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June 30, 1971: Katamatite man to USA

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July 24, 2017

Pictured is engineering mechanic Brian Douthwaite, 18, from Katamatite who is one of the crewmen aboard the troop carrier HMAS Sydney which sailed recently for the United States. 

The ship will embark 10 additional Skyhawk jet fighters for the Navy as well as picking up equipment for the Army and Air Force.

The 20,000 ton carrier will call at Honolulu, San Diego, San Francisco and Vancouver. 

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