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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:56 pm 
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I have now been able to confirm some sad news that I picked up from :type: Facebook :read1: a few minutes ago, that Michele
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, lovely wife of our buddy and 13th MOBI Intake Subs Tiffy (WO) Fred Butcher has passed away. :omg1:

Fred tells me it was all quiet sudden, after Michele retired with a severe migraine, later passing away peacefully in her sleep...

I'd like to offer my sincere condolences to Fred and to son Nicholas. [-o<

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 7:53 pm 
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That's very sad news. Worked with Fred for many years in the ILS Dept of ASC when we were building the COLLINS Class. I think the last time I caught up with him and Michele was in Tanunda at your last reunion.

My condolences to Fred and his family for their loss of a lovely lady.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:22 pm 
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Yes, Bob, I remember hooking you and Rhonda and Fred and Michele up over lunch at our 13th MOBI Intake 50th Reunion in Tanunda... Very sad indeed... [-(

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 12:42 pm 
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Fred was in fact ASC employee number 1 back in the old days when we prepared to build the COLLINS Class. :supz: :supz:

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Seems another RAN rugby stalwart Ken "Fatty" McMiles OAM crossed the bar last month (24th Feb) at the age of 75. Ken coached many service ship/establishment teams along with navy inter service rep teams and I think he also coached a combined services rep team. Lots of good memories of Ken and he will be a sad loss to his family and the Camden rugby club where he also coached. Vale Ken may you have fair seas and following winds.

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For those that know him and the others who know him by reputation I saw today the LCDR "Ike" Levy passed away last Friday. He was the XO at Lonsdale in the mid 1970's.
He may have been aGunnery Office but was in the same mould as WOCOXN Tim Collins. Really tuff but fair at the same time
Ike was a veteran of WW2, Korea, Malaya and Vietnam.
I had seen him at many Anzac parades over the years. He had change little over the years. I asked about him this year and no one knew. Then the news came out today.
Ike was aged 94 so he had an innings and a half

RIP Sir. You have done your nation proud.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2017 5:41 pm 
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I think he was at Lonsdale when I was, and as you said, PK, a very fair man... RIP, Ike... [-o<

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2017 5:52 pm 
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Ike was there when I arrived which was in Early 1973. So he would have been there before that. Paddy Collins was the Fst Lt and Ike the XO. There is a photo of him posted on FB. I dont know how to repost it here. He was a bit eccentric. He was seen talking to the trees on the day/morning of Admirals Rounds telling them not to let any leaves fall. On reflection I think it was all a bit of an act to let us sailors think he had lost his marbles.

FB post: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... =3&theater

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Pretty sure Ike was at Lonsdale in mid 74, and was present at the reading of my warrant for being a naughty little ABWM2. I remember he had the shits because I had not had my hair cut before having my warrant read. He was certainly a tough man back then. RIP Sir.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:02 pm 
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Yep he was there at that time.

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Sad news PK very British and proper Ike was a good guy as you say tough but fair .
Resat your oars old sailor us youngsters will take over from here.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:59 am 
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You are absolutly correct Henry. He and Paddy Collins (Ist Lt) ran a great small but tight naval base.
I saw him many times at the Anzac day parade here in Melbourne. One year I went up to him and said good morning to him. He said I recognise you, Yes Sir says I. He comes back quick as a flash "Young Sneddon!".

Mind you I was about 55 then, so in his eyes I was still young.
He didn't look any older at about 70 -80 than he did at Lonsdlae in the 1970's. Down to the same gravelly voice
Now I'm not sure if he remembered me for good or bad reasons but I must say I left a print on someones mind at least.

They don't make them like Ike any more.
His funeral is today in Melbourne at 1100 So I will, later today, raise a glass to a good guy who did heaps, seved his country in 4 wars and is remembered by many for his good deeds.
RIP Ike Levy

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I'd appreciate it if you could copy/ paste/ e-mail me that FaceBook :happy3: photo of Ike you referred to, PK, and I'll add it to your post in this topic for you... :yes:

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 5:54 pm 
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I think I may have surprised my self. I believe that I worked out how to attach it to an email and email/send it to you Rick.

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=; Both attempts failed Peter, [-X but never mind, I managed to download this one from a Facebook post from his nephew, Phil Levy, ex-LSQMG, who posted: :evil3:
"Thanks for the add Peter. I was trying to join in time to let people know about the passing and funeral arrangements of my Uncle LCDR (MBE) Jack (Ike) Levy.
He passed last Friday aged 94 and was buried today Friday 28th April."

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I posted under Ike's pic:

"Fond memories and nothing but respect for your firm but fair Uncle 'Ike' when I was based at HMAS Lonsdale as a Chippy on FMP at Williamstown Naval Dockyard...
That was back in late '70 and early '71, I know, because I just Googled the date of the collapse of the Westgate Bridge which we witnessed :omg1: from the end of the
Williamstown Pier, at 11.50 am on 15 October 1970, having driven under it just three hours earlier...! VALE 'Ike', rest on your oars, your voyage is done..." [-o<

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