HMAS Melbourne II Trilogy podcast

HMAS MELBOURNE II I/C HMA Ships VENDETTA and VOYAGER. RAN Gannet aircraft are seen operating from MELB.

The Australian Naval Institute proudly partners with the University of NSW (Canberra), the Seapower Centre, the Naval Historical Society and the Submarine Institute in producing the acclaimed Australian Naval History podcast series.

Just released over three weeks have been three episodes which discuss the collisions between the aircraft carrier HMAS Melbourne and the destroyers HMAS Voyager and then USS Frank E Evans. There are two episodes about the Voyager collision which covers both the maritime aspects and the two Royal Commissions.

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75th anniversary of Leyte landings

(L-R): Group Captain Ian Goold CSC, Australian Defense Attaché;  Australian WWII – Leyte Landings veterans Mr Len Mcleod, Rear Admiral Guy Griffiths AO, Australian Ambassador Steven J. Robinson AO; and Mr David Mattiske.

PALO, Leyte, Oct. 19 — Australian Ambassador Steven J. Robinson AO led the ceremonial wreath laying at the Australian WWII Memorial as part of the commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the Leyte Landings, the Australian Embassy in the Philippines reports.   The Ambassador was joined by three returning Australian servicemen and their families. 

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