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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:03 pm 

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City or Town: Mount Martha
State: Victoria
From his facebook page - Sadly Dickie passed away last Thursday after a long battle with cancer. Not many could claim 32 years in uniform from JR to WO and cover off patrol boats, larger ships, FHQ and instructor. For a while he was my neighbour, class mate and fellow instructor - a great guy to be with. Sadly missed.

Rick Hoogendoorn
4th Muppet Intake
Jan 73 to Jan 93
Leeuwin, Nirimba, Melbourne, Perth, Creswell, Hobart, Cerberus, Derwent, Huon, Hobart

PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:15 pm 
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From: Bob Mummery <>
Sent: Sunday, 1 September 2019 10:31 PM
To: Bob Mummery <>
Subject: FW: Passing of Alan John (Dicky) DEARING

Dear All,

Sad news. Dicky Dearing will have been known to many on my distribution list. I served with Dicky in a number of places. He was renown to be a great Tiffy, a reliable individual and a good Freemason. Dicky will be sorely missed.

Farewell sailor

Bob Mummery

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Sent: Sunday, 1 September 2019 7:17 PM
To: 'Bob Mummery'
Subject: Passing of Alan John (Dicky) DEARING

Good Evening Bob,

It is with great sadness that I report the passing of my shipmate and friend Alan John (Dicky) DEARING who slipped away peacefully on 29.08.2019 after a courageous fight in which he lost the battle. During my career we would bump into each other and he was jovial character who I had the honour of serving with at MHQ under the stewardship of CMDR Al Diciunas. We had some great runs creating havoc as part of the Sea Training Group.

The Funeral Service to Celebrate the Life of Dicky will be held at Michael Crawford Funerals Chapel, 226 Main St Bacchus Marsh on Saturday (Sept 7, 2019) at 11.00 am. A Private Cremation will follow. I am flying in from Sydney hitting Melbourne at 0830 if anyone would like a lift to Bacchus Marsh.

REST IN Peace Mate.


Dave Giddings
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DRIVE Marine Services
Ph. 02 9533 5470
Fax 02 9594 4250
Mob. 0412 366 998

Rick Pengilly
13th MOBI Intake
July'62 to July'74
HMAS Nirimba - HMAS Melbourne - HMAS Cerberus - HMAS Tarangau - HMAS Lonsdale - HMAS Tarangau - HMAS Nirimba - HMAS Brisbane

PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:04 am 
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City or Town: Waikiki
State: WA
Served with Dicky on the Stalwart (7 mess) and ran into him several times over the years.
A 'good hand' was Dicky.
RIP mate.

Graeme 'Smiley' Rhodes
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.

PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:59 am 
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City or Town: Warragul
State: Victoria
Served with Alan in a couple of postings, great character and well remembered.
Had hoped to attend his service today but sadly SWMBO is not feeling well enough for me to attend.
RIP Alan, fair winds and following seas.

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

May your walls know joy; May every room hold laughter and every window open to great possibility.

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