HMAS CANBERRA

HMAS CANBERRA (1) D33 was Commissioned in Clydebank, Scotland, UK on the 9th 0f July 1928 and was sunk by the Japanese Navy off Savo Island on the 9th of August 1942.

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HMAS CANBERRA (2) FFG-02 was Commissioned in Seattle, Washington, USA on the 21st of March 1981 and Decommissioning at Fleet Base West, Rockingham Western Australia on the 12th of November 2005.

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HMAS CANBERRA (3) LHD 02 is expected to commissioned into the RAN at Fleet Base East in Sydney, Australia in 2014.


HMAS SHROPSHIRE

HMAS SHROPSHIRE was commissioned into the RAN at Chatham, England on the 20 April 1943 and was decommissioned on the 10 November 1949.

 

HMAS CANBERRA - HMAS SHROPSHIRE Association (WA Division) Inc

 

The HMAS CANBERRA - HMAS SHROPSHIRE Association was formed in Western Australia in 1952 and went inactive in 2007.

The WA Division of the Association was recently reactivated in Western Australia with HMAS CANBERRA 2 Ships Company stepping up to assist their forebears in the Association to maintain the fine traditions of the Association.

The WA Division of the Association is fully incorporated and is a Non for Profit organisation in Western Australia has a focus on its members and their Families and the Community.

 

Association reactivation Committee - March 2012

The Association membership in Western Australia is represented by WW 2 veterans from HMAS CANBERRA (1) and HMAS SHROPSHIRE, HMAS CANBERRA (2) Ships Company from the Commissioning Crew, NWIO 1983, OPERATION DAMASK VI, OPERATION SLIPPER and the Decommissioning Crew, it also includes Family members of HMAS CANBERRA 1 and 2.

 

The Executive Committee - 2013-14

President Lee Webster president@hmascanberra-shropshire.asn.au
Vice President Peter Reed vpresident@hmascanberra-shropshire.asn.au
Secretary David Shine secretary@hmascanberra-shropshire.asn.au
Treasurer Greg Brumby treasurer@hmascanberra-shropshire.asn.au
Membership Allister Daish membership@hmascanberra-shropshire.asn.au
General Activies Tony Robinson activities@hmascanberra-shropshire.asn.au
Historical Curator Wayne Falkner curator@hmascanberra-shropshire.asn.au

 

Reactivation Committee: 2012-2013

John Scarfe  
Teresa Blackman  
Ray Graham  
Wade Green  
Lee Webster  
Teresa Blackman  
Greg Brumby  

 

 

Meetings:

The Association is located at the Navy Club in Fremantle and will be meeting monthly on every 3rd Saturday at 1100 hrs.

Membership:

The WA Division of the Association is accepting Membership...More

 
Vice President - Peter Reed
vpresident@hmascanberra-shropshire.asn.au
 
President - Lee Webster
president@hmascanberra-shropshire.asn.au
Mobile: 0431547527

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The HMAS CANBERRA - HMAS SHROPSHIRE Association (WA Division) Inc

Association Documents

  1. Constitution
  2. Association Meeting Minutes 18 Aug 2012
  3. Association Meeting Minutes 20 Oct 2012
  4. Association Meeting Minutes 10 Nov 2012
  5. Association Meeting Minutes 08 Dec 2012
  6. Association Meeting Minutes 16 Feb 2013
  7. Association Meeting Minutes 16 Mar 2013
  8. Association Meeting Minutes 18 May 2013
  9. Association Meeting Minutes 15 Jun 2013
  10. Association Meeting Minutes 20 Jul 2013
  11. Annual General Meeting Minutes 23 Nov 2013
  12. AGM Powerpoint Presentation 23 Nov 2013

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Association Divisions

 
Western Australia
Victoria
South Australia - Northern Territory
Queensland
Tasmania
Australian Capital Territory
New South Wales
National
 
Membership...More
 

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WA Division News - Updated: 23 July 2013

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Department of Veteran Affairs - WA Office

Update Breaking News Edition 9 - July 2013

Update Breaking News Edition 9 ...More

Department of Veteran Affairs Website...More

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The Wreath Laying Service for HMAS CANBERRA 1 to mark the 71st Anniversary of the loss of the ship has been organised as follows:

Location:              State War Memorial, Kings Park Perth WA

Date:                     Friday, 09 August 2012

Time:                      1030 Hrs

Participants:      

The Commanding Officer HMAS STIRLING
The U.S. Consulate General Perth
State President of the Naval Association (WA Section)
Representative of the RSLHQ WA, Warden and Sub Wardens from the Highgate RSL
HMAS CANBERRA HMAS SHROPSHIRE Association WA Division
Former Members of HMAS CANBERRA 2 Ships Company

Dress:                   Uniforms with Medals or Neat Casual with Medals

A self-funded function will be held at Frasers Restaurant on completion, please let me know your attendance so that we have the number of people attending.

I strongly recommend that all HMAS CANBERRA HMAS SHROPSHIRE Association members and HMAS CANBERRA 2 Ships Company attend this important occassion.

Yours Aye,

Lee

Lee Webster
President

HMAS CANBERRA - HMAS SHROPSHIRE Association
WA Division Inc
“2  Ships, 1 Crew”

M: 0431547527


Email:   president@hmascanberra-shropshire.asn.au

Web:    www.hmascanberra-shropshire.asn.au

Web:    www.hmascanberra.com

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To all my Family, Friends, Colleauges and shipmates,

I will be riding the Ride to Conquer Cancer in Oct 2013, I will be representing the HMAS CANBERRA-HMAS SHROPSHIRE Association in raising funds for the the Western Australian Institute for Medical Research.

It is a excellent opportunity to raise funds for such a import cause, the reality is that we will all face the prospect of being diagnosed with Cancer during our lifetime.

In recent times I have seen friends, colleauges, my former shipmates and Association members battling Cancer with great dignity and courage. It is time for me to do something tangable and real to assist in raising funds for this important cause.

I have been working towards and training for the Ride to Conquer Cancer for the past 6 months, I am having great assistance from Greg Brumby my Cycling Coach and Nick Thompson my personal trainer.

I will be providing updates on this page and on the HMAS CANBERRA-HMAS SHROPSHIRE Association Website

To Nick , you are my inspiration for this mate, and the loving memory of Lisa.

Please go to the link below to support and sponsor me...More

I look forward to your support.

Cheers,

Lee

Lee "Bickies" Webster
President
HMAS CANBERRA - HMAS SHROPSHIRE Association
(WA Division) Inc

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ANZAC DAY 2013 Program - WA DIVISION

 

The WA Division of the Association will be participating in ANZAC DAY 2013 and will be attending several events as per the Program below:


All members of the Association and personnel who served in HMAS CANBERRA or HMAS SHROPSHIRE and Families are welcome to attend.

Time

Event

Location

Comments

0530

Fremantle Memorial Dawn Service

Memorial Hill, Fremantle

  • Association Wreath Laying
0600 Gunfire Breakfast

Navy Club, Fremantle

  • Gold coin donation
0730 Depart Navy Club Fremantle
  • Train Fremantle – Perth
0900 Anzac Day March Perth
  • 0900 Form up – Corner of William St, St Georges Terrace
  • 0930 March off
  • 1100 Anzac Day Service – Supreme Court Gardens
1130 Post Anzac Day March Perth-Fremantle
  • 1130 Anzac House, Perth
  • 1230 The Lucky Shag, Barrack Street Jetty - Lunch
  • O/C Navy Club, Fremantle

Fremantle Dawn Service


The Association will be laying a Wreath at the Fremantle Dawn Service at Monument Hill Memorial Reserve in Fremantle, the Service starts at 0530.



Monument Hill Memorial Reserve - High Street and Bateman Street Fremantle WA 6160...More

Gunfire Breakfast


A Gunfire Breakfast will be held at the Navy Club in Fremantle on completion of the Fremantle Dawn Service at 0600, a gold coin donation will be required.



The Navy Club - 64 High St, Fremantle WA 6160...More

Anzac Day March – Perth


The Association will be marching in Perth on Anzac Day; we will be forming up at the Corner of William Street and St Georges Terrace at 0900 for a 0930 March off. On completion will be the Anzac Day Service at the Supreme Court Gardens from 1100...More

 Post Anzac Day March


Anzac Club


Members of the Association will be meeting at ANZAC House on completion of the Memorial Service at 1130.



28 St Georges Terrace, Perth (cnr Irwin and St Georges Terrace)...More

The Lucky Shag

Members of the Association will be meeting at the Lucky Shag on completion of Anzac House at 1230 for Lunch.


Barrack Street Jetty Perth Western Australia 6000...More

The Navy Club

Members of the Association will then be returning to the Navy Club in Fremantle...More

Please contact me if you require any further information on 0431547527.


Lee Webster
President
HMAS CANBERRA - HMAS SHROPSHIRE Association
WA Division Inc


Email:   president@hmascanberra-shropshire.asn.au

 

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The WA Division of the Association will conduct the first meeting of 2013 at the Navy Club in Fremantle at 1100 Saturday 16 February 2013.

All are welcome to attend.

Yours Aye,

Lee

Lee Webster
President
HMAS CANBERRA - HMAS SHROPSHIRE Association
(WA Division) Inc

Email:  president@hmascanberra-shropshire.asn.au
Association Meetings: www.navyclub.com.au

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HMAS CANBERRA 2 Artefacts

22 Nov 2012

The President of the HMAS CANBERRA – HMAS SHROPSHIRE Association WA Division Lee Webster took possession of one of the Northbourne Avenue signs which was presented to Nigel Coates the Commanding Officer of HMAS CANBERRA by the ACT Chief Minister Kate Carnell in 1996.


Lee Webster personally recalls when the new Northbourne Avenue signs arrived in the ship with Nigel Coates when he took Command of HMAS CANBERRA in 1996. This is a wonderful addition to the artefacts that have been donated to the Association.


The sign was generously donated to the Association by LCDR Eric Radford RAN who was the Decommissioning Liaison Officer in HMAS CANBERRA in 2005. Eric has donated several items from his personal collection.


The WA Division of the Association has received several historical artefacts from HMAS CANBERRA 1&2 and HMAS SHROPSHIRE since it was reactivated in April this year.


The Association is located at the Navy Club in Fremantle where the artefacts will be catalogued on display and available for viewing.


 

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The Association reached a incremental milestone today with the 30th Member joining the Western Australian Division....More

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Proposed HMAS CANBERRA 2 Banner

In addition to the traditional HMAS CANBERRA HMAS SHROPSHIRE Banner, the Association in WA will be marching behand a FFG 02 Banner at Anzac Day in Perth in 2013.

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HMAS CANBERRA - HMAS SHROPSHIRE Association (WA Division) Inc

Great News! The HMAS CANBERRA - HMAS SHROPSHIRE ASSOCIATION (WA DIVISION) INC. was officially incorporated by the Commissioner for Consumer Protection in Western Australia on the 03 October 2012.

It was 40 years ago in 1972 when Arthur Carter formed the original Western Australian Division of the Association; it is now up to us to carry on the fine traditions of Association established by the HMAS CANBERRA 1 and HMAS SHROPSHIRE Ships Company’s.

The e HMAS CANBERRA - HMAS SHROPSHIRE ASSOCIATION (WA DIVISION) INC will be open for membership in the near future.

I found this in the PORTHOLE MK II 1966 Publication and thought it was very fitting as we move forward with the Association. It really says it all about the people who served in HMAS CANBERRA 1&2 and HMAS SHROPSHIRE.

In his “foreword” to “PORTHOLE”, the Shropshire Book written in 1945. Captain Nichols emphasised that hard work, goodwill and the co-operation of all on board are called for to make and keep a ship both efficient and happy.

On looking back over their experiences of a quarter of a century ago, the members of the Canberra- Shropshire Association would, I am confident, agree to this proposition. And the sentiments so expressed may perhaps summed up in the word “Comradeship” a happy, personal relationship between shipmates for the benefit for all.

The importance of maintaining such comradeship commenced in war, with what is called “peace time” is self-evident and a ship’s Association such as our own is the outstanding medium, through which such comradeship can be fostered and continued… H.B. Farncomb 18th May 1966

Yours Aye,

Lee

Lee Webster
President
HMAS CANBERRA - HMAS SHROPSHIRE Association
(WA Division) Inc

Email:  president@hmascanberra-shropshire.asn.au
Website: www.hmascanberra-shropshire.asn.au
Association Meetings: www.navyclub.com.au

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NAVY Club Fremantle WA - Newsletter Oct 2012

The home of the HMAS CANBERRA - HMAS SHROPSHIRE Association in Western Australia.

NAVY Club Fremantle - Newsletter Oct 2012

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The WA Department of Consumer Affairs has reviewed the HMAS CANBERRA - HMAS SHROPSHIRE Association Incorporation application and has recommended some changes to the Constitution to ensure it meets the requirements on the Incorporation Act.

Amendments will be made next week and on completion I will resubmit the Constitution to the Department.

I am confident that all the other requirements for incorporation are in order and the Certificate of Incorporation will be issued in the near future.

A quick reminder that the next Association Meeting will be conducted at the Navy Club in Fremantle at 1100 hrs on the 14 Sep 2012, the National Committee of the Naval Association will also be meeting.

Lee Webster
President
HMAS CANBERRA - HMAS SHROPSHIRE Association
(WA Division) Inc

0431 547 527

Email:  president@hmascanberra-shropshire.asn.au
Website: www.hmascanberra-shropshire.asn.au
Association Meetings: www.navyclub.com.au

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The WA Division of the HMAS CANBERRA HMAS SHROPSHIRE Association has expanded the Executive Committee to form a excellent team to move the Association forward in Western Australia

President: Lee Webster
ice President: Wade Green
Secretary: Dave Shine
Treasurer: Greg Brumby
Membership Secretary:  
Committee: Teresa Blackman
Committee: Ray Graham
Committee: John Scarfe



The Committee is being advised by 2 former Presidents of the Association and WW2 veterans, Mr Bill Kynaston and Jack Gallagher.

In addition to the personnel above the following people attended the WA Division meeting:

Tony Robinson
Allister Daish
Wayne Falkner
Donovan Yates

The WA Division of the Association will be fully operational and incorporated to accept new membership by September.

Lee Webster
President
HMAS CANBERRA HMAS SHROPSHIRE Association
(WA Division)

0431 547 527

Email:  president@hmascanberra-shropshire.asn.au
Website: www.hmascanberra-shropshire.asn.au
Association Meetings: www.navyclub.com.au

 

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The Wreath Laying Service for HMAS CANBERRA 1 to mark the 70th Anniversary of the loss of the ship has been organised as follows:

Location:              State War Memorial, Kings Park Perth WA

Date:                     Thursday, 09 August 2012

Time:                      1030 Hrs

Participants:      

The Commanding Officer HMAS STIRLING
The U.S. Consulate General Perth
State President of the Naval Association (WA Section)
Representative of the RSLHQ WA, Warden and Sub Wardens from the Highgate RSL
HMAS CANBERRA HMAS SHROPSHIRE Association WA Division
Former Members of HMAS CANBERRA 2 Ships Company

Dress:                   Uniforms with Medals or Neat Casual with Medals

Order of Service

A self-funded function will be held at Frasers Restaurant on completion, please let me know your attendance so that we have the number of people attending.

I strongly recommend that all HMAS CANBERRA HMAS SHROPSHIRE Association members and HMAS CANBERRA 2 Ships Company attend this important occassion.

Yours Aye,

Lee

Lee Webster
President
HMAS CANBERRA HMAS SHROPSHIRE Association
(WA Division)

0431 547 527

Email:  president@hmascanberra-shropshire.asn.au
Website: www.hmascanberra-shropshire.asn.au
Association Meetings: www.navyclub.com.au

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The HMAS CANBERRA HMAS SHROPSHIRE Association WA Division has a new home at the Navy Club in Fremantle. http://www.navyclub.com.au/

The Navy Club in Fremantle is home to many Ship Associations in WA including the HMAS PERTH and HMAS SYDNEY Associations.

The Association has a permanent booking for a monthly meeting which will take place on the third Saturday of each month commencing at 1100 on Saturday 18th of August 2012.

http://www.navyclub.com.au/index.php/events

The Team at the Navy Club have extended the Association a warm welcome, Fremantle is a excellent central location that historically to HMAS CANBERRA 1 & 2 have links to.

HMAS CANBERRA 1 first port of call in Australia after commissioning was Fremantle in 1929, HMAS CANBERRA 2 last port of call was Fremanle in 2005.

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ANZAC DAY 2012 - Perth WA

HMAS CANBERRA HMAS SHROPSHIRE Association WA Division

The HMAS CANBERRA and HMAS SHROPSHIRE Association marched on ANZAC Day in Perth for the first time since 2008, 31 personnel marched which included former HMAS Canberra (2) Ships Company in addition to 2 x HMAS SHROPSHIRE WW2 Veterans and family members.

The march was lead by Commander Teresa Blackman RANR who served in HMAS Canberra - Operation Damask VI 92-93, the Banner was carried by Lee" Bickies" Webster and Wade Wag" Green. The HMAS Shropshire WW2 veterans Jack Gallagher and Bill Kynaston lead the HMAS Canberra 2 ships company.

 

 

Many Thanks to everyone who attended, It was a wonderful day and it was great catching up with everyone.

Yours Aye,

Lee

Lee “Bickies” Webster
President
HMAS CANBERRA HMAS SHROPSHIRE Association – WA Division

Email:  president@hmascanberra-shropshire.asn.au
Website: www.hmascanberra-shropshire.asn.au
Association Meetings: www.navyclub.com.au

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ANZAC DAY 2012 - Perth WA

HMAS CANBERRA HMAS SHROPSHIRE Association WA Division

Hi Team,

Many Thanks for supporting the HMAS CANBERRA and HMAS SHROPSHIRE Association this ANZAC Day, 28 x former HMAS Canberra (2) Ships Company have indicated they will be marching in addition to 2 x HMAS SHROPSHIRE WW2 Veterans.

Please find the ANZAC DAY 2012 - Order of March for Perth attached, this has all the planning information required for the Anzac Day 2012 March

The forming area for the march is on the corner of St Georges Terrace and William Street; I recommend we form up by 0915 as the march off time will be at 0930 hrs  (look for the HMAS CANBERRA – HMAS SHROPSHIRE Banner.)

The HMAS CANBERRA and HMAS SHROPSHIRE Association is contingent Number 30 and we will be marching astern of the Naval Association and other ship Associations.

The plan is to meet at the Lucky Shag Bar at the Barrack Street Jetty on completion of the ANZAC Day March and Service. http://www.luckyshagbar.com.au/

Please let me know if you require any further information.

I look forward to catching up on the day.

Yours Aye,

Lee

Lee “Bickies” Webster
President
HMAS CANBERRA HMAS SHROPSHIRE Association – WA Division

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HMAS CANBERRA HMAS SHROPSHIRE Association WA Division

 

Past meets Present.

Past Presidents of the HMAS CANBERRA HMAS SHROPSHIRE Association WA Division, Mr Bill Kynaston and Mr Jack Gallagher met with the current President Lee Webster and Vice President Wade Green to discuss the ANZAC Day March in Perth 2012.

L-R Lee Webster - Jack Gallagher - Bill Kynaston - Wade Green

It was great to catch up with Bill and Jack who served in HMAS SHROPSHIRE during WW 2, their support has been invaluable in reactivating the Association in Western Australia.

It made for a excellent Good Friday.

Lee Webster
President
HMAS CANBERRA HMAS SHROPSHIRE Association – WA Division

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HMAS CANBERRA HMAS SHROPSHIRE Association WA Division Committee

The HMAS CANBERRA HMAS SHROPSHIRE Association WA Division has been reactivated in Western Australia

02 April 2012

The new committee is being assisted by 2 stalwarts of the WA Division of the Association Mr Bill Knaston and the last and former President of the Association Mr Jack Gallagher, both Bill and Jack served in HMAS SHROPSHIRE during WW 2 and have been a part of the Association in WA since 1952.

The WA Division of the Association has been inactive for the past 3 years due to the passing of many HMAS CANBERRA (1) and HMAS SHROPSHIRE World War 2 veterans. Today only 12 HMAS CANBERRA (1) and HMAS SHROPSHIRE veterans are living in Western Australia.

The first priority for the new committee is to ensure the Association is represented at the ANZAC DAY March in Perth this year. It will be the first time that members from HMAS CANBERRA (1), HMAS CANBERRA (2) and HMAS SHROPSHIRE will be marching together on ANZAC Day in Perth. Approx 25 HMAS CANBERRA (2) personnel will be marching.

Mr Bill Knaston and Mr Jack Gallagher recently presented the HMAS CANBERRA HMAS SHROPSHIRE Association Banner to Lee Webster so that the history and fine traditions of Association and the two great RAN ships it represents may be passed on to former members of  HMAS CANBERRA  FFG 02 Ships Company.

The new committee members are as follows:

  • Greg Brumby
  • John Scarfe
  • Teresa Blackman
  • Ray Graham
  • Wade Green
  • Lee Webster

New membership will be accepted for the WA Division in the near future.

Yours Aye,

Lee

Lee Webster
President
HMAS CANBERRA HMAS SHROPSHIRE Association – WA Division

Email:  president@hmascanberra-shropshire.asn.au
Website: www.hmascanberra-shropshire.asn.au
Association Meetings: www.navyclub.com.au

 

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ANZAC DAY 2012

HMAS CANBERRA - HMAS SHROPSHIRE ASSOCIATION Marching in Sydney - 2011

 

The HMAS CANBERRA - HMAS SHROPSHIRE ASSOCIATION in Western Australia is inviting all former members of HMAS CANBERRA (2) Ships Company to march with the Association on ANZAC Day 2012 in Perth this year.

It will be great for HMAS CANBERRA (2) Ships Company to support the WW2 veterans of HMAS CANBERRA (1) and HMAS SHROPSHIRE in this the 70th year since HMAS CANBERRA (1) was sunk in WW 2.

I know that the personnel from FFG- 02 are keen to march under the HMAS CANBERRA banner on Anzac Day and want to demonstrate that they are truly"Second to None"

If you are available and interested in marching in Perth on Anzac Day please contact

Lee Webster
President
HMAS CANBERRA HMAS SHROPSHIRE Association – WA Division

Email:  president@hmascanberra-shropshire.asn.au
Website: www.hmascanberra-shropshire.asn.au
Association Meetings: www.navyclub.com.au

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State Divisions

New South Wales - Division

Victoria - Division

South Australia - Northern Territory- Divsion

Queensland - Division

Tasmania - Division

Australia Capital Territory - Division

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