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28 May 2018 1900

Meet and Greet - Commodore Greg Yorke CSC RANR, our new SNO Vic
Commodore Greg Yorke CSC RANR, our new Senior Naval officer for Victoria, is happy to 'Meet and Greet' with our 'Naval Family' in Victoria at our May meeting.  To this end we will be inviting all Sister Naval Organisations to join with us to hear Commodore Yorke speak about his career to date and his plans for the future.  As CMDR Yorke he was the first Captain of HMAS ARUNTA II.

Other roles undertaken have included:  Associate Director, Defence and National Security for KPMG Australia, plus as leading Consultant, Change Manager to a leading Mining company, and as Lead Consultant, Change Management to the Federal department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.

Greg Yorke's career journey has not only seen him rise to Flag rank in our Navy, but has encompassed other fields as well, and indeed he has a fascinating tale to tell us when we meet him on May 28th!

The Waverley RSL is conveniently situated opposite the station in Glen Waverley, and the RSL Car park is free but you need to display a ticket on your dashboard.(obtainable from reception)

ALL WELCOME: 'The Warramunga restaurant' opens at 5.30pm and a number of us take the opportunity of enjoying a lovely meal and a few drinks before the meeting.  You are very welcome to join us!  We need to book tables and suggest you contact our Rodney Phillips who is co-ordinating the tables for us.  Rodney can be contacted on 0466 983 313 or,
email: .
30 Apr 2018 1900

Anzac Voices Gallipoli. From those who where there!

Anzac Voices is the story of Gallipoli, told by the Diggers who lived through it: regular troops, senior commanders, stretcher bearers, signal operators, a nurse and a Turkish general, as well as Australia's official war correspondent, Charles Bean.  It is an ABC Classics CD 481-1626, two disc set, and we will hear disc one on April 30th.
Recorded between 1953 and 1990, the compelling and deeply emotional first - hand accounts drawn from ABC Archives recall in graphic detail the circumstances and events of the Gallipoli campaign, from the innocence of enlistment to the horror of the landing and -for those who lived to tell their story - the bitter relief of homecoming.
The two CD set is available from ABC Shops and we believe every Australian home should have a copy for posterity!

The Waverley RSL is conveniently situated opposite the station in Glen Waverley, and the RSL Car park is free but you need to display a ticket on your dashboard.(obtainable from reception)

ALL WELCOME: 'The Warramunga restaurant' opens at 5.30pm and a number of us take the opportunity of enjoying a lovely meal and a few drinks before the meeting.  You are very welcome to join us!  We need to book tables and suggest you contact our Rodney Phillips who is co-ordinating the tables for us.  Rodney can be contacted on 0466 983 313 or,
email: .
26 March 2018 1900

Serving in the WRANS during WWII and How We Helped Beat the Japs

During WWII, the Harman receiving station in Canberra provided communications services for the ships of the allied Navies working in the Pacific region.  Commissioned HMAS Harman in 1943, vital to its success were the first servicewomen who began work as telegraphers, telegraphists etc forming the basis of the WRANS which were formed in 1941.  Tonight's speaker, Pamela Nicholls enlisted in the WRANS in 1943, and after training, her initial job was to monitor IJN ships and submarine radio traffic, in conjunction with Bletchley Park in the UK.  Pamela was commissioned later in the war and the tale she has to tell is of great interest.

The Waverley RSL is conveniently situated opposite the station in Glen Waverley, and the RSL Car park is free but you need to display a ticket on your dashboard.(obtainable from reception)

ALL WELCOME: 'The Warramunga restaurant' opens at 5.30pm and a number of us take the opportunity of enjoying a lovely meal and a few drinks before the meeting.  You are very welcome to join us!  We need to book tables and suggest you contact our Rodney Phillips who is co-ordinating the tables for us.  Rodney can be contacted on 0466 983 313 or,
email: .
26 February 2018 1900

RAN -Surface Fleet and Submarine Fleet of Today & in the Future.

Our Speaker for February 2018 is CMDR Matthew Hoffman RAN, the Executive Officer of our HMAS CERBERUS.CMDR Hoffman is a Maritime Warfare Officer, Submariner with extensive Oberon and Collins Class submarine experience spanning a 28 year naval career. He joined the RAN as a Radio Operator in 1988 and has spent the vast majority of his career in the submarine force. During his service he has served on 10 submarines and completed numerous operational deployments. Recent shore based roles have included extensive experience in Submarine training, both as Head of Submarine Warfare Training authority training and a three year posting as Director Training Authority Submarines. CMDR Hoffman assumed the position of X O Cerberus, following a posting as Deputy Commander Submarine Force.


The Waverley RSL is conveniently situated opposite the station in Glen Waverley, and the RSL Car park is free but you need to display a ticket on your dashboard.(obtainable from reception)

ALL WELCOME: 'The Warramunga restaurant' opens at 5.30pm and a number of us take the opportunity of enjoying a lovely meal and a few drinks before the meeting.  You are very welcome to join us!  We need to book tables and suggest you contact our Rodney Phillips who is co-ordinating the tables for us.  Rodney can be contacted on 0466 983 313 or,
email: .