The April meeting of the NHS-WA Chapter will take place on Monday April 17th at 6pm in the Claremont Tennis Club.
TOPIC: The Naval Auxiliary Patrol (NAP) which used the Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club as its operational base during the Second World War.
The topic will cover the brief history of Keanes Point, named after Edward Keane who built his private home there, called Cappoquin House, which is now the home of the Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club. During the Second World War, the Royal Australian Navy took over the Club from 1942 to become H.M.A.S. Leeuwin II, and boats at the Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club were acquired which then formed the Naval Auxiliary Patrol. (NAP)
SPEAKER: Robert Parker, a retired Chartered Accountant, is the Immediate Past Commodore of the Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club, (RFBYC) and is the current co-convenor of the Club’s Archives Group. Robert has been a member of the RFBYC for 54 years. Robert’s grandfather was a member of the Club, as well as his father who was Vice Patron and Commodore, (both deceased). Robert’s brother is a Past Commodore and is currently a Vice Patron of the Club..
The NHS-WA Chapter talk is on Monday April 17th, 2023 at 6:00pm at the Claremont Tennis Club, Shenton Road, Claremont. Parking is at the Tennis Club, also at Claremont Station opposite the Tennis Club, and in the public car park opposite Foodies on Davies Road. There is a $5 Admin fee. There is a cash bar open before and after the talk. To attend the meeting, you must register with the Secretary Dr Heather Rogers: Email: email@example.com or Mobile: 0407-912-781