Association Objects


To bring together those men and woman who served in the ship bearing the name HMAS CANBERRA and those men who served in the ship bearing the name HMAS SHROPSHIRE.

To welcome and encourage participation in the Association by those men and women of the Royal Australian Navy who serve in any future ships bearing the name HMAS CANBERRA or HMAS SHROPSHIRE.

To foster and maintain friendships formed during service in peace and times of war, and to honour the memory of shipmates lost in action or since deceased.

To welcome and extend hospitality to Officers and Sailors of any ships bearing the name HMAS CANBERRA or HMAS SHROPSHIRE...More

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Welcome to the HMAS CANBERRA - HMAS SHROPSHIRE Association


"On looking back over their experiences of a quarter of a century ago, the members of the HMAS CANBERRA - HMAS SHROPSHIRE Association would, I am confident, agree to this proposition. And the sentiments so expressed may perhaps summed up in the word “Comradeship” a happy, personal relationship between shipmates for the benefit for all.

The importance of maintaining such comradeship commenced in war, with what is called “peace time” is self-evident and a ship’s Association such as our own is the outstanding medium, through which such comradeship can be fostered and continued"… H.B. Farncomb 18th May 1966

The HMAS CANBERRA HMAS SHROPSHIRE Association is a none for profit organisation and was formed to to bring together those men and woman who served in the ship bearing the name HMAS CANBERRA and those men who served in the ship bearing the name HMAS SHROPSHIRE.

The Association was orginally formed in Melbourne Victoria in 1946 after World War 2 and was named the ex-HMAS SHROPSHIRE Association. In 1949 the South Australian Division of the Association was formed in Adelaide. In 1950 the New South Wales Division of the Association was formed in Sydney followed by Tasmanian Division in 1958. The Western Australian Division was formed in Perth in 1972....More

The Association is currently active in NSW, VIC and WA...More

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Two Ship Association

Following the loss of the heavy cruiser HMAS CANBERRA on 9 August 1942 in the Battle of Savo Island, the British Government approved the transfer of HMS SHROPSHIRE to the Royal Australian Navy as a replacement. 

Many of the HMAS CANBERRA survivors were posted to the UK to commission HMAS SHROPSHIRE...More

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Membership

Membership is currently open to anyone who has served in HMAS CANBERRA or HMAS SHROPSHIRE, this also includes family members of personnel who have served in HMAS CANBERRA or HMAS SHROPSHIRE...More

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HMAS CANBERRA (www.hmascanberra.com)

This site is a historical site dedicated to the personnel who served in HMAS CANBERRA(2) FFG02, HMAS CANBERRA (1) D33 and HMAS CANBERRA (3) LHD 02.

The site has all the latest news on all 3 ships and the Ships Company's that served in them, it has Image Galleries, Cruise Books, Operational Deployments, Reunions...More

 

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