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Jul 2019

The Sea King Shark 02 Crash on 2nd April 2005, Board of Inquiry and Consequences

Thu 18 Jul, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lisle Court, Seminar Room, 57 Lisle Street
Mount Claremont, Western Australia 6010 Australia
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Naval Historical Society (WA Chapter) will be hosting a talk, presented by Commodore Brett Dowsing, RAN, Senior Naval Officer Western Australia. The topic of the talk will be "The Sea King Shark 02 Crash on 2nd April 2005, Board of Inquiry and Consequences." Cost: $5, to cover refreshments Contact: Roy Stall (Secretary, NHS WA) on 0419 042 468  

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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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Technology and the Battle of the Atlantic

Mon 19 Aug, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Waverley RSL, 161 Coleman Parade
Glen Waverley, VIC Australia
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The Battle of the Atlantic was the longest battle of the Second World War and possibly the most important. If the Allies had lost control of the Atlantic to the German U-boats, Britain would have been forced out of the war, The Soviet Union might have been forced to make peace with Hitler and there would have been no Allied landing in France.   Roger Buxton, a former RCN weapons officer (combined weapons electrical with gunnery and TAS/ principal warfare…

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Sep 2019

Siege Tobruk – Military History NSW Presentation

Sat 7 Sep, 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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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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Melbourne Chapter Presentation – Captain Brian Surtees

Mon 23 Sep, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Waverley RSL, 161 Coleman Parade
Glen Waverley, VIC Australia
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This Month  our Speaker is our member Captain Brian Surtees. Brian joined the RAF in 1957 and flew many aircraft during his 12 years of service. Brian and his family emigrated to Australia in 1969 and after 12 months as a Jackaroo in Queensland, he joined our Dept. of Civil Aviation, eventually joining the DCA Flying unit at Essendon Airport. For the next 24 years he enjoyed a career flying F27,Merlin,Rockwell Commander 1000, and F28 aircraft on navaid calibration and…

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Sydney Presentation – RAN Participation in Gulf War 1990-91

Tue 24 Sep, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Chatswood RSL, Sydney, 446 Victoria Avenue
Chatswood, New South Wales 2067 Australia
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Our evening presentation on the evening of 24 September will be by the President, David Michael, on the Royal Australian Navy Involvement in the Gulf War 1990 – 1991. Following the invasion of Kuwait by Iraq on 2 August 1990 the Australian Government response was participation with 29 other countries in a multinational force to enforce United Nations Security Council resolutions. Australian Defence personnel, primarily from the RAN were deployed between August 1990 and September 1991. This presentation will focus…

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Oct 2019

Technology and the Battle of the Atlantic Part 2

Mon 28 Oct, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Waverley RSL, 161 Coleman Parade
Glen Waverley, VIC Australia
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This month our Speaker is LCDR Roger Buxton RCN.(Ret) In August Roger presented Part One of his illustrated address-  Technology and the Battle of the Atlantic, and we look forward with great anticipation to enjoying Part Two on the 28th.In part one we were fascinated to view  the various film clips, maps etc. Not only did we learn of the difficulties the allies faced during this close run battle, but Roger told us of the problems the Germans faced as…

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