Navy opens gates

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HMAS Cerberus will hold an open day, Sunday 23 October, to mark the end of Navy Week.

Those attending can bring a picnic, buy lunch from one of the food stalls, including an army field kitchen.

Activities will include military fly pasts, air force hot air balloon team, army vehicles, navy helicopters, fast roping from helicopters, federation guard precision drill displays food stalls, bands from all three services, vintage cars, and children’s activities. The base’s steam truck will also make an appearance.

Teams of sailors will compete to “rescue” a shipmate from the far side of a “river”.

Entry off South Beach Rd (Melway map 194 D1).

Mess dinner

On Remembrance Day – Friday 11 November – sailors from HMAS Cerberus will hold their annual Sydney-Emden Mess Dinner to commemorate HMAS Sydney’s defeat of the German raider Emden 102 years ago. Fleet Commander Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer will be guest speaker.

First published in the Western Port News – 27 September 2016

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