Beange, Guy Alexander (Commander, b.1922 - d.2004)

Accession Number PR04374
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 4 wallets: 10cm and Oversize Material
Object type Papers
Maker Beange, Guy Alexander
Date made 1943-1974
Access Open
Conflict Korea, 1950-1953
Second World War, 1939-1945
Copying Provisions Copying permitted subject to physical condition

Collection relating to the Second World War and Korean War service of 054 Commander Guy Alexander Beange DSC, Royal Australian Navy. Beange served with the Royal New Zealand Navy Volunteer Reserve and Royal Navy during the Second World War. He transferred to the Royal Australian Navy in 1948, and served as a pilot in the Fleet Air Arm during the Korean War, for which he was awarded Distinguished Service Cross in 1952. Thereafter Beange served with the RAN until his retirement in 1979.

Collection consists of personal and official papers relating to all periods of Beange's service, and includes: RAN medical card (F.N.D. 20); Soldier's Pay Book (A.B. 64/327); two Naval Pay and Identity Books (S.43A); three Pilot's Flying Logs, covering dates 1943 to 1972; 18 Officer's Certificates, 1948 - 1966; collection of official personal documents relating to New Zealand and Australian Naval service, including certificates of appointment; certificate, National Air Training Center, Pensacola, Florida, USA, course 'Naval Aviators of the United States Navy', 30 June 1944; certificate, Commission, to Lieutenant of the Fleet, Australian, 1 June 1950; certificate, RAN Night Fighter School, No 3 All Weather Fighter Course, 28 March 1958; certificate, Royal Naval Tactical School, Woolwich, London, 4 September 1959; certificate, relating to inspection of Sea Venom aircraft, undated; certificate, [King Neptune] Proclamation, relating to equator crossing, undated; essay relating to RAN Fleet Air Arm, undated; essay relating generally to strategy and the RAN, undated; map, Pilot Reference Strip, 955-H, New Georgia Group to Admiralty Islands; two items relating to award of Distinguished Service Cross to Beange, 'Investiture by Her Majesty The Queen, Government House, Sydney', 6 February 1954, and 'Notes on Investiture Ceremony for press and broadcasting'; drawing, in pencil 'To Sydney from Tobruk', undated and unknown artist; two items of propaganda ephemera, one in Japanese and another in Pidgin; three periodical issues, 'Guinea Gold', 2 September 1945, 'The Navy', December 1953, and, 'RAN News', 26 April 1974.