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Born in Newcastle NSW in 1928, Peter joined the Royal Australian Navy as a Cadet Midshipman in 1942 and serv.ed in ships and establishments of the Royal Navy and Royal Australian Navy before specialising as a Fleet Air Arm pilot and maintenance test pilot. In 1962, following an appointment as Executive Officer of HMAS Sydney, he joined HMAS Voyager as second in command and resigned six weeks before the destroyer met its fate in collision with HMAS Melbourne in February 1964. In civilian life, Peter Cabban was employed as a management consultant, primarily in health care management, and formed a non-profit foundation, which he directed for twenty years. He retired from full-time employment in 2004. David Salter is an independent television producer and journalist. After a stint on The Bulletin magazine he joined the founding team of the pioneer ABC-TV current affairs program This Day Tonight. His television work includes three years at the BBC, the historical series This Fabulous Century, Geoffrey Robertson's Hypotheticals, Media Watch and a recent documentary on the Voyager disaster titled Unfit to Command. Salter has also run sport for the Seven Network, Channel Nine and the ABC and writes regularly on yachting and rugby.


Breaking Ranks Peter Cabban, David Salter

The remarkable story behind the cover up of the HMAS Voyager incident.

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