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Sep 2018

TINGIRA: The Ship,Trainees, and Training

Thu 20 Sep, 2018, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lisle Court, Seminar Room, 57 Lisle Street
Mount Claremont, Western Australia 6010 Australia
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This presentation will be delivered by Mr Roy Stall. Call organiser, Mr George Carter for more details. The entrance to the venue is off Alfred Street and the entrance is near the flagpole.

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‘CAREER REFLECTIONS’

Mon 24 Sep, 2018, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Andrew (Andy) Mackinnon joined the RAN in 1963 and trained as an Officer in the UK and Australia .He served in HMAS VENDETTA off Vietnam 1970.Andy's early  career consisted   of  further training in the UK, exchange duty with the USN , service in, and command of patrol boats culminating in the command of HMAS CAIRNS and duties as NOC Cairns  and Commander Australian Patrol Boat Forces. Promoted Captain in 1990,he then served with the Dept of Defence as Director, South…

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Oct 2018

Member Presentations WA Chapter

Thu 18 Oct, 2018, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lisle Court: Seminar Room, 57 Lisle Street
Mount Claremont, Western Australia 6010 Australia
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Two presentations: The Battle of Taranto during WW 11 Carrier Borne Biplanes Devastate the Italian Fleet Presented by Jack Suriano   Ex RAN Fleet Air Arm and The War of Jenkins Ear (1738 to 1742) Dr. Robert Pearce, Vice President of the WA Chapter

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The Successful Search for AE 1 – Vic Chapter

Mon 22 Oct, 2018, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Waverley RSL, 161 Coleman Parade
Glen Waverley, VIC Australia
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The Find  A E 1 Ltd search for HMAS AE1 in December 2017 and the follow up examination of the wreck in early 2018 with MV Fugro Equator and MV Petrel respectively! Captain Ken Greig served in our RAN for 25 years from 1971.He was Engineer Officer of the Oberon Class Submarines Onslow and Ovens  before ‘surfacing’ in the landing ship HMAS Tobruk.He was Project Officer Officer for refits on Cockatoo Island; Submarin and  Squadron Engineer based at HMAS Platypus…

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ROYAL UNITED SERVICES INSTITUTE – October Lecture

Tue 30 Oct, 2018, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Mitchell Theatre (Level 1) Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts, 280 Pitt Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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Speaker: Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead AM RAN Commander Australian Fleet Subject: Protecting Australia’s Sea Routes Rear Admiral Mead assumed the position of Commander Australian Fleet on 19 January 2018. He graduated from the Royal Australian Naval College in 1986 with a Diploma of Applied Science. He specialised in Mine Clearance Diving and Explosive Ordnance Disposal, and after serving as Executive Officer of Clearance Diving Team One, he undertook Principal Warfare Officer (ASW) training. A succession of warfare postings then followed,…

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Nov 2018

2018 Annual General Meeting of the Society

Tue 13 Nov, 2018, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Chatswood RSL, Sydney, 446 Victoria Avenue
Chatswood, New South Wales 2067 Australia
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The 2018 Annual General Meeting of the Society will be held in the Fisher Room of the Chatswood RSL Club, 446 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood, NSW  on Tuesday 13 November, commencing at 1100. Morning tea will be available before the meeting.   The Bistro is available for lunch on completion.

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Join us for our great year-end get-together – Vic Chapter

Mon 26 Nov, 2018, 6:30 pm
Waverley RSL, 161 Coleman Parade
Glen Waverley, VIC Australia
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Celebrate with us the 'UNIT CITATION FOR GALLANTRY BEING AWARDED TO          THE RAN HELICOPTER FLIGHT VIETNAM' Waverley RSL 161 Coleman Parade Glen Waverley (Melways 71C3) In August this year, Members of the Royal Australian Helicopter Flight Vietnam (RANHFV) were presented with a unit citation for Gallantry at a ceremony held at  our Australian war Memorial in Canberra. Individual RANHFV members  had previously received high level honours, however, now the whole unit received recognition for their heroism and devotion to duty.…

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Feb 2019

Tobruk and Beyond, Presentation

Tue 19 Feb, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Chatswood RSL, Sydney, 446 Victoria Avenue
Chatswood, New South Wales 2067 Australia
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Captain Albert Poland kept daily notebooks from mid-April 1941 until January 1943. Part of this period covered the entire Siege of Tobruk, which lasted for eight months, during which, as Senior Naval Officer Inshore Squadron, he was responsible for all the ships which supplied the besieged garrison with all their food, ammunition, fuel etc. When the siege ended he continued to assist the Army opening up ports as they advanced. In March 1942 he was appointed as Captain (D) of…

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Mar 2019

The Military History Society of NSW Presents: Sunk Warships, 1942: HMAS Perth & USS Houston

Sat 2 Mar, 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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A lecture by Dr Natali Pearson, Sat 2 March 2019  The lightening advance of Japanese forces south to the Netherlands East Indies (Indonesia) in 1942 spelt doom for two proud warships of the Allied navies.  Australia’s HMAS Perth and America’s USS Houston were attacked by Japanese destroyers and tragically sent to the bottom of the Sunda Strait separating Sumatra from Java.  In the decades since, these underwater wrecks have been the subject of expeditions, illegal salvaging and other cultural impacts,…

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‘Maritime English – what is it, and why, when, and how is it used?!

Thu 21 Mar, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lisle Court, Seminar Room, 57 Lisle Street
Mount Claremont, Western Australia 6010 Australia
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The speaker will be Roy Stall, who has been a teacher, tutor, and trainer of Maritime English for over ten years, especially in Japan and China. He will also talk about his personal experiences when teaching Maritime English in China and Japan.     Venue: Lisle Lodge, 57 Lisle Street, Mount Claremont; time 1400 hours.  All welcome, admission is $5 to cover expenses.

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