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Australia Day 2019 Honours List - Royal Australian Navy

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Medals awarded to Navy personnel in the 2019 Australia Day Honours List - Military Division, from left, Member of the Order of Australia (AM); Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM); Commendation for Distinguished Service; Conspicuous Service Cross (CSC); and Conspicuous Service Medal (CSM). (photo: )

Medals awarded to Navy personnel in the 2019 Australia Day Honours List - Military Division, from left, Member of the Order of Australia (AM); Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM); Commendation for Distinguished Service; Conspicuous Service Cross (CSC); and Conspicuous Service Medal (CSM).

Twenty three members of the Royal Australian Navy have been recognised in today’s 2019 Australia Day Honours List.

CN awards Service Medallion to CO Stirling

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

Commanding Officer HMAS Stirling, Captain Brian Delamont, RAN, (left) is joined by his family as he is farewelled by Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN, (right) at a clear lower deck during a visit to HMAS Stirling. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Commanding Officer HMAS Stirling, Captain Brian Delamont, RAN, (left) is joined by his family as he is farewelled by Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN, (right) at a clear lower deck during a visit to HMAS Stirling.

After 38 years of distinguished service in the Royal Australian Navy, HMAS Stirling’s Commanding Officer, Captain Brian Delamont, is set to call it a day.

Jarrad proud to be a volunteer firefighter

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer)

Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics-Supply Chain Jarrad Tierney with some of his fire-fighting uniform at Fleet Base West in Western Australia. Leading Seaman Tierney has been a volunteer fire fighter since 1994 and is a member of the State Wide Operational Response Division. (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics-Supply Chain Jarrad Tierney with some of his fire-fighting uniform at Fleet Base West in Western Australia. Leading Seaman Tierney has been a volunteer fire fighter since 1994 and is a member of the State Wide Operational Response Division.

When more than 100 devastating bushfires were ravaging large parts of Queensland in December last year, one of those risking their lives to fight them was a logistics sailor from HMAS Stirling.

Sailor's life saving random act of kindness

Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), ABIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics Supply Chain Submarines Daniel Even Green, with the De-Iudicibus family after receiving a Commander Submarine Force Commendation for voluntarily assisting the family. The award was presented at the Annual Submarine Force presentations held at the Gary Holland Centre in Rockingham, Western Australia. (photo: ABIS Christopher Szumlanski)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics Supply Chain Submarines Daniel Even Green, with the De-Iudicibus family after receiving a Commander Submarine Force Commendation for voluntarily assisting the family. The award was presented at the Annual Submarine Force presentations held at the Gary Holland Centre in Rockingham, Western Australia.

It was just part of his daily commute for HMAS Stirling based Fleet Logistics Support Element - Submarines (FLSE - SUBS) member, Able Seaman Daniel Green, when a random act of kindness on his behalf made the world of difference to the De-Iudicibus family.

Fifty year feat for Chief Mobley

Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), Unknown (photographer)

Commander Australian Fleet Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead presents Chief Petty Officer Mark Mobley with his Third Federation Star, marking 50 years of service with the Royal Australian Navy. (photo: Unknown)

Commander Australian Fleet Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead presents Chief Petty Officer Mark Mobley with his Third Federation Star, marking 50 years of service with the Royal Australian Navy.

In 1967 The Monkees were at the top of the charts, The Dirty Dozen was in cinemas, and teenager Mark Mobley from Blacktown joined the Royal Australian Navy for a career that would span over 50 years.

Navy tech turns his back on the civvie world to re-join

Published on by Mrs Rachael Reynolds (author), LSIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Petty Officer Brad Barr chose returning to Navy over a senior Defence industry role. (photo: LSIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Petty Officer Brad Barr chose returning to Navy over a senior Defence industry role.

Like many others before him, Petty Officer Brad Barr found re-entry to active Navy service to be a reasonably straightforward process, with a smooth transition back into the team.

Leading Seaman returns to Navy without a hitch

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Leading Seaman Chad Freund found re-entry to Navy was a smooth process. (photo: LSIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Leading Seaman Chad Freund found re-entry to Navy was a smooth process.

When Leading Seaman Chad Freund left the Royal Australian Navy in 2012 he didn’t think he would be back in uniform six years later.

Quiet achievers in safety

Published on by SGT Max Bree (author and photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Leading Seaman Cryptologic Systems Nicholas Martin works at the Defence Signals Directorate in Canberra. (photo: SGT Max Bree)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Leading Seaman Cryptologic Systems Nicholas Martin works at the Defence Signals Directorate in Canberra.

You might not see the work of cryptologic systems (CTS) sailors on board your ship, but their time immersed in signals and intelligence could be the thing keeping everyone safe.

Search on for unknown sailor

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), Unknown (photographer)

HMAS Sydney (II) at sea during World War II. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Sydney (II) at sea during World War II.

On February 6, 1942 the remains of a sailor in a Carley Raft washed up on Christmas Island, 1500km northwest of Western Australia’s northwest coast.

Enjoying a gap year with overseas travel included

Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author and photographer)

Gap Year Seaman Bailey Henderson manning ship during HMAS Gascoyne’s departure from Kure Japan. (photo: Unknown)

Gap Year Seaman Bailey Henderson manning ship during HMAS Gascoyne’s departure from Kure Japan.

Compared with others of his generation taking a break after school, Royal Australian Navy Gap Year Sailor, Seaman Bailey Henderson has managed to better them all with his recent overseas trip being ‘all expenses paid’.