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May 2019

MEET CAPT. MIKE OBORN CSM RAN ,OF HMAS  CERBERUS !

Mon 27 May, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Waverley RSL, 161 Coleman Parade
Glen Waverley, VIC Australia
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Captain Oborn is currently C O of our HMAS CERBERUS and many of us got to know Mike whilst he was XO there from 2011-2014 and are enjoying having him and his family back amongst us once more. He is an excellent speaker and he surely has got a lot to talk to us about :- from being a Clearance Diver to becoming Commanding Officer of HMAS's BELTANO,SIRIUS  and CERBERUS , plus serving with the Royal Navy Amphibious Task Group…

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No VCs for the Royal Australian Navy

Tue 28 May, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Chatswood RSL, Sydney, 446 Victoria Avenue
Chatswood, New South Wales 2067 Australia
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This presentation will examine the rationale for the award of Australian Defence honours and awards and explain why, unlike the Royal Navy, the Victoria Cross has never been awarded to a member of the RAN.   The Presenter is NHSA member and volunteer, Terry Feltham.   Terry joined the RAN in 1960 as a Junior Recruit Radio Operator through HMAS Cerberus.  After training he served in various sea-going and shore postings between 1962 and 1970. During this period he achieved…

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Jun 2019

Tales from the Museum – ‘the Nestor bell’

Mon 24 Jun, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Waverley RSL, 161 Coleman Parade
Glen Waverley, VIC Australia
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Our Marty Grogan has recently retired as Manager of our HMAS CERBERUS Museum, and not only is he an excellent speaker, he is also a font of knowledge on the collection owing to his extensive research on the artefacts of the museum, undertaken over the ten years of his tenure. One such artefact is the ships bell from our 'N' class destroyer, HMAS Nestor. The Nestor story is brief but fascinating. It involves Artic Convoys, HMS Hood, Bismark and a…

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Jul 2019

HISTORY OF THE R A N VOLUME II

Mon 22 Jul, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Waverley RSL, 161 Coleman Parade
Glen Waverley, VIC Australia
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This Month we view Chapter 3 of this excellent presentation by our RAN Video Unit. Chapter 3 covers the conflict with Japan until August 1945.The footage includes the loss of HMAS's Sydney, Perth, Armidale, Yarra Canberra, fall of Singapore, formation of our WRANS, Kokoda, MacArthur in Australia, the home front etc until the cessation of hostilities. The Waverley RSL is conveniently situated opposite the station in Glen Waverley, and the RSL car park is free but you need to display…

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