HMAS CANBERRA


This site is dedicated to all the Royal Australian Navy personnel who have served in HMAS CANBERRA

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HMAS CANBERRA (1) from the 9th 0f July 1928 until she was sunk off Savo Island on the 9th of August 1942.

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HMAS CANBERRA (2) from the 21st of March 1981 until the Decommissioning on the 12th of November 2005.

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HMAS CANBERRA (3) commissioning at Fleet Base East in Sydney, Australia in 2014.

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Reunion Image Gallery


HMAS Canberra Commissioning Crew Reunion at the Decommissioning 2005

The first Reunion of the Commissioning Crew was conducted in 2001, a part of the Reunion was conducted in HMAS Canberra where a Cocktail Party was held onboard hosted by the Commanding Officer, Commander Roger Boyce RAN, a Reunion was held in 2005 when the ship decommissioned and was hosted by Commander Ray Leggat RAN who involved ex-crew members in a final searide on the ship, the Decommissioning Ball and Ceremony and a Reunion was held at the Geelong Naval Association prior to the Ships scuttling in 2009.

The Ships Company is what makes the Ship and the comradely and mateship by successive crews in HMAS Canberra made it a great ship to serve in over its entire life. A testament to this is the enthusiasm and willingness of the past crew to reunite, people have travel great distances from overseas and interstate to attend past Reunions.

In 2011 three Reunions were held, The HMAS Canberra Operation Damask VI Reunion was held at the Bells Hotel at Woolloomooloo NSW on the 02 April 2011

The HMAS Canberra 30th Anniversay Reunion was held at the Maroochy RSL on the Sunshine Coast Fri 21 Oct - Sun 23 Oct 2011...More

The HMAS Canberra - Shropshire Association (NSW) held their Annual Reunion Luncheon and AGM on the 22 October 2011.

The next Reunion will be held in Sydney NSW 2014 to celebrate the commissioning of HMAS Canberra 3, this Reunion is open to anyone who has served in the HMAS Canberra and HMAS Shropshire...More

 

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Reunions

The first Reunion of the Commissioning Crew was conducted in 2001, a part of the Reunion was conducted in HMAS Canberra where a Cocktail Party was held onboard hosted by the Commanding Officer, Commander Roger Boyce RAN, a Reunion was held in 2005 when the ship decommissioned and prior to the Ships scuttling in 2009...More

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Final Searide - 2005

The Ship conducted its final searide for Family members of the Decommissioning Crew, it was also the last opportunity for Commissioning Crew members to go to see on HMAS Canberra, the ship departed Fleet base West and sailed to Fremantle, the HMAS Darwin crew manned the side and gave HMAS Canberra 3 cheers as the ship pulled out of Fleet base West...More

 

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Decommissioning Ball - 2005

The ships company and veterans enjoyed a formal decommissioning ball on 5 November in Fremantle, with music provided by the rock band, The Hoodoo Gurus, and the Royal Australian Navy Band...More

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Ship Scuttling Reunion 2009

 

The ship was sunk as a Diving Wreck off Geelong on the 09 October 2009, this provided a great opportunity to hold a Reunion for former members of the Ship's Company...More

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Operation Damask VI Reunion 2011

The HMAS Canberra Operation Damask VI Reunion was held at the Bells Hotel at Woolloomooloo NSW on the 02 April 2011.The Reunion was attended by 50 personnel and was a resounding success...More

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HMAS Canberra 30th Anniversary Reunion 2011 - Dinner Dance

The HMAS Canberra 30th Anniversay Reunion Dinner Dance was held at the Maroochy RSL on the Sunshine Coast on Saturday ...More

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HMAS Canberra 30th Anniversay Reunion 2011

The HMAS Canberra 30th Anniversay Reunion was held at the Maroochy RSL on the Sunshine Coast Fri 21 Oct - Sun 23 Oct 2011...More

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