Topic: Honours, Awards and Trophies

Relay for Lockdown

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Dave Devlin (author), POIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

Leading Seaman Physical Trainer Robert Pope checking the times during the ‘Relay for Lockdown’ fitness challenge  at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: POIS Nina Fogliani)

Leading Seaman Physical Trainer Robert Pope checking the times during the ‘Relay for Lockdown’ fitness challenge at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

Embracing the use of available technology has assisted the Sport and Recreation team at HMAS Cerberus, to plan and hold specific events in a COVID-safe and socially distanced environment.

Virtual awards presentation, a first for CN

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ben Willee (author), LSIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN dials in to oversee Commanding Officer HMAS Cerberus, Captain Mike Oborn, CSM, RAN, present Chief Petty Officer Stephen Dean with a third Federation Star during a ceremony held at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: LSIS Bonny Gassner)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN dials in to oversee Commanding Officer HMAS Cerberus, Captain Mike Oborn, CSM, RAN, present Chief Petty Officer Stephen Dean with a third Federation Star during a ceremony held at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

The global coronavirus pandemic has increased the use of virtual technology and resulted in the adoption of new and inventive ways of doing things, including the recognition of important career achievements.

Award recognises safety and innovation

Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), ABIS Sittichai Sakonpoonpol (photographer)

Petty Officer Nathan Austin, left, and Marine Engineering Officer Lieutenant Ryan Webb inspect one of the ventilation fans onboard HMAS Adelaide while alongside at Garden Island, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Sittichai Sakonpoonpol)

Petty Officer Nathan Austin, left, and Marine Engineering Officer Lieutenant Ryan Webb inspect one of the ventilation fans onboard HMAS Adelaide while alongside at Garden Island, Sydney.

HMAS Adelaide has been recognised with a 2020 Work Health and Safety Award for improving safety for personnel and extending the service life of some of the ship’s key components.

Sydney acknowledges awards and achievements

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), LSIS Nadav Harel (photographer)

L-R: Leading Seaman Marine Technician Brayden Matthews; Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator Allan Rodway; Commander Edward Seymour and Lieutenant Zachary Smith, onboard HMAS Sydney. (photo: LSIS Nadav Harel)

L-R: Leading Seaman Marine Technician Brayden Matthews; Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator Allan Rodway; Commander Edward Seymour and Lieutenant Zachary Smith, onboard HMAS Sydney.

Guided Missile Destroyer HMAS Sydney (V) has taken the time during her busy schedule to celebrate some significant achievements and present awards to crew members.

Teddy Sheean to be awarded posthumous Victoria Cross

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Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Michael Noonan AO speaks after the announcement by His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d), Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, that Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II has approved the posthumous awarding of a Victoria Cross to Ordinary Seaman Edward ‘Teddy’ Sheean of the Royal Australian Navy, at Government House, Canberra on 12 August. (photo: Jay Cronan)

Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Michael Noonan AO speaks after the announcement by His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d), Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, that Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II has approved the posthumous awarding of a Victoria Cross to Ordinary Seaman Edward ‘Teddy’ Sheean of the Royal Australian Navy, at Government House, Canberra on 12 August.

Ordinary Seaman Edward ‘Teddy’ Sheean’s family fought for more than 30 years to get recognition of his brave actions during World War II. At Government House on 12 August, it was announced that the Queen has approved a posthumous Victoria Cross for Ordinary Seaman Sheean.

Innovation earns high praise and enhances safety above and below the surface

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), CPOIS Kelvin Hockey (photographer), CPOIS Cameron Martin (photographer), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer)

Seaman Aviation Technician Aircraft Jacob Williams of 725 Squadron conducts fuel sampling using the interfacing adaptor on an MH-60R helicopter at HMAS Albatross. (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)

Seaman Aviation Technician Aircraft Jacob Williams of 725 Squadron conducts fuel sampling using the interfacing adaptor on an MH-60R helicopter at HMAS Albatross.

The 2019 Annual Chief of Navy Innovation Excellence Award has been awarded jointly to Able Seaman Communication and Information Systems Nathan Mayfield and Petty Officer Gavin Mason.

45 years of service and 13 years at sea, but not done yet

Published on by MIDN Jack Meadows (author), POIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Vice Chief of the Defence Force, Vice Admiral David Johnston, AO, RAN, presents Commander Michael Moore with his second Federation Star as Commander Moore retires from the permanent Royal Australian Navy after 45 years of service. (photo: POIS Bradley Darvill)

Vice Chief of the Defence Force, Vice Admiral David Johnston, AO, RAN, presents Commander Michael Moore with his second Federation Star as Commander Moore retires from the permanent Royal Australian Navy after 45 years of service.

Friday 17 July marked the last day of Commander Michael Moore’s 45 year-long career in the permanent Royal Australian Navy.

Comet Bay College honours its Navy story

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Five former students, now sailors from HMAS Stirling, visited with some senior students and the headmaster at Comet Bay College in WA. L-R: Student Tyron Powles; Petty Officer Maritime Logistics Supply Chain Jake Starkie; Comet Bay College Headmaster Mr Jamie Hayres; Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics Supply Chain Daniel Molley; Student Hannah Weise; Student Lachlan O'Hehir; Able Seaman Electronics Technician Dillon Slater; Seaman Combat Systems Operator Chantelle Whitaker; and Seaman Gap Year Marli-Jay Robertson. (photo: POIS James Whittle)

Five former students, now sailors from HMAS Stirling, visited with some senior students and the headmaster at Comet Bay College in WA. L-R: Student Tyron Powles; Petty Officer Maritime Logistics Supply Chain Jake Starkie; Comet Bay College Headmaster Mr Jamie Hayres; Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics Supply Chain Daniel Molley; Student Hannah Weise; Student Lachlan O'Hehir; Able Seaman Electronics Technician Dillon Slater; Seaman Combat Systems Operator Chantelle Whitaker; and Seaman Gap Year Marli-Jay Robertson.

Serving Navy members from HMAS Stirling recently attended their former school, Comet Bay College in Secret Harbour, Western Australia, as the college acknowledged their service in the school’s Hall of Honour.

Triple triumph for HMAS Parramatta

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LSIS Tara Byrne (photographer), LSIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer)

HMAS Parramatta and HMCS Ottawa during Exercise PACIFIC VANGUARD 2019 for the East Asia Deployment. (photo: LSIS Tara Byrne)

HMAS Parramatta and HMCS Ottawa during Exercise PACIFIC VANGUARD 2019 for the East Asia Deployment.

HMAS Parramatta has taken out a number of awards, including the coveted Duke of Gloucester's Cup for 2019, for her exemplary conduct in a year of deployments.

High achiever crowns successful year with Queen’s Gold Medal

Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

Queen's Gold Medal winner Sub Lieutenant Liam Whitfeld on board HMAS Hobart, alongside Fleet Base East, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

Queen's Gold Medal winner Sub Lieutenant Liam Whitfeld on board HMAS Hobart, alongside Fleet Base East, Sydney.

High-achieving Maritime Warfare Officer Sub-Lieutenant Liam Whitfeld has been crowned as the recipient of the Queen’s Gold Medal for 2019, capping off an already successful 12 months.