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  • 23 October 2014

    Three members of the Philippine Navy were given awarded during the flag raising ceremony held at the Headquarters Philippine Navy (HPN). Capt. Alberto B Carlos, Commissary Steward 2nd Class Felix B Guaves and Sgt. Eugene J. Padilla were awarded with the Plaque of Recognition for being adjudged as The Outstanding Philippine Soldiers (TOPS). TOPS is […]

  • 11 July 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A Chief of Navy (CN) Gold commendation has been awarded to Lieutenant Commander Tony Nelson for his meticulous planning of aviation activities during last year’s International Fleet Review.   CN, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, visited Fleet Headquarters to award the commendation and to praise the outstanding Naval Reservist for his tireless efforts as Staff Officer […]

  • 14 September 2011

      If you’re looking for the Fleet Air Arm unit at the very top of its game, look no further than the Merlins of 820 Naval Air Squadron. The Culdrose-based squadron can rightly call itself ‘the best of the best’ after bagging all four major naval aviation trophies for its global deeds over the past […]

  • 3 July 2014

    The civilian crew of Australian Defence Vessel (ADV) Ocean Shield yesterday received a Commander Australian Fleet commendation for their professional excellence, dedication and esprit-de-corps during their recent service to the Royal Australian Navy.   The 6,500 tonne Offshore Support Vessel was brought into service in June 2012 to bolster the humanitarian and disaster relief capability […]

  • 29 April 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The crew of the Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Sydney called time out from their busy sea-going schedule at dawn on April 25 to honour the ANZAC legend. The ship was in the Coral Sea, steaming full speed ahead for Guam, where it will join the US Navy’s 7th Fleet for a three-month operational deployment. […]

  • 5 June 2012
    Training & Education

    The Guard, made up of two P2000 patrol boats HMS Trumpeter and Ranger, two Picket Boats, two Rigid Inflatable Boats from HMS Diamond, and four Off-shore Raiding Craft from 539 Assault Squadron Royal Marines – was followed by The Massed Bands of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines who piped the boats along the river. The weekend’s […]

  • 31 March 2011
    Industry news

      The Governor-General, Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce AC has recognised the achievements of Royal Australian Navy Frigate HMAS Melbourne, awarding the Gloucester Cup during a ceremony at Garden Island, Sydney yesterday. Commodore Support, Commodore Andrew Smith, RAN joined the Governor-General to present the Commanding Officer of Melbourne, Commander Michael John Harris, RAN, with the […]

  • 24 October 2011
    Training & Education

    October 21 is the anniversary of the most decisive naval battle under sail in British history – Admiral Lord Nelson’s triumph at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. The anniversary also marks the death of Nelson when he was fatally wounded during the action. The hoisting of the Colours (Union Jack and White Ensign) and […]

  • 29 October 2014

    Hundreds of retired and active duty submarine force leaders, along with their counterparts in the industrial community, descended on Falls Church, Virginia, Oct. 22-23 for the 2014 annual Naval Submarine League (NSL) symposium. The theme for the NSL’s 32nd symposium was “Expanding Undersea Dominance.” Eight fleet awards were presented to submariners and civilians who have […]

  • 10 July 2011
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

      THE US Navy’s next aircraft carrier is being named the John F Kennedy — the second time an aircraft carrier has been named after the assass… By Michael Lavery (herald) [mappress] Source: herald, July 10, 2011;

  • 20 December 2012
    Training & Education

    Sailors who took part in the terrible Arctic convoys of WW2 – a mission Winston Churchill called ‘the worst journey in the world’ will finally receive a campaign medal. Prime Minister David Cameron today announced an Arctic Convoy Star for men who took part in the campaign, which delivered vital war material to the Soviet […]

  • 27 April 2012

    Faslane patrol boat HMS Dasher left her normal domain around the Scottish naval base to venture into the Firth of Clyde for ceremonies honouring her predecessor. Seventy years ago escort aircraft carrier HMS Dasher blew up while conducting training between the Isle of Arran and the Ayrshire coast. Some 379 of the 528 men aboard […]

  • 31 May 2012
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Four Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) personnel will form part of the Queen’s Honour Guard around the Royal Barge on Sunday,  June 3 when over one thousand boats sail on the River Thames in support of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations. One of the largest flotillas ever assembled on the river will pass under 14 […]

  • 25 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    An international seminar “Future trends and Opportunities in Warship Design and Construction” was held on 25 September 2014 at DRDO Bhawan, New Delhi to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Indigenous Warship Design and Construction.   Admiral RK Dhowan, Chief of the Naval Staff was the chief guest for the seminar. The event was honoured by […]

  • 14 August 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Sailors from the Royal and Italian Navies stood side-by-side as they honoured men killed in the battles to keep the nation’s maritime lifelines open in both World Wars. The ceremony at the Tower Hill Memorial in London was part of a five-day visit to the capital by the magnificent Italian naval cadet training ship ITS […]

  • 16 September 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Royal Australian Navy would like to congratulate the following personnel who were awarded honours by Her Excellency the Governor-General the Honourable Quentin Bryce AC CVO, during a series of Investiture Ceremonies held at Government House, Canberra, last week: Appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in the Military Division (AM) Commander Evan Paul […]

  • 24 April 2013
    Training & Education

    On Saturday 6 April Djiboutian Prime Minister Abdoulkader Kamil Mohamed graciously awarded Lieutenant Commander Luc de Saint Sernin (French Navy) the rank and dignity of Knight of the National Order of 27th of June for his outstanding service and assistance given to the Djiboutian Authorities during his time as the European Union Naval Force Liaison […]

  • 24 October 2012
    Training & Education

    The Royal Marines Reserve (RMR) was given a rare honour recently when they formed the Guard at Edinburgh Castle, in full view of the hundreds of visitors at the Esplanade into the castle itself. The Marines, from RMR Scotland, were resplendent in their dark No.1 uniforms, white gloves and white peak caps for the ceremonial […]

  • 13 November 2012
    Training & Education

    Sailors from the nation’s flagship honoured 29 British dead – most of them Royal Navy and Royal Marines – when HMS Bulwark visited Corfu. The British Cemetery on the island is the last resting place of personnel from both world wars, plus a dozen sailors killed when the ships hit mines in 1946 in the […]

  • 12 June 2013
    Authorities, Industry news

    Secretary of the U.S. Navy Ray Mabus hosted a ceremony yesterday to celebrate the recent announcement that the next Arleigh Burke class guided-missile destroyer will be named USS Paul Ignatius.  “The Ignatius will be in our fleet for three to four decades. It will sail virtually every ocean of the world,” said Mabus. “It will […]

  • 9 June 2014

    Twenty-three Royal Australian Navy personnel have been awarded honours and awards in the 2014 Queens Birthday Honours List.   The distinguished group of officers and sailors were awarded the honours and awards for their outstanding performance in duties ranging from operational service, support to operations, leadership, training, provision of healthcare and key involvement in the […]

  • 8 June 2012
    Training & Education

    Sailors from HMS Dauntless paid a rare visit to the Ivory Coast where they honoured the victims of a Christmas tragedy. The destroyer anchored off the fishing port of Sassandra, where some of the dead of a wartime flying boat tender were washed ashore when their vessel, the SS Dumana, was sunk by a U-boat […]

  • 23 September 2015

    Submariners from one of the Royal Navy’s newest super-subs paraded through the streets of the Wirral on Sunday, September 20, when they were granted the Freedom of the Borough. The parade, which was organised by Wirral Borough Council, was in honour of the 98-strong crew of HMS Astute and to celebrate the close links between […]

  • 27 October 2014

    Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Energy, Installation and Environment) Dennis McGinn honored two government civilians with the Secretary of the Navy Safety Excellence Award during a Pentagon ceremony Oct. 20. The Navy civilians – systems safety practitioners Rebecca Funkhouser and Robert Heflin – received the award on behalf of the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren […]

  • 17 July 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The First Sea Lord Admiral Sir George Zambellas KCB DSC ADC paid a special visit to HMS Collingwood on Friday 12 July 2013 as the Guest of Honour at the establishment’s annual Ceremonial Divisions. In addition to inspecting the Guard of Honour the First Sea Lord presented awards and medals to worthy recipients. Escorted by […]

  • 29 July 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Honourable Rob Nicholson, Minister of National Defence of Canada, along with the Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs and other dignitaries, participated yesterday in the unveiling of the Korea Memorial Monument in Spencer Smith Park, Burlington, Ontario.   “We must always remain grateful to our veterans of the Korean War, which was one […]

  • 23 November 2011
    Authorities, Training & Education

    On the 19 November the Minister for Defence Stephen Smith attended a memorial service in Geraldton, Western Australia to honour the 645 sailors and airmen who perished when HMAS Sydney (II) was lost at sea 70 years ago. Minister Smith laid a wreath at the Sydney (II) Memorial Dome of Souls and paid tribute to the […]

  • 1 March 2013

    Today the recommendations of the Defence Honours and Awards Appeals Tribunal Inquiry into unresolved recognition for past acts of Naval and Military gallantry and valour were accepted by the Government. I welcome the Tribunal’s report and the Government’s response. As many of you know, eleven former members of the RAN were considered as part of […]

  • 9 June 2014
    Training & Education

    The next Commanding Officer of HMAS Arunta, Commander David Landon, has been named as a recipient of the Conspicuous Service Medal in the 2014 Queens Birthday honours list this weekend.   The proud father of three from Sydney’s east is to be recognised for his achievement in the performance of duty as the Fleet Executive […]