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Creswell Oration 2014 РThe significance of the arrival of the Royal Australian Navy’s first fleet

January 1, 1970 @ 10:00 am

Come and join us on the occasion of the 113th anniversary year of the Australian Navy
Foundation Day for the Creswell Oration 2014.

The RAN Fleet Commander. Rear Admiral Tim Barrett AM CSC RAN will present “The significance of the arrival of the Royal Australian Navy’s first fleet”

The Fleet Commander approved HMAS Yarra IV arriving in order to attend the Creswell Oration 2014 when its CO & XO and 18 crew members will be our special guests. We acknowledge the historic honour about to be bestowed on their ship and on them. This long awaited Ship Gallantry Citation recognises the heroic service of the RAN’s small sloop HMAS Yarra II as it took on a Japanese task force of three cruisers and two destroyers. Port Melbourne’s LS Ron “Buck Taylor” stayed at his gun, after ‘abandon ship’, loading aiming and firing until K.I.A. He gave time for many crew members to abandon ship. After 5 days 13 survivors were rescued by Dutch submarine KXI commanded by Andre Bruinhout. Vice Admiral Russ Shalders stated “Yarra’s last fight was the Gold Standard of the RAN’s purpose.” Creswell would have been proud of the brave men of 1942 who fought to protect our right to live as a nation of free people by playing their part in the Battle for Australia.

TIME: 1200 for 1230

DATE: Friday 28th. February 2014.

LOCATION: William Angliss Institute Restaurant, 550 Little Lonsdale St. Melbourne.

PAYMENT: $40 per head by Direct Debit to Navy League, or by Cheque or Money Order.

Direct debit: Westpac Bank Navy League – BSB: 033 389 – Account No: 107631 [add your name]

Download the booking form here…

DRESS: Uniform-S7 (white long trousers short sleeve shirt), Lounge suit / Day dress , Decorations Medals optional.

Navy League of Australia Victoria Division: Tel: 9844 6237; Email: raydotgill@optusnet.com.au

Tel: 9842 4256; Email: jmwilkins34@netspace.net.au

Naval Association of Australia Victoria: Tel: 5977 5967; Email: rkime@bigpond.com

Naval Officers Club in Victoria: Tel: 5983 2416; Email: john@brianjohnbird.com

Naval Historical Society, Victoria Chapter: Tel: 9850 8497; Email: rex.f.williams@gmail.com.

William Angliss Institute Restaurant 9606 2108

RSVP – Friday 14 February 2014


January 1, 1970
10:00 am

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