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[Six Royal Australian Navy junior officers]

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Six Royal Australian Navy juni n.r officers will begi n a , year's training with the Rpyal.'re:r Zealand .avy in October, the Minister for the Navy, sir. D.J. Killen, said today.

The six acting sub-lieutenants, who have attended

professional courses in the United Kingdom since January this year, will return to Australia before joining their T.'. ships.

In New Zealand, the Australians will be given extensive practical experience and acquire requisite formal naval qualifications.

The six Australians are Acting Sub-Lieutenants David Oliver, ;; good Street, ;^ianIy, i Sw (assigned . to the general ,purpose frigate 1 iNZG l"J IKATO) 9 Robert L. Thomas, `Arth.ur treet,

Redd iffe, Qld, , and C'.7?'ts"io h r A. ' "LC':::"!may C .". ' 1vo? (;resco t, 'as t fcservoi r, V1 c, , (assigned to the anti--submt vino frigate

OTAGO) ; and Robert 5, Pritchard, ' a7 m oral ' "oad, PortPine, S.A. , Errol T. Morgan, Koonya Street, tai) e msi V.c, ld. , and

John R. Lord, Osborne Street, Joonda. nna, I.A. (assigned to the

antisubmarine frigate _ AO TO0L) .

This is the first time junior officers from the

P.oyal Australian Navy have trained with 7Te.v Zealand fleet units.

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y e `ti 9 0 .^^ z.^ , 3rd Sept ember, ^^^d