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A note on the passing of Rear Admiral ‘Oscar’ J Hughes AM RAN (Rtd.)

A note on the passing of Rear Admiral ‘Oscar’ J Hughes AM RAN (Rtd.)

RADM_Owen_HughesOWEN ‘Oscar’ Hughes was born in Waikerie, South Australia, in 1935, Oscar Hughes joined the Royal Australian Naval College in 1951. He graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering from Melbourne University in 1958 and following weapons application training in the United Kingdom he spent most of the succeeding years in aircraft engineering and project appointments at Naval Air Station Nowra, in HMAS Melbourne, and overseas.

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Events to mark 100 years since AE1 was lost

Events to mark 100 years since AE1 was lost

[caption id="attachment_1535" align="alignleft" width="150"]AE1 in dock at Barrow AE1 in dock at Barrow[/caption]

Michael White, President of AE1 Inc, reports

THIS is a short report on the events held in PNG, Australia and the UK of events to mark the 100 years to the day since AE1 was lost off Duke of York island on 14th September 1914.

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CN’s haul down signal

CN’s haul down signal

griggshauldownBy Vice Admiral RAY GRIGGS
TODAY (30 June 2014) my flag will be hauled down and I will hand over command of the Royal Australian Navy to Vice Admiral Tim Barrett. It has been the most enormous privilege for me, to be given the honour of leading you all for the last three years and being the professional head of the best Navy in the world. It is not an honour that many are given.

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CN tells of progress amid “frenetic operational tempo”

CN tells of progress amid “frenetic operational tempo”

20110607ran8099747_008.jpgTHE Royal Australian Navy has made tangible progress in the past three years at a time when “the operational tempo of our small force has been frenetic”, Vice-Admiral Ray Griggs said in a major speech to the Australian Strategic Policy Institute’s Lockheed Martin White Ensign dinner on 12 June.

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Amphibious operations seminar held in Sydney by RUSI (NSW)

On the afternoon of Tuesday 27th May the Royal United Services Institute (New South Wales) convened an extraordinary seminar on Amphibious Operations. Several Australian speakers were joined by speakers from UK and USA presenting recent experiences of amphibious operations in Africa, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific together with current planning and preparation for the enhanced Australian Defence Force amphibious capability with the advent of the Canberra class LHD ships.

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