19 September 2010

Acting Chief of RAN sets record straight: Dispels allegations by News LTD media on sailor's death

Acting Chief of the Royal Australian Navy, Rear Admiral Davyd Thomas, has set the record straight over allegations by News Ltd media on the death of Able Seaman Cook Jay Wilkie aboard HMAS Launceston (an Armidale Class patrol boat) .

On 16 September 2010, the Daily Telegraph ran an article titled "Toxic gas inquiry on dead sailor."

But RADM Thomas says "there is no evidence that gas of any nature contributed to the death of Able Seaman Jay Wilkie."

To read RADM Thomas' statement go here.

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