Topic: Honours, Awards and Trophies

Prizewinning photography a career highlight for Petty Officer

This article has photo gallery Published on by POIS Paul McCallum (author), POIS Kelvin Hockey (photographer)

POIS Hockey's winning entry - a MH-60R Seahawk hovers in the vicinity of the HMAS Albatross Air Traffic Control Tower building, while an AS350BA Squirrel helicopter conducts advanced aerial manoeuvres in the background. Imagery was taken during the 453 SQN Open Day at HMAS Albatross. (photo: POIS Kelvin Hockey)

POIS Hockey's winning entry - a MH-60R Seahawk hovers in the vicinity of the HMAS Albatross Air Traffic Control Tower building, while an AS350BA Squirrel helicopter conducts advanced aerial manoeuvres in the background. Imagery was taken during the 453 SQN Open Day at HMAS Albatross.

When many sailors hear the name Rosemary Rodwell, it doesn’t mean much, but for Navy’s Imagery Specialists it means the annual pursuit of the perfect photo.

It’s all in the data for Honours List Able Seaman

This article has photo gallery Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), ABML-SC Craig Walton (photographer), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Daniel Peters at HMAS Watson, Sydney. (photo: ABML-SC Craig Walton)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Daniel Peters at HMAS Watson, Sydney.

A former Army radio operator who transferred to the Navy in 2011 to gain sea time, experience, knowledge and skills before he decided his future, received a Conspicuous Service Medal in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Commendation no accident for distinguished petty officer

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), Sourced from The Australian (photographer)

Petty Officer Clearance Diver Kevin Paul, of Australian Clearance Diving Team One at HMAS Waterhen, in Sydney, received the Commendation for Distinguished Service. (photo: Sourced from The Australian)

Petty Officer Clearance Diver Kevin Paul, of Australian Clearance Diving Team One at HMAS Waterhen, in Sydney, received the Commendation for Distinguished Service.

A senior sailor, who “accidentally” joined the Navy, was awarded a Commendation for Distinguished Service in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Darwin leaders honoured

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), ABCSO Belinda Porter (photographer), LSIS James Whittle (photographer)

Commanding Officer, HMAS Darwin, Commander Phillip Henry, RAN, pictured on the forecastle during passage to Auckland, New Zealand for the Royal New Zealand Navy's 75th Anniversary International Naval Review. (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

Commanding Officer, HMAS Darwin, Commander Phillip Henry, RAN, pictured on the forecastle during passage to Auckland, New Zealand for the Royal New Zealand Navy's 75th Anniversary International Naval Review.

The 2017 Queen’s Birthday Honours List named three leaders from the Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Darwin recognised for their service in the ship’s recent deployment to the Middle East.

Queen's Birthday 2017 Honours List announced

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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).

The Governor-General and Chancellor of the Order of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), has approved 891 awards to be announced in the Queen’s Birthday 2017 Honours List.

Maitland medal returned home

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), CMDR Chloe Griggs (author)

Commander Ian Gray's grandson Master Leo Gray was playing in the garden at his Great Grandfather’s 90th birthday party when he dug up the medal which has been returned to the rightful owner. (photo: Caitlin Schokker)

Commander Ian Gray's grandson Master Leo Gray was playing in the garden at his Great Grandfather’s 90th birthday party when he dug up the medal which has been returned to the rightful owner.

A Navy Commander has helped a First World War-vintage medal return to the home town of it’s recipient after a series of events led to it being found in a flowerbed.

Immortalised in art – Navy’s gallant Warrant Officer

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), CMDR Chloe Griggs (author), POIS Kelvin Hockey (photographer)

Commodore Chris Smallhorn, RAN, Warrant Officer Ben Sime, MG, Stacie Sime and Keith Payne, VC, appreciate the portrait of WO Sime which was revealed at the Centenary of Australian Naval Aviation Dinner Dance. (photo: POIS Kelvin Hockey)

Commodore Chris Smallhorn, RAN, Warrant Officer Ben Sime, MG, Stacie Sime and Keith Payne, VC, appreciate the portrait of WO Sime which was revealed at the Centenary of Australian Naval Aviation Dinner Dance.

One of Navy’s most highly decorated serving sailors has been honoured with a portrait by one of Australia’s leading military artists.

Former Clearance Diver commended for bravery

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper (photographer)

Mr Shane Bingham holds the commendation and certificate for Brave Conduct awarded to his father, the late Mr Harold Leslie Bingham, AM, BEM; at his home in Barragup, WA. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper)

Mr Shane Bingham holds the commendation and certificate for Brave Conduct awarded to his father, the late Mr Harold Leslie Bingham, AM, BEM; at his home in Barragup, WA.

A former Royal Australian Navy Clearance Diver has been posthumously commended for his bravery, for making safe a box of volatile leaking explosives in the remote Pilbara region of Western Australia in 1975.

Recognition for Helicopter Flight veterans

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Members of the 3rd Contingent, RANHFV, prior to their departure for service in South Vietnam. (photo: Unknown)

Members of the 3rd Contingent, RANHFV, prior to their departure for service in South Vietnam.

Minister for Defence Personnel, the Hon Dan Tehan MP has championed an investigation into the issue of unit recognition for service with the Royal Australian Navy Helicopter Flight Vietnam (RANHFV), and service at the Battles of Coral and Balmoral.

Yachtsmen plaque dedicated at Memorial

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

Royal Australian Navy Lieutenant (LEUT) Doug Gilling (retd), a former member of the Dominion Yachtsmen Scheme (DYS), unveiled a plaque dedicated to the DYS at the Australian War Memorial (AWM), Canberra, on May 4, 2017.

With him is Melbourne-based historian Janet Roberts Billett, who led the campaign to have a plaque at the AWM dedicated to the DYS.

 (photo: SGT Dave Morley)

Royal Australian Navy Lieutenant (LEUT) Doug Gilling (retd), a former member of the Dominion Yachtsmen Scheme (DYS), unveiled a plaque dedicated to the DYS at the Australian War Memorial (AWM), Canberra, on May 4, 2017. With him is Melbourne-based historian Janet Roberts Billett, who led the campaign to have a plaque at the AWM dedicated to the DYS.

The gritty persistence of a Melbourne historian to have a forgotten group of Second World War sailors recognised finally paid off when a plaque was dedicated to them at the Australian War Memorial on 4 May.