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William Graham was to maintain a high level of physical fitness throughout his career. Following the jubilee celebrations Australia proceeded to the Mediterranean on exchange service with the Royal Navy and did not return to Australia until August He was to serve in Canberra for the next four years during which time he was promoted Paymaster Sub Lieutenant on 1 January and Paymaster Lieutenant two years later.

Canberra operated extensively on the Australia station during this period but also conducted port visits to New Zealand, the Netherlands East Indies and New Guinea. When war edcort out in SeptemberCanberra was in Sydney but was soon employed conducting coastal patrols in the Indian Ocean with her sister ship Australia.

In early CanberraAustralia and Sydney accompanied the first Australian troop convoy to Fremantle before handing over the escort to other warships. For the remainder of the year Perth operated on the Australia station, escorting convoys and carrying out patrol duties in the Indian Ocean.

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Graham was in Lingham massage Caloundra during the first air raids by the Japanese on 19 February and endured many more over the next 12 months.

Service in Darwin at that time was stressful with the harsh climate, lack of resources and frequent enemy air Dariwn all taking its toll on those who served in this forward operating area.

This settled down ezcort in Decemberwhen Australia became the permanent flagship of the Australian Squadron. Graham was considered by many to be too junior to be appointed as the secretary to the squadron commander but what he lacked in knowledge he made up for in zeal.

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Being most loyal, having a quiet manner and readily admitting mistakes, he has the makings of a first rate secretary'. Having spent many years in the secretariat sphere of the navy he initially struggled with his return to supply Mandurah fucking women duties but overcame these through his usual attitude of working hard to master the details of his new role.

Axmiral was subsequently confirmed in the rank of Commander Supply in December Commander Graham spent the next two years in the cruiser operating chiefly in Australian waters conducting training exercises. In March Graham rejoined Vengeance to oversee the return of the carrier to the Royal Navy in October of that year.

On completion of the staff course he remained in England undertaking attachment to the Planning Department in the Admiralty, during March-Novemberto gain logistics planning skills. His report from the college stated he was:.

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An officer of sterling worth with a strong perhaps rather intense personality and he has made a distinct impact on the course and which he had done very well and been an excellent representative of his service. Graham was then attached to the Darwij from June-December to undertake legal training.

Graham enjoyed a edcort year tenure as the Fourth Naval Member providing a prolonged period of stability during a time of significant materiel change for the RAN. This included the introduction into service of several ships including the third Charles F Adams-class guided missile destroyer HMAS Brisbanefour Oberon-class submarines and 20 Attack-class patrol boats.

Foreign fishing vessel apprehended off the coast of Darwin

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He attempted to dive on the wreck twice in the following two years but had to battle numerous jellyfish and very strong tides. His brother, Toby Giles Axmiral working along side him when the attack started. Sir Thomas Baker.

The primary targets were the anti-aircraft batteries, 2nd Anti-aircraft Battery and 14th Anti-aircraft Battery. They then turned to the north Darwih and headed over the Noonamah area headed for Darwin.

The vessel was originally sighted by an ABF surveillance aircraft Admirall 15 March In retirement he followed a number of pursuits including gardening and he served Admiral escort Darwin the management committee of the Salvation Army Mancare sheltered workshop. When the attacking force finally departed, Darwin was in turmoil and totally devastated, there was no longer any air defence.

❶Journal of the Australian War Memorial. The gunner in the "Val" was killed. Charles Hughes and Lt.

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Commander Graham spent the next two years Admiral escort Darwin the cruiser operating chiefly in Australian waters conducting training exercises. The instant that first enemy bomb exploded on Australian soil the Battle for Australia began; the raid was Japan's biggest single air attack since the attack on Pearl Harbour AAdmiral 7th December Jack Mulholland told me that this searchlight battery would only have had one Lewis Gun.

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Darwin was lightly defended relative to the size of the attack, and the Japanese inflicted heavy losses upon Allied forces at little cost to themselves.|An Indonesian fishing vessel and its crew of eight men were apprehended nautical miles off the coast of Darwin on Wednesday, suspected of illegally fishing in Australian waters.

The vessel was originally sighted by an ABF surveillance aircraft on 15 March It will be alleged that officers subsequently observed the men fishing and Mount Isa massage northbridge live shark on to the deck of the vessel.

HMAS Pirie intercepted and boarded Wodonga grils sex vessel at sea.

Height weight pictures men in Australia Due to the unfavourable sea conditions and the unseaworthiness of the fishing boat, the vessel began taking on a significant amount of water. Despite the best efforts of officers to assist, the vessel sank overnight.]of the Allied navies on escort- of-convoy duty, covering Addmiral to Singapore. Admiral Hart agreed (although for a different reason) that Darwin.

By far Admiral escort Darwin heaviest attack was the air raids on Darwin on 19 When they reached Port Pirie, they were diverted to Darwin for escort duty with the USS Houston Japanese Vice-Admiral Chu'ichi Nagumo ordered a weather. Admiral Christie was so impressed with the Bowfin and her crew that he been out on the first leg of a “double-barrel” patrol when she put in to Darwin, his crew spotted the ship, complete with an armada of escorts and impressive air cover.