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Details of the Mallacoota evacuation by sea

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Des Paroz (author), POIS Helen Frank (photographer), LSIS Shane Cameron (photographer)

Evacuees from Mallacoota, Victoria are transported by landing craft to MV Sycamore. (photo: LSIS Shane Cameron)

Evacuees from Mallacoota, Victoria are transported by landing craft to MV Sycamore.

Evacuation of residents and visitors of Mallacoota, Victoria, has commenced with over 1000 civilians embarking in HMAS Choules and MV Sycamore on 3 January.

Navy Task Group sails to support bushfire relief efforts

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Des Paroz (author), POIS Helen Frank (photographer), ABIS Benjamin Ricketts (photographer)

HMAS Choules' enhanced medical team disembarks a MRH-90 Taipan Maritime Support Helicopter as the ship prepares to provide support to the communities affected by bushfires. (photo: POIS Helen Frank)

HMAS Choules' enhanced medical team disembarks a MRH-90 Taipan Maritime Support Helicopter as the ship prepares to provide support to the communities affected by bushfires.

A Navy task group departed from their Fleet Base East homeport early on New Year’s Day, in support of multi-agency efforts to provide assistance to communities affected by bushfires on the Australian east coast.

An exemplary service career honoured

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Jessica Craig (author), ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

Reverend Collin Acton, RAN leads mourners at Garden Island Chapel in remembering the distinguished life and career of Vice Admiral David Willoughby Leach AC, CBE, LVO, RAN (Ret'd), a former Chief of Naval Staff. (photo: ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

Reverend Collin Acton, RAN leads mourners at Garden Island Chapel in remembering the distinguished life and career of Vice Admiral David Willoughby Leach AC, CBE, LVO, RAN (Ret'd), a former Chief of Naval Staff.

A funeral with full military honours was held for Vice Admiral David Willoughby Leach AC, CBE, LVO, RAN (Ret’d), who served as Chief of Naval Staff from 1982 to 1985, on 31 January 2020 at the Garden Island Chapel.

New National Commander for Navy Cadets

Published on by CMDR Stuart Wheeler (author and photographer)

Outgoing National Commander Royal Australian Navy Cadets (ANC), Captain Kerry Rayner OAM ANC at the promotion and handover ceremony for incoming National Commander ANC, Captain Martin Blume ANC, centre, with Director General Australian Navy Cadets and Reserves (DGANCR), Commodore David Greaves RAN. (photo: CMDR Stuart Wheeler RAN)

Outgoing National Commander Royal Australian Navy Cadets (ANC), Captain Kerry Rayner OAM ANC at the promotion and handover ceremony for incoming National Commander ANC, Captain Martin Blume ANC, centre, with Director General Australian Navy Cadets and Reserves (DGANCR), Commodore David Greaves RAN.

After three years at the helm of the Royal Australian Navy Cadets (ANC), Captain Kerry Rayner OAM ANC handed over the role of National Commander ANC to newly promoted Captain Martin Blume ANC.

Instructor’s efforts recognised at the ‘School of many Ss’

Published on by WO Paul Phillips (author)

Commander Ashley Shanks presents Petty Officer Marine Technician Michael Chenneour with the 2019 Bradley Meek Perpetual Shield. (photo: )

Commander Ashley Shanks presents Petty Officer Marine Technician Michael Chenneour with the 2019 Bradley Meek Perpetual Shield.

It’s a harsh environment, but the instructors at the RAN School of Survivability and Ship Safety are dedicated to the task of teaching our sailors how to survive and gain control of life threatening situations on our ships and submarines.

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

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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.