ON this day in 1941 the Minister for the Navy approved the employment of twelve female telegraphists and two attendants at the Harman Wireless Transmission Station in Canberra. On 21 April a Navy Office letter to the Commodore-in-Charge, Sydney authorised the entry of women into the service as WRANS. The fourteen women began their duties at Harman on 28 April 1941.
ON this day in 1994, the training ship and transport vessel, HMAS Jervis Bay (I) was decommissioned after more than 16 years naval service. The ship was a very successful as a seamanship and navigation training vessel.