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).

Australia Day 2020 Honours List - Royal Australian Navy

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.

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  • Seaman Marine Technician Zachariah Remnant checks the list of evacuees with a member of the Victoria Police. (photo: POIS Helen Frank)

    Duty and service in the family

    When Royal Australian Navy Seaman Marine Technician Zachariah Remnant answered the call to join HMAS Choules to support Operation BUSHFIRE ASSIST 19-20, he came with insights into what was involved in helping in an emergency.

Operations

  • His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d) Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia and Her Excellency Mrs Linda Hurley meet personnel from 808 Squadron at HMAS Albatross to thank them for assisting in bushfire recovery activities. (photo: Chief Petty Officer Paul Berry)

    Governor-General visits aerial bushfire responders

    During a visit to the Shoalhaven and South Coast regions of NSW, His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d) Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia recognised the support provided by ADF personnel to emergency services in response to Australia’s bushfire crisis.

Operations

  • Smoke from a nearby fire that threatened HMAS Albatross on New Year’s Eve 2019, burning up to the perimeter fence and grass around the north side of the runway. (photo: UNKNOWN)

    Albatross under fire

    For those at HMAS Albatross it might have been hard to miss the irony of fires threatening the base that has helped to fight bushfires for decades, as flames were seen at the western edge of the airfield near Nowra on the NSW south coast.

Operations

  • MV Sycamore conducts a rendezvous with HMAS Choules to transfer personnel posting onto the ship during Operation BUSHFIRE ASSIST 19-20. (photo: ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

    MV Sycamore provides versatility to the fleet

    The civilian crew of the Navy-contracted MV Sycamore have relished an expanded role during Operation BUSHFIRE ASSIST 19-20 - the ship has modified her operations, away from her usual role, to support the ADF’s bushfire response.

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Executive Officer HMAS Sheean, Lieutenant Commander Daniel Booth, RAN (third from left) escorts members of the Young and Disengaged Youths Leadership Program and mentors from the Western Australia Police Force, and Royal Australian Navy Able Seaman Communications and Information Systems Ann Hooper (right) onboard HMAS Sheean during a recent visit to HMAS Stirling, WA. (photo: POIS James Whittle)

Disadvantaged youth given a taste of Navy life This article has photo gallery

‘Navy immersion’ has been added to the program of events of a Western Australian Police Force and City of Rockingham initiative that seeks to engage young people identified as being at risk of disengaging from school or the community.

L-R: Able Seaman Communications and Information Systems Submarines Larissa Maslin; Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Support Operations Submarines Steve Merritt; Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Submarines Christian Thom; St Vincent de Paul Regional President Mr Edward Wolanski; Mrs Wendy Wolanski; and Mrs Lily Tan at Penola by the Sea Convent, Safety Bay in Western Australia with Submarine Forces donated goods. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Submarine Force brings Christmas joy to families This article has photo gallery

In maintaining ties and involvement with the local community, members of the Submarine Force based at HMAS Stirling in Western Australia recently gifted food and toys to the local St Vincent de Paul charity.

Events

HMAS Adelaide’s oldest and youngest guests during family day - Lola Atkins, 91, grandmother of LEUT MLO Samantha Best, right; and Lilah Cook, 9 months, daughter of ABBM Liam Cook, left, joined by the Commanding Officer, Captain Jonathon Ley, centre. (photo: LSIS Christopher Szumlanski)

Roll up, roll up, young and old to Navy's largest warship This article has photo gallery

Age was no barrier during the recent family day on board HMAS Adelaide - it would be safe to say that Adelaide can now boast having had the oldest and youngest guests aboard, with a 90-year age difference between the two.

WO Christopher Rowley, left; Head of Navy Engineering, RADM Colin Lawrence, second right; and Manager of the Navy Engineering Challenge CAPT Chris Fealy, right; present the 2019 Electronic Technician trophy to Team ‘Fremulon’, from HMAS Cerberus. (photo: POIS Nina Fogliani)

Elemonator, Trident and Tested and Fremulon take engineering prizes This article has photo gallery

Teams of electrical, mechanical and aviation technicians from the Royal Australian Navy descended on HMAS Cerberus in October to compete for the title of engineering champion.

 

Sport

Navy One, the Royal Australian Navy's entry in the 2019 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, during the recent Bird Island Race in Sydney. (photo: CYCA/Hamish Hardy)

Navy One counts down to Sydney to Hobart This article has photo gallery

With the 2019 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race only weeks away, the crew of Navy’s entry Navy One have victory in their sights.

Cricket teams from the Royal Australian Navy and Sunshine Heights Cricket Club assemble with RAN and community representatives ahead of the inaugural Lewis-Nizam Shield T20 challenge, played at SHCC Ainsworth Reserve in Melbourne. (photo: Nick Hatzoglou)

Navy cricketers share diversity and inclusion message

Royal Australian Navy cricketers have embraced the chance to engage with community and reinforced a diversity and inclusion message with a T20 match against a local team in Melbourne.