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UPDATE ON THE 20yr BOOK

Pussers RumPUSSER’S RUM

HAS ONCE AGAIN COME TO THE FORE.

THEY HAVE GIVEN US A SMALL DONATION TOWARD OUR 20yr BOOK SO WE CAN MAKE IT A LITTLE BETTER.

ALL THINGS BEING EQUAL IT SHOULD BE OUT

BY THE END OF OCT.

AS A SMALL ASIDE THEY HAVE ALSO HELPED WITH OUR CHRISTMAS GET TOGETHER.

OUR THANKS GO TO 

SOUTHTRADE INTERNATIONAL IMPORTERS

OF 

OUR FAVOURITE DROP

TRAFALGAR DAY UPDATE

This is not a French ship but one like it was at Trafalgar. You can have a shot to help it sink the French again

on the 21st Oct by joining the fun out Samford way.

Contact Alan Bibby or Charlie Greensmith for details.

The Royal Navy Assoc. Qld. Branch

is Putting it on it should be a good day out.


20 YEARS ON

A BIT MORE NEWS.

QUEENSLAND DIVISION IS 20YRS OLD THIS YEAR. A MEMORY BOOK IS BEING COMPILED TO CELEBRATE THE TIMES WE HAVE HAD AND THE SIGNIFICANT MOMENTS WE HAVE ENJOYED

It is planned at the moment to be no cost to financial members, the rest to be determined when it is finished at the end of September.

expressions of interest please contact 

Scotty,Charlie or Linda.

TO ALL OUR READERS AN APOLOGY

DUE TO THE HOSPITALISATION OF THE WEB MASTER, THE WEB PAGE HAS BEEN SOMEWHAT NEGLETED HOWEVER HE HAS NOW BEEN RELEASED AND WILL TRY TO GET SOME RELEVANT INFO TO YOU ALL AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

BY THE WAY A BELATED HAPPY NEW YEAR

BLACK TOT DAY ENJOYED

BLACK TOT DAY

2016

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A GREAT DAY FOR A SAD OCCASION.

THE WARDROOM OF

H.M.A.S.DIAMANTINA

WAS A NICE SETTING.

(COURTESY OF THE QUEENSLAND MARITIME MUSEUM)

THERE ARE MORE PHOTOS IN THE GALLERY

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BATTLE OF JUTLAND 31ST MAY 1916

JUTLAND

THE LAST TRUE NAVAL BATTLE.

31ST MAY 1916

FOUGHT BETWEEN THE TWO MOST POWERFUL NAVIES OF THE TIME.

THE LOSSES WERE TREMENDOUS IN BOTH SHIPS AND MEN.

JOINTLY 21 SHIPS AND 9823 MEN.

THE ROYAL NAVY LOST OVER 6000 AS AGAINST THE GERMAN LOSSES OF 3000.

TECHNICALLY THE BATTLE WAS A DRAW THE BRITISH LOST MORE SHIPS AND MEN, BUT THE GERMAN GRAND FLEET NEVER WENT TO SEA AGAIN.

THIS BATTLE WAS A TREMENDOUS PRICE TO PAY FOR AN INDECISIVE OUTCOME:THE BALANCE OF NAVAL POWER REMAINED THE SAME. INDEED THE LESSON OF JUTLAND CAN VIRTUALLY SERVE AS THE LESSON OF WORLD WAR ONE

.FOR ALL THE HEROISM AND SUFFERING OF BOTH SIDES, IN THE END TOO MANY MEN HAD PERISHED FOR VERY LITTLE.

 

Collingwood

This is the ship the future King of Britain King George Vl served on when he was known as “Lt. Johnstone” R.N.(Prince Albert) at Jutland.

Prince Albert

THERE WERE QUITE A NUMBER OF AUSTRALIANS INVOLVED AT JUTLAND BUT DETAILS ARE VERY SKETCHY. HOWEVER ONE PROMINENT SENIOR OFFICER WAS, ADMIRAL SIR FREDRICK AUGUSTUS GAUNT KBE. BORN IN BEECHWORTH VICTORIA, HE WAS SECOND IN COMMAND !ST BATTLE SQUADRON, HIS FLAGSHIP H.M.S.COLOSSUS.

NPG x67067; Sir Ernest Frederick Augustus Gaunt by Walter Stoneman

THERE ARE MORE PICTURES IN THE GALLERY .

Temporary Change of leader

Temporary

 

Charlie

(our current President)

will be standing down due to a health issue.

Until further notice another committee member will be fielding any queries.

Please contact Dexley or Ray for information.

Contact through our leading boys page

Brit’s biggest warship ever.

H.M.S.QUEEN ELIZABETH

HER MAJESTY

QUEEN ELIZABETH II

HAS LAUNCHED THE BIGGEST

SHIP THE ROYAL NAVY HAS

EVER HAD.

Named after Her Majesty it was launched with a bottle of malt Scotch whiskey instead of the traditional champagne to honour the Scots who built her. At 65000 tons she is quite a monster.

More pictures will be added to the Gallery