On the evening of 12 February 1942, SS Vyner Brooke was one the last ships carrying evacuees to leave Singapore. Although she usually only carried 12 passengers, in addition to her 47 crew, Vyner Brooke sailed south with 181 passengers embarked, most of them women and children. Among the passengers were the last 65 Australian nurses in Singapore. (from the Australian War Memorial website The Sinking of the Vyner Brooke | Australian War Memorial (awm.gov.au)).

This Sunday, 12 February, at 12:45 pm there is an online film event commemorating the sinking of the SS Vyner Brooke in World War II. The documentary tells the story of those nurses and civilians and through the work of the Salvation Army, the Tasmanian family of one of the nurses has been located and contacted.

I encourage you to watch this wonderful memorial event this Sunday at https://vimeo.com/event/2297560.

Andy Muller