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Author Edmondson, Bernard, 1924-
Title [Interview with Bernard Edmondson] [sound recording] / [interviewed by John Roberts].
Published/Produced 1994
 2nd Floor Oral History Stack  OH2917/3  Audio (Access)    FOR USE IN STATE LIBRARY  REQUEST RETRIEVAL
 2nd Floor Oral History Stack  OH2917/3  Transcript (Access)    FOR USE IN STATE LIBRARY  REQUEST RETRIEVAL
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 3rd Floor Oral History Stack  OH2917/3  Transcript (Preservation copy)    FOR USE IN STATE LIBRARY  REQUEST RETRIEVAL
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Call Number OH2917/3
Description 1 sound cassette + transcript (20 p.) + 1 CD.
Series R.A.N. Corvettes Association oral history project
R.A.N. Corvettes Association oral history project
Access advisory Access open
Rights advisory Copyright or other restrictions may apply. For public use, contact the State Library of Western Australia.
Summary Edmondson speaks about his childhood and early education; being apprenticed to his father as a boot-maker; joining the RAN in 1942; training at Flinders Naval Depot as a stoker; joining HMAS Toowoomba in 1942; escorting convoys and carrying out anti-submarine patrols as part of the British Eastern Fleet in the Indian Ocean and the Persian Gulf; refitting in Durban in early 1944 and joining other RAN corvettes in Colombo; returning to Fremantle for refit in December 1944; foreign service leave and family matters; rejoining Toowoomba at Manus and service in the Pacific, including Hong Kong; the end of the Second World War; transfer to HMAS Fremantle for return to Fremantle but the ship paying off in Melbourne; discharge and joining the family business; marriage and family; subsequent employment; being Controller of Parliament House Western Australia (WA); retirement and involvement with the Corvettes Association and the Naval Association in WA. The CD contains the transcribed interview (transcript) for the sound cassette. His surname on the transcript on the Australian War Memorial website is spelt: Edmonson.
Subjects Edmondson, Bernard, 1924- -- Interviews.
Australia. Royal Australian Navy -- History -- World War, 1939-1945.
Royal Australian Navy Corvettes Association, Western Australia -- History.
Sailors -- Western Australia -- Interviews.
Corvettes (Warships) -- Australia -- History.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, Australian.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations, Australian.
Related names Roberts, John.