"They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters; these see the works of the Lord, and His wonders in the deep...He raiseth the stormy wind, which lifteth up the waves...they reel to and fro and stagger like drunken sailors!" (psalm 107)

HMAS Curlew

Curlew Crest

16th. Minesweeper Squadron, Royal Australian Navy, 2008 Noosa Reunion

Some Curlews

Some of the Curlew crew - 1965 'Flash' - Curlew - 1964 'Bob' - Curlew - 1965
'Curley' - Curlew - 1966 'Terry' - Curlew - 1966 'Phil' & 'Arab' - Curlew - 1965
'Smoush' ex Snipe who made the banners View accross the venue Two old minesweeper men find a mine
Pre march 'wet' Pre march 'wet' Pre march 'wet'
Pre march discussion Pre march discussion Pre march discussion

Ceremonial March

Curlew made up the first few rows Marching abreast
On Parade On Parade
'Bob' ex Curlew now Salvation Army conducting the service Wreath Laying
'Bob' with some vets after the ceremony Some more vets

Noosa News August 8, 2008.

Navy Veterans Meet Up

A group of former Royal Australian Navy veterans last weekend remembered the part they played in the Indonesian Conflict of the 1960s at a reunion in Noosa.
The 16th. Minesweeping Squadron staged its reunion at the Australis Noosa Lakes Resort and members of the HMAS Hawk, Curlew, Gull, Ibis, Teal and Snipe gathered to reminisce about the time from 1964 to 1966 when naval power was used to support fighting ashore around the newly formed nation of Malaysia.

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