Topic: Retirement

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.

Warrant Officer retires after 43 years service

Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), ABIS Craig Walton (photographer)

Warrant Officer Boatswain Andrew Freame stands in front of HMAS Hobart (III), reminiscing about his time served on HMAS Hobart (II), before retiring 11 May 2018, following 43 years of service. (photo: ABIS Craig Walton)

Warrant Officer Boatswain Andrew Freame stands in front of HMAS Hobart (III), reminiscing about his time served on HMAS Hobart (II), before retiring 11 May 2018, following 43 years of service.

Warrant Officer Andrew Freame has retired from the Permanent Navy after 43 and a half years of diligent service.

After 42 years, he’s out…almost

Published on by LEUT Tony White (author), LSIS Kayla Jackson (photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Boatswain Rod Waites retires after 43 years service in the Royal Australian Navy. (photo: LSIS Kayla Jackson)

Chief Petty Officer Boatswain Rod Waites retires after 43 years service in the Royal Australian Navy.

On Good Friday this year, Chief Petty Officer Boatswain Rod Waites will be leaving the Permanent Navy after 42 years of service. However his only plans for retirement so far are to “do a bit of Reserve time.”

Navy veteran calls time on 38 year career

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), ABIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Stirling, Captain Brian Delamont, RAN, presented Chief Petty Officer Clark with the Gold Discharge Medallion after 38 years of service in the Royal Australian Navy. (photo: ABIS Christopher Szumlanski)

Commanding Officer HMAS Stirling, Captain Brian Delamont, RAN, presented Chief Petty Officer Clark with the Gold Discharge Medallion after 38 years of service in the Royal Australian Navy.

Chief Petty Officer Communications Information Systems Alan ‘Nobby’ Clark has closed the door on his illustrious 38-year Permanent Navy career. A familiar face to anyone who has spent time at HMAS Stirling and in ships based at Fleet Base West, Chief Clark will still occasionally be around the base in a Reserve capacity.

 

‘Be prepared, be confident and stand up’ - Senior Sailor shares his experiences on Navy and leadership

Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer)

Logistics Support Manager, Warrant Officer Robert Thwaites from the Joint Logistics Unit - West at Fleet Base West in Rockingham, WA. (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

Logistics Support Manager, Warrant Officer Robert Thwaites from the Joint Logistics Unit - West at Fleet Base West in Rockingham, WA.

A job as a London Hotel Manager followed by a career in a less luxurious facility as a Correctional Officer doesn’t come close to time served abroad in the Royal Australian Navy.

Fitting end for both aircraft and pilot

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Jason Tuffrey (author and photographer)

Royal Australian Navy pilot Lieutenant Commander Tony Reyne, 65, sits in the pilot seat of an AS-350B Squirrel helicopter on the day of his last flight after 47 years’ service at HMAS Albatross, NSW. (photo: LSIS Jayson Tufrey)

Royal Australian Navy pilot Lieutenant Commander Tony Reyne, 65, sits in the pilot seat of an AS-350B Squirrel helicopter on the day of his last flight after 47 years’ service at HMAS Albatross, NSW.

After nearly 48 years flying Royal Australian Navy helicopters, Pilot Lieutenant Commander Tony Reyne has safely completed his final flight.

 

Navy farewells veteran of four decades

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Commander Trevor Widdison, RAN, spends his last day of service at HMAS Coonawarra after 40 years in the Royal Australian Navy. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Commander Trevor Widdison, RAN, spends his last day of service at HMAS Coonawarra after 40 years in the Royal Australian Navy.

The Royal Australian Navy bid fair winds and following seas to Commander Trevor Widdison during a farewell ceremony at Larrakeyah Defence Precinct in Darwin recently.

Aviation world farewells regular

Published on by LEUT Bentley Hon (author)

After a 20 year career in the APS, 17 of which were at Training Authority - Aviation, Mrs Frances Johnson has decided to retire from the Australian Public Service. (photo: Unknown)

After a 20 year career in the APS, 17 of which were at Training Authority - Aviation, Mrs Frances Johnson has decided to retire from the Australian Public Service.

The bustling reception area at Training Authority - Aviation headquarters will not be the same without the very familiar face of office mainstay Mrs Frances Johnson.

Father and son mark a momentous career

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author)

Executive Officer HMAS Adelaide, Commander David Tietzel, CSM, RAN, right, stands proudly with his father Warrant Officer Aviation Technician Aircraft Colin Tietzel who has just completed 53 years of service in the Royal Australian Navy. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Executive Officer HMAS Adelaide, Commander David Tietzel, CSM, RAN, right, stands proudly with his father Warrant Officer Aviation Technician Aircraft Colin Tietzel who has just completed 53 years of service in the Royal Australian Navy.

January was a month of milestones for the Fleet Air Arm’s Quality Assurance Inspector and Auditor, with Warrant Officer Aviation Technician Aircraft Colin Tietzel marking not only his 53rd year of service in the Royal Australian Navy, but also his birthday and retirement.

An officer and a gentleman retires

This article has photo gallery Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and Bar, RAN presents Lieutenant Commander Trevor Gibson, RAN with his sixth clasp, and second Federation Star, of the Defence Force Service Medal, for 45 years continuous service, at HMAS Kuttabul's monthly morning tea. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and Bar, RAN presents Lieutenant Commander Trevor Gibson, RAN with his sixth clasp, and second Federation Star, of the Defence Force Service Medal, for 45 years continuous service, at HMAS Kuttabul's monthly morning tea.

An officer who came up through the ranks is paying off in October after almost 46 years’ service. Lieutenant Commander Trevor Gibson joined Navy in January 1971 and was posted to the 34th Intake at the HMAS Leeuwin Junior Recruit Training Establishment.