Sykes, Robert John (Lieutenant Commander, b.1944 - d.2010)

Accession Number AWM2019.906.4
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement Extent: .5 cm; Wallet/s: 1
Object type Digital file
Maker Sykes, Robert John
Place made Australia
Date made 2008
Access Open
Conflict Period 2000-2009
Period 1960-1969
Copying Provisions Copying is permitted for the purposes of research and study, subject to physical condition
Description

Collection relating to the service of R58711 / 058711 Lieutenant Commander Robert John Sykes, HMAS Melbourne (1955-1982), 1964, 2008.

Wallet 1 of 1 - Consists of a short, typed letter Sykes wrote to his son in 2008 regarding Sykes' memory of the collision between HMAS Melbourne (1955-1982) and HMAS Voyager (1957-1964) in February 1964. Sykes, a young mechanician at the time of the collision, recalls the fear he felt when the ships collided and the calming effect Chief Petty Officer John Way had on the sailors.

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