- Letter Writer
- WWII operations, Letter to the Editor
- RAN Ships
- HMAS Hawkesbury I
- June 1999 edition of the Naval Historical Review (all rights reserved)
A small point that may be of interest to your readers (St Nazaire – The Greatest Commando Raid of WW II) is that Lieutenant Commander (as he then was) Beattie RN, who was one of the recipients of the VC for the St. Nazaire raid, was on loan service to the RAN in 1952. By then, with the rank of Captain, he was Captain (F) of the First Frigate Squadron and Commanding Officer of HMAS Hawkesbury. One of your readers may have information about his subsequent service.