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Visit of His Majesty's Special Service Squadron to Western Australia

Date: 1924
Overall: 252 x 190 mm, 0.1 kg
Medium: Ink on paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Object Name: Booklet
Object No: 00029522
Place Manufactured:Perth

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    From 27 November 1923 to 28 September 1924, the British Royal Navy’s Special Service Squadron cruised around the world visiting and thanking those countries and allies who had offered their support during World War I. It was an opportunity to show naval strength and renew alliances. Each stop was greeted with enthusiasm as evidenced by this souvenir booklet of the Squadron’s visit to Western Australia from 27 February to 6 March. The fleet berthed at Fremantle and Albany and were transported to Perth and other locations for visits and activities.
    SignificanceThe Special Service Squadron stopped at eight Australian ports during February, March and April 1924 during its World Cruise. Booklets detailing the day’s events and the region’s history were produced as mementoes for those who attended. The days were organised to show the officers and sailors a slice of Australian life and to offer thanks for alliances and comradeship.
    Additional Titles

    Assigned title: Souvenir booklet for the visit of his majesty's special service squadron to Western Australia

    Web title: Visit of His Majesty's Special Service Squadron to Western Australia

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