Leading Seaman Medic Emily Ettridge is bursting with enthusiasm for her job as an Advanced Medical Assistant in Navy and now she has even more call to be passionate and proud. As part of the Australia Day Honours and Awards, Leading Seaman Ettridge was awarded the Conspicuous Service Medal for meritorious achievement as the First Aid Recruit Instructor at the Royal Australian Navy Recruit School, HMAS Cerberus.
“Actually a little bit humbled, and quite surprised,” was how Warrant Officer of the Navy Martin Holzberger described being made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the Australia Day Honours List.
We are proud to share the names of the 19 Royal Australian Navy members who have been recognised in the Australia Day 2015 Honours List. The Australian Honours System recognises and celebrates the outstanding contribution and achievements of a diversity of Australians.
This Australia Day, Seaman Marine Technician Patrick Reidlinger reflects on his career in the Navy, which has led him to a posting to the Navy’s newest and largest ship which will be a centrepiece of Australia Day celebrations on Sydney harbour this year.