We are still alongside Woolloomooloo Quay, astern of [HMS] Montclare. HMS Newcastle left last Sunday midday, bound it is believed for the UK. [HMAS] Shropshire is at Garden Island & [HMAS] Australia at Cockatoo [Island]. Sydney dock yard workers are engaged in a series of strikes at present & little work is being done on the wharves, thus holding up a lot of shipping. Paint ship has continued and patches of Semtex are being relaid.
Yesterday all officers attended a lecture in [HMS] Montclare by the C-in-C BPF [Commander in Chief British Pacific Fleet] & later he [Admiral Sir Bruce Fraser] came aboard & looked round the ship.
RW Ravenhill Captain 3 v 45.
Description of paint work from British and Commonwealth Warship Camouflage of WW II (2015) by Malcolm Wright.