The 1940’s

August 12, 2012Our History


Undaunted by this set back, in 1941 another 14 members obtained their bronze medallions and another two their instructor’s certificates following a trip to Sydney.

Due to World War II in the period 1939 to 1943 competition between clubs was suspended to allow members to volunteer for service. Thirty-eight of the club’s active members enlisted in the fighting forces.


During this season the Henley Women’s Lifesaving Club was formed and affiliated with the Royal Lifesaving Society

The Club’s 25th Annual Report reported the purchase and christening of its second surfboat “A.W. Jolly II”, the cost of which was just less than 290 pound ($580). Plans were also in hand to raise money to build a new two-storey clubroom.

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