Message describing a short-wave radio transmission heard in Geraldton

Message describing a short-wave radio transmission heard in Geraldton

There has been much conjecture as to whether the Sydney issued a distress call. A message taken over the phone from Squadron Leader Cooper in Geraldton by an Air Force signals clerk seems to indicate that it did. However, while the message is undated, it appears to form the basis of the South West Area Combined Headquarters log entry for 4 December 1941, some two weeks after the Sydney was lost.

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