Australian Naval History on 11 October 1935
Secret orders were received by HMAS AUSTRALIA, (cruiser), in the Mediterranean. In the event of war with Italy, AUSTRALIA was to join HMS BERWICK, and proceed to a position off Taranto to cover HMS GLORIOUS, (aircraft carrier), which was to launch its torpedo-carrying Swordfish aircraft against the Italian Fleet.
The orders were reactivated with great success in 1940.
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