Commemorating the men of HMAS Kuttabul – 75th Anniversary Cruise – March Newsletter

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The 75th Anniversary of the Japanese midget submarine attack upon Sydney Harbour is just two months away. #HMASKuttabul #Japanesemidgetsubmarine #SydneyHarbour

On 31st May 2017 we shall commemorate the 21 allied sailors who lost their life aboard HMAS Kuttabul during the Japanese midget submarine attack. View our newsletter to learn more.

On 31st May 2017 we shall commemorate the 21 allied sailors who lost their life aboard HMAS Kuttabul during the Japanese midget submarine attack. View our newsletter to learn more.

  • – PAGE 1:- On 31st May 2017 we shall board the ‘Bella Vista’ for a four hour Sydney Harbour cruise bound for HMAS Kuttabul and lay a wreath on the water near where the depot ship was lost.  A Royal Australian Navy bugler will sound the Last Post and Historian Steven Carruthers will take us back to that night in 1942 when war came to Sydney.
  • – PAGE 2:- Tragically 21 allied sailors lost their lives, but amid the turmoil and horror of that night, some men survived against the odds.  Read the story of Stoker Ray MAJOR (service number B2993) as told by Historian Steven Carruthers.
  • – PAGE 3:- Tickets are now on sale for the Kuttabul Commemoration cruise to take place on Wednesday 31st May; 75 years to the day when Japanese midget submarines stole into Sydney Harbour.
Stoker Ray MAJOR survived the sinking of HMAS Kuttabul and thankfully went on to live a full life. Read about Ray in our March letter by scrolling to the top of this blog and clicking on the link titled 'March newsletter'

Stoker Ray MAJOR survived the sinking of HMAS Kuttabul and thankfully went on to live a full life. Read about Ray by scrolling to the top of this blog and clicking on the link titled ‘March newsletter’

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Gary Traynor is the volunteer Administrator of the Militaria based website MEDALSGONEMISSING. The aim of this "NOT FOR PROFIT" website is to reunite families, with lost War Medals and other items of militaria. Anything from medals to items of uniform. What Gary refers to as their "lost heritage". He has been actively involved in the Militaria world and researching of Military History for well over 30 years. As a result, Gary also conducts valuations and offers advice on all items of militaria. He has acted as advisor to a number of television and Foxtel productions; including Sir Tony Robinson's "Tour of Duty" series which featured on the History Channel. Gary is a field historian and conducts tours to Gallipoli, The Western Front, Kokoda and many other major battle sites around the world. He was a member of the Australian Army Reserve (UNSWR & 4/3 RNSWR) and served for 23 years with the New South Wales Police Force. He is perhaps the only person who has been employed at the Australian War Memorial in all three capacities .... as a volunteer, part time and full time employee .... starting as a qualified tour guide, working in the public galleries as an Information Assistant and finally Assistant Curator in Military Heraldry & Technology. Medalsgonemissing is a website that will assist you in locating your family's lost war medals and other awards. If you have an ancestor who served in any of the British Commonwealth Armed Services at any time - and whose medals are lost/stolen or simply missing....then so long as the medals are out there - this site will help you to locate them. However the site also contains articles of interest in relation to Military History, War Memorials & Uniforms / kit. Please explore our website as there is sure to be something of interest to you.
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