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The war activities of the Auckland branch of the Navy League would continue until the cessation of hostilities with Japan, said Commander C. H. T. Palmer in his presidential address at the annual meeting last night. Comment was made by Commander Palmer upon the successful operations of the branch during the past year. The financial position was sound, and this was largely due to the efforts of the women members. He also mentioned the progress made by the sea cadets. The corps had been in existence two years and had now a strength of about 140. The steady discipline of the corps and the efficiency shown by its members would make them better citizens. Special reference to the work of the ladies' committee was made in the annual report. During the year a special committee had packed 25,317 patriotic gifts for the R.N.Z.N. Naval personnel had also been supplied with 6989 woollen garments, 10,026 sewn articles and 679 homespun garments. The sewing circle, it was reported, had made 7609 handkerchiefs, 12,212 hussifs and 1205 bags. A total of 5490 ounces had been spun by the spinning circle. Other activities included the making of 243 children's garments by the welfare sewing circle and 8556 articles by the wool sub-committee. In all, 45,345 articles had'been produced during the year. The entertainment committee, it was reported, had arranged parti'es for sick and wounded servicemen.

Thanks to the ladies' committee for their work during the year and to the members of the Navy League generally for their work were expressed by the chairman of the branch, Mr. J. H. Frater. At the conclusion of the meeting an address was given by Commander W. A. F. Hawkins, D.5.0., 0.8. E., D.S.C. and bar., R.N., on some of his experiences while serving in destroyers.

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NAVY LEAGUE, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 173, 24 July 1945

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NAVY LEAGUE Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 173, 24 July 1945

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