Corvette Association/HMAS Armidale 01 December 2011, 10:00AM

HMAS Armidale was one of 60 Minesweepers built in Australia during the Second World War, like her sister ships she would spend her time clearing mines, on patrol and escorting convoys in the Pacific. On 1st December 1942 Armidale was attacked and sunk by Japanese aircraft during the evacuation of Timor. 40 RAN and 60 Netherlands East Indies personnel lost their lives in the attack.

The loss of HMAS Armidale is remembered each year on 1st December with a short service at the memorial tree and plaque dedicated to RAN Corvettes on the Shrine Reserve.

 

Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

Shrine Representative: Shrine Governor Commander Terry Makings AM; Shrine Governor Lt. Cmdr. Chris Le Marshall
 

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