Description: 
Commander Greg Swinden & his expert panel of Lieutenant Tim Döbler (Federal German Navy), Rear Admiral James Goldrick & Dr David Stevens discuss the creation of the Royal Australian Navy.

Further Reading: 

  • Feakes, White Ensign - Southern Cross: A Story of the King's Ships of Australia's Navy, Ure Smith Publication, 1951.
  • Stevens, D.M. The Australian Centenary History of Defence: The Royal Australian Navy, Volume III, Oxford University Press, 2001.

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Commander Alastair Cooper & his expert panel of Vice Admiral Peter Jones, Mr Peter Shannon & Commander Greg Swinden discuss the role HMAS Adelaide played in the installation of a Free French regime in New Caledonia in 1942.

Further Reading: 

  • Gill, GH, Royal Australian Navy 1942-1945, Collins, 1968.
  • Jones, PD, Australia's Argonauts: The Remarkable Story of the First Class to enter the Royal Australian Navy, Echo Books, 2016.
  • Stevens, D.M. The Royal Australian Navy in World War II, Allen & Unwin, 1996.
  • Swinden, G. HMAS Adelaide 1922-1946: A Short History of the Cruiser, The Naval Historical Society of Australia, 1996.

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Commander Greg Swinden & his expert panel of Commander Jerry Lattin, Commander Viv Littlewood, Dr Tristan Moss & Dr Brian McDonnell discuss the RAN's involvement in Papua New Guinea from 1945 to the lead up to independence.

Further Reading: 

  • Bastock,J, Australia's Ships of War, Angus & Robertson, 1975.
  • Moss,T, Guarding the Periphery : The Australian Army in Papua New Guinea, 1951-75, Cambridge University Press, 2017.

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Commander Greg Swinden & his expert panel of Commodore Sam Bateman, Mr Jim Nockels & Commander Viv Littlewood discuss the RAN's involvement in the establishment of the Maritime Element of the Papua New Guinea Defence Force.

Further Reading: 
Bastock,J, Australia's Ships of War, Angus & Robertson, 1975.
Moss,T, Guarding the Periphery : The Australian Army in Papua New Guinea, 1951-75, Cambridge University Press, 2017.

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Commander Greg Swinden & his expert panel of Commodore Sam Bateman, Commander Jerry Lattin, Commodore Lou Rago & Vice Admiral Chris Richie discuss the operations of patrol boats & landing craft in Papua New Guinea waters.

Further Reading: 

  • Bastock,J, Australia's Ships of War, Angus & Robertson, 1975.
  • Moss,T, Guarding the Periphery : The Australian Army in Papua New Guinea, 1951-75, Cambridge University Press, 2017.

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Commander Alastair Cooper & his expert panel of Vice Admiral Peter Jones, Dr Joe Straczek, Dr Ian Pfennigwerth & Craig Collie discuss the creation of a RAN codebreaking capability in the interwar period. They go onto to discuss the formation of the Fleet Radio Unit Melbourne (FRUMEL).

Further Reading: 

  • Collie, C, Code Breakers: Inside the shadow world of signals intelligence in Australia's two Bletchley Parks, Allen & Unwin, 2017.
  • Jones, PD, Australia's Argonauts: The Remarkable Story of the First Class to enter the Royal Australian Navy, Echo Books, 2016.
  • Pfennigwerth, I, A Man of Intelligence: The life of Captain Theodore Eric Nave, Australian codebreaker extraordinary,Rosenberg Publishing. 2006.

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Commander Alastair Cooper & his expert panel of Vice Admiral Peter Jones, Dr Joe Straczek, Dr Ian Pfennigwerth & Craig Collie discuss the operations of the Fleet Radio Unit Melbourne & its code breaking legacy.

Further Reading: 
Collie, C, Code Breakers: Inside the shadow world of signals intelligence in Australia's two Bletchley Parks, Allen & Unwin, 2017.
Jones, PD, Australia's Argonauts: The Remarkable Story of the First Class to enter the Royal Australian Navy, Echo Books, 2016.
Pfennigwerth, I, A Man of Intelligence: The life of Captain Theodore Eric Nave, Australian codebreaker extraordinary,Rosenberg Publishing. 2006.

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Commander Alastair Cooper & his expert panel of Dr Tom Lewis, Mr John Perryman & Dr David Stevens discuss the naval war in northern Australia against Japan during World War II.

Further Reading: 

  • Lewis, T, Darwin Sayonara, Boolarong, 1991.
  • Lewis, T, Wrecks in Darwin Waters, Turton and Armstrong, 1991.
  • Lewis, T, Sensuikan I-124, Tall Stories, 1997.
  • Lewis, T, A War at Home, Tall Stories, 1999.
  • Lewis, T, Zero Hour in Broome. Avonmore Books, 2010.
  • Lewis, T, Darwin's Submarine I-124. Avonmore Books, 2011.
  • Lewis, T, Carrier Attack. Avonmore Books, 2013.
  • Lewis, T, Honour Denied – Teddy Sheean, A Tasmanian Hero. Avonmore Books, 2016.
  • Lewis, T, The Empire Strikes South. Avonmore Books, 2017.
  • Stevens, D.M. The Royal Australian Navy in World War II, Allen & Unwin, 1996.

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Commander Alastair Cooper & his expert panel of Dr Greg Gilbert, Mr John Jeremy & Dr David Stevens discuss the significant contribution Cockatoo Island Dockyard made to the RAN.

Further Reading: 

  • Jeremy, J, Cockatoo Island : Sydney's historic dockyard, UNSW Press, 1998.
  • Jeremy, J, The Island Shipyard - Shipbuilding at Cockatoo Island 1870-1987, 2014.
  • Visit www.cockatooisland.gov.au/visit/history
  • Stevens, D.M. The Australian Centenary History of Defence: The Royal Australian Navy, Volume III, Oxford University Press, 2001.

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Commander Alastair Cooper & his expert panel of Dr Greg Gilbert, Mr John Jeremy & Dr David Stevens discuss the significant contribution Cockatoo Island Dockyard made to the RAN.

Further Reading: 

  • Jeremy, J, Cockatoo Island : Sydney's historic dockyard, UNSW Press, 1998.
  • Jeremy, J, The Island Shipyard - Shipbuilding at Cockatoo Island 1870-1987, 2014.
  • Visit www.cockatooisland.gov.au/visit/history
  • Stevens, D.M. The Australian Centenary History of Defence: The Royal Australian Navy, Volume III, Oxford University Press, 2001.

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Commander Alastair Cooper & his expert panel of Commodore Hec Donohue, Mike Turner & Commander David Wright discuss the RAN's extensive mine warfare effort during World War II.

Further Reading: 

  • Gill, GH, Royal Australian Navy 1939-1942, Collins, 1957.
  • Gill, GH, Royal Australian Navy 1942-1945, Collins, 1968.
  • Jones, PD, Australia's Argonauts: The Remarkable Story of the First Class to enter the Royal Australian Navy, Echo Books, 2016.
  • Stevens, D.M. The Royal Australian Navy in World War II, Allen & Unwin, 1996.
  • Turner, M & Donohue, H, Australian Minesweepers at War, Seapower Centre Australia, 2018.

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Vice Admiral Peter Jones & his expert panel of Dr Fred Lane, Commodore Norman Lee & Commodore Jack McCaffrie discuss the only wartime employment of an Australian aircraft carrier.

Further Reading: 

  • Frame, T.R., Goldrick, J.V. P & Jones, P.D. Reflections on the RAN, Kangaroo Press, 1991.
  • Stevens, D.M. The Australian Centenary History of Defence: The Royal Australian Navy, Volume III, Oxford University Press, 2001.
  • Australian Naval Aviation Museum, Flying Stations : A Story of Australian Naval Aviation, Allen & Unwin, 1998.

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Professor Rob McLaughlin & his expert panel of Flight Lieutenant Greg Pierce, Mr Rick Pelvin & Mr Peter Poland discuss the dangerous but strategically important Tobruk Ferry Service during World War II.

Further Reading: 

  • Gill, GH, Royal Australian Navy 1939-1942, Collins, 1957.
  • Gill, GH, Royal Australian Navy 1942-1945, Collins, 1968.
  • Poland, A, Tobruk and Beyond: War Notes from the Mediterranean Station 1941-1943, 2018.
  • Stevens, D.M. The Royal Australian Navy in World War II, Allen & Unwin, 1996.

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Professor Rob McLaughlin & his expert panel of rear Admiral Peter Briggs, Mr James McPherson & Mr Jim Smail discuss the tragic loss and remarkable discovery of HMA Submarine AE-1.

Further Reading: 

  • Jose, AW, The Official History of Australia in the War of 1914-18 Volume IX: The Royal Australian Navy, University of Queensland Press, 1981.
  • Stevens, DM, In All Respects Ready: Australia's Navy in World War One, Oxford University Press, 2014.
  • White, MWD, Australian Submarines: A History, Australian Teachers of Media, 2015.

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