The Desmond Wettern Fleet Award
The Desmond Wettern Fleet Award is presented annually to the HM ship, submarine, Naval Air Squadron or Royal Marine Unit that is judged to have made the best contribution to a positive image of the Royal Navy during the year to 30 September.
The nomination and judging arrangements are handled by RN Media, Communications and Engagement at Portsmouth for the Royal Navy.
Recent Award Winners
2017 Fleet Diving Squadron
2018 HMS Duncan
2019 40 Commando Royal Marines
2020 HMS Tamar
2021 45 Commando
The award has been presented annually since 1993.
The prize is a cut glass ship’s decanter mounted on a plinth of oak from HMS Victory and bearing a silver plate inscribed ‘Heart of Oak’.
Please note: From 2022, prizes may differ due to changes to the Awards programme.