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HM Special Service Squadron visit to South Australia

Date: 1924
Dimensions:
Overall: 180 mm, 0.05 kg
Medium: Ink on paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Ephemera
Object Name: Booklet
Object No: 00003919
Place Manufactured:Adelaide

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    Description
    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 South Australia from 10 to 15 March 1924. The fleet berthed at Port Adelaide.
    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.
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    Primary title: HM Special Service Squadron visit to South Australia March 10 to 15 1924

    Web title: HM Special Service Squadron visit to South Australia

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