HMAS WARRAMUNGA Association (Vic)

 

 

70th Anniversay of the Commissioning of HMAS WARRAMUNGA I

Over the weekend of 3/4 Nov 2012, the HMAS WARRAMUNGA Association (Vic) held a number of functions to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the commissioning of HMAS WARRAMUNGA I. Whilst the official commissioning date is the 24th Nov 1942, this weekend was chosen to coincide with the visit to Melbourne of HMAS WARRAMUNGA II who were in town for the Melbourne Cup long weekend.

Association secretary Paul Callanan was the chief organiser of the festivities which were held at the Waverly RSL commencing with an informal meet and greet. A large contingent of WARRAMUNGA II personnel were in attendance and mixed with association members and the commissioning crew of WARRAMUNGA II who were also celebrating a reunion over the weekend.

 

On Sunday 4th Nov, a formal luncheon was held. Over 60 personnel were in attendance, again supported by WARRAMUNGA II commissioning crew members as well as personnel from Recruit School and the BATAAN Association.

Group shot of members of the Warramunga Association, ex serving members of HMAS WARRAMUNGA I and II and serving members of HMAS WARRAMUNGA II Commissioning crew - WAVERLY RSL 4 Nov 2012