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.

The Royal Navy

Protecting our nation's interests

In times of conflict or peace, the Royal Navy is key to the prosperity of Britain and the stability of the high seas


Recent Award Winners

2015 HMS Bulwark
2016 845 Naval Air Squadron
2017 Fleet Diving Squadron
2018 HMS Duncan
2019 40 Commando Royal Marines

The award has been presented annually since 1993.
The Award 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’.