- Halley, George, Comdr., RAN
- None noted
- RAN Ships
- None noted.
- June 1989 edition of the Naval Historical Review (all rights reserved)
He also writes “But defence is completely ineffective without contented and confident people manning the Armed Forces, believing in what they are doing and believing that their political masters believe in them. In this sphere I was keen to bring to the Services a certain atmosphere of calm…”
When Captain Hinchliffe asked me to talk with you tonight I was very conscious that my love of history may appear to some as a desire not to move with the times. Once again I found wise counsel in Lord Carrington’s book. His book ends with the following pertinent paragraph.
“We cannot see the future. To reflect on things past, on the scepticism they teach about human wisdom, may be as sound a support as any in meeting that future with a measure of equanimity.”