Monday, June 16, 2014

Climax at Gallipoli

Greetings from the Australian War Memorial in Canberra, where Commodore Richard Powell OBE RN, Defence Attaché, British High Commission is speaking at the launch of the book "Climax at Gallipoli" by Dr Rhys Crawley. Commodore Powell has a distinguished career in amphibious operations, making it relieve to the book being launched and to current concerns in the Australian Defence Force. Most recently media reports indicate that the Australian Government is investigating the already ordered Landing Helicopter Dock ships to carry aircraft ("Tony Abbott aims for aircraft carriers", by BRENDAN NICHOLSON, The Australian, May 23, 2014 12:00AM). It should be noted that Gallipoli was one of the earliest amphibious military operations where aircraft were used.

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