80th Anniversary of Operation Jaywick
On the night of 26 September 1943, Australian and British Z Special Unit commandos paddled folding kayaks into Japanese-occupied Singapore Harbour, blowing up and severely damaging seven ships. They had been deployed from a confiscated Japanese fishing boat (re-named Krait after a deadly snake) that had threaded its way undercover from Exmouth to Singapore. Codenamed Operation Jaywick, the daring raid took the Japanese authorities in Singapore completely by surprise. 2023 marks the 80th Anniversary of the event and so the Commando Welfare Trust is commemorating it with a black tie event at the National Maritime Museum, Sydney. Our venue for the event sits adjacent to the Museum's vessel collection, which just happens to include the MV Krait itself.
Friday 8 September 2023 6:30 PM - 11:30 PM (UTC+10)
Ripples Waterside @ The Australian National Maritime Museum
2 Murray Street, , Darling Harbour , Sydney NSW 2000