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Navy Public Relations.


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' Not to be published

' or broadcast before

6 p.m, on Sunday, 30th September, 1962.


The people of Sydney and Canberra will have an opportunity ■ -

of seeing something of their Navy in action this week. -3

■ The Minister for the Navy, Senator Gorton, saj_d today

that Navy Week celebrations in Sydney would, range from spectacular

demonstrations at Garden Island Dockyard to..performances by massed

* bands of the Royal Australian Navy.

In Canberra there will be a flypast and aerobatics display

by aircraft of the Fleet Air Arm and a special television programme ·

^/-^designed to give the public an up-to-date assessment of the Navy.

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Sydney's Navy Week celebrations are being held in conjunction

with the city's Waratah Spring Festival. The first Naval activity

l · is tomorrow whe n "the public are invited to inspect the anti-submarine

"and radar schools at H.M.A.S. WATSON, the shore establishment at '

South Head, During the week the R.A.N. massed bands will give a. recital

in Hyde Park and be featured in Waratah processions, while the Fleet

■ Air Arm will give aerobatic displays over Sydney Harbour, ■

The climax will be on Saturday (6th) when Garden Island will

be open to the public. As well as being able to inspect the flagship,

‘ .k.M.A.S. MELBOURNE, and several destroyers, the visitors·.will see a

submarine giving a diving display, a demonstration by Navy divers, • \ . - .

helicopter rescue techniques and a frigate firing anti-submarine

V weapons. ~· · ' .

' In Canberra on Tuesday, the Minister for the Navy and .

senior Naval officers will take part in an .hour television documentary

"that will review the role and equipment of the Royal Austral ian Navy.

On Wednesday, twenty-two aircraft of the Fleet Air Arm from

the Naval Air Station, at Nowra will sweep in salute ovcr the national

capital·. The Nav y '3 aerobatics .team, the "Checkmates", will stage a

' · display over the lake site in front of Parliament House, beginning at

1.00 p.m. - - · ·

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