"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)

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Brief History of these Australian Flags

Navy Service

HMAS Curlew, M1121

M1121 in the Royal Navy The real Up Top - Sydney to Singapore
M1121 in the Royal Australian Navy The real Up Top - Operations in the FESR
M1121 beyond 1990 The Indonesian Confrontation
Some anecdotes from Up Top The Layout of M1121
More Anecdotes from Up Top Model of 1121
Curlew Capers Conversion from Minesweeper to Minehunter
Yamba Reunion Other Warships Curlew
Noosa Reunion Building and Preserving the 'Tons'
Commonwealth Navy Ships in the FESR Fate of the Australian Ton Class Minesweepers
Tay Division RNVR and the link to M1121
- also the 'Canadian Connection'

Minesweepers for the RAN Guarding the Sea Frontiers of Malaysia
The Loss of HMAS Woomera Trots of Cocooned and Arked Minesweepers

HMAS Melbourne R21

HMAS Melbourne from 1943 to 1968 My Service on HMAS Melbourne
HMAS Melbourne from 1968 to 1982 Service Aircraft from 1943 to 1968
HMAS Melbourne - Modifications Service Aircraft from 1969 to 1982
HMAS Melbourne after decommissioning Other Aircraft to use the Flight Deck
Some Anecdotes from HMAS Melbourne Killer Ship - HMAS Voyager
More Anecdotes from HMAS Melbourne Killer Ship again - USS Frank E Evans
Voyage to Canada and US in 1967

My Other RAN Ships





Politics within and around the Indonesian Archipelago in the 1960s

Indonesia-Malaysia Confrontation Indonesia in 1965 and 1966
Sukano and the Coup of 1965 East Timor
West Papua

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