Navy Victoria Network
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(Dandenong Sub Branch)
Noble Park RSL
1st Sunday every month at 11:00
Meet every Month with Luncheon, Mid month Luncheons
Bus Trips & Annual Wreath Laying Service
Annual Award at HMAS Cerberus Recruit School
New Members Welcome
Contact: John F. Laughton JP
03 59 049 457
0417 336 423
MV (later HMAS) Jeparit Sydney, NSW
10 Mar 2017 or
Anzac Day
Expressions of Interest
10 March 2017 will be 50 years since the first RAN sailors joined MV (Later HMAS) Jeparit and we are thinking about a reunion in Sydney either that week or Anzac Day.  Any former crew interested can drop me a line.
Tony Alexander
75th Anniversary of Commissioning of 'Q' Class Destroyers Penrith RSL, NSW
16 & 17 Mar 2017
2017 marks the 75th anniversary of the commissioning of the eight 'Q' class destroyers.  To celebrate this occasion, all ex- 'Q' class crew and partners are invited to attend a sunset commemoration and wreath laying ceremony at the NSW Penrith RSL on Thursday March 16th, 2017.  A luncheon is to be held at the RSL the following day, Friday 17th at 1300.
Contact: Bryan Burdett for full details.
HMAS Yarra III & IV reunion 2017 Sydney, NSW
22-25 April 2017
It has been suggested to have a reunion of the Yarra crews in 2017.  That gives us about 1.5 years to plan and organise it.  Just as a suggestion we could have a duel Yarra III and Yarra IV reunions at the same time.

Anzac Day is on the Tuesday in 2017.  The following could be a suggestion format:
· Saturday – lunch meet and greet
· Sunday – midday; GID visit including under the dry dock and Building 8 museum, PM; harbour Cruise for drinks/dinner
· Monday – maybe Navy base visit(s) eg Watson, Waterhen, Penguin
· Tuesday – Anzac Day March as/with Yarra association and then off to the Strand Hotel for our divisional meeting as per normal routine with city pub crawl after????

A highlight of the tours could be a tour over the current Yarra IV who I have been informed has a great crew and they are keeping up with her predecessors as being an achiever in the true Yarra reputation/name.

Well it is now being put out there I know myself it would be great to catch up with the blokes I served with and to meet those others who were before me and also to meet the Yarra Crew and the previous crews.

WE do have a lot to celebrate being a foundation Ship of the RAN and a Ship carrying the name Yarra is the only RAN Ship to be presented with the Unit Citation of Gallantry.


Ray Vidler
HMAS Yarra Association
T: 02 9804 0453
Mobile: 0409 304 442
End Of Steam Era Reunion
(expressions of interest)
Canberra, ACT
5, 6 & 7 May 2017
Expression of Interest
The Organising Committee would like to formally invite you to attend The End of Steam Era Reunion 2017.
This Reunion is open to all personnel who have served on a “steam” warship.
Please download and complete the form if interested in attending and return to the address shown by:
Friday, 25 March 2016
HMAS Hobart Sydney, NSW
21-23 July 2017
A reunion of the crew from the 1976 GLOBETROTTERS deployment is planned for the weekend 21 - 23 July 2017 in Sydney.

Facebook - HMAS Hobart Round the World Cruise 1976
Gordon Lowe
Clearance Divers Reunion Hobart, Tas
11-18 September 2017
If you are a member of the RANCD Association or not but are a CD or an associate member, see ya there.  Family of deceased divers, like wise.  Please pass the word around.

People going in harms way take care.

Eric (Macca) McKenzie. CPOCD RAN Ret.
Elle Pasquale
HMAS Duchess Reunion
Surfers Paradise, Qld
6-7 October 2017
Registrations are now called for the 8th reunion of HMAS Duchess Crewmembers, to be held at Surfers Paradise RSL, not Tweed Heads as previously advised, and for October 6th – 8th 2017, not November.

Full cost will be $200.00, which includes Friday and Saturday night dinner and Sunday lunch, and a certain amount of dry till Saturday night. Deposit of $50.00/head for prospective attendees to be paid 1st July, 2017, balance of payment by 8th September 2017.

Phone or email for flyer to: 
Rod Clarey, Ph 0409 267 388,
Bruce Bowmaker, Ph 0403 243 795,
Waller Division
September 1967
(expressions of interest)
October / November 2017 Request interest in a Reunion of the Waller Division of September 1967 Royal Australian Navy.  Reunion would be planned for October or November 2017.

If interested please contact Laurie Pye
email:  or
phone: 02 4384 3018