HMAS Larrakia Commemorates 70th Anniversary of Battle of Leyte Gulf

first_img View post tag: Asia-Pacific HMAS Larrakia Commemorates 70th Anniversary of Battle of Leyte Gulf View post tag: Philippines View post tag: Australia View post tag: 70th View post tag: Commemorates Share this article View post tag: Navy Armidale Class Patrol Boat HMAS Larrakia has honoured the 92 Australians who gave their lives during the liberation of the Philippines during World War Two, by participating in the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Leyte Gulf.A memorial dedicated to those who lost their lives in the battle was unveiled in Palo, Philippines on 19 October.The maritime engagement, which is arguably the largest naval battle in history, consisted of four separate maritime engagements between the Australian and United States navies, and the Imperial Japanese Navy and is regarded as a pivotal turning point in the balance of power in the region during the conflict.Larrakia, with patrol boat crew Attack Four embarked provided a Catafalque Party for the unveiling, and Commanding Officer Lieutenant Commander David McPherson said it was an honour to be involved in such an event.The RAN’s role in the engagement, in particular in the Surigao Strait, helped turn the tide of the war in this region.During the course of the Battle of the Leyte Gulf, the United States lost six frontline ships, while the Japanese lost a staggering 26 warships, including four aircraft carriers.HMAS Australia was damaged by kamikaze attack, killing 30 crew members, including Commanding Officer Captain Emile Dechaineux.Following the battle and the subsequent heavy losses inflicted upon the Japanese, the Japanese Navy would never again sail with a force as large as it had committed to the Leyte Gulf engagement.Following the unveiling of the memorial, Larrakia’s ship’s company laid wreaths on behalf of the ship, and the HMAS Arunta, Bataan and Warramunga associations.Speaking at the event, Australia’s Ambassador to the Philippines His Excellency Mr Bill Tweddell said Australia’s contribution to the liberation of the Philippines was significant, and this memorial was a fitting tribute to those who lost their lives in the battle.The following day saw another big event marking the commemoration of the landing, this time presented by the Philippines Armed Forces.Those in attendance included President Benigo S Aquino III, Commander of the US Seventh Fleet Vice Admiral Robert Thomas, USN, Philippines Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces General Gregorio Pio Catapang and all three Filipino Service Chiefs.Larrakia is currently undertaking a six-week South East Asian deployment and will return to her homeport of Darwin on completion.[mappress mapid=”14134″]Press release, Image: Australian Navy View post tag: HMAS Larrakia View post tag: Anniversary Back to overview,Home naval-today HMAS Larrakia Commemorates 70th Anniversary of Battle of Leyte Gulf Authorities October 21, 2014 View post tag: Naval View post tag: Battle of Leyte Gulf View post tag: News by topiclast_img read more

Police Blotter 12-14-19

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Masters 2019: Rory McIlroy bemoans error-strewn Augusta start

first_imgHowever, the four-time major champion — who only needs a win at Augusta to complete a career Grand Slam — then dropped shots on 17 and 18 in a frustrating finish.As he addressed reporters after his round, McIlroy was four off the lead and reflecting on what might have been. Related News “Yeah, just too many mistakes,” he said. “I made six bogeys out there. I made enough birdies, I made five birdies, I just made too many mistakes … and mistakes from very simple positions.”It would have been great to shoot under par. It’s not as if anyone is really getting away out there, but I could be starting tomorrow [Friday] a couple of shots better.”Even though only three under is leading, I thought the course was there. It’s soft, you can take advantage of those conditions and I just didn’t do that.” Asked what he needed to do in round two, McIlroy immediately responded: “Putt better. I didn’t putt well today.”For the most part, my reads weren’t good. I started off by over-reading a couple of putts and then under-reading. I just couldn’t get my reads all day.”I just have to get off to a good start tomorrow and try to get myself back into red figures.” Rory McIlroy said he simply made “too many mistakes” in a topsy-turvy opening round of 73 at the Masters.McIlroy looked set to finish the first day under par when he followed up back-to-back bogeys on the 10th and 11th with three birdies in four holes from the 13th. Masters 2019: Tiger Woods tied for 11th after 2-under 70last_img read more