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Jul 2019

Royal Australian Navy Involvement in the Gulf War, 1990-91

Mon 22 Jul, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Waverley RSL, 161 Coleman Parade
Glen Waverley, VIC Australia
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Our Speaker is our National President Captain David Michael RAN Rtd. David's naval career has encompassed most arms of the RAN and included Directorship of the Naval Heritage Collection and the Submarine Training and Systems Centre.  During the first 'Gulf War' he was Staff Officer Logistics Planning in Naval Support Command. Whilst David is with us, he would like catch up as many members as possible and our colleagues at Waverley. With us also will be Lieutenant Mario De Angelis…

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21st Century Aircraft Carriers

Tue 23 Jul, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Chatswood RSL, Sydney, 446 Victoria Avenue
Chatswood, New South Wales 2067 Australia
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Aircraft Carrier Development in the 21st Century Tuesday, 23 July 2019,  1730 for 1800 Chatswood RSL, 446 Victoria Ave, Chatswood, NSW This presentation by John Jeremy will address trends in the role, design, construction and operation of aircraft carriers in the 21st century. John Jeremy is Vice-President, Naval Historical Society of Australia and Vice-President, Navy League of Australia. A professional naval architect, John was Chief Executive Officer, Cockatoo Island Dockyard, 1981-1991; having started there as a Naval Architect apprentice in…

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Aug 2019

Military History Society of New South Wales Inc Lecture: Hurricanes to Russia

Sat 3 Aug, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
City of Sydney RSL, Goulburn Room, Level 4, 561-567 George Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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Military History Society of NSW Inc will be hosting a talk, presented by Denis Smith on the largely unknown story of HMS Argus, the aircraft carrier which transported 24 RAF Hurricane fighter planes to Russia in 1941. Venue: 4th Floor Goulburn Room City of Sydney RSL, 561-567 George Street Sydney – just a five minute walk down George Street from Town Hall rail station. Date: Saturday 3rd August, 2019 Time: 14:00 – 15:00 hours (2-3 pm) Post the lecture the…

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Sep 2019

2019 Australian Naval Institute’s Goldrick Seminar: Maritime Trade and its Implications for Australia’s Defence

Wed 18 Sep, 9:00 am - 3:45 pm
Australian Defence Force Academy, Adams Auditorium, Northcott Drive
Campbell, ACT 2612 Australia
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The Seminar will be presented with the Australian Centre for the Study of Armed Conflict and Society, and the Submarine Institute Australia.  The 2019 ANI Goldrick Seminar will discuss defence issues associated with the maintenance of Australia’s maritime trade. Speakers will be drawn from senior levels of Defence, academia and industry. As in previous years, the theme – Maritime Trade and its Implications for Australia’s Defence –  was selected by the Chief of Navy; an outcomes report will be provided…

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A Century of Submarine Development

Tue 24 Sep, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Chatswood RSL, Sydney, 446 Victoria Avenue
Chatswood, New South Wales 2067 Australia
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This presentation by John Jeremy will address trends in the design, construction and operation of submarines including the current Australian submarine acquisition project. John Jeremy is Vice-President, Naval Historical Society of Australia and Vice-President, Navy League of Australia. A professional naval architect, John was Chief Executive Officer, Cockatoo Island Dockyard, 1981-1991; having started there as a Naval Architect apprentice in 1961 He is also a Council Member, Australian Register of Historic Vessels, a Life Member, Australian National Maritime Museum, a…

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Mar 2020

230th Anniversary of HMS Sirius wrecking on Norfolk Island

Thu 19 Mar, 2020
Norfolk Island, Norfolk Island NSW 2899 Australia + Google Map

Events to recognize the 230th Anniversary of the wrecking of HMS Sirius will be held on Norfolk Island in March 2020. There will be a week of events with special guest presenter Professor Graham Seal, author of Great Convict Stories and Professor of Folklore at Curtin University. Graham will spotlight many extraordinary happenings and convicts, possibly including those who lived throughout this tumultuous event.  Other presenters are history and folklore specialists Don and Sue Brian, who have uniquely collected the stories,…

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