Sea Scouts' Camp Cornwell - Western Australia

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pweaver on May 17, 2008

Camp Cornwell is situated at Pelican Point on the Swan River at the southeastern end of Matilda Bay, Crawley. It is the headquarters for Western Australian Sea Scouts. The facilty was established in 1925. It was named in honor of an English Scout and Victoria Cross awardee, John Travers Cornwell RN, who was killed at the Battle of Jutland on June 2, 1916 aged 16. During WW2 Western Australian Sea Scouts played an important role assisting the US Naval Air Force, which operated Catalina flying boats from the adjacent river to patrol the Indian Ocean.

Read more about this image and John Cornwell at Fremantlebiz 18 May 2008.

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