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Reunions

2020
Fremantle Class Patrol Boats 40th Reunion Anniversary Reunion 13-17 March 2020 Gladstone, Qld Friday, 13 March - meet & greet at a local pub/club (negotiations continuing regarding location);

Saturday, 14 March - Ex-HMAS Gladstone and Gladstone Maritime Museum open for inspection. Free entry for those attending the reunion (but all donations gratefully accepted). Dinner at a local function centre (negotiations continuing regarding location);

Sunday, 15 & Monday 16 March - brunch at a local venue (negotiations continuing regarding location), golf game, barefoot lawn bowls, coach excursion touring the local area, two-hour harbour cruise (negotiations continue regarding actual day, timing & cost);

Tuesday, 17 March - 40th anniversary of the commissioning of HMAS Fremantle.  Morning tea at Gladstone Maritime Museum/ex-HMAS Gladstone/local restaurant (negotiations continuing regarding location).

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Navy Health Service Reunion 26-27 March 2020
Canberra, ACT
Chairman of the organising committee Peter Schilling
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JR Reunion
Tingira Reunion
6-9 July 2020
Fremantle, WA
TINGIRA AUSTRALIA members and all former Junior Recruits of HMAS Leeuwin and HMAS Cerberus, are invited to unite for the celebration of the 60th Diamond Jubilee of the Junior Recruit Training Scheme with the 2020 JR Reunion to be held in Perth on the second weekend of July 2020.” Download Flyer.....
HMAS Hobart Reunion 15-18 October 2020 Mornington Peninsula We are looking for expressions of interest to attend the HMAS Hobart Reunion to be held on Mornington Peninsula/Westernport on 15-18 October 2020. This will incorporate the 50th Anniversary of the return of 3rd Deployment from Vietnam of HMAS Hobart II.

Proposed Itinerary (this could change depending on permissions and availability):

Thurs 15th & Fri 16th Oct Free time/Arrivals 16:00 – 17:30 Meet & greet & BBQ Dinner on both evenings

Sat 17th Oct Trip to Vietnam Vet Museum on Phillip Island for official unveiling of plaque, Lunch & Tour of Museum

Official Dinner

Sun 18th Oct at HMAS Cerberus March to Service

Service

Lunch

Tour of Cerberus & Museum

Talking to Recruits (Volunteers Needed)

Full details and registration at: http://hmashobartassn.com/reunion/
HMAS Sydney IV
30 year Tri-Deployment Reunion
23/24 October 2020
Sydney, NSW
Friday 23 Oct 2020:  Meet & Greet, Smally Eats & Drinks.

Venue:  HMAS Kuttabul

Saturday 24 Oct 2020:  4 hr Sydney Harbour Cruise

For further details:  https://www.facebook.com/hmassydneyIV30yrreunion/
MOBIs 12th Intake Reunion - Expression of Interest 26-30 October 2020
Fremantle, WA
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2021
The 80th Anniversary of the SYDNEY II loss 19th Nov 2021 in Geraldton 15-19 Nov 2021
Port Kennedy / Geraldton WA
From:  Adrian Burns (Radar)
Lead Contact and Liaison
HMAS Sydney II 80th Anniversary 2021


We are looking at an all ranks, all rates, mass gathering of all ex-HMAS SYDNEY crews regardless of which SYDNEY one served on; era; deployment or year.

I’ve been working behind the scenes with a lot of very experienced and senior ex-SYDNEY crew members along with the Greater City of Geraldton Teams and external associates to bring this idea to bear.

The current plan is to have a meet and greet at the Port Kennedy RSL WA (Ex-HMAS SYDNEY Crews Only) on Monday the 15th Nov 2021; date TBC, and thereafter all parties head up to Geraldton for the memorial anniversary. A meet and greet may also be planned for Geraldton but TBC.

With the commissioning of the new Sydney V next year we have a one off opportunity to have 3 generations of HMAS SYDNEY’s together in the one place at the same time to commemorate the loss of the SYDNEY II.

I shall keep it brief and will advise more details, ie: Event website registration Port Kennedy WA RSL, Greater City Geraldton website etc. as we progress along with the idea, plans, and the possible inclusion of SYDNEY V.

I have made contact with the current President of the HMAS SYDNEY Association in WA (Harvey Dennison) for which RADM MARK BONSER AO,CSC RAN Rtd is the patron.  I anticipate to receive his full support behind this idea and plan to meet with him at the first available opportunity.  Thanks to all for their kind support thus far and I look forward with working and updating numerous groups to bring this special project to fruition.

The following list of Contacts, Supporting Groups, Associations and Individuals have given their full backing/support for the idea along with their valuable assistance, guidance and knowledge.

Greater City of Geraldton Events Coordinator and her team (Joanne Panter)
Current HMAS SYDNEY II Memorial Warden (Don Rolston)
Geraldton RSL President/Secretary (Steve Fletcher & April Herbert)
Geraldton Voluntary Tour Guides Association (Mary I’Anson and Trevor Ralph)
Geraldton TS Morrow (Peter “Spike” Jones)
Finding SYDNEY Foundation CDRE Bob Trotter OAM RAN Rtd
HMAS SYDNEY & VLSVA (Vic)
Life Member Marty Grogan OAM
Life Member David (“Speed”) Dwyer and Secretary OAM
Ex HMAS SYDNEY III Vic Boreham BM, OAM (based in Perth)
HMAS SYDNEY Association (Syd) President Barry Brooks, Secretary Brian Yeo
Naval Association of Australian – National President CMDR Terry Makings AM RAN Rtd
HMAS SYDNEY Association, ACT Secretary - LCDR Peter Schilling RAN Rtd.

Yours Aye
Adrian Burns (Radar)
2022
Remembering HMAS Armidale Association - Invites you to the HMAS Armidale 80th Memorial 1st December 2022
Armidale NSW
Calling all relatives and/or friends of the HMAS Armidale. We want to gather together in 2022 to celebrate the 80th Anniversary of the sinking.
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