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FOR PRESS DEFENCE P .R ; NO. 1 92/67

F r i d a y , 3 rd Novem ber, 1967. '

HIGHER NAVAL· APPOINTMENTS

( S t a t e m e n t by t h e M i n i s t e r f o r . D e f e n c e ,

. t h e Hon. A l l e n F a i r h a l l , M .P .)

Commodore H. D. S te v e n s o n , a t p r e s e n t N a v a l .

O f f i c e r i n C harge West A u s t r a l i a A r e a , i s t o be p r o ­

m oted R e a r A d m ira l and w i l l be a p p o i n t e d D eputy C h i e f

o f N aval S t a f f fro m 2nd A p r i l , 1968.

_ The M i n i s t e r f o r D e f e n c e , Mr. A l l e n F a i r h a l l ,

s a i d t h a t t h i s p r o m o ti o n f o l l o w e d h i s announcem ent l a s t

T h u r s d a y t h a t R e a r A d m ira l V. A. T . S m ith w ould s u c c e e d

V ic e A d m ira l S i r A la n M c N ic o ll a s C h i e f o f N a v al S t a f f .

R e a r A d m ira l S m ith i s a t p r e s e n t D e p u ty C h i e f o f N aval

S t a f f .

B i o g r a p h i c a l N o te s

■ Commodore S t e v e n s o n e n t e r e d t h e R oyal A u s t r a l i a n

N a v a l C o l l e g e a s a c a d e t m idsh ip m an on 1 s t S e p te m b e r , 1932.

He g r a d u a t e d i n 1936 and s e r v e d on H .M .A .S. CANBERRA. At

t h e o u t b r e a k o f w ar he was s e r v i n g on H .M .A .S . HOBART and

c o n t i n u e d s e a g o i n g s e r v i c e on HOBART, NAPIER and NEPAL u n t i l A p r i l , 1944. He was m e n tio n e d i n d i s p a t c h e s f o r

d i s t i n g u i s h e d s e r v i c e d u r i n g t h i s p e r i o d ,

He was a p p o i n t e d Commander i n 1952 and C a p t a i n

i n 1958.. A p p o in tm e n ts h e l d i n t h e r a n k o f C a p t a i n .

i n c l u d e command o f H .M .A .S. MELBOURNE, H .M .A .S. SYDNEY and D i r e c t o r o f P l a n s a t Navy O f f i c e . W hile on e x c h a n g e

d u t y w i t h t h e New Z e a la n d Navy i n 1960 and 1961 he was ■

a p p o i n t e d t o command H .M .N .Z .S . ROYALIST.

He a t t e n d e d t h e I m p e r i a l D e fe n c e C o l l e g e i n 1966.

FURTHER INQUIRIES 1 ■ D i r e c t o r o f P u b l i c R e l a t i o n s ,

D e p a r t m e n t o f D e f e n c e ,

. CANBERRA A . C . T ,

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