Navy says it’s proud to confirm that a Navy Group Commendation will be presented to all members of HMAS Westralia’s Ships’ Company who were serving on board during the fatal fire of 5 May 1998.
Four crew members died when fire erupted in the ship’s engine room. The Group Commendation recognises in a small way the heroic actions and the lasting impact that day had on all those on board.
A commemorative service will be held at HMAS Stirling, Fleet Base West on 5 May 2019 for those involved.
Chief of Navy Australia has written to the families of those who perished as well as to every member of the HMAS Westralia (II) crew on duty on 5 May 1998.
If you have not received a letter, please email Navy Events via [email protected]
Lest we forget.