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New life for Abandoned WWII “orphan” ?

Krait-Jaywick type commando canoe find in Melbourne suburb is of Historic significance. Discovered this week in Ringwood, Vic. after the death of its owner; Mr. Hammond, is a British MKI** folboat used by Australian Commandos in the famous ‘Operation Jaywick’ raid, when they were deployed using the captured Japanese fishing boat, the MV KRAIT at the height of the

“Commando Kayak” by John Hoehn – An Extract.*

“During subsequent meetings at Victoria Barracks, the two got around to talking about the demise of ISD, as it would affect both of them, but in different ways. It was obvious that the US brass did not like the London based SOE exercising control over clandestine operations in the Pacific theatre through their Australian operating arm. Mott had