Topic: Honours, Awards and Trophies

A hat trick of awards

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Helen Ward (author), LSIS Ernesto Sanchez (photographer)

Warrant Officer William James Welman from Defence Communications Station (DEFCOMMSTA) Perth along with his wife Jen together cut a cake during his promotion ceremony held at DEFCOMMSTA, HMAS Stirling, Western Australia. (photo: LSIS Ernesto Sanchez)

Warrant Officer William James Welman from Defence Communications Station (DEFCOMMSTA) Perth along with his wife Jen together cut a cake during his promotion ceremony held at DEFCOMMSTA, HMAS Stirling, Western Australia.

It is not every day your hard work is recognised with an award, but imagine Warrant Officer Communications Manager Bill Welman’s surprise when he received three awards at once.

Serving sailor captures corvette history in new book

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LSIS James McDougall (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor, Able Seaman Libby Pearce, (centre) receives a commendation and a presentation from Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Mike Noonan AO, RAN, with her stepfather at the 2019 Seapower Conference in the International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour, Sydney. (photo: LS James McDougall)

Royal Australian Navy sailor, Able Seaman Libby Pearce, (centre) receives a commendation and a presentation from Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Mike Noonan AO, RAN, with her stepfather at the 2019 Seapower Conference in the International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour, Sydney.

The 2019 Sea Power Conference has provided the perfect setting for the launch of a naval history book written by a young serving sailor - The ABC of Royal Australian Navy Corvettes by Able Seaman Communications Information Systems Libby Pearce.

Chief of French Navy invested with Honorary Order of Australia

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LSIS James McDougall (author)

L-R: Acting General Manager Submarines at the Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG), Rear Admiral Greg Sammut AO, CSC, RAN; Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Mike Noonan, AO, RAN; Chief of Staff of the French Navy, Admiral Christophe Prazuck; and former Chief of Navy of the Royal Australian Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett AO, CSC, RAN; (Ret'd); at New South Wales Government House after an investiture ceremony inducting Admiral Prazuck as an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO). (photo: LS James McDougall)

L-R: Acting General Manager Submarines at the Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG), Rear Admiral Greg Sammut AO, CSC, RAN; Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Mike Noonan, AO, RAN; Chief of Staff of the French Navy, Admiral Christophe Prazuck; and former Chief of Navy of the Royal Australian Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett AO, CSC, RAN; (Ret'd); at New South Wales Government House after an investiture ceremony inducting Admiral Prazuck as an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO).

Chief of Staff of the French Navy, Admiral Christophe Prazuck, has been invested as an honorary officer of the Order of Australia by the Governor of New South Wales, at a ceremony attended by his Australian counterpart, Australia’s Chief of Navy, at Government House last night.

White family recognised for outstanding contribution of service to the nation

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The three White brothers, from left, Commander Derek White, Wing Commander Paul White, and Mr Mark White (RAN Ret'd) following the presentation of their awards at Navy Headquarters in Canberra. (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)

The three White brothers, from left, Commander Derek White, Wing Commander Paul White, and Mr Mark White (RAN Ret'd) following the presentation of their awards at Navy Headquarters in Canberra.

The Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, has joined the Chief of Air Force, Air Marshal Mel Hupfeld in presenting a number of service medals to three brothers who between them have accumulated more than 80 years of service to our nation.

Police commendation for brave Navy Diver

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Warrant Officer Clearance Diver Christopher Wright receives a New South Wales Police Area Commander’s Commendation from Superintendent Dave Darcy, Commander Northern Beaches Police Area Command, at Dee Why RSL Club, in Sydney, NSW. (photo: ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

Warrant Officer Clearance Diver Christopher Wright receives a New South Wales Police Area Commander’s Commendation from Superintendent Dave Darcy, Commander Northern Beaches Police Area Command, at Dee Why RSL Club, in Sydney, NSW.

There are plenty of accounts of Navy personnel displaying bravery in dangerous situations at sea, but for one Clearance Diver heroism on land has earned him a special commendation from the New South Wales Police.

NSW Governor made honorary Commodore in the Royal Australian Navy

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Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN, left, and Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead AM, RAN, right, award Governor of NSW, Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley, AO, QC, with the honorary rank of Commodore, RAN onboard HMAS Canberra. (photo: ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN, left, and Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead AM, RAN, right, award Governor of NSW, Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley, AO, QC, with the honorary rank of Commodore, RAN onboard HMAS Canberra.

New South Wales Governor Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley was appointed an honorary Commodore in the Royal Australian Navy today in a ceremony aboard HMAS Canberra.

Ultimate recognition for innovative sub-surface solution

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Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan presents Warrant Officer Paul Ross with a Commendation and Innovation award in front Submarine Force personnel on Diamantina Pier at Fleet Base West, Western Australia. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan presents Warrant Officer Paul Ross with a Commendation and Innovation award in front Submarine Force personnel on Diamantina Pier at Fleet Base West, Western Australia.

It was a career milestone for a HMAS Stirling-based submariner when he was presented with both a Chief of Navy Gold Commendation and the Inaugural Chief of Navy Innovation Excellence Award at the same time.

Navy hero awarded for bravery in 1969

Published on by Ms Simone Liebelt (author), SGT Pete Gammie (photographer)

Commanding Officer Navy Headquarters - South Australia, Commander Andrew Burnett, RAN, (left) presents Mr Lew Farkas, former RAN Sailor, the US Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal. (photo: SGT Pete Gammie)

Commanding Officer Navy Headquarters - South Australia, Commander Andrew Burnett, RAN, (left) presents Mr Lew Farkas, former RAN Sailor, the US Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal.

A former Royal Australian Navy sailor who has been awarded for his bravery in the aftermath of a tragic accident 50 years ago will never forget the fear he experienced that fateful morning.

In the blink of an eye - capturing the perfect photo

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

LSIS Richard Cordell is presented the Rosemary Rodwell Memorial Prize trophy for 2018 by Commanding Officer HMAS Stirling, Captain Ainsley Morthorpe, CSM, RAN, accompanied by his wife, Chantelle and daughters, Lily and Ella, and the staff at the Navy Imagery Unit - West on HMAS Stirling. (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

LSIS Richard Cordell is presented the Rosemary Rodwell Memorial Prize trophy for 2018 by Commanding Officer HMAS Stirling, Captain Ainsley Morthorpe, CSM, RAN, accompanied by his wife, Chantelle and daughters, Lily and Ella, and the staff at the Navy Imagery Unit - West on HMAS Stirling.

A true work of art is needed to win the Rosemary Rodwell Memorial Prize for Photography and for the second year in a row, LSIS Richard Cordell, from Navy Imagery Unit - West, has captured the judges’ eye to win this prestigious award.

Forty-year Supply Chain veteran ready for new challenges

Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author)

Warrant Officer Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Lester Payne. (photo:                                 )

Warrant Officer Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Lester Payne.

Since joining the Navy as a keen 17-year-old in 1979 Warrant Officer Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Lester ‘Wacka’ Payne has enjoyed a long and dynamic career.