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SUBMITTED FOR INFORMATION

The relea.se was initially issued in Canberra on the date indicated below.

WAVY MEWS INFORMATION

107/70

IMIIEDIATE RELEASE

NEW CAPTAIN FOR FLAGSHIP

Captai.ii G.J. Willis will take over command

of the aircraft carrier HMAS I.ILLBOURNE on February 11.

' Captain Willis, 47, is now Director-General of

Operations and Plans at Navy Office.

MELBOURNE will be the sixth ship he has

commanded. Captain Willis has specialised as a

navigator.

Captain G.V. Gladstone, 49, who is at present

in command of MELBOURNE, will take up his appointment as

Director-General of Fighting Equipment at Navy Office on

the same date.

' Captain G.R. Griffiths, 47, becomes Director-

General of Operations and Plans,

CANBERRA, 7"’ ch December, 1970.