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Enid Harding and Lieut Leonard N Dine, RAN, wedding photograph

Date: 22 April 1935
Dimensions:
Overall: 210 x 157 mm
Medium: Photograph
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Patrick Dine and family
Classification:Photographs
Object Name: Photograph
Object No: 00045719

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    Description
    Leonard Norman Dine is shown in his naval uniform with his bride Enid Harding standing under an 'Arch of Sabers' at St Gabriel's Church in Plymouth, England. They were married on 22 April 1935 and had a full traditional military wedding, including the practice of raising swords when the couple left the church.
    SignificanceThis photograph is representative of naval military traditions and part of the Leonard Dine collection of naval and personal memorabilia documenting his life in the Royal Australian Navy.
    HistoryCaptain Leonard Norman Dine, RAN was born on 11 September 1910 in Randwick NSW, the son of W Dine of Sydney. He was educated at Randwick Royal Australian Naval College (RANC), Royal Naval Engineering College (RNEC) Keyham England and returned to RANC from 1926-1928 where he won the prizes for Physics and Chemistry. Dine also won the prize for Seamanship.

    Dine became a Midshipman in 1929, a Sub-Lieutenant in 1932, Lieutenant in 1933, Lieutenant-Commander in 1941 where he served aboard PERTH, NEPAL, SHROPSHIRE and BATAAN. In 1947, he became a Commander and during 1950 was Department Director Naval Construction and Naval Liaison Staff, London, England. Dine was an Engineer Officer aboard HMS VENGEANCE from 1950-53 and Acting Captain Fleet Engineer Officer to the Australian Fleet during 1954-56 when he then became Captain. Dine was appointed General Manager of HMA Naval Dockyard in Williamstown in Victoria 1957 until 1961 when he retired.

    Dine married Enid Maud on 22 April 1935 and had one daughter. He later married A W Harding in Plymouth and had one son and one daughter. Leonard Norman Dine died 6 November 1992 aged 81.


    Additional Titles

    Collection title: Captain Leonard Norman Dine naval collection

    Assigned title: Collection of memorabilia relating to Captain L N Dine

    Web title: Enid Harding and Lieut Leonard N Dine, RAN, wedding photograph

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