HMAS Canberra

This site is dedicated to all Royal Australian Navy and Australian Defence Force personnel who have served in HMAS CANBERRA.


HMAS CANBERRA (1) D 33 from the 9th of July 1928 until she was sunk in action off Savo Island on the 9th of August 1942.


HMAS CANBERRA (2) FFG-02 from the 21st of March 1981 until Decomissioning on the 12th of November 2005.


HMAS Canberra (3) LHD-02 from Commissioning on the 23rd of November 2014.



Vale ex-LSRP AC Bevan "Squiz" Taylor - HMAS Canberra 1987-1988


Bevan in 1987

Bevan passed away after a long illness in Queensland on the 11 July 2010, Bevan served in HMAS Canberra 1987-89 and was a proud TOPJACK.

I was in contact with Bevan over the past 3 years and he discussed the great times he had in the Navy and the wonderful memories of his friends and ship mates, the best years of his life were in the Navy he proudly told me.

Bevan won a battle with Federal Government regarding veterans under 60 after being removed from an RSL Village because he was under 55. There was no supervised care for Vets under 55 even if they are TPI.

Bevan took on the Federal Minister with the assistance of Derrin Hinch and Melbourne media and won.TPI veterans under 55 now have hundreds of places to stay Australia wide originally with only1 avalable in NSW.

He then became heavily involved with RSL and AAPVA trying to help others that have medical problems from Gulf war.

His funeral service took place at Dalby in Queensland on the 16th of July 2010.

Rest in Peace Bevan, Many thanks for being a great shipmate with a flair for being a scallywag with a greatl sense of humour.

Bevan with his son Tom in 2008



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