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Feb 2018

RAN -Surface Fleet and Submarine Fleet of Today & in the Future.

Mon 26 Feb, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Waverley RSL, 161 Coleman Parade
Glen Waverley, VIC Australia
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Our Speaker for February 2018 is CMDR Matthew Hoffman RAN, the Executive Officer of our HMAS CERBERUS.CMDR Hoffman is a Maritime Warfare Officer, Submariner with extensive Oberon and Collins Class submarine experience spanning a 28 year naval career. He joined the RAN as a Radio Operator in 1988 and has spent the vast majority of his career in the submarine force. During his service he has served on 10 submarines and completed numerous operational deployments. Recent shore based roles have…

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Mar 2018

Pamela Nicholls,WWII Wran: ’How We Foiled The Japanese In The Pacific’

Mon 26 Mar, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Waverley RSL, 161 Coleman Parade
Glen Waverley, VIC Australia
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During WWII, the HARMAN receiving station in Canberra provided communications services for the ships of the allied Navies working in the Pacific region. Commissioned HMAS HARMAN in 1943, most vital to its success were the first servicewomen who began work as telegraphers, telegraphists etc forming the basis of the WRANS which were formed in 1941. Tonights Speaker Pamela Nicholls enlisted in 1943, and after training, her initial job was to monitor Imperial Japanese Nay ships and submarines radio traffic, in…

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Apr 2018

Guardians of Sunda Strait – A talk by Lindsey Shaw

Tue 17 Apr, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Chatswood RSL, Sydney, 446 Victoria Avenue
Chatswood, New South Wales 2067 Australia
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Free to members

Background Late on the night of Saturday 28 February and into the early hours of Sunday 1 March 1942, the cruisers HMAS Perth and USS Houston fought for their lives in the Dutch East Indies. Against overwhelming odds – outnumbered and outgunned by a large advancing Japanese force – they fought bravely and defiantly but lost the battle. Both ships were sunk in the Battle of Sunda Strait. This presentation will address the ships employment prior to and during World…

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Jun 2018

Loss of HMAS Wallaroo: 75th Anniversary

Mon 11 Jun

The corvette HMAS Wallaroo was lost on 11 June 1943.  Three of her complement of 85 were killed in a collision off Fremantle.

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Jul 2018

HMAS Hobart: 75th Anniversary

Fri 20 Jul

Cruiser HMAS Hobart was damaged by a torpedo with 13 killed in action in the Pacific Ocean. The HMAS Hobart Association plans a Memorial Service to mark this event.

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Dec 2018

Loss of HMAS Armidale: 75th Anniversary

Sat 1 Dec, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Central Park, Armidale Armidale, New South Wales Australia + Google Map

On 1 December 1943 the corvette HMAS Armidale was lost with 40 of her complement of 85 plus 60 members of the Royal Netherlands East Indies Army killed in action off Timor. The RAN and the Armidale Regional Council will co-host a Memorial Service at 11am, Friday 1 December 2017 in Central Park, Armidale

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