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 Post subject: LCDR John Simmons O42462
PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:48 pm 
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It is my melancholy duty to report the passing today, Sunday 7th Januaryi in the Sunshine Coast area, of my brother-in-law LCDR John Simmons of the January, 1961 intake. John was the inspiration for my joining the RAN in 1967, an affair which has lasted 51 years to date. Funeral details will be posted when known.

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22nd MOBI Intake
January, 1967 Still serving reservist
Nirimbax4, Leeuwin, Penguin, Vendetta, Brisbane, Cerberus, Stalwart, FOCAF Staff, Sydney, Melbourne, Yarra, Anzac, Swan,Vampire, Kimbla, Kuttabul.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:09 am 
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I knew John reasonably well, served with him a couple of times as we joined soon after him and he was a Chippy.

Rest in peace buddy, another early MOBI gone. :tear: :tear:

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13th MOBI Intake
July'62 to July'83
Nirimba x3 - Rushcutter - Sydney x2 (Carrier) - Melbourne (Carrier) - Penguin - Kuttabul - Creswell x3 - Stalwart x2 - Brisbane.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:32 am 
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Never had the pleasure, but sad at the loss of another MOBI.

Vale John :salute1:

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22nd Mobi Intake
Jan 67 - Jan 89
RANATE, Sydney, Swan, Creswell, Stalwart (FMU), Cerberus, Derwent, Nirimba, Parramatta, Nirimba, FHQ (FMMO).

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:50 am 
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Sad news about John Simmons, he was a good bloke and I'd like to pass on my sincerest commiserations to his family, sadly the last time I saw "Simmo" was at another funeral, Roger Oysten's. :bugger:

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Bob Moult
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13th MOBI Intake
1962 to 1982
Nirimba, Sydney, Melbourne, Tarangau, Penguin, Albatross Kuttabul, Harman, Hobart, Platypus, Duchess, Brisbane, Moreton
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:02 am 
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Sad news, rest in peace, Simmo.

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18th MOBI Intake
Jan 65 to Jan 78
Nirimba,Sydney,Vampire,Tarangau,Albatross, Stalwart,Creswell.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:30 am 
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Vale John! Another nice guy taken far to early.

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16th MOBI intake
Jan 64 - Jul 88.
Anzac, Nirimba, Stalwart, Moresby, Creswell, Waterhen, Penguin, Vampire, GMGID (PJP), Coonawarra, Attack, Ardent, Cook, Kuttabull, Cerberus.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:39 am 
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As previously said, another good man taken way too early.
RIP John.

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19th Mobi intake
July 65 to Mar 92
23 years (20 out for 3 then signed on for another 3) paid off '92
Nirimba, Sydney, Anzac, PBF Cairns x 2, Watehen, Stalwart x 2, NSC Kuttabul, Vampire, Penguin and finally Nirimba.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:43 am 
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Don’t think I knew John but commiserations in any case.

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Jan'65 Leeuwin Intake (10th) - Jan'66 Nirimba Intake (20th)
Jan'65 to Mar '88
Leeuwin, Nirimba, Stalwart, Samarai, Lae, Penguin, Curlew, Buccaneer, Navy Office, Barbette, Cairns, RANTTU (based in Port Moresby), Stirling, Bunbury.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:30 pm 
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I think I served with him once but cant remember where.
A nice guy and like others have said taken too soon
RIP.

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18th JR Intake
23rd MOBI Intake
Jan 67 to July 91
Leeuwin, Nirimba, Sydney, Perth, FMP-W, Stuart, Penguin/Ships Divers course, Stuart, Lonsdale, Melbourne, Kuttabul, Cerberus, Stuart, Swan, Nirimba/ Q course, Cerberus, CPSO-M


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:28 pm 
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John's funeral will be held next Monday at 1100. The address is 202 Eumundi-Noosa Road, Noosaville, QLD. I believe the wake will be at the Cooroy RSL where John was President for many years.

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January, 1967 Still serving reservist
Nirimbax4, Leeuwin, Penguin, Vendetta, Brisbane, Cerberus, Stalwart, FOCAF Staff, Sydney, Melbourne, Yarra, Anzac, Swan,Vampire, Kimbla, Kuttabul.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:25 pm 
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piquet wrote:
I think I served with him once but cant remember where.
A nice guy and like others have said taken too soon
RIP.

I'm in the same boat as PK I served with John and found him to be a true Gentleman but that's what Shipwrights are
RIP John
Viv

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1966 to 1986
Cerberus,Duchess,Waterhen,Hawk,Nirimba, Melbourne,Torrens,Perth, Leeuwin,Stalwart,Stirling,Kutabul
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:50 am 
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Sad to hear of John's passing. I served with John but, like others, not sure where. A decent bloke, always ready to help.

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19th MOBI Intake
July 65-July 85
Nirimba, Sydney, Perth, Stalwart, Harman(Navy Office), Melbourne, Harman, Torrens, Nirimba, Harman.

Life is so much funnier when you have a dirty mind...


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:10 am 
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Sad to hear of John's passing, this from Wal Midgley's FB page: :evil3:

MOBI Intake Jan 61 Chippy and Shipwright Officer,
John Simmons'
funeral arrangements are as follows.
It will happen next Monday at 1100 in Noosaville, Qld.
At Gregson and Wright Crematorium,
202 Eumundi Noosa Road, Noosaville.
(Next door to office works.)
The wake will follow at the Cooroy RSL .

Could you please pass this on through your networks .
Regards
Bruce

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July'62 to July'74
HMAS Nirimba - HMAS Melbourne - HMAS Cerberus - HMAS Tarangau - HMAS Lonsdale - HMAS Tarangau - HMAS Nirimba - HMAS Brisbane


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:56 am 
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Sorry to hear of John's passing, served with him on Stalwart around 76.

RIP

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18th Mobi Intake Jan 65
10th Jan 65 to Jan 77
Nirimba, Sydney, Vendetta, Melbourne, Waterhen, Cairns, Stalwart.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:30 pm 
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RIP John.

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Mar 1966 to July 1987
Cerberus X 3,Waterhen x 4,Supply, Gull,Ibis, Paluma, Lonsdale, Flinders x 2,Curlew, Snipe, Carpentaria, Nirimba, Adelaide, FHQ (DEE)


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