On This Day
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On This Day - 1976-1999
- November 9, 2009
A de Havilland Canada DHC-8-202Q Dash 8 commenced flying for the R.A.N. Hydrography Institute.
- October 15, 1999
The guided missile destroyer HMAS PERTH, (CAPT L. Rago, RAN), was decommissioned at Sydney after a career spanning 34 years. She was the first of the three DDG’s to be paid off, and was eventually sunk as a dive wreck near Seal Rock, Albany, WA.
- September 20, 1999
A RAN task force arrives of Dili, (East Timor), to commence service in support of Operation Warden. INTERFET, (International Force), troops under Australian leadership land in East Timor to commence UN mandated peace enforcement activities
- July 10, 1999
The Collins class submarine HMAS WALLER, was commissioned. WALLER was laid down at The Australian Submarine Corporation, Adelaide, and launched on 14 March 1997.
- July 3, 1999
VADM D. J. Shackleton, AO, RAN, was appointed Chief of Naval Staff.