Posted by Vietnam Swans on October 1, 2009
Last night, a number of the Vietnam Swans were invited to a cocktail reception hosted by the HMAS DARWIN.
Swannies who attended included National President, Phil Johns; Saigon President, Derrin Limbrick; National Treasurer, Danny Armstrong; and Committee Members, Nick Shiells, Danny Monk, Fleur Gamble and Shannon Leahy. In addition, Matt Townsend, Dan Kindness and David Carter also attended.
On a wet Saigon evening, drinks were served on the deck of the DARWIN (under a tarp!). We saw the ceremonial setting of the sun and then it was deep within the bowels of the ship and into the Officers’ Mess and the Chiefs’ Mess before “disembarkation” (the Blog will give you the tip: the mess’ weren’t that messy).
The Vietnam Swans thank the HMAS DARWIN for the superb hospitality. It’s been an absolutely fantastic couple of days with the DARWIN.
HMAS DARWIN completes her charm offensive in Vietnam tomorrow morning when she sets sail for Singapore.