Mackenzie Gregory spent all of WWII at sea or overseas as a Naval officer. Sunk in HMAS Canberra at the Battle of Savo Island on August 9 1942, he has always had a keen interest in Naval History. His Web Site ahoy,tk-jk.net carries a host of articles on this subject. He recently published his Trilogy of The War at Sea.
Named after the Victorian inland city of Ballarat. HMAS Ballarat I was one of sixty Australian Minesweepers (commonly known as corvettes) built during World War II in Australian shipyards as part of the Commonwealth Government’s wartime shipbuilding programme. Twenty (including Ballarat (I)) were built on Admiralty order but manned and commissioned by the Royal Australian […]
Sitting high on a hill in New South Wales is Saint Ignatius’ College, better known as ‘Riverview’, because of its prime position overlooking the Lane Cove River.
Introduction. When Japan made her sneak attack on Pearl Harbor on Sunday December 7th. 1941, not only did she precipitate the United States into WW2, but they probably decided their own fate in the war they had started in the Pacific.
Mackenzie Gregory seeks votes for People’s Choice medal and prize to help the Foundation Mackenzie Gregory, WWII veteran and founder of the Naval Heritage Foundation, (see MHHV Member listing or link to the member listing), I was awarded a Pride of Australia Medal in the Community Spirit section for Victoria, as part of News Limited’s […]
Of course the use of poison gas in warfare had been proscribed under the Hague Convention of 1905, and Germany as well as all the other WW1 combatants had signed it. The relevant article read: ‘The contracting powers agree to abstain from the use of projectiles;/ /the object of which is the diffusion of asphyxiating […]