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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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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:03 am 
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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:

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:23 pm 
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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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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:44 pm 
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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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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:45 pm 
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Very sad Steve, I hope your wife, you and the family are coping OK. He sounded like a hard but great guy.

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Sorry to hear of your family's loss Steve. RIP.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:29 pm 
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Well written, Steve, my condolences to your wife and family, may he Rest In Peace... [-o<

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:12 pm 
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Thanks Fellas.
I've written the eulogy and will deliver it also, as well as helping carry the coffin into the chapel.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:27 pm 
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Well we sent him off in fine style yesterday.
About 5 WA based ex 5RAR Vietnam Vets turned up, all with a lotta medals on their jackets. :omg: :omg:
Made my poor single Service Medal look pretty sick, but hey, that's ok too!
My wife and each of my 3 kids delivered some fine words, along with 2 of his other kids.
His 11yo granddaughter then played Cello for the final curtain call.
Great send off, and I was pretty impressed with the number of people outside of the family who turned up.
:hello2: :hello2: :hello2:

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