TS Vendetta – 49 years About to Change

TS VENDETTA, the Australian Navy Cadet training facility in Coffs Harbour, NSW, is regrettably now closed. The facility will be levelled at the start of October after training nearly 50 years worth of cadets. A new beachside Restaurant/cafe is...

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All Daring & FESR Reunion – Coffs Harbour

G’day Shipmates, Regrettably this letter brings sad tidings. Due to Covid 19 raging out of control in most states, our optimistic forecast was not met, and as a result we are unable to proceed with the planned All Darings and FESR Ships reunion...

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ANZAC Day Sydney 2021

Anzac Day 2021 was enjoyed by a small contingent of Vendetta Veterans with some (13) marching, (10) wives and (5) guests joined us for a great lunch and catch up afterwards. Still with the uncertainty of COVID we had many apologies and hopefully...

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Rugby Team HMAS Vendetta 1967

Attached below are two photo’s (quality is not the best) of the Vendetta’s Rugby team trip to WARREN, Western NSW during the major refit, June 1967. L-R (Black gang members) Butch O’Brien, Max Coombs, Kevin Devlin, Frank Saunders, Allan...

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Royal Australian Navy – 50 years

In 1961 the Royal Australian Navy celebrated the Golden Jubilee year with 50 years 1911 – 1961.   Below is a copy of the book that was produced to remind us of the proud history of our great Navy. A great read and many memories. The Old RAN...

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Port and Starboard

Proudly presented to TS Vendetta Coffs Harbour by the members of the Vendetta Veterans Association the original framed White Ensign for HMAS Vendetta MK1 (1917-1946) for her Pacific Campaign along with Port and Starboard lights.    Below the...

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ALL DARINGS REUNION 2021

Latest newsletter 11 November 2020 see the link below: Daring Reunion 2021 newsletter4 11 Nov 2020 A Reunion is being planned for September/October 2021 Covid 19 permitting and it will be hosted by the Duchess Association. The Reunion has been in...

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Last Post

In the latest edition of the NSW RSL Reveille newspaper the Last Post section sadly advises the passing of two (2) of our shipmates. ABFC Geoff Avard R66764 – DOB 10/4/1947 ORDCD Ian Bush R103356 – DOB 02/7/1951 “Fair Winds and...

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HMAS Vendetta 1943-45 Leo Vincent Atkinson

Leo Vincent Atkinson On Thursday 25th June 2020 it was an exciting day for Vendetta Veterans, when the National President (Col Hardie), Vendetta Veterans Association had a visit from a wonderful gentleman by the name of Glenn Atkinson.   Glen’s...

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RAN Hunter Class Future Frigates

Defence Minister Linda Reynolds and Defence Industry Minister Melissa Price have announced a major contract signing to support the prototyping of the Royal Australian Navy’s Hunter Class future frigates and a critical Australian industry. Click...

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ANZAC Day Brisbane 2020

Hi Shipmates, In light of recent developments and the formal advice from the ANZAC Day Parade Committee that the 2020 Brisbane march has been cancelled the committee has decided to cancel our Association’s plans for ANZAC Day and post march lunch...

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