Phil Mason: Merchant Navy
Posted on: Mon 25 Jun 2018
It’s a fascinating tale… Many people (and the media) overlook the role our Royal Australian Navy have undertaken in the defence of Australia… which is a very sad state of affairs… but even more overlooked is the role that our Merchant Navy have played, and the terrible price they’ve paid. Just what is the Merchant Navy? What have they done… and what are they doing? Why are they so important to Australia? Phil Mason, President of The Merchant Navy Association of SA enlightens us.
Phil invites the public along to two commemoration ceremonies. 8 July 2018 and 3 September 2018
Interviewer Helen Meyer
HMAT Omrah and HMAT Orvieto at Port Said 02 December, 1914 AWM C02566 Copyright Expired
Phil Mason as a young Merchant Seaman. Photo provided by P Mason and used with his permission
Phil Mason at Radio Adelaide 25.12.18. Photo by H Meyer