Star submariner rises to the occasion
Chief Petty Officer marine technician Lindsay Hinch won the highly coveted title of submariner of the year at the recent SUBFORUM event in Rockingham.
Rockingham Naval Association hosted the event, which was well attended by some of the region’s most decorated officers.
The audience on the day enjoyed a fun atmosphere with the inclusion of video presentations by the boats and their support elements before the awards presentation.
Deputy Commander Submarine Force, Commander Justin Cloney was master of ceremonies and presented awards to the navy’s outstanding submariners, including submariner of the year.
The award is presented to the submarine-qualified sailor or officer whose performance, dedication to duty and exemplary navy and submarine values are outstanding.
Commander Submarine Force Captain Geoff Wadley, CSC, RAN said he was pleased with the turnout and event’s atmosphere.
Captain Wadley said the success and safety of the navy’s submarine capability in 2017 could be attributed to the maintenance of high personal standards, as well as positive attitudes, innovation and teamwork.
Reflecting on the year that was, with members of the submarine community, as well as acknowledging individual and team efforts, is always a pleasant activity,
“It was also pleasing to see submarines featuring prominently in the 2017 Fleet Awards.
“This further acknowledges the good work done by everyone.
“This is definitely one of the more satisfying aspects of my job.”
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