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21st Annual “Creswell Oration”

March 1, 2023 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

The Australian Navy Foundation Day Organising Committee, Navy League of Australia, Naval Officers Club, Naval Association of Australia, Naval Historical Society of Australia Victoria Chapter presents the 21st Annual “CRESWELL ORATION”

Wednesday 1 March 2023, 1230 for 1300

GUEST SPEAKER: Captain Ainslie G Morthorpe CSM RAN Commanding Officer, HMAS Cerberus.

Captain Morthorpe joined the Royal Australian Navy in 1986. He specialised as a Mine Warfare Officer for Landing Craft, Mine Hunters, a Replenishment Ship, Destroyer Escorts, Frigates and Destroyers. He was promoted to Lieutenant Commander in 1999 and was posted to the New Zealand Navy Frigate Canterbury.
During his career, he deployed to East Timor, Middle East & Solomon Islands. He was promoted to Commander in 2006 and became the Head of Operations (J3) at HQ Northern Command, being awarded a Conspicuous Service Medal for his service. Captain Morthorpe assumed Command of the Victorian Naval base HMAS Cerberus in December 2020.

Reference: Captain Ainsley Morthorpe | Royal Australian Navy


LOCATION: WAVERLEY RSL Sunset Room, 161 Coleman Parade, Glen Waverley.
DRESS & MEDALS: Uniform S7, Jacket/Day dress, Decorations & Medals to be worn.
TRANSPORT: The Glen Waverley Train Station is directly opposite the RSL.
PARKING: Available at the RSL and the car park opposite.
DISABLED FACILITES: disabled parking at the RSL. There is a ramp to the entrance and lift to the Sunset Room.
COST: $40 for mains & dessert with a glass of wine.
ALL ENQUIRIES: NLA Vic-Tas Division, Tel: 03 9844 0106 Email: nlavictasdiv@gmail.com


Australian Navy Foundation Day – 21st CRESWELL ORATION 2023

PAYMENT: $40 per person.
Cheques/Money orders to P O Box 146, Warrandyte Vic 3113
or EFT to

Navy League of Aust Vic Tas Division
Bendigo Bank Glen Waverley
BSB 633 000
Account No 170992929

Please include SURNAME


March 1, 2023
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm


Waverley RSL
161 Coleman Parade
Glen Waverley, Australia
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