R.A.N. Honours and Awards Vietnam War

Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)

 

Captain D. W. Leach HMAS Perth, 2nd Deployment   -  distinguished service and devotion to duty in the presence of the enemy as Captain of HMAS Perth -  Honoured with MVO 1970.

 

Captain R. G. Loosli HMAS Brisbane, 2nd Deployment - distinguished service and devotion to duty in the presence of the enemy as Captain of HMAS Brisbane

 

Captain R. C. Swan HMAS Hobart, 3rd Deployment - distinguished service and devotion to duty in the presence of the enemy as Captain of HMAS Hobart. - Companion of the Distinguished Service Order (DSO)

 

Captain G. R. Griffiths D.S.C. HMAS Hobart, 1st Deployment  - devotion to duty in the presence of the enemy as Captain of HMAS Hobart. . Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)

 

Commander E. E. Johnston HMAS Vendetta - devotion to duty in the presence of the enemy as Captain of HMAS Vendetta

 

Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)

 

Lieutenant G. P. Allen RAN Helicopter Flight Vietnam, 4th Contingent .- outstanding degree of professionalism, diligence and initiative . .

 

Lieutenant W. S. Lowe RAN Helicopter Flight Vietnam, 1st Contingent - distinguished and meritorious service as the service platoon commander

 

Lieutenant D. D. J. Marrable HMAS Perth, 3rd Deployment - exceptionally conscientious and effective performance of duty as gunnery officer . .

 

Lieutenant R. G. Ray RAN Helicopter Flight Vietnam, 2nd Contingent - outstanding personal qualities, devotion to duty, and competence in undertaking all tasks 

 

Distinguished Service Cross (DSC)

 

Lieutenant Commander D. D. Farthing RAN Helicopter Flight Vietnam, 3rd Contingent  -  coolness, calmness, and outstanding ability to command . .
 

Lieutenant Commander W. P. James RAN Helicopter Flight Vietnam, 4th Contingent  -  coolness under fire and repeated acts of personal bravery

 

Lieutenant Commander N. Ralph - RAN Helicopter Flight Vietnam, 1st Contingent  -  exceptional devotion to duty and repeated acts of bravery

 

Lieutenant Commander G. R. Rohrsheim RAN Helicopter Flight Vietnam, 2nd Contingent - personally evacuated wounded troops on many occasions often under fire . .

Lieutenant B. C. Crawford RAN Helicopter Flight Vietnam, 1st Contingent -  exceptional valour as a pilot

 

Lieutenant A. Donald Clearance Diving Team 3, 6th Contingent -  cool and decisive leadership in adverse conditions . .

 

Lieutenant I. M. Speedy RAN Helicopter Flight Vietnam, 2nd Contingent  - aggressive, determined and courageous leadership

 

Sub-Lieutenant T. F. Supple RAN Helicopter Flight Vietnam, 2nd Contingent - devotion to duty, professional flying, leadership and heroic actions . .

 

Sub-Lieutenant W. E. Symons RAN Helicopter Flight Vietnam, 2nd Contingent . . leadership and sustained courage in action . .

 

Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)

 

Lieutenant Commander R. A. Waddell-Wood RAN Detachment, 9 Squadron RAAF - courage and devotion to duty whilst flying in active operations against the enemy .

 

Lieutenant B. G. Abraham RAN Helicopter Flight Vietnam, 4th Contingent - determination, professional skill and leadership of the Flight while under fire . .

 

Lieutenant J. C. Buchanan RAN Helicopter Flight Vietnam, 4th Contingent - coolness, determination, and courage under fire . .

 

Lieutenant P. L. Clark RAN Helicopter Flight Vietnam, 3rd Contingent  -  exceptional devotion to duty and . . determined, decisive and courageous leadership . .

 

Lieutenant R. T. Giffen RAN Helicopter Flight Vietnam, 3rd Contingent .- courage and dedication to duty. Deceased 1 February 1971

 

Lieutenant R. K. Marum RAN Helicopter Flight Vietnam, 3rd Contingent  - cheerful fortitude, courageous leadership and sound judgement . .

 

Distinguished Service Medal (DSM)

 

Leading Seaman Clearance Diver J. A. Aldenhoven Clearance Diving Team 3, 7th Contingent - displayed personal courage of the highest order . .

 

Leading Seaman Weapons Mechanic W. J. Young HMAS Perth, 1st Deployment - bravery and resource in action against the enemy . .

 

Able Seaman Clearance Diver P. C. Kember Clearance Diving Team 3, 1st Contingent - for gallantry and distinguished conduct . .

 

Engineering Mechanic G. H. Sculley HMAS Hobart, 2nd Deployment - bravery and resource whilst serving in HMAS Hobart . .

 

British Empire Medal (BEM)

 

Chief Petty Officer H. E. Frey HMAS Brisbane, 1st Deployment -  meritorious service and exceptionally conscientious and effective performance of duty.

 

Chief Petty Officer R. G. Markwell RAN Helicopter Flight Vietnam, 3rd Contingent -  worked selflessly for very long hours under arduous conditions.

 

Chief Petty Officer Ordnance Artificer M. J. Moore HMAS Hobart, 1st Deployment -  meritorious services and exceptionally conscientious and effective performance of duty.

 

Chief Petty Officer Clearance Diver A. V. Rashleigh Clearance Diving Team 3, 5th Contingent -  professionalism and steadfastness in an extremely hazardous situation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mention in Despatches

 

Captain I. M. Burnside HMAS Perth, 3rd Deployment - devotion to duty in presence of the enemy as Commanding Officer of HMAS Perth -  Honoured with OBE January 1972

 

Captain P. H. Doyle HMAS Perth, 1st Deployment - devotion to duty in the presence of the enemy as Captain of HMAS Perth - Honoured with OBE January 1970

 

Captain K. W. Shands HMAS Hobart, 2nd Deployment - devotion to duty in the presence of the enemy as Captain of HMAS Hobart -  Honoured with OBE June 1970

 

Captain A. A. Willis HMAS Brisbane, 1st Deployment - devotion to duty in the presence of the enemy as Captain of HMAS Brisbane - Honoured with OBE January 1971

 

Commander I. R. Jones HMAS Hobart, 1st Deployment -  for meritorious service in the performance of duty

 

Commander D. D. Miller HMAS Perth, 2nd Deployment - meritorious service in the performance of his duty . . as weapons electrical officer

 

Lieutenant Commander I. A. Callaway HMAS Hobart, 2nd Deployment  - meritorious performance of his duty as gunnery officer

 

Lieutenant Commander R. G. Harris HMAS Hobart, 1st Deployment -  for meritorious service in the performance of duty 

 

Lieutenant Commander V. W. Jones HMAS Vendetta -  meritorious service in the performance of his duties as the weapons electrical officer

 

Lieutenant Commander R. G. Taylor HMAS Brisbane, 1st Deployment - meritorious service in the performance of his duties as operations and bombardment navigation officer 

 

Lieutenant Commander H. W. Thomsett HMAS Brisbane, 2nd Deployment meritorious service in the performance of his duties as gunnery and underwater weapons engineer officer 

 

Lieutenant Commander P. J. Vickers RAN Helicopter Flight Vietnam, 1st Contingent  - Posthumous award for repeated acts of heroism and meritorious service as a pilot. . Killed in action 22 February 1968

 

Lieutenant Commander J. B. Wells HMAS Perth, 1st Deployment . meritorious service in the performance of his duties as officer of the watch

 

Lieutenant Commander J. D. Young HMAS Hobart, 3rd Deployment  - meritorious service in the performance of his duty as weapons electrical officer

 

Lieutenant A. A. Casadio RAN Helicopter Flight Vietnam, 1st Contingent  - Posthumous award for repeated acts of heroism and exceptional devotion to duty as a pilot .  Killed in action 21 August 1968

 

Lieutenant D. B. Gibson RAN Helicopter Flight Vietnam, 3rd Contingent  - courage determination and flying skill of the highest order.

 

Lieutenant R. J. Godfrey RAN Helicopter Flight Vietnam, 1st Contingent  - outstanding leadership and bravery as a pilot

 

Lieutenant A. A. Hill RAN Detachment, 9 Squadron RAAF skill and devotion to duty as a pilot . .

 

Lieutenant W. M. Kimpton RAN Helicopter Flight Vietnam, 3rd Contingent - untiring personal efforts and exceptional leadership

 

Lieutenant J. M. Leak RAN Helicopter Flight Vietnam, 1st Contingent  - outstanding leadership and courage as a pilot. .

 

Lieutenant A. J. Livmanis RAN Helicopter Flight Vietnam, 4th Contingent -  consistently demonstrated a high degree of professional ability and determination . .

 

Sub-Lieutenant R. J. Cooper RAN Helicopter Flight Vietnam, 3rd Contingent - ability and calmness under fire . . . resourceful and courageous . .

 

Sub-Lieutenant J. W. Dalgleish RAN Helicopter Flight Vietnam, 1st Contingent - sustained courage and fine leadership as a pilot . .

 

Sub-Lieutenant J. T. Gumley RAN Helicopter Flight Vietnam, 4th Contingent - repeated acts of courage, disregard of his own safety and professional skill . .

 

Sub-Lieutenant R. J. Kyle RAN Helicopter Flight Vietnam, 2nd Contingent -  calm assistance during the rescue of the crew of a downed helicopter . .

 

Sub-Lieutenant C. Mayo RAN Helicopter Flight Vietnam, 3rd Contingent -  calm and decisive under fire . .

 

Sub-Lieutenant M. A. Perrott RAN Helicopter Flight Vietnam, 2nd Contingent -  landed in hostile territory under heavy machinegun and small arms fire

 

Sub-Lieutenant A. C. Perry RAN Helicopter Flight Vietnam, 3rd Contingent -  calm and clearthinking under fire at all times. .

 

Sub-Lieutenant S. P. Rawlinson RAN Helicopter Flight Vietnam, 4th Contingent - dedication, aggressiveness and courage . .

 

Sub-Lieutenant C. R. R. Rex RAN Helicopter Flight Vietnam, 2nd Contingent - all emergencies handled professionally and competently . . under difficult conditions

 

Sub-Lieutenant W. J. Shurey RAN Helicopter Flight Vietnam, 4th Contingent - aggressive spirit . . sustained courage . .

 

Sub-Lieutenant G. E. Vidal RAN Detachment, 9 Squadron RAAF bravery and skill as a pilot 

 

Sub-Lieutenant M. J. Ward RAN Detachment, 9 Squadron RAAF - determination and skill as a pilot . .

 

Sub-Lieutenant E. K. Wile RAN Helicopter Flight Vietnam, 3rd Contingent - commendable skill and judgement . .

 

Mechanician Air Engineering 1st Class K. P. Brennan RAN Helicopter Flight Vietnam, 1st Contingent - meritorious service and devotion to duty over a long period . .

 

Chief Petty Officer Coxswain T. Collins HMAS Vendetta - exceptionally conscientious and effective performance of duty . .

 

Chief Engineroom Artificer S. B. Evans HMAS Hobart, 3rd Deployment -  meritorious service in the performance of duty . .

 

Chief Engineroom Artificer A. Hills HMAS Brisbane, 2nd Deployment  meritorious service in the performance of his duties

 

Chief Radio Supervisor W. E. Hunt HMAS Perth, 3rd Deployment - effective performance of duty . .

 

Chief Petty Officer S. J. Parke HMAS Perth, 2nd Deployment - meritorious service in performance of his duties . .

 

Petty Officer Clearance Diver B. J. Bailey Clearance Diving Team 3, 6th Contingent -  high degree of professionalism and technical competence in a very dangerous undertaking

 

Petty Officer Clearance Diver B. V. Clark Clearance Diving Team 3, 1st Contingent -  for gallantry and distinguished conduct . .