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T~eu~:;i,~a~a~:y~as a bleak day In the history of the Royal
 It was aOOut 1100 Western Austra lian lime and the RAN's
Unuerway Replenl sh-
                                                                      ~~~~~o~~::~~~.~n~~f~~~:i~\:~s~e~~r~~~ ~r:n~~ ~h:~~~
                                                                      st3r\cd the blaze of oxygen.
                                                                                            Regre tfull y. 1\ was dis-
                                                                                                                                             ~:ere;;;~~~~se::~~l t~:~~~~a~~a:::'~~d by   medical ofllcers for
                                                                                                                                           minor bum~. smal e inhal;Ulon and ~hock and were then mcde-
                                                                                                                                                                                 nced [05 1 Joh n of

WE~Ti~~~A (~~~~
Stuart Dietrich), was
                               'I  "al'e beell proJo/llully saddened to J
                               death of fOllr members of the crew of HMA S
                                                                          eam of the      ~;~.~~~;~a;a\~~:s '~~~n~ .,W~ ~hollg"ts a~e
                                                                                          junior sup pl y officer had
                                                                                                                                            with the ~'''ip '~ compally alld
                                                                                                                         fa/mile s oj WESTRALIA jollow"'g ,lie tragedy
                                                                                                                                                                                    ~o~e~~~:~~~h~~ t~~;:
cond uctin g Irials eigh t                                            il
                                lVESTRAUA. I ask thatYOlI pass O to the relatil'es        died ill the lire.             that has occurred. If IIot for the resourcefulness           The fire was finally
n:lulical miles off Fre·       allil partners oft/lOse who died alld to all members          Kill e d were MIDN          and courage of those 011 board t"ere may well              extin gui shed at 1 ?~5.
IlJant [e in Ihe vici llit y   of the ship's compally my profound sympathy 011            Megan An ile Pe lly, 22, of    have been evell greater canlOlties. Th e day 's               A RAN C ritI c al
Of:il~~:eabr~~~y~ut    In      their loss. I ask that )'011 pass OIl my best wishes to    g::~r~n ~~;~~. i;~~~           eve~lIs se r ve to co nfirm th e daIJge~~lls               ~~~i~~~\ S~ee:~ ~~~;
th e engille room of Ihe       all who were injured for a complete, sp eedy                Perlh, LSMT Bradley           ellVironment ever presellt afloat. ' - MaTltulJe           nOW" o ut 10 WES .
ship.                          recol'ery. ' -ChiefofNalry, VADMChabllers.                  John Mee k, 25. of Cam-       CommalJderAlistralia, RADM Ritchie,                        T RA LI A 10 counsel
   Whe n it was detect-                                                                    de n near Sydney and                                                                     thc: ship's com pany.
ed the ship 's standing firdighting pan y went into action.                                ADMT Phillip Johll Car-
   However. lhe pan y was dnvcn back by the fe rOCity of [he fire     roll, 23. o f Carrum Downs near Melboume.                             • lJoa rd or inquiry C()n\'ell~'(I, page lh~.
 e.r:~~.~7;.~~;!t~:, ~~2~ pay is set
 ous look at the way your
 pay is seL
                                          related conditions.
                                             ''TIle DFRT was eSlab-
                                                                           place level and a reduced
                                                                           role for outside agencies.
                                                                                                              "Obviously we are a
    The Defence Force                     lished in 1984, when the            .. It has been decided       unique workforce so we
 Remuneration Tribunal                    industrial relations envl-       that the Department.of          have to ensure that any
 and other aspects of the                 ronm e nt e mphas ised           Workplace Re lations will       new process has adequate
 ADF's        pay-setting                 adv ersarial processes in        not be directly involved        sa feguards for ADF
 arrange ments are being                  which the industrial rela-       [in the new process] and         members. while not jeo-
 r evie we d    following                 tions commission played          the CDF wiIJ take the role      pardi sing mili tary capa-
 changes 10 the Workplace                 the role of an umpire who        of the employer.                bililY.
 Relations ACI.                           arbitrated the claims of                  Processes                 "But if we are to make
    The A OF re presenta-                 the unions and employ·             "To make that work we         workplace bargai ning
 live on Ihe rev iew team.                ees:' he said.                   need to look at new             viable. even within a dis·
 Col Bob Brown, said                         Co l Brown sa id th e         processes. in particular        ciplined de fen ce force,
 t here were li ke ly to be
 subtle but significant
                                          new environment encour·
                                          aged negotiated outcomes
                                                                           the way in which ADF
                                                                           members are invoh·ed."
                                                                             The review team will
                                                                           report to the ministers for
                                                                           Defence, Workp l ace
                                                                                                           we nee d better mecha-
                                                                                                           ni s ms to enable ADF
                                                                                                           members 10 have their
                                                                                                           say in the process."
                                                                                                              The rev i ew wi ll
                                                                                                                                          Bull                                                    EARNS$$S$
                                                                                                                                                                                               LORRAINE LEA LINEN
                                                                                                                                                                                                      ' GrUICommissioo
                                                                           Rela ti o ns and Small          address a wide range of

                                                                                                                                                                                          ·E'min(JpDIMIIJJS300. 00~usfMr_klor
                                                                           Business by June 30.            issues that effect pay and                                                         approxirmltly 1G-12haufSptrweet

                                                                                                CO~:io;~own an the
                                                                           in~~est~~a;a~~! ~:~~ establishment ofsai dinde·
                                                                                                                                                                                                       'No Dtlitenes

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                                                                           Forces Fede ration of
                                                                           Australia and a series of
                                                                           for u ms will be he ld at
                                                                           ADF establishments 10
                                                                           enable ADF members to
                                                                                                           pendent defence force tri-
                                                                                                           bunal recognised the spe-
                                                                                                           cial nature of the AOF
                                                                                                             "This review will look
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                                                                                                                                              Nu mero us foreign
                 ••                                                        y ~:·~ec~~~:~ ;:~~i~:p·a.cop and even Crop.a·                  fishing vesse ls were
                                                                                                                                          secn in close proximity
                                                                                                                                                                                LEAVING THE NAVY?
   ADORESS(~caIng): SUpportCcm'tundAustralia(Nr.y),                           Now there's Crop-a-CN.
                                                                                                                                          to the AFZ boundary                  Don't leave your AP$ Benefits (the old Vic &
                       'NtIart17,Pi~Road(!orme~JontsBayAoad]                  The Chief of Navy. VADM Don Chalmers, has                   but they did 1l0i venture            Tas) Membership behind!
                   PynnonlNSW2009                                          agreed to have his head shaved to raise money for the
                                                                                                                                          over t he line in her                Once you leave the Navy you will need some '
   POSTAlADORES5: ~Vi Hews, Locked Bag 12, Pynnon~ HSW, 2009               Kids With Cancer charity.
                                                                                                                                          presence.                            form of death cover and no doubt a facility to
  PHONE,(02)9563121l7fAX;(02)95631600                                         VADM Chalmers said he was prepared to part with
                                                                                                                                             WARRNAM BOO L                     borrow money at a low interest rale.
                                                                           the little hair he had left if the Navy's people could
   E_AddJess:~gGUI                                                                                                                        sailors lS Liddel and
                                                                           raise $50.000 for Kids Wilh Cancer by the end of the                                                Continue your APS Membership for peace of
   PUSlISIfHl:fortni~.OATEO:Mooday.                                                                                                       AB JohnslOne boarded
                                                                           mo nth.                                                                                             mind.
  TYPESllEOFPAGE:Appro.l38cmx26cm,7co/sx8ems.                                                                                             the longliner, checking
                                                                              "You are urged to get behind this very wort hy cause:'
  TYPES8': 8right I'linL 8-10 Fl1nk S/reeL Wetherill Part, NSW, 2164       he said.
                                                                                                                                          he r pos it io n wit h a                  CALL US ON (03) 9328 4759
           Ph (02) 97573OXl,                                                                                                              ha nd · he ld global posi.
                                                                              "This is a huge ask, but we have already had some
                                                                                                                                          tioningsystem set.                             or 1800 333 042
  PRrh'TtO. FiJjIfDCommItUTyN~rs                                           very positive feedback."
            41A1ilghamStret\,                                                                                                                The vesse l's papers
                                                                              VA D~ Chalmers said se~'eral ships had pledged up                                                              16120 Howard Street,
            CorMIeIP:lrt.~.2200                                                                                                           were de termined 10 be
                                                                           to $ lOOO and other areas were o rganising luncheons,                                                             North Melbourne 3051
  COPVDEADUNE:MO!ldaypriortodateoliss\Je.                                                                                                 in order and she was
                                                                           din ners and novelty nights.
                                                                                                                                          re leased, with WARR·
  CIRCULATION: 2O,0C(I Cllp!eS per issue.                                    " If the loss of my hai r can contribu te $50,000 10 such                                                            Postal Address :
                                                                                                                                          NA MBOOL cont inui ng
  DISTlIIBl/TlON:natlonal 10 sUYlng and former pmonnel,civililns,          a worthwhile cause as Kids With Cancer I will gladly
                                                                                                                                          her jou rn ey sou t h 10                                  P.O, Box 326,
                 doctyalds, sluilbuildingandellGtleeMgesta~mell\s,         shiver through a Canberra winter!" VAOM Chalmers
                 busiw:ss~.GO\fmmtll1d~l'Imfn1S.OYtrsus                                                                                   complete her patrol.                            North Melbourne VIC 3051
                                                                           fr~~:':g:~~hc!~~~r.~eIP kids and their fami lies in the ~~~==::W=A::R~R~A===N::::T::::Y=A::::N::D~IN::D::::::::E::::M::N:::IT::::Y=====~
                 to ofliclJl establishments. Gowrnmenl departments ~nd
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                                                                                                                                         Advenl$ersarllj/oradYe"lslngagenciesuponandby~ingma terialwithlhe Publisher lor
                                                                           Helyer. has 3greed to forgo his locks for the ch3rilY. if     publication or auttlori.'ng or approving 01 the publication 01 any material INDEM NIFY ttle
                                                                           his Support Command shipmates can ra ise $ 1000 or            Pub"s.her. i\$ directors. emptoyees and agents against al darms. oemands. proceedings. easts.
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  PidoNtlSPHStMGOOltlI(02)9563t593:                                           Staff were planning a lottery with the winner gaining      arilingdirectlyorindirectly inmnnection Wl\hthepublicabonolthem~lerial.andWllt>oullirMlng

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  Mr PaulJoIlnson (02) 9563 t207                                              But could CORE Helyer have th e barefaced cheek to         confidential information or lieences or royally rights or other Intellectual property rights. AND
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  I. .                                          .. ...... 22Ma)'              ''The beard stays."                                        empioyeesor.gents.'nd.WllhouItirritingthegenerairtyol!heloregoing.ihatfllXhrnghere;nl$in
                                                                                                                                         breadlOf !he Trade PraClioes AcI 1968 or the FairTradingAcl t987 Of' the deiamalion. oonsumer
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2 (146) NAVY NEWS, May 18, 1998
                                                              A sea of sorrow
                                                             M ~?r~, ~~:~ana~!~~~
                                                                 M~gan. 22. of Dalby
                                                             011 Queen!>land'~        Darhng
                                                              Do .... ns. al .... ays wanled
                                                             to Join the Navy and was
                                                             a recent graduate of Ihe
                                                             Australian Defence
                                                              Force Academy.
                                                                She Joined WES -
                                                             TRALIA as part of her
                                                             continulJIg trainlllg as a
                                                                                                    -1\I IDN Pclly
                                                             junior suppJy ofliccr and
                                                                                                 POMT Shaun Smith              where he was an ini lial    tra imng al CER BERUS       Bradley Meek served
                                                             was on a famihartsmion
                                                                                               fromWAJolnedin 1985.            trainingmslruclor.          in 1996 and was posted      with TO BR U K in
                                                             tour of t he ship when.
                                                                                                 In hl~ 12 years. PO              ABMT Phillip Carroll.    10   WESTRALiA. his         Soma li a. earn i ng the
                                                             just a (ew hoursafter~hc
                                                                                               Smit h became known             23. of Vic toria jOined     first ship. in Dece m ber   ASM. and also was post-
                                                             s tepped aboard. Ihe
                                                                                               to many junior sadors           i n 1995. co m p leted      Ihal year.                  ed to M HQ and HMAS
                                                                                               through hiS posling 10          his Initial traIni n g         I n hiS eight years      PENGUIN.
  - Th e stricken HM AS W ESTRALIA und er tow                   All four people I.JIJed III
                                                                                               IIMAS      CERBERUS             and initial technical       in the RAN. L S M T         - Continu ed page 14.
                 back to STIRLI NG .                         theuagedylovoothcNavy.

 Inquiry convenes
T ~~q~~:;1 Bo~a;~a~~ ~~.~~:;~t~~~~i~~i~~ ~a~:c~aft~ If~r~~:J~
lished to look inlo the        stances relevant to the        ANZAC Ship Projec t
WESTRALIA accid~nt             death and injury of per-        Director and no" of the
convened a t HM AS             sonnel.the Involvement         DireClor.:l1coflntelhgeoce
S T IRLING las t wed..
and is expected to last
                               of the s h lp's company
                               includlllg their tra in ing
                                                              Ope rations. He IS a
                                                              M arine Eng l neen n g                                                                                 OUR SlNCERE
another week.                  and competence. the            Officer with 34 years'
   The Mariti lIle             materiel \late oflhe ship      naval experience.                                                                                     CONDOLENCES
Commander. RADM                at the lime and the               The Other RAN mem-
Chris Ritchie said the         involvement of other           bers are ('A PT Russell                                                                             TO THE FAMILIES,
board would IIIve~tigatc       naval units and external       S, hedlich. a meJI!:al
all relevantcil\:ums tances    agenc ies.                     officer for 22 year,. and                                                                            SHIP'S COMPANY
includ ing the fi re's cause     T he boa rd presiden t is    C MDR Ed wanJ Wal~ h
                                                              CSC. who ha~ been                                                                                    AND FRIENDS OF
                                                              Di rect 0 r S afet y
                                                              M anagement at Navy
                                                              Headquarters for more
                                                                                                                                                                  HMAS WESTRALIA
                                                              than three years.

                                                                 Two indepe ndcm civil·
                                                                                                                                                                    Management and staff
                                                                                                Navy mourns
                                                              ian experts also have
                                                              been appointed 10 the                                                                             Glendinnings Menswear P ty Ltd
                                                              board in a break from
                                                              trad ition.
                                                                 They are Assistant
                                                             Chief Offi cer Lindsay
                                                                                               A ~~O~d ofn~~~~~nt:ra~~
                                                             Cuoeo of the WA Fire and
                                                              Rescue Service and Ihe
                                                             Commom.. eallh Inspector
                                                             of " 'Iarine Accide nts. Mr
                                                                                                Including Governor-
                                                                                                Genera l Sir William
                                                                                                Deane. Ihe P rime
                                                                                                                                                     ('"1111""11 "11"/"/11/,1/,,,",_"1111
  MILITARY CHRISTIAN                                         Christopher Filor.                 Mlnl~ l er. Mr Ho .... ard.
                                                                 The legalofficerassi~t·        and the Opposllion                            Inlormation Service for Military Stall
      FELLOWSHIP                                             ing the board will be
                                                             CA PT Peter Callaghan.
                                                                                                Leader. 1\1rBea;rley. gath.
                                                                                                ered at HMAS ST IR·
                                                             Senior Counsel.                    LING for a memorial ser·
  Exists to support and encourage                               The Defence Minister.           viceon Friday. M ay 8. 10
   Christians within the ADF and                             M r McLachlan. said the
                                                             Board of Inqui ry. in
                                                                                                ho nourl he fou r W ES-
                                                                                                TR AU A vic tims.
                                                                                                                                                                           Mu!;!l1I:vll!!!I'' "!!t'!u1!!
                                                             anot her break from pas t             CO of the R AN's
        Defence D epartment.                                 prac tices. wou ld be open         largesl sh i p. C M D R               Free seminars lailored to            •   Scheme specific information
                                                             to relatives. the com rnu·         Stuart Dietrich wasdosc               requirement can be anallged on           c)[plained
        Want to know more?                                   nity and Ihe news med ia.          t o tears when h e                    request Auslralia wide. The
                                                                                                                                                                           •   Superannuation and
                                                                MrMcLachlansaid he              addressed the crowd.                  scrninars could cover the                mvesuncntoptions
                                                                                                                                      following topics:
        CONTACT TIfE MCF                                     hoped the boa rd would
                                                             be able to detennine the
                                                                                                including Ihe companies
                                                                                               of liMA Ships ADE-                     •     MSBS & OrnOB scheme            •
                                                                                                                                                                               Taxation issues explained
           OFFICE ON                                         facts surrounding the
                                                             tragedy so any addilional
                                                                                                LA IDE. SYDNEY. DAR-
                                                                                                WIN. ANZAC and SUC-
                                                                                                                                           :~~~lC~(~~r~~~!:r!~             •   Assistance with
                                                                                                                                           retrenchment and
        (06) 266 5132                                        precautions wh ich mighl
                                                             be identified cou ld be
                                                                                                   "We as a crew deeply               •
                                                             swiftly I into action.            feel the loss of Phil.
                                                                                                                                      •    Depanrnent of Social
                                                                                                Megan and Shaun and                        Securily benefiLS explained     •   CFM can introduce a
NAVY GIFTS WITH A DIFFERENCE                                                                   our thoughts and hearlS
                                                                                               are with theEf families
                                                                                                                                      •    Rollover and general
                                                                                                                                                                               CommQOwcalth Finaflcia1
                                                                                                                                                                               Servicesoonsultant to
                                                                                                who afe with us today."                    explained
                                                       • 8" SERVING PLATE                                                                                                      retircmentplaruung
                                                                                               he said.
                                                    • DESK SETS· PLAQUES                           "We have fough t and
                                                  • FIGURINES· BOOKENDS                        wo n a mighty baltic but

                                         L         • TANKARDS · KEYRINGS
                                                  • HIP FLASKS. COASTERS
                                                                                               we have lost four s hi p.
                                                                                               mates from our family."
                                                                                                   He continued: "To each                                                     FM
                                                                                                                                                    For more infonnalion caU C on
                                                   • WINE & PORT GOBLETS                       membe r of W ES-
                                                                                               TR ALIA. [ wis h 10 stale
Discounts - Bulk Orders - Social Clubs - Messes                                                the bravery and courage

                   Bulk coasters made with ship's logo                                         which I saw last Tuesday
                                                                                               ma kes me p ro ud to be
                Post/handl ing $8.50 ovemighllo 3kg $11 .50                                    your Commandi n g
PEWTER ART PRODUCTS & SERVICES PTY LTD                                                             " It is my privi lege to
                     PO BOX 16 LEMON TREE PASSAGE NSW2J19
               Phone o rder s anytime Bank/Mastercard - Visa                                   have served III such a gal.
        PHONE (02) 4982 4404 - FAX (02) 4982 48 15 - MOBILE (018) 498 833                      lamship·scompany."

                                                                                                                                                                         NAVY NEWS, May 18, 1998 (147) 3
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Phone 1800636124 or (06) 266 4013                                                                         ~~!
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                                                          Patrol boats in
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M~:~:r~::s!~~e~~:n:~: ~~::1::a ~:r~~~:
                                                          dash to island
                                                                                                                       T~;~';:'i ~~r~~~a;:~
                                                                                                                                                     rice in the two ribs and
   Two RAN personnel accompanying the team afe
linguists PDEWL Vandcrklasborsl from DSD and                                                                                                         two tinnies f rom t he
                                                                                                                       TLE      and      HMAS        patrol ooats to shore.
LSEWL Jensen from NORCOM.
                                                                                                                       WHYALLA. have pulled             " In a really combined
   Tbe Iri-service personnel will work with Aus-
tralian Agency for International Development                                                                           out all stops to take 10     e ffur t officers wor ked
(AusAlD) and are expected to be deployed for three                                                                     tonnes of rice to the         with junior and senior
months.                                                                                                                South Pacific island of      sailors to lifllhe bags of
  'They left AuslTalia late last month.                                                                                Tanna. facing famine as       rice from the deck of first
   LTCOL Geofr 1\fulht'rin is in command of th e..-                                                                    the re~ult of tropical       FREMANTLE and then
team.                                                                                                                  cycioneZuman.                 WHYAL LA. down inlo
   It is supported by three Black Hawk helicopters                                                                       With their ooab at ncar    the small craft as they
and a Cari!)ou transport.                                                                                              capacity with 25kg bags      came alongside.
   RAAF H('!"toles were used ill the jIJWal stages to                                                                 of rice anll other ~tore"         "Once      the     boats
take personnel and equipment from Townn ille and                                                                       lashed to their decks.       nullg ed into the ,and
Dano,inandtopre-position avialionfu eJ.                                                                                LCDR Riano Gargiulo          about 20 locals. super-
  The task of the team \till he to distribute food and                                                                (FREMANTLE)            anll   vi ..,ed by the police.
medical s uppli('s from the isolated township of                                                                       LCDR Mal Parsons             waded Into ankle deep
Wamena to even more remote communities in risk                                                                        (WHYALLA) lleparled           water to carry the bags up
orramine.                                                                                                             Port Vila at Ilpm on          the bcach to trucks.
   Wamena is in the most seHreJy drought alTected                                                                     April 22 anll travelling at      "The rice was ta~en to
area and the mountains mean suppli es ha ve to be
                                                                                                                       18 knot" entered Tanna's     [he police st:ltion for dis-
                                                                                                                      Lcnakel Harbour 140 nm        tribution.
  The ADF support builds on th e $3.3 million assis·
                                                                                                                      away at 6am the next llay.       "We finished          the
tanee already provided by Australia 10 Irian Jaya
since the crisis began and follows simila r assistance                                                                   "Because of a one          unloading by 9.45am and
to drought arrected a reas of PNG.                                                                                    metre swell. fears that       for the nexl hour hall
  ADF experience in hi gh a ltitude n ying gained                                                                     there wa"a barge sunk at      about ' 40 schoolchildren
from the challenging PNG terrain will be put to the                                                                   the wharf and the fact        on board fora visit.
test in the new operatioD  .                                                                                          that the wharrwa~ not ill        "We gave them some
  Primary aim ror Ihe Australians "'iII be to kw p                                                                    good condition. we            s()uvenirs but had wgct
communities fed until thei r own crops grow.                                                                          anchored 400 yards off        away by IlambccauM:we
  Water purification, light engi neering a nd malaria                                                                 the beach." LCDR Par-         had COmmittllCll~ III Noone}
oontroileams .....ill accompany the pilots, loadmasters                                                               sons ~aid                     for ANZAC Day."
and maintenance people tasked for th e o peration.                                                                      "We had to.,hulliethe       LCDR Parsolls said.

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                                                                                                                                NAVY NEWS, May 18, 1998 (149) 5
 Stamp of approval
 for Navy aviation
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 men! of "air mall" when         the 50th Anniversary year      the 10 Apn l launch. par-
 Australia Post and [he          of naval aviation.             ticularly appropriate as
 ROY:lI Australian Navy            A Seahawk of HS8l6           one of the ~quadron's
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                                                                   The large replica of the
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                                                                said that lhe av iation
                                                                theme recogmsed the role
                                                                played by the Navy In
                                                                Australia's defence.

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                                                               helicopter delivered the             alKl equlprnc:m III tropical       insects and rodents wllh
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6 (150) NAVY NEWS, May 18, 1998
 Cash reward
 for budding
                                                                                                                                       e oy system
 naval authors
 C~:~~a~~:~~~~:I~/~:;~~~~~.or the 1997
                                                                                                                                      no far away
                                                                                                                                                               Nu lkaare expected 10 begm later this yearasa lead
  The open section was taken out by multiple win-                                                                                                         up to full acceptance of the sys tem into the RAN.
 ner L C DR Alan Hinge from th e Australian                                                                                                                  The FFG and ANZAC fri gates are scheduled to be fit-
  Defence Force Academy.                                                                                                                                  led with the advanced decoy system which has been fi t-
    The competition is held annually and is open 10                                                                                                       led to HM AS MELBOURNE for pre-prod uclion testing.
 all full time members of 8ritish Commonwealth                                                                                                               Land-based trials at Woomera to confirm system inte-
 navies of commander rank or below.
                                                                                                                                                          grationand round performa nce shoultl be comp leted by
    The 1997 competition reech'ed 44 entries from the
                                                                                                                                                          the middl eof lheyear.
 l\ustralian, Sri Lankan, Singaporean and Indian
 nal'ies.                                                                                                                                                    Bri ti sh Aeros pace Australia is producing th e decoy
   The standard of entries, as s laled by one judge.                                                                                                      launch system and the rounds, the Electronic Decoy Car-
 "was variable" while other judges' comments indi-                                                                                                       tri dge Mark 234, for the Australi an and Canadian navies
 cated that many of the contri butions were quile                                                                                                            The US is producing its own launch syste m but will
 good starr papers or training aids memoire, but did                                                                                                     obtain its round s from BAeA.
 not fil the category or essay.                                                                                                                             The DSTO is supportin g the de velopment of Nulka.
   Further details of the 1998 essay competition,                                                                                                        through mod ell ing. simulation and researchin g issues
 whi ch closes on October 31 , this year, can be found                                                                                                   re lated
 i ll AUR 27 chapte r 14 and Rules of the Peter
 Mitchell Essay Competition.
     Co mp etition winners - 1997 - open: LCDR
 Hin ge $1250; officers: LEUT A. Bharatlwaj, IN
 $1000 I, LTA K Ju·Hon. RSN $500 2. LCDR S.
 Das.IN $250 3; sailors: PO I.M. Williams $1000 I,
 CPO G. J. Setter $500 2. Third not awarded.
     Sailors are encouraged to participate in Ibis sec-
 tion as the number or entries is usually low. Offi·
 cers undergoing starr college: LCD R n.c. Collins ,
 IN $750. LCDR M.D. Suresh . IN $750 equal I.
 LCDR P.K. BanerjCi!. IN $250 3.
     T he Peter Mitchell Essay Competition is admini-
 stered by Naval Training Command Annex - Canber-
 ra. Point or contact ror enquiries reganling Ihe com-
 petition i~ I.F:UT M.e. Kick, RAN (02) 6265 4(j(j7.

Reserves celebrate
ill:~r:~:rs ~~ e~;:c~~
                                             wa, hoped marchers
                                             would gather near the
cd to j 0 i n fe 1I0w                       o\erseas ~hipping termi-
 Reservists from the Arrny                  Ilal at Circular Quay in
and Air Force in a special                  the lato: morning of JlIly I
 Reserve Forces Day                         and would move off up
 march through the streets                  George Street about
of Sydney on July I.                         I 1.45am or noon
    l"epamde is aimed at                        "The marchers "ould
commemorating the 50th                      bean:ompanied by bands
 nnniversaryoftheforma-                     and groups of military
tion of military Reserve                    vehicles both ne" and
forces in Australia.                        hl~toric," MrWal\hsaid
    A special commi llee.                      "At the Sydney Town
worki ng in close cQ-{)pcra-                Hall the salute would be
tio n of the National Ser-                  take n, hopefuJJy byt hc
vice men's Associa tl on of                 Gove rn or.
Austra lia, is organisi ng                     ·' It is hoped the
th e special day.                           marc hers will mingle. fin d
    S tat e secretary of th e               fonner mates and even set
3 000- me mber a ssoc ia-                   up unit organisat ions."
ti on. MrMatt Walsh. said                      Info rmati on abo ut th e
althou g h final arran ge-                  parade, is ava il a ble o n
ments were not fi :rted it                  9742 1555.

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                                                                                                                  T  hree ships lrom the Chinese Peoples
                                                                                                                     liberation Army-Navy have just
                                                                                                                  completed a lour-day visit to Sydney. The
 IC~U~~he:asA:                                                                                                    visit was the first by ships hom the
Seaman Dung Bua Oa                                                                                                PLA-N and Nary News journalist Graham
moved up for a closer look..                                                                                      Davis and photographerl from the RAN
    Kacia is one o f two

                                                                                                                 h·         ·
                                                                                                                C Inese receive
groups of koalas which help                                                                                       Photographic Unit were on band to record
make Sydney's Taronga                                                                                             the historic event.
'ilJo universally popuJar.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     De Vere Hotel has all these
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         years been a great sup-

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            To further encourage
     As the rain pelted down                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 family reunion or to
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                                                                                                                                           The three ships carried                                                                 sailors to mingle with their PLA- N coumer-       ingredie ntsforthe:salads.
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PNG relief effort winds up                                                                                                     Force was formally diS·         left With the problem of             The Sh i p met heavy
                                                                                               A~:I::~I~~;;rt ~~o~~~           sol\(~d Apo13.                  transporllng I I Toyota            weather belween Po ri
                                                                                          offiCIally wrapped up last              While air aid de ]j"ery      four-wheel-dri,e ,'ehicles         Moresby and Townsville
                                                                                          mon th with a tn-service             was the main focus of the       and tl'oO shipping coma,"-         and although some tie ·
                                                                                          filia l parade at t he Au            drought relief operation.       ers (rom the operallon             downs parted, the load
                                                                                          Transport Squadron head-             many ADF and PNGDF              from Port Moresby back             caused no concern in the
                                                                                          quar1ers III Port Moresby.           personnel were hard at          to Townsville.                     rolling swell.
                                                                                             Commander l SI Aust-              work on the ground                 HMAS BALlKPAPAN                   LCDR Sorby said the
                                                                                          rahan Di" s ion and                  assisting the PNG com-          and her company were               Sea State 5 was the most
                                                                                          Deployable JOint Force               munity.                         idemified as the experts           challenging the ship had
                                                                                          lIeadquarter ~.     Major                A number of ADF pro·        to undertake the move.             experienced In recent
                                                                                          Gene ra l Pete r Cosgrove,           Jects provided baSIC ser-          BALlKPAPAN. unde r              memory.
                                                                                          was in POri Moresby to               ,ices. training and equip-      LCDR Marl Sorby sailed               After unloading in
                                                                                          rev,ew his troopS on their           ment In a range of fields.      from Darwin laSI month             Townsvi lle, BALlKPA-
                                                                            '':-_'''''''. final parade and RAAF                MediCS.        signallers,      directly to t he Lancon            PAN began preparations
                                                                                                                                                               wharf at POri Moresby.             for Exercise Inillal
                                                                                                                               finance and even public
                                                                        ·",,:u.-"'::ll                                         relation s personnel were       But because of her tight           Landing, involvlllg joint
                                                                                               Doug Chipman. a lso             involved in key projects        schedule t he company              amphib ious activities at
                                                                                               attended.                       throughout the operation.       was unable eve n to step           the     Cowley    Beach
                                                                                                  Corporal John Korala.        while some PNG soldiers
                                                                                                                                                                                             "i~" A~ •.
                                                                                                                                                               ~~~~~p i;ai:r:ss~~~~ r?'h::::i~ g~ re~===;
                                                                        ~"'            1
                                                                                 • .IiI1       a nulltary policeman            had t he 0pp0rlunity of
                                                                                                                                                               she was loaded and refu-                 Transferred
                                                                                               from Port Moresby. and          visltlllgAustralianumts.
                                        \\1i!'\;;;:=~~~~:=~~~1 1                               Pnvate Peter Ford, a                Medical teams camed         elled.                                    to or from
                                                                                               logistics clerk from            out four missions into             BALIK's XO. LEUT                       Canberra?
                                                                                               Townsville's 5th Aviation       remo te villages. By the        Ritchie. said that loading
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Have your pelS cared
                                                                                               Regiment. received pre-         end of the relief effort.       the 4wDs went smoothly               for whilst you move to

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                                                                                               sen'lce durlllg the re lief     more than 1200 villagers.       vring space on the tank
                                                                                                                                   Med ical     Ireatment      deck.                                   We pick up from
                                                                                               effort.                                                                                                 and deliver to the
                                                                                                  Naval iandlllg craft         included disease preven-           The I I ToyO!as were
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Canberra a irport.
                                                                                                                               t ion ed ucatio n. imlll uni·   s im ply driven on boa rd

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                                                                                               I·IM AS LA BUAN a nd
                                                                                               HM AS        TARA KAN           sation of children. dental      and parked.                             Rates lor boarding
                                                                                               moved 330 tonnes of             Ireatmem an d education            Some we re organised                  on appl ication.
                                                                                               freig ht to remo te areas       and hea lt h assessmen ts.      four abreast and two were            Tony and Chris's
                                                                                               and more than 3.2 million       Specialist care included        pa rk ed inside the ship-            Boarding Kennels
                                                                                                                                                               pingconta llle rs. T he re
                                                                                               ki lograms of emergency         obstetrics. paediatrics and
                                                                                               food aid was de livered by      dentistry.                      was little room fo r error.             (06) 236 9207

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                                                            la ke part in ANZAC Day            month- long operation.          end in Papua New Guinea
                                                            commemorations.                       T he Combined Task           Joint Task Force 105 was
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                                                                                                     - CAfYJ' Robertson, left, h ands the weight                            SEPARATION
                                                                                                                 lo C AfYJ' Rago,
                                                            at a moving ceremony at the                                                                                     PROBLEMS'!
                                                                                               New man for
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                                                            tery.                                                                                                     Protect yourself and your children.
                                                               NEWCASTLE personnel
                                                            also participated in the olli-                                                                                        Contact

                                                                                               an old girl
                                                            cial openingofa war muse-                                                                                      MARK WILLIAMS
                                                            um al Hellfire Pass on the                                                                                              Pa nne rfSolicito r
                                                            Death Railway.
       - A nl em be r ofth e lri -sen'ieegua rd a lthe         The visi l tO Thailand was                                                                          • Long association with Departme nl of
              Kaneha na buri War Cemetery.                  part of a 10-week de ploy-                                                                               Defence personnel.
                                                                                                                               pagne wi th hi s wife in a
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Charity award                                  HMAS STIRLI NG won th e 1996 trop hy.
                                                                                                 Captain Bria n Roben-
                                                                                               son was fareweJJedbythe
                                                                                               company afte r handing
                                                                                               over command of PERTH
                                                                                               to Capta in Louis Rago last
                                                                                                                               Chair in Sydney. CAPT
                                                                                                                               Robertson leaves t he
                                                                                                                               seagoing fo ld for leave
                                                                                                                               before ta king up a shore
                                                                                                                                                                     relation to manlal and de-facto
                                                                                                                                                                       Ph: (02) 9749 1500
T~a~~~~~~a~fM'i:ehs~~~nJe~f~~a~i:~                ANZAC's nom ina t ion was for her            month.                            CAPT Rago is the 27th
                                                                                                                               and fi nal Commanding
presen ted H MAS ANZAC wit h t he
Navy League o f Australia Perpetua l
                                               work for the Albany Children's Cancer
                                               Care Group. the ship's adopted charity.
                                                                                                  Highl ights of his 2 1-
                                                                                               month tenure II1c lude          Officer of t L\1AS PERTH           WILLIAMS HUSSAIN
Trophy.                                           More than $8000 has been raised in           leading t he first RAN          before her decommission-                            SOLiCITORS
  ANZAC was awarded the trophy for             the 12 months since hercommissioning.           tas kgrouplO visit the          ing schedu led for Sep-
her co mp a ny's charity ( un u r a is i ng      The money was raised thro ugh innov-          Peo ple's Rep ub lic of         lember nex t year.                  I t/o;o\pt'ciali.'i iIlK ill ('lmn'YlII"'illg
effor1s.                                       ative fund raising ac tivities including a      China in I I years. being          Her kee l was laid in                           lIlU/Cr;mt'
   ANZAC. under her previous CO                sponsored "shave off' which saw 60              task group commander for         1963 and she was com-
CAPT Les Pataky and now CAPT Marc              people go unde r the clippers from the          Exercise Kakadu 3 and           missioned into the RAN                            O lli..:l· ... In S~ drll. '~
Bonser. won the community award from           commanding officer to male and female           taking part in Ex~ rcise        on July 17, 1965. She will
fierce competition from other f1ec t unils     sailors.                                        Valiant Us her with the         be the leadship for the                       SIl"athllcld ;tlld :\uhmn
and sh o re es t ab lis hm e nt s around          HM AS ANZAC was adopted by the               American Amphib ious            R AN t askgro up for
                                                                                                                                                                      A,"'(ll·I;!!": oITil,."l'-" III of Ill' I" Siall' ...
Australia.                                     Town of Albany last year and there is a         Readiness Task Gmup.            Exercise RIMPAK 98 off
  The shield rema ins in the west. as          close bond bet ween the two.                       LaSI seen slpplllg .. ham-   Hawa ii.

                                                                                                                                                                          NAVY NEWS, May 18, 1998 (1 55) 11
    W&WW__ _ _ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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 Good times in goodwill visit
                                                                                             H~~~s~~~~~r~a~}tah~sa !~~ihl,~a~:~~t:; ~~~r:~
                                                                                                                                                            HOBART's te3ms played rugby. soccer and basketball
                                                                                                                                                          against local Defence Force teams. going down only
                                                                                            N3vyvesse ls.                                                 narrowly 10 a much bigger Kiwi Anny side in rugby.
                                                                                               B OBART (CMDR Simon Woolrych) has returned                    Two open days were major suc cesses, with many
                                                                                            from a four-week goodwill tour of New Zc313nd which           locals visiting Ihe shi p.
                                                                                            took in four pon visi ts. a neet concentrati on period and       Before depanlng for the New Zealand Exercise Area,
                                                                                            a multin3tional muill-forceexercise.                          HOBART hosted a COF cocktail party with the guests
                                                                                              After an uneventful crossing of rh e Tasma n Sea            IIlctuding eDF Australia. cor NZ and a number of digni-
                                                                                            HOBART arrived in New Zealand waters a day eMly and           taries from the Defence commumtjes of the ,y,u nations.
                                                                                            went to anchor In the picturesque Queen ChMlotte SouncJ.         After some li gh t navigation traimng in the beautiful
                                                                                              The even ing me31 was replaced with a steel beach           Queen Charloue sound in the north of the South Island.
                                                                                            b3rlxcue and entenainment supplied by the ship's band.        HOBART met up with I-IMAS MELBOURNE.
                                                                                            on loan from the RAN B3nd Sydney.                             HMNZS WELLINGTON and the French FNS LA
                                                                                              She weighed anchor before sunrise in order to make          G LORIEUSE for th ree days of intense exercising during
                                                                                            the pilotage into Wellington for five days a long~ide al      [he seco nd week of the NZ Fleet Conce ntration Period.
                                                                                            Queens wharf. practically in the middle of the city.             The next port was Napier. wh.:re she berthed under

I                                                                                                                                                         light security whichditl nOI allow for open days.
                                                                                                                                                            However HOBART's         spon~men   look on the locals in
                                                                                                                                                         rugby, soccer and golf. camlllg an exceitent wm in the
                                                                                                                                                         soccer. while the band uOOcr LSMUSN David Pitchfork
                                                                                                                                                         enlenamed the lunchllme cmwds III Napier's town maiL
                                                                                                                                                            On route to Auckland II OBART 'l;joi n .. d the rep for
                                                                                                                                                         liS Ihml week with umts mcludm~ the RNZN"~ oller
                                                                                                                                                          ENDEAVOUR were workmg up for the multl-nalional
                                                                                                                                                         w-scrvice Excrclsc Malakrri.
                                                                                                                                                           Emering hamourtheship wasf'cercl" h) a
                                                                                                                                                         school of dolphins. the Italian America's LIt> luad
                                                                                                                                                         conducting thelT pre-c hallenge series trials a .. J Ihe
                                                                                                                                                         RNZN band at [he wharf.
                                                                                                                                                           In Auckland the shlp's comp:Hly enjoyed the clty's
                                                                                                                                                         social scene as well as a   ~pons   day   ho~ICd   by IIMNZS
                                                                                                                                                         CANTERBURY :and a tour of the Royal NZ Yacht
                                                                                                                                                         Squadron. present home of the America's Cup and ~lIe
                                                                                                                                                         of the 2000 cup challenge.
                                                                                                                                                            On depan mg BOBART tr.ln~ited the Bay of Plenty
                                                                                                                                                         and passed through the very narrow and spectacular
                                                                                                                                                         passage known :I) the Hole 111 the Wall
                                                                                                                                                         rejected by IIMNZS WELLINGTON.
                                                                                                                                                            Back in the NZ Exercise Area, HOBART went to busi-
                                                                                                                                                         ness with Exercise Matakiri, an amphibious lodgment of
                                                                                                                                                         80 special force troop" uuo the port ofTaur,mga.
                                                                                                                                                            The landing was successfull y undertaken despite
                                                                                                                                                         heavy allacks from Orange Force Macchis. Th e air
                                                                                                                                                         threat was easily dispensed with by HOBART and an
                                                                                                                                                            Heading to her next pan I-IOBART entered the narrow
                                                                                                                                                         na\igation waters of the Otal,'O Hamou r - depths below
                                                                                                                                                         the ship as low as twO metres - that lead to Dunedin.
                                                                                                                                                            The first call wa~ at Dunedln's refuelling wharf
                                                                                                                                                         before a cold move to Victoria wharf where she wou ld
                                                                                                                                                         rcmainfurthe remainder of the visit.
                                                                                                                                                           The co ld move to HOBART'S benh proved the pro-
                                                                                                                                                         fel>sionalism of the seaman department when a wind
                                                                                                                                                         squall ufu p to 45 knots hit w ith out warning causing
                                                                                                                                                         both lines on HOBART's twO tu gs to pan, leaving her
                                                                                                                                                         with no protcction frornlhe " 'harf.
                                                                                                                                                           1lle ship drifted onto lhe wharf and if flO( for the courage
                                                                                                                                                         of one of the rug dmers, who p.1I his vessel between the
                                                                                                                                                         ship and the whalf. HOBART would ha\'e SUSiained much
                                                                                                                                                         more serious dam;lge the 4():m-square lk:nt and sm;lll
                                                                                                                                                         pullClureofthc ship's hull at the transom.
                                                                                                                                                           The Engineering department worked th roughout the
                                                                                                                                                         afternoon and early eve ning to patch the hull 3nd the
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         Another policy might
       have covered Cpt. White's
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         also have paid for the
      total reconstruction of his
          back and given him
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     It's amazing what th ey ca n do these days   strict instru ctions to spare no expense.        of Australi a's arm ed services.

- if yo u've got the ri ght insurance.                So they matched the original timbers.             N eeds that many conve ntional insur-

     As Captain White discovered when his         They matched the or igi nal hide. They even      ance compa nies arc frankly a1l too ready to

prized antiq ue armchair was almost lost in a     matc hed th e old-fashio ned deco rative brass   co nsign to the 'too hard ' baskec.

ho use fire ahoU[ two years ago.                  tacks that marry the rwo together.                    With Smarc Cover you can protect

    Along with most of the co ntents of the           And the result is such an exact copy of      yourself and your fa mily against the loss

house, the chair - a family heirloom which        th e ar mchair which Captain White's father      of everything from a yacht         [Q   an item of

his father had acquired just after WW II and      purchased with his de-mob pay fifty years        jewellery for as little as $8 dollars a m onth.

today something of a coll ector's item - was      ago, that his son had to sit down for a minute        Hardl y - if Ca pta in White will forgIve us

:,umt almost beyond recognition.                  when he first set eyes on it.                    - an arm and a leg when you consider the

    But its sentimental value so clearly out-         Not every Australian Defence Forces          peace of mind that you're acqu iring.

Ne ighed its mo netary wo rth that instead of     insuran ce story has such a happy ending.            To apply for Smart Cover - or        [Q   make a

:ompensating Captain White for his loss we            But then no t every Australian Defence       claim - all you need to do is call one pho ne

offered to rebuild it, top to bottom.             Force member insures his or her possessions      number. 1800 020 0 10, and furnish us with

    By no means an easy undertaking.              - as Captain White did - with Smart Cover.       your details.

    For one thing, the cabinet-making skills          But they should think about doing so.            (Or the details of your furnimre.)

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                                                                        the fonn ofa leadlight feature has been
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                                                                                                                     of the Sydney Association, serw:d In
  HMAS LEEUWIN - 24th INTAKE                                            Installed al the entrance 10 the Warrant     SYDNEY I in 1926.
                                                                        Officers' and Senior Sailors' Me~ at
                                                                                                                       The feature wall was planned and
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                                                                                                                     designed by Mess Manager POSTD Neal
                                                                                                                     and installed by local anisi. Mrs Cathy

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14 (1 58) NAVY NEWS, May 18, 1998
Rugby joins up                                                                                                                    '(OUR HOLIDAY'
H~:!!~~:~~ ::eSaj~;~~
                                              WATSON . PLATYPUS,
                                              WATERHEN and PENGUIN h!ld
                                              fou nd il im possible 10 fie ld a learn
                                                                                        Thu rsday afternoons except for the
                                                                                        " loc al derb y" agaIns t ALBA -
                                                                                        TROSS at Nowra o n Wedn esda y,
                                                                                                                                  'lOUR RESORT
  The move will no t affe ct th e             altho ugh II wa s possible th eIr         May2?
Dempst er Cup. Nav y's premie r               stro nger players c ould for ce              The semi-final will be on August
rugb y union event. but KUTTA·                themselves into lheGreens' ]jneup.        13 with the final the followmg
BUL's LSPT Paul Williams said the               HMAS KUTTABUL h as                      Thursday.
additional C<lmpelilion could only            nominated and will have ownership            LS Williams said th e Dempste r
serve 10 strengthen standards.                oftlw: team," he said.                    Cup would be played at the end of
  " ALBATROSS has been in the                    KUlTS will use the near-to-home
                                                                                        the season.
competition for a couple of years             Vic toria Barrack s In Sydne y 's
                                                                                           ''The D.empsterCuphas not been
and its standard has lifted," he said.        Paddington as its home ground
                                                                                        going too well for the past couple of
  In February, RANRU manager                  throughout the IO-team oompetition,
                                                 It has drawn on ly two away            seasons:'hesaid.
CPQwrR BreI! Quinn forecast the
                                              games over the seasoll, one of them          'This extra competition might lift
 He had said it would be ideal if             011 friendly turf at ALBATROSS and        the standards and we expect the
No rth ern Es tablishments and                the other against 3 RAR's A team at       ships and establishments to playa
WATSON also joined up.                        Holsworthy.                               series of challenge matches
 However LS Wi l liams said                      Games will be played on                througholU Ihe year:'
                                                                                                                                  The RAN Central Canteens Fund owns and operates,

   Not dragon their heels                                                                                                          three holiday resorts. These resorts offer excellent
                                                                                                                                 standards of accommodation including cottages, units,
                                                                                                                                caravan and camping sites (not Forster Gardens), as well
                                  lOok part ill a colourful        on ly 100th of a second          In the final Navy was in
T~~x~~v~'rsa;~~n b~na~            and competi ti ve day of         behind first.                  a commanding position
                                                                                                                                as excellent facilities at significantly less cost than other
                                  dragon boat racing.                 The men's open team         when disaster struck 20                    similar commercial holiday resorts,
teams have performed
well ill th e Moomba                Navy's mixed team              made il to the Gold Cup        metres from the fi nish.
Ilitematiolial Dragon Boat        perfonned eXTremely well,        final in fine style winning      The highly-favoured
Competition.                      winning the Professional         its heat over the Adelaide     Sydney Chinese boat and
   A record fi e ld of 4S         Cup and finishing second         Power Blade s who had          the Navy co llided and
teams includillg illterstate      in the Mixed City of             previously beaten the men      both boats were d is-                     BUNGALOW PARK
and inlerllatiOllalteams          Melbourne Gold Cup,              in Canberra.                   qualified.
                                                                                                                                Located at Burrill Lake, 4km south of Ulladulla on the mid
                                                                                                                                South Coast of NSW. Bungalow Park fronts the shores of
                                                                                                                                Burrill lake and is only minutes from the beach.
                                                                                                                                Burrill lake offers safe swimming for children and is ideal for
                                                                                                                                fishing and all water sports.
                                                                                                                                A highlight at Bungalow Park is the spectacular daily bird
                                                                                                                                feedings .
                                        • Navy's dragon boat paddlers .. in China.
                                                                                                                                  Contact the manager. Ken Veitch for bookings or further information.

                                                                   RAN'S rugby                                                                  Bungalow Part, Burrill Late NSW 2539
                                                                                                                                           TELEPHONE : (02) 44551621 FAX: (02) 4454 4197

             CLASS III
  Pas paley Peading is Australia's larges t
                                                                   round robin                                                       AMBLIN CARAVAN AND
                                                                                                                                       CAMPING PARK
  producer of South Se a Pearls.
  They operate their pearling fl ee t from
  Darwin and Broome.
  Expressions of interest for positions within
                                                                   real success                                                  Situated 240km south west of Perth, Amblin Park is right on the
                                                                                                                                 shore of Geographe Bay.

                                                                   C~~~~~;I~::~~ t~:~                                           The beach offers safe swimming for children and is ideal for
  the fleet are sought from Ships Engineers
  who hold current (lass III ce rtificates.
  For furrher details contilct:
                                                                   Indoor Sports Centre:. for
                                                                   its success in organising
                                                                                                   SALTY                        fishing and all water sports.
                                                                                                                                Amblin Park also has a fully enclosed healed swimming pool.

                Nik Maks imovic on
          (08) 89815466 or 015 615 238
                                                                   rugby. especiall y The l O-
                                                                   a-side round robin. But
                                                                   how cou ld the Ki w is
                                                                                                   IN THE                        Contact the manager, Frank Fr;mston for bookings or further infonnallon.
                                                                                                                                          Amblfn Caravan Park, PO Box 232 Busselton WA 62BO
                  (during busin~ss hours)                          defeat the Aussies on a
                                                                   hot Fe bruary 13 unless
                                                                                                  ,NORTH                                     TELEPHONE: (DB) 97554079 FAX: (08) 97554739

               D.H\\. 1n NT Auslrilltd                             t-hey stacked their sides?
                                                                   We are the hot weather         Dashing Dave is versalile
                                                                   specialists. But good luck     and should be a great                   FORSTER GARDENS
                     #     CERAM IC DECAN1'ER                      to the m.                      he lp to coa c h Dave
                                                                                                  Hughes.                       Occupying a prime location in Forster on the mid-North Coast
                             SIJIUlAIUNES                                ***
    '9'                     411 COU.INS ClASS
                               AND OBERON
                                                                   ALBA TR OSS and
                                                                                                  C~~~~sn ~~ny ~:~~~
                                                                                                                                of NSW, 331 km from Sydney.
                                                                                                                                Forster Gardens provides a pleasant village atmosphere with
                                                                   KUTTABUL auger well            who has at last seen the      all the delights and attractions of · Forster only a few minutes
                                                                   for the future of Navy         light. A man of und yi ng     walk away.
                                                                   rugby. ADELAIDE is fasT        talents, Ton y is KUTTA-
                                                                   becomi ng a power. as is       BUL's new rugby man-           Contact the manager, Ian Mclaughlin for bookings and further Information.
                                                                   TORR ENS             Th e      age r to he lp Rugby Ro n                  Forster GarrJ.ns, PO Box 20 FOISter NSW 2428

   . .. EAOIIIII. .
     OB    N '                     .,.885m                         underlying keenness of ,he
                                                                   o l d ma s t er, Dimpl es
                                                                   Sheargold. also is showing
                                                                   in th e players from
                                                                                                  Givee n. Chris Smith and
                                                                                                  Warre n Lath a m. I ha ve
                                                                                                  heard il all. The Ga ll-
                                                                                                  oping Greens. KUTIA-
                                                                                                                                                   TELEPHONE / FAX: (02) 6554 6027

                                                                                                                                  Bookings accepted up to nine months ahead. Bookings for
  Thisvitriliedeeramicdecanterismodeled                            K AN IMBL A.                   BUL , is using Victo ria
  and made in Australia. EaeI1 unit Is decOrated in origiMl
                                                                   MANOORA and HUON.              Barracks as its home           Christmas School Holidays will be accepted after the Easter
  bIadc linish. VoIume8OOml (47 1) and 500mI (Oberon) .
  With complimentary bottle 01 wNsky plus postage and              But this side has los! the     ground. I have left many       School Holidays. Retired RAN personnel (20 years or more)
  handling (Sydney free pos\age).                                  ex p e ri e nc e of Na vy      pieces of skin there ..        are eligible for full Service discounts at all Holiday Centres.
  Send your cheque, money order or credit card dela~S\O            chippte hooker Bob Moult,
                                                                   who has paid off once
           MIlt.ICIIY, - 118 N rtllc.te Itrllt.
                               .                                                                  C~on~~~~~o~:~!:;                  Write to Staff Officer (Canteens), DSUP-N, CP3-1-Bl
                                                                                                                                   Campbell Park Offices, CAMPBELL PARK ACT 2600 to
                  It L..... dl NIW 2085                                                           Chief scri be Breit Quinn
                                                                                                  fo r hi s monthl y Moves                         obtain your discount card.
         fax your order to (02) 9966 0391
                                                                   Goodr to seeDummety
                                                                      nati onal rugb
                                                                   manage Dave
                                                                                                  rugby publication. I enjoy
                                                                                                  receivi ng it in Townsville         Telephone: (02) 6266 4421 Fax: (02) 6266 2388
  <>             Phone (02) 9966 0390                              tra nsfer hi s loyalties to    and iI's a lwa ys passed
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                                                                                                                                                                                                 S ~~~~s~~~r~o~~~i
                                                                                                                                                                                                  have adapted th eir nauti -
                                                                                                                                                                                                  cal skills to the competi.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  tille art of d ragon boat
                                                                                                                                                                                                  ra ctng      andth eY3 re
                                                                                                                                                                                                  about to tak e on th e
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Two-and·a-half years
                                                                                                                                                                                                 ago the novice Navy
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dragon Boat Team was
                                                                                                                                                                                                  formed from a crew of
                                                                                                                                                                                                 energetic. active young
                                                                                                                                                                                                 sailors       from       th e
T~::ey ~~h~~it~~I~~                                                                                                                                                                               Engineering Facul ty at
                                                                                                                                                                                                 CERBER US.
with three majorchampi-
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Now the time has co me
onships 10 be contested in
                                                                                                                                                                                                 to pro ve its dragon boat
lhe near future.                                                       exec utive offi ce r of Klrr-                                                                                             prowess 10 the world in a
   TIle AOF cross COUlltry          Sneezby was too strong             TABUL , LCD R Kn ox                                                                                                       series of competItions in
will be Holswonhy this              and with a final burst o f                                                                                                                                   1I0ng Kong and Chllla.
Friday, May 22, thell               e nergy crossed th e line                                                                                                                                       The team has been
lhere'sjusl enough time 10          first just fou r seco nds                                                                                                                                    selected 10 represenl
re cover for th e half              ahead o f AB Aylet with                                                                                                                                      Victoria and Australia at
                                                                       took hne honours with
maralhon, run in conjunc-           LEUT De-Munk a close                                                                                                                                         Ihe 1998 Chll1a inter-
tion wuh the Australian                                                Mrs Li7 Clarke second.
                                    third.                                                                                                                                                       natIo nal Dragon Boat
Championships, al Lake                                                                                                                                                                           series from May 28 to
Macquarie, NSW, on June                                                                                                                                                                          lune8.
    Fo r those ready for a
rcal challenge, the ADF
                                        Fun run                       s ig n s hop bro ke away
                                                                      ea rl y and mainlained a
                                                                       narrow lead over CPOCK
                                                                                                                                                                                                     If previous success is
                                                                                                                                                                                                 any indication. it appears

                                                                                                       Run Rabbitoh run
                                                                                                                                                                                                 the CERBER US team IS
 marathon will be in
Adelaide 00 August 9.                   sets a                        Wood from WATSON for
                                                                      the enti re course.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 In with a good chaoce.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    lis Impressive perfor-
    ADF Running Associ-                                                   In the female seCIiOO of                                                                                               manc e s with the men's
ation president CMDR
Frank Kresse said he and
                                       hot pace                       the walk Kate Ambler
                                                                      from the Personnel               M~:~~~n~f p~~:J ~o~~%E;h'!
                                                                                                                                                     t he club with an HMAS SYDNEY
                                                                                                                                                                                                 IlIllled teams so f3r thI S
                                                                                                                                                                                                 year at the Melbourne
CPO M,ck Horan would                                                  Se rvices Office took an         South Sydney Rugby League side th,~              COmpln) members of SYDNEY                International Dragoo Boat
be pleased to help any                A strong field lined up         early lead and held on to        monlh whe n it viSIted lhe ",arshi p for a                                                Festi\'al,     the    1998
                                                                                                                                                    eMXHted the Rabbitohs on a tour of the
contestants running their          in the women's race wit h          win ""h Defence civilian         team photo shoot wtth a difference                                                        Canberra Austrahan and
                                                                                                                                                    enllTe <;hlpand MrWalpole said the
fi rst half or full mara-          las t year's winner. LS            Tri sh Lane. also of th e          The marl..etlng manager of South                                                        State      Dragon     I]oat
                                                                                                                                                    footballers were impressed.
thons.                             GallI of HMAS WAT-                 PSO. takin g out Ihe             Sydney Leagues Club. Mr Ron                                                               Championships and the
   For de lai ls of th e           SON. defending her title.                                                                                            '11le team loved II. It really opened
                                                                      female veteran sectI on.         Wal pole. said the concepl for the day                                                    World       Club     Crew
events, cont act CMDR                 But from the start AB                                                                                         their <'yes to life in the Navy and th c
                                                                         HMAS KUlTAB UL's              tour and photo session arose from a                                                      Ch3 mpi o nships           III
Kresse on DNATS 8 664              Rya n of WATSON set a                                                                                            concept of teamwork.
                                                                      Co mm a ndin g Officer.          desire to "'do some thin gdifferell1".                                                    W{'lIlngton.l1Iduding VIC-
1.59 or CPO HOran on 8             hot pace With LEUT                                                                                                   "Howe \erthey found tTa1l1111g later
                                                                      CMDR Garnock. acted as             During the tour. Mr Walpole present-                                                   tory in theM3l:kie Group
577147.                            Westwood and LS Galli                                               edacopyofthe World War II Japanese           thatdayclhauSI1I1g,ha\'ing climbed so        Professional Cup at the '9g
   Mea nwhi le more than           trying to stay in touch,but        presentallon office r an d                                                    many stairs on board~"
                                                                                                       surrender document. which "'as signed                                                    Melbourne Internat ional
100 Sydneysiders lined up          her triathlon training             a lso completed th e run                                                          Footage from the shoot will be used
                                                                                                       on USS MISSOURI. \0 SYDNEY CO                                                            Dragon Boat Fesl1val.
for th e sevent h annual           proved tOO much and she            along with the Exec u!l\'e                                                    111 Ihe team', offidal poster and 1lI3ga·
                                                                                                       CMDR l ames Goldrick. The document                                                       could ha\'e the oppos,tlon
Sydney Area Fun Run in             crossed the hne fiTSl.with         Officer LCDR Knox and
                                                                      manager of corpo rat e
                                                                                                       was donated to the cl ub by its oldest       line and ",II  recei\'e nalional coverage   brealhingfireinexaspern-
Centennial Park.                   LElIT Westwood and LS                                               member. keen h,stonan Alben Clift.           111 a segment on Channel Nine's F()Qn       1I0natt!lene"<  comers.
   From the starting gun           Galli seco nd and third            su pport - K UTIABUl.              C MDR Goldrick in turn presented           Sholt due to be aired thIS week.                The team IS curren tl y
Mr Sneezby from HMAS               respecti ve ly.                    CMDR C1arl..e RN.                                                                                                         enduring a rigorous train -
                                                                                                                                                                                                ing schedul e und er th e

                                                                                                                                                                                                watchful eyes of ca ptain
                                                                                                                                                                                                coac h CPOPT Mike
                                                                                                                                                                                                Winter       assisted     by
                                                                                                                                                                                                CPOPT June Cunning-
                                                                                                                                                                                                ham and LCDR Brendan
                                                                                                                                                                                                Byrn e and is eage rl y
                                                                                                                                                                                                amicipating the upcoming
                                                                                                                                                                                                competition in China's Sai
                                                                                                                                                                                                Kung, Guilin. Guangzhoo
                                                                                                                                                                                                and Shenzen ci ties.
                                                                                                                                                                                                   'The members are co nfi-
                                                                                                                                                                                                dent th ey can belief last
                                                                                                                                                                                                year's res ul!. fourth,and
                                                                                                                                                                                                bring home the Gold Cup.
                                                                                                                                                                                                   1lleNavy team isspon-
  Todays sermon is about                                                                                                                                                                        so red by MTU Australia.
                                                                                                                                                                                                Smart Cover and HMAS
   lying. How many of you                                                                                                                                                                       CERBERUS ship's com-
  have read the 25th. Chapter?                                                                                                                                                                     • M oo m ba s u ccess,
                                                                                                                                                                                                page 15.

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