Topic: Honours, Awards and Trophies

Being noticed - and appreciated

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Staff Recognition Award recipients POMTSM Mitchell Philps and POMTSM Ross Mitchell with Director of TA-SM, Commander Dylan Findlater, July 2018. (photo: Unknown)

Staff Recognition Award recipients POMTSM Mitchell Philps and POMTSM Ross Mitchell with Director of TA-SM, Commander Dylan Findlater, July 2018.

It is a fantastic feeling being recognised for the work you do, and at Training Authority – Submarines (TA-SM) located at HMAS Stirling, Rockingham Western Australia, deserving staff, both military and civilian, are publicly acknowledged for their extra efforts.

Out of the cave, into the spotlight – Navy Diver honoured for Thai rescue

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Chief Petty Officer Clearance Diver Troy Eather, BM, OAM, is presented with his Bravery Medal and Order of Australia Medal by General the Honorable Sir Peter Cosgrove, AK, MC, (Retd) Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, at a ceremony at Government House. (photo: LEUT Anthony Martin)

Chief Petty Officer Clearance Diver Troy Eather, BM, OAM, is presented with his Bravery Medal and Order of Australia Medal by General the Honorable Sir Peter Cosgrove, AK, MC, (Retd) Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, at a ceremony at Government House.

Standing knee deep in cave water and mud, Chief Petty Officer Troy Eather reflected on past deployments which had brought him to this point. Cave diving as a teenager on the NSW mid-north coast; IED Ops in Afghanistan; the recovery of the US Marine Corp Osprey off North Queensland; recovery Ops in East Timor - each experience had prepared him for what was turning out to be the biggest challenge he had faced so far in his Navy career.

Queen’s Birthday 2018 Honours List announced

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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 today announced 1007 awards in the Queen’s Birthday 2018 Honours List.

Officers recognised for long service

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Head of Navy Engineering, Rear Admiral Colin Lawrence, AM, RAN (right), presents Lieutenant Commander Eric Mushins, RANR, with his second Federation Star for the Defence Long Service Medal, marking 45 years service in the Royal Australian Navy. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Head of Navy Engineering, Rear Admiral Colin Lawrence, AM, RAN (right), presents Lieutenant Commander Eric Mushins, RANR, with his second Federation Star for the Defence Long Service Medal, marking 45 years service in the Royal Australian Navy.

Three Naval officers in Victoria have been formally acknowledged for their cumulative 105 years in the Navy during a small ceremony at HMAS Cerberus.

 

West-based photographer takes out prestigious prize

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

Commanding Officer HMAS Stirling, Captain Brian Delamont, RAN, presents Leading Seaman Imagery Specialist Richard Cordell with the 2017 Rosemary Rodwell Award first place trophy in the Navy Imagery Unit-West at HMAS Stirling. (photo: ABIS Christopher Szumlanski)

Commanding Officer HMAS Stirling, Captain Brian Delamont, RAN, presents Leading Seaman Imagery Specialist Richard Cordell with the 2017 Rosemary Rodwell Award first place trophy in the Navy Imagery Unit-West at HMAS Stirling.

In a time when we are inundated with various forms of imagery on a daily basis, it takes something pretty special to stand out from the crowd in the photography world.

 

Navy Clearance Diving Team 3 receives US Commendation

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Members of the 1991 Australian Clearance Diving Team 3 at HMAS Penguin for their US Unit Commendation presentation ceremony for service during the First Gulf War. (photo: LCDR Lauren Rago)

Members of the 1991 Australian Clearance Diving Team 3 at HMAS Penguin for their US Unit Commendation presentation ceremony for service during the First Gulf War.

Members of the Royal Australian Navy’s Clearance Diving Team 3 (AUSCDT 3) were awarded a United States (US) Navy Unit Commendation for exceptionally meritorious service in the 1991 Gulf War at a ceremony at HMAS Penguin today.

HMAS Success celebrates 32 years of service

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HMAS Success ship's company celebrate her 32nd birthday on the flight deck during their 2018 South East Asia deployment. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Success ship's company celebrate her 32nd birthday on the flight deck during their 2018 South East Asia deployment.

Ship’s company of the Royal Australian Navy’s ‘Battle Tanker’ HMAS Success have celebrated the ship’s 32 years of outstanding service to Australia while deployed to South East Asia.

 

Outstanding North Queensland Navy people celebrated

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Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead, AM, RAN, presents the Sarawak Shield to Commanding Officer of Hydrographic Ship Blue Crew, Lieutenant Commander Dean Battilana, RAN, during his visit to HMAS Cairns. (photo: LSIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead, AM, RAN, presents the Sarawak Shield to Commanding Officer of Hydrographic Ship Blue Crew, Lieutenant Commander Dean Battilana, RAN, during his visit to HMAS Cairns.

Cairns-based Royal Australian Navy officers, sailors and units have been recognised for excellence at a series of ceremonies in the top end.

 

Blue Crew shines in Cairns

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His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales speaks to Able Seaman Hydrographic Systems Operator Jessica Parsons onboard HMAS Leeuwin in Cairns. (photo: LSIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales speaks to Able Seaman Hydrographic Systems Operator Jessica Parsons onboard HMAS Leeuwin in Cairns.

Personnel of Hydrographic Ship Blue Crew have become the first hydrographic unit to be awarded The Duke of Gloucester’s Cup.

South Australian Prince of Wales Award winners

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Prince of Wales Award recipient Lieutenant Commander Paul Wirth (left) and his employer, Ms Cathy Lyon (centre right), from the Women's and Children's Hospital South Australia, are presented their awards by Chair Defence Reserves Support Council - SA, Dr Andrew Cannon, AM (centre left) and Head Reserve and Youth Division, Rear Admiral Bruce Kafer, AM, CSC, RANR. (photo: CPL Colin Dadd)

Prince of Wales Award recipient Lieutenant Commander Paul Wirth (left) and his employer, Ms Cathy Lyon (centre right), from the Women's and Children's Hospital South Australia, are presented their awards by Chair Defence Reserves Support Council - SA, Dr Andrew Cannon, AM (centre left) and Head Reserve and Youth Division, Rear Admiral Bruce Kafer, AM, CSC, RANR.

Navy Reservists comprised three of the five Prince of Wales recipients awarded their prizes in South Australia over the past several months.