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NSW-based Navy personnel shine in Queen's Birthday 2019 Honours

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Herring (author), Lauren Larking (photographer), LSIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer), LSIS Tara Byrne (photographer), LSIS Kayla Jackson (photographer), LSIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer), LSIS Steven Thomson (photographer), LSIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

Some of the NSW-based Navy personnel recognised in the 2019 Queen's Birthday Honours List, from left, WO James Dew, LCDR Belinda Finlay, CAPT Damien Scully-O'Shea, LCDR Sarah Rhys-Jones, and CAPT John Stavridis. (photo: )

Some of the NSW-based Navy personnel recognised in the 2019 Queen's Birthday Honours List, from left, WO James Dew, LCDR Belinda Finlay, CAPT Damien Scully-O'Shea, LCDR Sarah Rhys-Jones, and CAPT John Stavridis.

Exceptional dedication, leadership, technical knowledge and achievement were the hallmarks of the NSW-based Navy personal recognised in the Queen’s Birthday 2019 Honours List.

NT Navy members among Queen’s Birthday honourees

Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), POIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

Queen's Birthday 2019 Honours recipients, left, Lieutenant Commander Laurie Choate, CSM, and right, Warrant Officer Arthur Mitcherson, OAM. (photo: POIS Peter Thompson)

Queen's Birthday 2019 Honours recipients, left, Lieutenant Commander Laurie Choate, CSM, and right, Warrant Officer Arthur Mitcherson, OAM.

Two members of the Royal Australian Navy in the Northern Territory have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday 2019 Honours List.

Veteran PTI inspires next generation of Navy officers

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Leading Seaman Physical Training Instructor Jan Gilmour with Midshipman Amy Luke-Paredi on the beach at HMAS Creswell during New Entry Officers’ Course 60. (photo: )

Leading Seaman Physical Training Instructor Jan Gilmour with Midshipman Amy Luke-Paredi on the beach at HMAS Creswell during New Entry Officers’ Course 60.

Leading Seaman Jan Gilmour encapsulates perseverance. She joined the Royal Australian Navy way back in 1979, years before the decision was made to permit women to serve at sea.

VC recipient visits Stirling

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Victoria Cross recipient Warrant Officer Class 2 (Ret'd) Keith Payne VC, AM, with Commanding Officer HMAS Stirling Captain Ainsley Morthorpe, RAN, at the Collie Battery historic site at Garden Island, WA. (photo: )

Victoria Cross recipient Warrant Officer Class 2 (Ret'd) Keith Payne VC, AM, with Commanding Officer HMAS Stirling Captain Ainsley Morthorpe, RAN, at the Collie Battery historic site at Garden Island, WA.

A Victoria Cross recipient was recently treated to a personal tour of HMAS Stirling. Warrant Officer Class 2 (Ret'd) Keith Payne, accompanied by Florence - his wife of 65 years, was visiting Western Australia to attend various events.

Leadership matters - Deputy Chief of Navy talks culture and capability

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Deputy Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral Mark Hammond, AM, RAN, discusses the outcomes of Plan Pelorus Navy Strategy 2022. (photo: LSIS James McDougall)

Deputy Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral Mark Hammond, AM, RAN, discusses the outcomes of Plan Pelorus Navy Strategy 2022.

The Deputy Chief of Navy says increasing the size of the Royal Australian Navy and maintaining a healthy workplace culture will be critical to achieving Navy's Strategy for 2022.

Navy Emerging Leaders Forum invests in our future

Published on by LEUT Claire Baldwin (author), ABIS Leo Baumgartner (photographer)

RAN Senior Leadership Group - Deputy Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral Mark Hammond, AM, RAN (third from left); Warrant Officer of the Navy Gary Wight (second from left); and Command Warrant Officer - Training Force, Warrant Officer Deb Butterworth (left); with attendees of the Navy Emerging Leaders Forum held at the Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney. (photo: )

RAN Senior Leadership Group - Deputy Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral Mark Hammond, AM, RAN (third from left); Warrant Officer of the Navy Gary Wight (second from left); and Command Warrant Officer - Training Force, Warrant Officer Deb Butterworth (left); with attendees of the Navy Emerging Leaders Forum held at the Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney.

One hundred and fifteen participants attended the inaugural Navy Emerging Leaders Forum (NELF) held at the Australian National Maritime Museum on 22 May 2019.

Queen’s Birthday 2019 Honours List announced

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Medals awarded to Navy personnel in the Queen's Birthday 2019 Honours List. From left: Officer (AO) in the Military Division of the Order of Australia; Member (AM) in the Military Division of the Order of Australia; Medal (OAM) in the Military Division of the Order of Australia; Conspicuous Service Cross (CSC); Conspicuous Service Medal (CSM). (photo: )

Medals awarded to Navy personnel in the Queen's Birthday 2019 Honours List. From left: Officer (AO) in the Military Division of the Order of Australia; Member (AM) in the Military Division of the Order of Australia; Medal (OAM) in the Military Division of the Order of Australia; Conspicuous Service Cross (CSC); 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), today announced 1214 awards in the Queen’s Birthday 2019 Honours List, including 26 members of the Royal Australian Navy.

CO Penguin passes the weight

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Commander Mat Bradley hands over the weight to Commander Bernadette Alexander at the HMAS Penguin change of command ceremony. (photo: WOATV Ian Daley)

Commander Mat Bradley hands over the weight to Commander Bernadette Alexander at the HMAS Penguin change of command ceremony.

After an impressive Naval career spanning 26 years, the Commanding Officer of HMAS Penguin, Commander Mat Bradley has officially retired from full time service.

Canberra’s padres offer counsel and support to all

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Royal Australian Navy Chaplains Paul Stuart and Majidih Essa on board HMAS Canberra during INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019. (photo: LSIS Jake Badior)

Royal Australian Navy Chaplains Paul Stuart and Majidih Essa on board HMAS Canberra during INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019.

The two chaplains deployed on INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019 may have different religions but their roles were the same: to counsel and provide pastoral care to all on board.

Moreton crew put their backs into preserving Navy history

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Personnel from HMAS Moreton lend a hand at the Queensland Maritime Museum, Brisbane. (photo: LS Hayden Eyles)

Personnel from HMAS Moreton lend a hand at the Queensland Maritime Museum, Brisbane.

HMAS Moreton joined forces with the incredible volunteers at the Queensland Maritime Museum on a beautiful winter’s day in June.