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Australian Notes

Australian notes

26 November 2022

9:00 AM

26 November 2022

9:00 AM

In 2020, after 78 years of injustice, an 18-year-old in the Royal Australian Navy, Teddy Sheean, received a Victoria Cross for Australia. The 80th anniversary of the HMAS Armidale action on 1 December 1942 is nearly upon us. It is the only VC the Royal Australian Navy has been awarded – but other naval heroes who deserved bravery awards were not given a medal; some were given nothing.

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Dr Tom Lewis OAM is a former naval officer and author of 18 military history books, including: ‘Teddy Sheean VC’ and ‘Attack on Sydney Harbour’, a study of the 1942 Japanese midget submarine raid. His recent book for upper primary and junior secondary age children, ‘Australia Remembers 4: the Bombing of Darwin’, was launched by 101-year-old Hudson bomber gunner Brian Winspear.

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