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OF 1952 NAVY WEEK IN BURNIE with the Navy League's A.S.C.C.
October 17th Friday. 1952
In conjunction with the Ex. Navalmen's Association, Navy League
and Sea Cadets assisted with the sale of buttons. Approximately
£20 was raised for the unit.
October 19th. Sunday.
The Cadets of T.S. "Tobruk," together with Cadets from Ulverstone,
turned out in force and marched to the War Memorial, led by the
ex-Naval men and the Burnie Municipal Band. An address was given
there by Lieut., Commander the Rev. Chas K. Warren, DSO, RNVR,
and wreaths were laid by the Warden of Burnie, Ex-Navalmen's Association
and Navy League and Sea Cadets.
October 21-Tuesday Trafalgar Day.
A dance was held in the Burnie Town Hall by Navy League.
HMAS "Latrobe" (Lieut-Commander W. Evans, RAN) arrived in
Burnie on an official visit. During the six days spent in Burnie,
the ship's company was entertained by Navy League and other organisations.
Burnie Cadets were invited to HMAS "Latrobe" for instruction,
and the Cadets had a very good time. The main item of interest
was several "drops" over the side in the ship's whaler, together
with interesting gunnery instruction. To round-off the morning,
the Cadets assisted the ship's company to clean 'up the ship ready
The unit looked forward to the arrival of HMAS "Huon." This diesel-engined
craft is 65ft. long and will be a wonderful asset to the unit.
The craft was to be on permanent loan and become the unit's home.
With "Huon's" arrival, practical seamanship was no longer confined
to short sailing trips in the whaler, as voyages to neighbouring
units along the Tasmanian coast were planned.
J. B. MORRISON, Hon. Secretary, NLA Burnie Branch,