The Australian Naval Institute

The ANI is the leading forum for naval and maritime affairs in Australia. The Institute achieves this through major membership events, particularly the annual Vernon Parker Oration and the Goldrick Seminar; through this website; and through its printed publication, the Australian Naval Review.

The ANI is a self-supporting and non-profit making organisation to provide a forum for Naval personnel and others interested in maritime affairs.

Upcoming Event:   Last Post Ceremony – Captain Hector ‘Hec’ Waller

28 February 2019 Australian War Memorial commencing at 1645.

On 28 February 2019, the Australian War Memorial will hold a Last Post Ceremony to commemorate the sacrifice of Captain Hector ‘Hec’ MacDonald Laws Waller during World War II. Captain Waller was the Commanding Officer of HMAS PERTH when it was sunk in the Sunda Strait on 01 March 1942. He was listed as missing, presumed killed and was posthumously mentioned in dispatches.

An invitation is extended to all members of the ANI to attend the Last Post Ceremony in honour of Captain Hec Waller at the AWM on 28 Feb 19 commencing at 1645. The Vice-President of the ANI will lay a wreath on behalf of the President and all members of the ANI. Please feel free to pass this invitation to colleagues, family and friends.

In order to provide the AWM an indication of numbers attending the Last Post Ceremony, would you please indicate your intention to attend and approximate numbers to admin@navalinstitute.com.au

A biography of Captain Waller’s navy career is available at http://www.navy.gov.au/biography/captain-hector-hec-macdonald-laws-waller

Upcoming Event:   2019 Vernon Parker Oration and ANI Annual Dinner

5 June 2019 Hotel Realm Barton ACT, commencing at 18:30.

Speaker:  Air Chief Marshal Sir Angus Houston AK AFC (Ret’d)

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