Ian Pfennigwerth: Bravo Zulu Volume 2

Posted on: Mon 24 Dec 2018

An entertaining account of this newly published book by 35 year Navy Veteran Ian Pfennigwerth (Capt RAN Ret’d).

A comprehensive, easily accessible list of honours and awards (gongs) earned by Royal Australian Navy personnel has long been missing from our records and book shelves.  That has all changed with the publishing of Bravo Zulu Volume One (1900 to 1974) in 2017 and Volume Two (1975 to 2014) in 2018.  Ian tells us it’s time the people’s stories were told…  we now want more than just accounts of grey sided ships and statistics.  We want the stories and recognition for the work done by our Navy personnel.

Interviewer Helen Meyer

Nautilus History Website


Main photo:  Bravo Zulu Volume 2.  Publisher, Echo Books (October 8, 2018)

Second photo: Presentation of American awards to Coastwatchers Lieutenant Commander HA Mackenzie RAN (left) and Lieutenant PE Mason RANVR, members of the Naval Intelligence Division, RAN, by an American Officer.  Rear Admiral GC Muirhead Gould looks on.  (Naval Historical Collection)  AWM 304765



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