Reminder that the next SAAV event will be lunch at Traralgon RSL on Sunday 16th July commencing at 12:30.
Thank you to all who have already responded.
Names to Ian Tanner as soon as possible please. To assist the RSL shuttle bus service may we ask you to let Ian know if you will be travelling by train please.
For those travelling by train, a services leaves Southern Cross at 10:25 and arrives at Traralgon at 12:35
We have asked the RSL to run a shuttle bus from/to the station.
Return trains depart at:
14:54 arriving at 17:10
16:29 arriving at 18:50
18:03 arriving at 20:19
The train times are subject to change, please check before travelling.
Freedom Of Entry March Holbrook - Cancelled
A Freedom Of Entry March is being advertised on the official Navy website for the 20th year anniversary of OTWAY in Holbrook but has been cancelled
Rest In Peace
It is with regret that the SAA reports the death of SAA Life Member, Lieutenant Commander Huw Gerald Gethin-Jones OAM RN Rtd. in Sydney on 19 May 2017 aged 91.
Huw joined the Royal Navy as a Midshipman in the late 1930’s on completion of his Midshipman courses volunteered for submarine service. His first patrol was in HMS/m Unrivalled in 1943 as a Midshipman. But it was not until 1945 that he would join his second submarine HMS/m Tally Ho and spent time in this boat until 1946.
In 1947 Huw was appointed to HMS/m Anchorite a position he held until 1948 when Huw volunteered for service in HMS/m XE8 one of the improved midget class submarines, Huw served in this class until they were decommissioned in 1950.
Huw’s next appointment was HMS/m Thorough from 1950 to 1953 when Thorough was joined by two other submarines to establish the Royal Navy’s Fourth Flotilla in Sydney. In 1953 Huw returned to the United Kingdom where he was appointed to HMS/m Solent. At the completion of his time in Solent in 1955 Huw now a Lieutenant Commander decided to retire from the Royal Navy and move to Australia to live.
Huw joined the Submarines Association Australia in Sydney on 29 of October 1985. At the 1996 AGM Huw’s service to the Association especially as Auditor of the Accounts was recognised with Life Membership. Huw was also awarded the OAM for services outside of the Association.
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