RADM G. J. B. Crabb, DSC, was appointed Flag Officer Commanding Her Majesty’s Australian Fleet.
PO W. H. Ellery, (Clearance Diving Team 3), accompanied a US Navy reconnaissance of Long Son Island, an area notorious for Viet Cong booby traps. Ellery rendered safe a number of explosive devices while under enemy fire. One enemy soldier was killed in the operation.