Royal Australian Naval Volunteer Reserve

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Royal Australian Naval Volunteer Reserve (RANVR) is a defunct reserve force of the Royal Australian Navy. The current Royal Australian Naval Reserve was formed in June 1973, from a merger of the RANVR and the RANR (Seagoing).

During World War II, most Australian coastwatchers were commissioned as officers in the RANVR. Some RANVR's also served in the Royal Navy.

HMS Lady Shirley was a fishing trawler requisitioned by the Royal Navy in 1940 and converted for anti-submarine warfare. It went into service in January 1941 and served with the 31st Anti-Submarine Group based at Gibraltar under the command of Lt Cdr Arthur Henry Callaway DSO RANVR sinking German submarine U-111.

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