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LEAGUE OF AUSTRALIA 'COMMUNITY AWARD'
the Navy League decided that the extensive service that the Royal Australian
Navy renders to civilian communities should be recognised. After discussion
with Navy, it was agreed that the recognition would take the form of
a perpetual shield, to be called the Navy League Community Award, and
presented annually to the Naval Ship, Establishment or Naval Reserve
Port Division considered to be most worthy of recognition for assistance
given to the community during the year ending 30th June.
to the community may range from aid rendered in a major national disaster
to assistance in fighting bushfires; from fund-raising efforts for a
charitable cause to a rescue at sea. Service is not restricted to Australia
or to Australians but may be provided to citizens in any part of the
arrangements, in brief, require the Chief of Naval Staff (CN) to select
three from RAN ship/ Unit, group of ships or shore establishments. The
nominations are received from Naval Commands each year, and the Federal
Council of the Navy League will make the final selection of the project
deserving a special recognition that the Navy League 'Community Award'
President of the League may nominate a person not a Member to present
the Award on the League's behalf.
Royal Australian ships/Units, groups of ships, shore establishments
are encouraged to make submissions for this national Navy League Community
Award. Submissions shall outline their community service which can be
located anywhere in the world, and shall be submitted in accordance
with the following criteria:-
a.) The object of Community Project.
b.) Number of participants engaged in the successful completion of the
c.) Number of personnel borne on ship/Unit, establishment etc..
d.) Description of the community affected by the community project/assistance?
e.) Amount of fundraising/ donations-in-kind/ or other assistance, which
forms part of the community project.
f.) The dates over which the project was carried out - (the majority
of the project must fall within the July/June year immediately preceding
the announcement of the award winner).
1. Each year the RAN (CN Office) notifies all ships/units, shore establishments
and groups of ships that Community Award submissions will be received
by CN Office up until mid August for the immediate past July/June year.
2. Each criteria section of the submission (A: a-f above) shall not
exceed one A4 page.
3. The submissions may, if appropriate, include copies of photographic
material, newspaper or media releases and statements/correspondence
concerning the project.
4. The Office of CN forwards copies of all submissions to the Federal
Secretary, Navy League of Australia, P.O.Box 309, Mt Waverley, Victoria
3149 by mid September, together with a summary face sheet listing CN's
top three choices, for final judging by the Federal Navy League Council.
5. The Navy League Federal Councillors will consider these prior to
the Annual Federal Council Meeting during which a vote will be taken
to ascertain the most outstanding submission for the award and also
those worthy of special commendation.
1. The office of CN will expedite the return of the Community Award
Trophy from the previous year's winner and deliver it to the nearest
Navy League State Division headquarters by mid July.
2. The Federal (National) President, together with the State President
in which the award winner is located shall be responsible for arranging
for a prominent citizen to present the Community Award.
3. The award will be made as soon after the decision as is practicable.
4. All other participants will be considered for a Community Service
Special Commendation and these Commendations will be made under the
direction of the Federal (National) President.
shall be directed to the Navy League Federal Secretary (email: firstname.lastname@example.org.)
WINNERS: COMMUNITY AWARD WINNER - "Presented by"
HMAS PENGUIN - Federal President, The Navy League of Australia
1982 HMAS ALBATROSS - H.E. Governor General
1983 HMAS CERBERUS/LONSDALE - The Hon. The Minister for Defence
1984 HMAS CESSNOCK - H.E. The Administrator of the Northern Territory
1985 IIMAS NIRIMBA - H.E. The Governor of New South Wales
1986 HMAS COONAWARRA - H.E. The Administrator of the Northern Territory.
1987 HMAS BRISBANE - The Hon. The Minister for Defence Personnel
1988 HMAS CESSNOCK - H.E. The Administrator of the Northern Territory
1989 Naval Communications Station Harold E Holt (NW Cape) - NOC, WA
1990 HS 748 Flight of HC 723 Squadron - H.E. The Governor of New South
1991 HMAS COONAWARRA - H.E. The Administrator of the Northern Territory
1992 HMAS NIRIMBA - H.E. The Governor of New South Wales
1993 FIMA. CAIRNS - RADM I.McDougal RAN
1994 FLEET AIR ARM - Mr. R.Webber, N.S.W. Division
1995 HMAS CERBERUS - Naval Officer in Charge Victoria
1996 HMAS STIRLING - H.E.The Governor West Australia
1997 HMAS ANZAC - H.E. The Governor West Australia
1998 HMAS HARMAN - CMDR Graham McD Harris RFD RANR Federal President
1999 HMAS ADELAIDE - M. Yule NLA NSW
2000 HMAS NEWCASTLE -
2001 HMAS MANOORA -
2002 HMAS KANIMBLA -
HMAS ALBATROSS -
2004 HMAS TARAKAN -
2005 HMAS PARRAMATTA -
2006 HS Red Crew (Cairns) Hydrographic Ship.
2007 HMAS CERBERUS -
2008 HMAS NEWCASTLE
Naval Reserve Cadet (NRC) Efficiency Award
By RAN and presented to the winning Cadet Unit by the RANs Chief of
Navy on behalf of the Navy League of Australia. A Federal or State
Navy League of Australia representative is in attendance when the
award is presented.
League State Divisions and their Branches have local achievement Awards
that apply only in their State or local area. Refer to theFederal Website
for the relevant State Division Web pages for details that may be published