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Navy Band Visits Vietnam



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The release was initially issued in Canberra oh the date indicated below.

DAVY NEWS INFORMATION

46/70 -IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NAVY BAND VISITS VIETNAM

• The Royal Australian Navy Fleet Bond will perform'for

Australia's front-line troops in Vietnam this month.

The band flew to South Vietnam today for an 11-day

concert tour of Australian Service bases,

It will be the first time that a RAN band has

performed for front-line troops in Vietnam.

Before its departure, the band gave a concert to .

RAAF personnel at the RAID's Lutterworth base in West Malaysia.

Under the direction of the fleet bandmaster, LEUT

W.W. Farrell of Mornington, Vic., the band recently played

at Expo 70. It hrys been embarked aboard the Australian .

flagship, HMAo MELBOURNE.

CANBERRA, 25th May, 1970,