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! NAVAL COMMAND

Rear-Admiral Lane-Poole

for Australia

HERE EIGHT YEARS AGO Air Commodore Going to England

CANBERRA, Thursday.-The Federal Ministry has been informed by the Im- perial Government that the Lords Com- missioners of the Admiralty propose to nominate Rear-Admiral R. II. O. Lanc Poole to succeed Rcar-Admlral Vf. T. Rändle Ford in command of the Aus- tralian Naval Squadron.

The Minister for Defence (Mr. Park- hill) said to-night that Rear-Admiral W. T. Rändle Ford would completo his two years' terms of office shortly.

Rear-Admiral Lanc-Poolc, who Is a brother of the Inspector-General of For- ests (Mr. C. E. Lnne-Poole), is no stranger to the Australian Navy, having been cap- tain of the Royal Australian Navnl Col- lege from April, 1024, to April, 1927. Lately he has been In command of the Royal Naval Barracks at Devonport, England. He was recently promoted to the rank of Rcar-AdmirnJ.

Mr. Parkhill said that the fact that Rear-Admiral Lane-Poole had been re- tained on the active list after promotion to the rank of rear-admiral indicated that the Admiralty held a very high opin- ion of him. A communication had been sent to the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs concurring on behalf of the Com- monwealth Government in the nomina-

tion.

Mr, Parkhill also announced that ar- rangements had been completed for the «.?change of Air-Commodore S. J. Goble, ni the Royal Australian Air Force, with Air-Commodore H. R. Nicholls, of the Royal Air Force. Air-Commodore Nicholl would arrive in Melbourne early in De- cember to take over the duties of air mem- ber for personnel of the Air Board, which were now performed by Air-Commodore Goble. To obtain general knowledge Air Commodore Goble, who was being ap- pointed to a position In the chief of the air stall's branch In the Air Ministry, London, for a period of two years, would travel to England via Singapore. He would leave Melbourne In September.

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