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Mar 2019

Hear all about the major development works currently under way at HMAS Cerberus!!

Mon 25 Mar, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Waverley RSL, 161 Coleman Parade
Glen Waverley, VIC Australia
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$463 MILLON DOLLARS WORTH!!!!! CMDR CAMERON EASTMAN OAM RANR ,THE CERBERUS REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT OFFICER, IS OUR SPEAKER AT OUR MEETING AT WAVERLEY RSL ON MARCH 25th. CMDR EASTMAN has previously been involved in the redevelopment of shore facilities at HMAS Albatross, Cairns, Cerberus Coonawarra, Stirling and the Naval Ammunitioning Facility at Eden, NSW. Cameron joined our RAN in 1980 as a Seaman officer and served in HMAS Paramatta, Stalwart and Attack. The Waverley RSL is conveniently situated opposite the station…

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Apr 2019

The International Military Writers’ Festival – Darwin

Fri 5 Apr - Sun 7 Apr

The International Military Writers’ Festival is a three-day festival running from 5-7 April 2019. The Festival will feature author talks, panel discussions and literary sessions bringing together writers, historians and researchers from around Australia to entertain, inform and inspire those with a passion for wartime history. The Writers’ Festival will open on Friday 5 April with an evening address, The Day Everything Changed, from Festival Ambassador Peter FitzSimons. With his trademark dry wit and sincere passion for history, Peter will…

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History of the RAN Volume II Chapter 3 ‘Ban Zai’

Mon 29 Apr, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Waverley RSL, 161 Coleman Parade
Glen Waverley, VIC Australia
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This excellent video from our RAN Video unit was to have been shown on February 25th at Waverley RSL, and we are delighted to announce that it will now be screened there at our meeting on Monday April 29th. 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…

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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…

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