Topic: HMAS Westralia (II)

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).

PO Kevin West wins Bradley Meek award

Published on by LCDR Colin Painter (author)

Captain Craig Powell presents the 2018 Bradley Meek award to Petty Officer Kevin West. (photo: )

Captain Craig Powell presents the 2018 Bradley Meek award to Petty Officer Kevin West.

On 5 May 1998, a fire on HMAS Westralia (II) claimed the lives of four crew members. Leading Seaman Bradley Meek was one of the sailors who perished.

Navy commemorates the 20th anniversary of the fire on board former HMAS Westralia

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Crew from HMAS Sirius are formed during the HMAS Westralia Fire 20th Year Anniversary Memorial Service on the HMAS Stirling Quarterdeck in honour of the tragedy that claimed the lives of four crew members: Midshipman Megan Pelly, Petty Officer Shaun Smith, Leading Seaman Bradley Meek, and Able Seaman Philip Carroll. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Crew from HMAS Sirius are formed during the HMAS Westralia Fire 20th Year Anniversary Memorial Service on the HMAS Stirling Quarterdeck in honour of the tragedy that claimed the lives of four crew members: Midshipman Megan Pelly, Petty Officer Shaun Smith, Leading Seaman Bradley Meek, and Able Seaman Philip Carroll.

A commemoration has been held at HMAS Stirling, Western Australia to remember the four lives that were lost 20 years ago in a fire on board the former supply vessel HMAS Westralia.

 

Former oiler’s lifeboat restored to former glory

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), ABIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

The dedicated team of Fleet Support Unit-West Marine Technicians and Boatswains Mates tasked with restoring the life raft of the decommissioned HMAS Westralia (II). (photo: ABIS Christopher Szumlanski)

The dedicated team of Fleet Support Unit-West Marine Technicians and Boatswains Mates tasked with restoring the life raft of the decommissioned HMAS Westralia (II).

Almost 12 years after decommissioning, part of the former HMAS Westralia (II) will find a permanent home outside the HMAS Stirling Naval Historical Display.

 

Memorable shield for Sirius achiever

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer)

POMT Amanda Jackson holds the HMAS Westralia-POMT Shaun Damien Smith Perpetual Shield for 2016 alongside POMT Smith's father, Mr Brian Smith, Captain Timothy Standen, RAN, (right), and Lieutenant Commander Brett Legg. (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

POMT Amanda Jackson holds the HMAS Westralia-POMT Shaun Damien Smith Perpetual Shield for 2016 alongside POMT Smith's father, Mr Brian Smith, Captain Timothy Standen, RAN, (right), and Lieutenant Commander Brett Legg.

One of Navy’s outstanding marine technicians was recognised for her excellence at a ceremony held at on HMAS Sirius, at Fleet Base West recently.

Sailor’s bravery at sea recognised posthumously

This article has photo gallery Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author)

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.

An outstanding Instructor

Published on by SBLT Kat Mulheron (author), LSIS Dove Smithett (photographer)

Deputy Training Authority Maritime Warfare, Captain William Martin (left) presents the Bradley Meek Perpetual Shield for Most Outstanding Combat Survivability Instructor to Petty Officer Marine Technician Michael Fagg at the School of Ships Survivability and Safety of HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: LSIS Dove Smithett)

Deputy Training Authority Maritime Warfare, Captain William Martin (left) presents the Bradley Meek Perpetual Shield for Most Outstanding Combat Survivability Instructor to Petty Officer Marine Technician Michael Fagg at the School of Ships Survivability and Safety of HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

Petty Officer Marine Technician Michael Fagg of the Royal Australian Navy School of Survivability and Ship Safety Training Facility (South) at HMAS Cerberus, has been awarded the Bradley Meek Perpetual Shield, recognising him as the most outstanding Combat Survivability Instructor at the school for 2013.