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PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:05 pm 
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:evil3: I found a post from Sue Harms on the Retired RAN Personnel page on Facebook tonight, bearing some sad news as follows:

Posted by: Ken Brazier Snr > to Submarines Association Australia (posted 6 hours ago)

My old mate Dave Luck passed away today - all mates and submariners should charge your glasses at 12 noon tomorrow... (Victoria time please.) :tchin:

...................................................................... We can do that... :occasion5: Vale Dave, R.I.P. ...........................................................

Whilst he never posted here, Dave was a member of RAN Skilled Hands since Wed. Apr. 28, 2004, last visiting our website at 11:44 am on Fri. Jan. 18, 2008...

Importantly, Dave was a :prayer: Pioneer of RANATE, being a member of the FIRST MOBI Intake of July 1956... :notworthy: We will always regret the passing of one of our Pioneers... [-o<

Dave's Signature Block on RAN SH reads: :evil3:

David Luck
1st MOBI intake
July 1956 to July1976

HMAS Nirimba, HMAS Cerberus, HMAS Parramatta, HMAS Barcoo, HMAS Cerberus, HMS Dolphin, HMS Grampus, HMAS Onslow, HMAS Platypus.

After paying off, went into Hospital Maintenance, Westmead, Auburn District, Royal Canberra, Woden Valley, The Canberra Hospital.

:prayer: VALE: Rest on your oars, Dave, your journey's done... R.I.P. :notworthy:

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: Fri Jul 17, 2020 12:07 am 
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Another gone to soon. Vale Dave, never met you or served with you, but the path you carved is well remembered by those that followed.

Vale Dave, rest on your oars. May smooth sea and following winds accompany you.

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.

PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2020 7:19 am 
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I agree Rick and Pony, the guys that pioneered Nirimba did it tough and established a legacy. When an early termer, especially one of the first fifty passes away it is indeed a sad day. :tear:

Rest in peace Dave, you fulfilled an important roll in all Nirimba apprentices lives.


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

PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2020 9:33 am 
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Must agree with all the above comments. I'm another who never had the chance to serve with Dave, but it is still sad to lose a pioneer MOBI.

RIP Dave :salute1:

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


PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:27 am 
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Cannot help but echo all of the above!
RIP Dave. :salute1:

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 Jul 18, 2020 10:13 am 
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City or Town: Blaxland
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Vale Dave.RIP

Peter Ferris
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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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