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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 4:50 pm 
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I have just copied this from Facebook:

It is with a very sad heart that I am informing members of this page of the passing of Ex Warrant Officer Coxswain Geoff Carroll. Geoff passed away this morning at his home in Malacoota with his wife Ex Supply Officer Jenny Lloyd by his side. A great man gone too soon and will be missed by many. RIP Geoff.


I served with Geoff on Hobart and have never met a nicer bloke. Scrupulously fair with those he had to deal with via his job, but absolutely ruthless in dealing with those who would do wrong by those in our crew. The world is a sadder place with his passing.

Vale, Geoff. May you have calm seas and gentle breezes on your journey, and perhaps a stop here and there for a bit of fishing. I will miss you old mate.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:15 pm 
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Well said CJ, I spent some time with Geoff, along with Ned, at Creswell in the mid 70's.

A few years ago, I bumped into Geoff at the ANZAC Day ceremony at Mallacoota and it was good to catch up.

Very sad to hear of his passing and condolences to his wife, as well as his sons.

RIP Geoff. :salute1:

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 5:43 am 
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So sorry to hear Geoff has passed away.I served with Geoff and Jenny at Nirimba in the mid-eighties and a more loving couple you would never meet.

RIP Geoff and my condolences to Jenny.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:28 pm 
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Bye old mate.

This is sad news indeed, as BC said, I served with Geoff at Creswell and also at Nirimba where I met Jenny. I haven't seen since him 82, but I remember the good times we had.

Rest in peace buddy.

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Subject: VALE - CMDR A C SMITH RAN RTD

Dear All,

It is with much sadness that I pass on the details of Andy’s passing. Andy and I served in HMAS PERTH together in the early 80s, he as the Supply Officer and myself as the MEO and further, Andy was best man at my wedding.

“Andy Smith, who attended last year’s SLEX 1/67 reunion, died late Tuesday 13 February 2018 at Mater Hospital, Newcastle. He had been diagnosed with lung cancer in May 2017.

Andy’s funeral service will be held at Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church, Tarean Road, Karuah, at 1100 Tuesday 20 February. Andy’s widow, Julie-Gai, advises that refreshments will be provided at the church’s parish centre, Marion House, on completion of the service and has suggested donations to St Vincent de Paul in lieu of flowers.

Julie-Gai’s contact details available but withheld for security reasons.

Many of you would have known Andy. He was held in high regard as a very professional Naval Officer and a great mate.

Yours aye

Bob Mummery

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:04 am 
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I have an Australian White Ensign, suitable to placing on a casket, if anyone in Melbourne is interested in having. I used it for my Fathers funeral.

You do need Navy Office permission to use the AWE, My point of contact was with the Warrant Officer Of the Navy - Assistant, Chief of Navy Office

POCIS Kristin Powell
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Canberra BC ACT 2610
Tel: 02 6265 4182


If you try going through the Navy Telephone switchboard, you end up talking to loads of interesting offices, including the RAAF and the Army and obsecure sections of the Navy, it took me over twenty calls to finally get through to Kristin.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:31 pm 
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My Dad had an AWE draped over his coffin (in Toowoomba) by the ex pusser guys in the local RSL.
I inquired if they had permission to do so, and the culprit said (In true Pusser's spirit), "What are they going to do? Take away my Birthday??" :yea: :yea: :finga: :finga: :bow: :bow:

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:43 pm 
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Obtaining a White Ensign is very easy via the internet. I used to think one had to go through official channels, but that is a load of rubbish.

I fly the White Ensign on my flagpole when ever I am having Navy visitors (eh Gordon) :ok: and I have one ready for my funeral. :tear: No permission will be sought to use it, what are they going to do to me, lock me up???

I was real Navy and no transgender loving Naval Officer can take that away from me. :upy: :upy: :upy:

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:09 pm 
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:yes: :yes: :yes: :yes:

My point of view as well, Ned. @#$% 'em!

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:05 am 
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Seejay wrote:
:yes: :yes: :yes: :yes:

My point of view as well, Ned. @#$% 'em!


I served under two white ensigns like many on this site

When i die I will have two white ensigns on top of me

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:32 am 
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An excellent idea Viv. :yes: :yes: :yes:

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No matter, White "ensigns" or Black "ensigns" on top of you, as long as they're female, hey Viv!
Taking on two at a time would probably kill most of us on this site, as well. :faaaarrk:

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Robert W Moult wrote:
No matter, White "ensigns" or Black "ensigns" on top of you, as long as they're female, hey Viv!
Taking on two at a time would probably kill most of us on this site, as well. :faaaarrk:

You know my reputation
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It is much sadness that I announce the passing of WO1 Michael Anthony Seats, 212970 ex 5 and 3 RAR. Michael was my wife's father and served almost 20 years in the Australian Army.
Michael had an extraordinary life, which included being sunk in the Atlantic in 1942 as a 13 year old boy, aboard the MV Waiwera. A cargo ship carrying food from Aust and NZ back to the mother country.
Following more time later in the Merchant Navy, Michael jumped ship in Fremantle in 1948 at age 19. He went on to join the Australia Army where he served as a medic, and saw service in Korea, Malaya and Vietnam conflicts.
A complex character and could be gruff and certainly didn't suffer fools gladly.
He married twice. In his later years, his body and mind succumbed to the toll his tumultuous life had on it. He passed last Tuesday and his funeral will be this Tuesday in Fremantle.

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Sorry to hear the sad loss to someone so close to you and your wife.

He obviously had a full and exciting life.

Vale Michael :salute1:

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