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Submarine engineer recognised for early attack design, capability transition planning

Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author)

File image of Commander Lindsay Gordon, RAN. (photo: )

File image of Commander Lindsay Gordon, RAN.

The wide-open spaces of his home state SA stand in contrast to the narrow confines of the Navy submarines to which CMDR Lindsay Gordon has dedicated the majority of his career, earning him a Conspicuous Service Medal in today’s Australia Day Honours List.

Fifty-year naval career culminates in Order of Australia

Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author)

File image of Commander Richard Singleton, RAN at the HMAS Choules Commissioning Ceremony, December 2011. (photo: )

File image of Commander Richard Singleton, RAN at the HMAS Choules Commissioning Ceremony, December 2011.

In 1969, Neil Armstrong walked on the moon and Royal Australian Navy Commander Richard Singleton walked into his naval career as a junior sailor in the Royal Navy.

Legal acumen earns logistics sailor the Conspicuous Service Medal

Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author)

File image of (then) Petty Officer Writer Melita English on board HMAS Darwin, during Exercise KAKADU, September 2012. (photo: )

File image of (then) Petty Officer Writer Melita English on board HMAS Darwin, during Exercise KAKADU, September 2012.

Chief Petty Officer Melita English has an uncommon affinity with the law, often providing the Fleet Senior Leadership Team with advice to help them solve complex legal and personnel administrative issues.

Former aviation sailor from Christmas Island awarded Conspicuous Service Medal

Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), POIS Phil Cullinan (photographer)

File image of (then) Chief Petty Officer Zul Naim reading the story of Lance Sergeant Bin Shalid Ma'Aruff, who was killed in action during the Second World War, at the Last Post Ceremony, Australian War Memorial, June 2015. (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

File image of (then) Chief Petty Officer Zul Naim reading the story of Lance Sergeant Bin Shalid Ma'Aruff, who was killed in action during the Second World War, at the Last Post Ceremony, Australian War Memorial, June 2015.

As Navy continues on its path towards greater diversity and inclusion, Sub Lieutenant Zulkarnain Shah Naim, Navy’s Advisor on Inter-Cultural Affairs, has been recognised for his work with a Conspicuous Service Medal in today’s Australia Day Honours List.

Australia Day 2020 Honours List - Royal Australian Navy

Published on by Department of Defence (author)

Medals awarded to Navy personnel in the 2020 Australia Day Honours List - Military Division, from left, Member of the Order of Australia (AM); Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM); Commendation for Distinguished Service; Conspicuous Service Cross (CSC); and Conspicuous Service Medal (CSM). (photo: )

Medals awarded to Navy personnel in the 2020 Australia Day Honours List - Military Division, from left, Member of the Order of Australia (AM); Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM); Commendation for Distinguished Service; Conspicuous Service Cross (CSC); and Conspicuous Service Medal (CSM).

The Royal Australian Navy would like to congratulate our officers and sailors who have been named as recipients in today’s Australia Day Honours List.

WRANS Writer remembers twin brother, lost in 1945

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ben Robson (author), LSIS James McDougall (photographer), POIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Merle Hare pauses for reflection after laying a wreath for her twin brother, Sergeant Donald Kelway Storrie, presumed killed in action 75 years ago, during the Last Post Ceremony held at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra. (photo: LSIS James McDougall)

Merle Hare pauses for reflection after laying a wreath for her twin brother, Sergeant Donald Kelway Storrie, presumed killed in action 75 years ago, during the Last Post Ceremony held at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra.

Merle Hare has marked her 100th birthday by attending a Last Post Ceremony at the Australian War Memorial held in honour of her twin brother, presumed killed in action, 75 years ago.

Technical sailors rev up with Tickford Racing

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ben Willee (author)

Navy’s newest Tickford Racing Industry Outplacement Program technical sailors, from left, Able Seaman Electronics Technician Joshua Wakefield; Leading Seaman Aviation Technician Aircraft Phillip Cowan; and Leading Seaman Marine Technician Colin Wilson. (photo: )

Navy’s newest Tickford Racing Industry Outplacement Program technical sailors, from left, Able Seaman Electronics Technician Joshua Wakefield; Leading Seaman Aviation Technician Aircraft Phillip Cowan; and Leading Seaman Marine Technician Colin Wilson.

Three Royal Australian Navy technical sailors have arrived at the headquarters of Tickford Racing for the ninth rotation of the highly successful Navy Industry Outplacement Program. 

A submariner’s view from above

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author)

Petty Officer Claire Goward from HMAS Dechaineux during her ascent of Mount Kinabalu, Malaysia - a submariner’s view of what lay beneath. (photo: Unknown)

Petty Officer Claire Goward from HMAS Dechaineux during her ascent of Mount Kinabalu, Malaysia - a submariner’s view of what lay beneath.

During HMAS Dechaineux’s recent port visit to Kota Kinabalu, Petty Officer Claire Goward finally managed to tick off a bucket list item by conquering the climb of Mount Kinabalu, South East Asia’s highest peak.

Eighteen recruits graduate from Navy Indigenous Development Program

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author)

December 2019 graduates of the Navy Indigenous Development Program. (photo: )

December 2019 graduates of the Navy Indigenous Development Program.

Eighteen recruits graduated from Navy’s Indigenous Development Program at HMAS Cairns in December, and friends, family and senior officers were there to congratulate them on their accomplishments.

Husband and wife make patrol boat history

Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), Mr Glenn Campbell (photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Julia Griffin and her husband, Lieutenant Commander Khan Beaumont, in the Coonawarra Basin at the Navy's patrol boat base, HMAS Coonawarra, Darwin. (photo: Glenn Campbell)

Lieutenant Commander Julia Griffin and her husband, Lieutenant Commander Khan Beaumont, in the Coonawarra Basin at the Navy's patrol boat base, HMAS Coonawarra, Darwin.

A married couple in Darwin has become the first husband and wife in Royal Australian Navy history to command patrol boats at the same time.