Published on by LEUT John Thompson (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)
In 1973, the Sydney Opera House opened, Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon was released, Gough Whitlam was Prime Minister, and the Watergate hearings began in the United States. It was also the year that Ian Rigby, walked into HMAS Leeuwin as a 15-year-old to start his naval career.
Published on by LEUT Tony White (author), Mrs Lauren Larking (photographer)
After 52 years in the Royal Australian Navy, Commander Mick Brice has received a third Federation Star, and seventh clasp to the Defence Long Service Medal, to recognise his continuing long service to the Navy and Australia.
Published on by LSIS Jayson Tufrey (author and photographer)
Lieutenant Benham was presented a Federation Star, recognising the forty year milestone, by Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett in a small ceremony at Headquarters Defence Force Recruiting, Canberra, among co-workers, friends and with his wife Danielle by his side.
Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), LCDR Chloe Wootten (photographer)
Chief Petty Officer Richard Timms was recently presented with a Federation Star in recognition of over 40 years of service in the Royal Australian Navy. The star was presented by Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs as family and colleagues from HMAS Creswell looked on.
Published on by LEUT Samantha Dudley (author), LSIS James Whittle (photographer)
Weapons Electrical Engineering Officer Commander Phillip Wayne Bell's exceptional achievement of forty years dedicated service to the Royal Australian Navy was recently recognised when Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, AO, CSC, RAN presented CMDR Bell with the Federation Star.