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The bequeathing of traditions, customs, and ship battle honours from the RN to its daughter-service of the RAN means that the Royal Australian Navy has inherited the term ‘Senior Service’ as well. Indeed, the term is still in popular use, and the Australian Defence Force saw recently: ‘Defence Minister Robert Hill will congratulate the incoming Chief of Navy and says he looks forward to working closely with the new Head of the ADF’s senior service’. ((Department of the Minister for Defence. Media Release. (Min 324/02). ‘Royal Australian Navy Changes Command’. Tuesday 2 July 2002.))
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