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Topic review - A Farewell to those with whom we served...
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I never knew Les personally, but I did deal with him via the HMAS Sydney website.

I knew he was a busy man, but I didn't realise just how dedicated he was.

My condolences to his wife and family, and he will be sadly missed.

Vale Les :salute1:
Post Posted: Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:16 pm
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Facebook came alive today with the sad news of the passing of Les Dwyer...

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This was posted on Facebook by James O'Connor...

"It is with great sadness that I need to inform members that Leslie [Les] James Dwyer crossed the bar today at 15:00. Les served the Association (NAA) as our National President, National Vice
President
, Chairman of White Ensign Magazine, President of eFLEET, Advocate and Welfare Office(r) and Web Master."

I didn't know Les personally, but he was clearly a Legend in many areas, with a wide circle of friends and followers on Facebook.

This was posted on Les' own Facebook Page by his wife, Lynda...


It is with immense sadness I’m informing you that Les Dwyer crossed the bar on 16th August 2018 at 3pm.
Les suffered a major heart trauma on Monday the 13th August 2018 whilst whipper snipping on our property, 36 hours before our planned trip to Shanghai.
Les was treated by the Ambulance Service, Nambour Hospital Emergency Department and Sunshine Coast University Hospital Intensive Care Unit with the utmost care and professional attention.
Despite their best efforts, Les did not regain consciousness after the heart trauma. Prior to this incident Les was healthy, well and looking forward to our trip.

Posted by Les’s beloved wife, Lynda Dwyer.

Funeral arrangements for Les Dwyer.
Gregson & Weight Chapel
34 National Park Road
Nambour QLD 4560

Thursday 23rd August 2018 at 2pm.

Not quite sure how I ended up on Les' list of Facebook friends, but like many of us, I'd been following he and Lynda's many trips overseas and can really say they were living life to the fullest...
...clearly his sudden passing was totally unexpected...

VALE Les, rest on your oars, your journey's done, RIP... [-o<
[-o<

P.S. Les (perhaps prophetically,) posted this :type: thought provoking clip :-k on Facebook on July 10th, updating it with comments posted only four days ago..!

I liked it so much, I went searching (unsuccessfully,) through YouTube for a version I could share with you Guys...
[-(
Post Posted: Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:25 pm
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Wayne Lewis ex chief greenie passed away yesterday will be sadly missed


Murray Sells
Post Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 3:01 pm
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Bob Kincaid was a good rugby player, a nuggety little hooker and one the nice guys; Fair winds and a following sea, Bob. :sheeesh:
Post Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:22 am
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I have found in the latest listings of the "Last Post" forum in the NSW RSL Reveille magazine.

Kinkade, Robert Alexander - R47775
. Mech 1. Did 2 x Gun Line Tours in HMAS Perth and 1 x Escort Trip in HMAS Duchess for Vietnam Service.

White, Thomas Bernard - R47381. CERA. Vietnam Service 8 x Trips HMAS Sydney 68-70 and 1 x Trip in HMAS Duchess 65.

Vale Robert & Thomas :salute1:

I spent some time with Tom White at Creswell and Stalwart. A true gentleman and sad to hear of his demise. I had the privilege of hearing Tom, behind closed doors, ripping strips off Andy Douglas (Lt SDME), and forcing Andy to reverse one of his stupid decisions.

Sorry to hear of Tom crossing the bar, fair winds ol' fella.
Post Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:27 pm
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Yes, that was one of his achievements.

I served with him at Cerberus and was his DO for a while and managed to keep him in the service during a difficult period. Very capable. Sad to see him go at such a young age.
RIP Alan.

I am trying to see if I can get to his service but it is a bit difficult with my wife at the moment.
Post Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:50 pm
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connief wrote:
For those that served with or knew Alan Caple- ex WOMTP.

From Eddy Reksmiss

It is with great sadness that I inform you that ex WOMTP. Alan J. Caple (S110796) passed away yesterday (22 June 2018) peacefully surrounded by family & friends. He will be missed but not forgotten by his brothers of the 37th Intake J.R.T.E., family & all those who's life he touched.
Rest In Peace, mate.
The Funeral for the late Alan Caple (exWOMTP) will at 1200 Fri 29 June 18 from Bunurong Memorial Park, 790 Frankston/Dandenong Rd, Dandenong South. Victoria.

I went to Broken Hill High School with Alan. He joined as a JR at Leeuwin in Oct 71 , I joined 9 months after him. RIP mate.

Is this the same Caple that was the first Sailstruc Chief tiff?
Post Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:05 am
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From: "Bob Mummery" <bandi@iinet.net.au>
Subject: FW: Eternal Patrol - WOMTP*SM Norm "Bungy" Williams.
Date: 26 June 2018 at 11:42:40 AEST
To: "Bob Mummery" <bandi@iinet.net.au>

It is with much sadness that I onforward Tony Vine’s email.

Whilst I did not know Bungy all that well when we were both in uniform, I did get to know him quite well while he was with ASC. At that time he lived close by to me in Safety bay and we became quite good friends whilst regularly undertaking morning dog walking duties along the Safety Bay beachfront.

RIP Bungy, I guess the Slops Van is now closed.

Bob Mummery
0408 811 201

From: Tony Vine
Sent: Tuesday, 26 June 2018 5:13 AM
To: Bob Mummery
Subject: Eternal Patrol - WOMTP*SM Norm "Bungy" Williams.

Bob
The Submarine community has lost a legend with the passing yesterday of Normie Williams.
Norm joined boats as a teenager, commissioned HMAS Ovens in UK and was an exceptional Chief and Later Warrant Officer, for which he was awarded the OAM. He was also a life member of the Submarine Association of Australia.
Post navy Norm was one of the first members of the Australian Submarine Corporation and worked with ASC until his retirement ensuring that the standards he set as a O Boat Submariner were maintained and improved with the Collins Class.
He was the SAA webmaster for many years until twelve months ago when his cancer progressed to a point where he had to give up.
His fight was long and painful but the little fella is now at rest.
He touched the lives of many and we are all the better for it. God bless you shipmate.
Tony Vine
Post Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:28 pm
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Too young. :tear: Vale
Post Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2018 2:44 pm
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I had a fair bit to do with Alan in the 90's at DNB. He was the reason my eldest son got his posting to the Darwin area, and his subsequent success in his career.

Sadly missed. Fair winds, sunshine, and following seas Alan.
Post Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:18 pm
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For those that served with or knew Alan Caple- ex WOMTP.

From Eddy Reksmiss

It is with great sadness that I inform you that ex WOMTP. Alan J. Caple (S110796) passed away yesterday (22 June 2018) peacefully surrounded by family & friends. He will be missed but not forgotten by his brothers of the 37th Intake J.R.T.E., family & all those who's life he touched.
Rest In Peace, mate.
The Funeral for the late Alan Caple (exWOMTP) will at 1200 Fri 29 June 18 from Bunurong Memorial Park, 790 Frankston/Dandenong Rd, Dandenong South. Victoria.

I went to Broken Hill High School with Alan. He joined as a JR at Leeuwin in Oct 71 , I joined 9 months after him. RIP mate.
Post Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 4:10 pm
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Mal had a long life. He was in his 85th year. Long life in service to the nation, and both RSL and HMAS Perth assoc.
Post Posted: Sun May 06, 2018 1:52 pm
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Maybe a bit out of place but I just saw on FB the exWOFC Mal Kirkland has crossed the bar.
Chippies have a bit of affinity with the gunnery branch as we often had to work in cahoots with them
His funeral in next Tuesday in Mt Martha, Victoria.

Smooth seas Mal.
Post Posted: Sat May 05, 2018 11:19 am
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Slightly :offtopic: I know, seeing as how none of us ever served in the :salute1: US Marine Corps, nor ever heard anybody utter memorable/ quotable lines like,
"I love the smell of napalm in the morning..." or "You can't handle the truth..." but I'm sure each one of us who served, either knew somebody, or can
relate in some small way to 'Gunny' R. Lee Ermey, who passed away a fortnight ago, on the 16th April, aged 74... [-o< I commend these two video clips...

........ :type: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bd-TB3i-ps0 ......................... :type: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3j3_iPskjxk
:notworthy:

:-k All told, :type: Ermey had roles in some 60-plus films, as well as several voice credits, including "Toy Story", "The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy,"
"SpongeBob SquarePants," "The Simpsons," and "Family Guy."

On top of voice acting, he hosted two programs for the History Channel: "Mail Call," :gotmail: in which he provided expertise on military issues, both modern
and historic, and "Lock N' Load with R. Lee Ermey," :sniper: which focused on the development of different types of weapons.

Farewell, "Gunny", :hi: your larger than life presence will be missed... :obey:
Post Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:03 am
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:yes:
Post Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:27 pm


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