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Navigation examination paper for Royal Australian Navy candidates

Date: 1930
Dimensions:
Overall: 254 x 192 mm
Medium: Ink on paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Margaret Kiley-Balas
Classification:Ephemera
Object Name: Examination paper
Object No: ANMS0831[026]

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    Description
    This navigation examination paper was issued by the Navy Office of the Department of Defence to John Berchmans Kiley as part of his higher education training.
    SignificanceThis navigation exam paper is an important record of the higher education that sailors undertook in the Royal Australian Navy.
    HistoryJohn Berchmans Kiley was born on 29 January 1910 and joined the Royal Australian Navy in 1925. He began his naval service on HMAS TINGIRA, a ship for boy sailors moored at Rose Bay in Sydney, where he trained for 15 months. He went on to join HMAS SYDNEY and travelled to England, returning home on HMAS AUSTRALIA. Kiley also served in HMAS MELBOURNE, and undertook four years of training at HMAS CERBERUS studying a range of gunnery courses. Kiley reached the rank of Leading Seaman, and to his great disappointment was invalidated out of the navy around 1930 due to respiratory illness.
    Additional Titles

    Primary title: TEST PAPER. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE NAVIGATION I TEST PAPER. 1930. PAPER, INK. DOUBLE SIDED SHEET OF WHITE PAPER WITH PRINTED BLACK TEXT. AT TOP TEXT READS "DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE. / (NAVY OFFICE.) / HIGHER EDUCATIONAL TEST. / MARCH, 1930. / PAPER IV. (

    Web title: Navigation examination paper for Royal Australian Navy candidates

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