NAVAL DEFENCE FORCE.
CAPTAIN CRESWELL ASSUMES
At yesterday's meeting of the Execu- tive Council the appointment of Captain W. R. Creswell as Commandant to the Queens- land Naval Defence Forces and Commander of the Q.G.S. Gayundah was approved. Cap- tain Creswell really assumed command on Wednesday, his appointment dating from 1st May for three years. Commander W. Drake, who has been Acting Naval Commandant for some years, has been appointed officer com- manding the Naval Corps in Queensland.