues Albany legacy

Published on by CMDR Chloe Wootten (author), North Albany Senior High School (photographer)

Lieutenant Will Singer from HMAS Stirling presents the Long Tan award to Ms Breanna Payne from North Albany Senior High School. (photo: Unknown)

Lieutenant Will Singer from HMAS Stirling presents the Long Tan award to Ms Breanna Payne from North Albany Senior High School.

Located in regional Western Australia, Albany is home to final Australian port for many who created the Anzac legacy in the First World War, and the site of major commemorations in 2014 for the 100 anniversary of the departure of the 'Anzac Convoys'.

Before her time - the tale of Navy's first female sailor

Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author)

Nancy Bentley, honorary member of the Royal Australian Navy, on board HMAS Sydney (I) in 1920. (photo: Unknown)

Nancy Bentley, honorary member of the Royal Australian Navy, on board HMAS Sydney (I) in 1920.

Twenty-one years before the first Women's Royal Australian Navy members (WRANs) entered service due to a shortage of telegraphists during the Second World War, a young Tasmanian girl was enlisted into the Royal Australian Navy.

Breaking with family tradition pays off at sea

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPL Mark Doran (author and photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Leading Seaman Electronic Technician Ci-Anna Smith stands before HMAS Melbourne's 76mm Naval Gun. The ship is patrolling in the Middle East region for Operation Manitou. (photo: Corporal Mark Doran)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Leading Seaman Electronic Technician Ci-Anna Smith stands before HMAS Melbourne's 76mm Naval Gun. The ship is patrolling in the Middle East region for Operation Manitou.

A Hobart local up-gunned her working life when she decided to trade retail work for seaborne artillery.

Leading Seaman Electronic Technician Ci-Anna Smith is deployed with Adelaide class frigate, HMAS Melbourne, which is patrolling the waters of the Middle East as part of Operation MANITOU, Australia’s contribution to the Combined Maritime Forces in the region.