10 June 2014

Who's a Clever Boy Then ?

I'm taking the opportunity of having sole access to the ManCave (whilst Paul's computer is packed up for his impending removal) to blog Paul's recent award of the Distinguished Service Medal, the second highest award for leadership in operational service in Australia. I won't embarrass Paul too much but will say the citation included reference to his skilful diplomacy during his command of his Frigate on recent anti-piracy operations. You can find his full citation with a bit of Google fu....Congrats mate, its a mighty fine addition to the bling!

26 comments:

  1. Many congrats, Paul. It seems to be a well deserved award for a brave man!
    You and your crew performed a great job during Operation Slipper and I feel honoured get in touch with such an earned man.

    All the best further on and may there always be enough water beneath your keel !
    Stefan

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  2. Three cheers for Paul - hip-hip huzzah! hip-hip huzzah! hip-hip huzzah!

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  3. Congrats mate - well deserved I am certain.

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  4. Congratulations on the award Paul! Hats off to you Commander!

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  5. We'll done Paul..congratulations.

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  6. Again, congratulations Paul. It's a great honour to be awarded. Hats off!

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  7. I love it when friends and family hijack the blogs of their loved ones to tell of the excellent work that they are to modest to talk about. Well done Paul, a very high honour and obviously well deserved.

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  8. Congrats Paul. What a great honour.
    cheers

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  9. Congratulations indeed.

    Richard M

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  10. Wow ... as an ex service person myself I can appreciate the /awesomeness' of this.. hearty congrats!!!

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  11. Thank you all for you very kind words, I was very honored and humbled to receive it.
    Of course, behind an award like this is a high performing team and I think this award reflects the efforts of the whole crew in some very challenging circumstances.

    Thanks again

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  12. Well deserved! Congratulations on the award. Diplomacy with Pirates, Wow!

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  13. Congratulations Sir!
    That's quite an impressive award.

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  14. Very well done. It's a great testament to the men who risk everything to make the seas safer.

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  15. My congratulations and respect are both yours!

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