Topic: Naval Heritage

An exhibition in collaboration - Sunda Strait remembered

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The Hon Julie Bishop, MP, with Frank McGovern and David Manning at the opening of the Australian National Maritime Museum's 'Guardians of Sunda Strait' exhibition. (photo: Unknown)

The Hon Julie Bishop, MP, with Frank McGovern and David Manning at the opening of the Australian National Maritime Museum's 'Guardians of Sunda Strait' exhibition.

An exhibition has been opened in Sydney that focuses on the story of Second World War Navy crews, and their ships that were lost off Indonesia.

Heroic Hobart (I)

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Imagery Scanned from Navy Historic Archive

In the lead-up to the commissioning ceremony of the first of the Royal Australian Navy’s new destroyers on 23 September, we look back upon ships who have previously carried the name HMAS Hobart.

The last of the few yachties

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Royal Australian Navy Lieutenant Doug Gilling (retd), 95, a former member of the Dominion Yachtsmen Scheme (DYS), unveiled a plaque dedicated to the DYS at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, on May 4, 2017. (photo: SGT Dave Morley)

Royal Australian Navy Lieutenant Doug Gilling (retd), 95, a former member of the Dominion Yachtsmen Scheme (DYS), unveiled a plaque dedicated to the DYS at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, on May 4, 2017.

One Dominion Yachtsmen Scheme participant, possibly the last one of the original 500, had a number of narrow escapes during the Second World War.

A moment of quiet contemplation for Coral Sea

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(L to R) CO Western Australian University Regiment, LTCOL Natalie Wigg, CO No. 25 Squadron, WGCDR Brett Mitchell, XO HMAS Stirling, CMDR Milton Treeby, RAN, and The Dean of Perth, Richard Pengelley, observe a minute's silence. (photo: ABIS James McDougall)

(L to R) CO Western Australian University Regiment, LTCOL Natalie Wigg, CO No. 25 Squadron, WGCDR Brett Mitchell, XO HMAS Stirling, CMDR Milton Treeby, RAN, and The Dean of Perth, Richard Pengelley, observe a minute's silence.

A lone piper led a wreath-laying party past the Flame of Remembrance to the Western Australian State War Memorial in Kings Park to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Coral Sea.

Yachtsmen plaque dedicated at Memorial

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Royal Australian Navy Lieutenant (LEUT) Doug Gilling (retd), a former member of the Dominion Yachtsmen Scheme (DYS), unveiled a plaque dedicated to the DYS at the Australian War Memorial (AWM), Canberra, on May 4, 2017.

With him is Melbourne-based historian Janet Roberts Billett, who led the campaign to have a plaque at the AWM dedicated to the DYS.

 (photo: SGT Dave Morley)

Royal Australian Navy Lieutenant (LEUT) Doug Gilling (retd), a former member of the Dominion Yachtsmen Scheme (DYS), unveiled a plaque dedicated to the DYS at the Australian War Memorial (AWM), Canberra, on May 4, 2017. With him is Melbourne-based historian Janet Roberts Billett, who led the campaign to have a plaque at the AWM dedicated to the DYS.

The gritty persistence of a Melbourne historian to have a forgotten group of Second World War sailors recognised finally paid off when a plaque was dedicated to them at the Australian War Memorial on 4 May.