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Multi-nation exercise for ran reservists

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TUESDAY, MARCH 28, 1978. NO. 40/78


Almost 150 Royal Australian Naval Reserve

personnel will be mobilised next week to take part in a

multi-nation exercise designed to test plans and procedures

for the control and protection of merchant shipping in the

Pacific and Indian oceans in the event of hostilities.

This latest routine allied naval exercise,

nicknamed Roll Call, will begin on Monday, April 3.?

and continue until Friday, April 14. Participating countries

besides Australia will be Canada, New Zealand, the. United

Kingdom and the United States.

Exercise Director for Roll Call will be the RAN

Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral A.M. Synnot.

In Australia, where more than 50 WRAN reservists

will be called up in addition to male reservists, headquarters

will be activated in Canberra and at major ports to operate

around the clock. Reservists will be supported by staffs

of RAN and RAAF officers.

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Further Enquiries: Mr Reg MacDonald 65 2999 (office hours) 31 8192 (after hours)