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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:12 am 
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From: Bob Mummery <bandi@iinet.net.au>
Date: Tue, 5 Mar 2019 at 11:33
Subject: VALE - Commodore David York AM RAN Rtd.
To: Bob Mummery <bandi@iinet.net.au>

Dear All,

It is with much sadness that I onforward the news of the passing of Commodore David York AM RAN Rtd.

One of natures real gentlemen, David was loved, admired and held in high esteem by many.

Yours aye

Bob Mummery
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From HNAVENG DTG: 040549Z MAR 2019
Releaser EA HNE/HNAVENG
Action AIG 3600 RAN ALL SHORE Routine

VALE: COMMODORE DAVID YORK AM RAN (RTD) WUA

1. IT IS WITH GREAT SADNESS THAT I INFORM YOU OF THE PASSING OF COMMODORE DAVID
YORK, AM RAN RTD. COMMODORE YORK MADE A MOST SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTION TO NAVY’S
MARINE ENGINEERING CONTINUUM AND THE MODERNISATION OF THE FLEET DURING HIS 41 YEAR
CAREER.

2. HE ENTERED THE RAN COLLEGE AS A 13 YEAR OLD IN 1953 FROM HIS NATIVE CANBERRA.
SHORTLY AFTERWARDS, HE ATTENDED THE RN COLLEGE IN DARTMOUTH, UK AS A MIDSHIPMAN AND
THE RN ENGINEERING COLLEGE IN PLYMOUTH AS A SUB-LIEUTENANT AND LIEUTENANT.
SPECIALISING AS A MARINE ENGINEER, HE COMPLETED HIS ENGINEERING TRAINING IN 1963.

3. ON HIS RETURN TO AUSTRALIA, LIEUTENANT YORK JOINED HMAS SYDNEY AS DEPARTMENTAL
ENGINEER OFFICER AND THEN HMAS DUCHESS AS THE DEPUTY MARINE ENGINEER OFFICER; WITH A
ROLE AS AN INSTRUCTOR AT THE MARINE ENGINEERING SCHOOL AT HMAS CERBERUS IN BETWEEN
HIS SEA POSTINGS.

4. WHILE SERVING AS A PROJECT PLANNER FOR THE MODERNISATION OF HMAS MELBOURNE (II),
HE WAS PROMOTED TO LIEUTENANT COMMANDER IN 1969 AND RETURNED TO SEA AS THE MEO IN
PARRAMATTA (II). HE SUBSEQUENTLY JOINED AS THE MEO OF HMAS VAMPIRE (II) AS SHE
EMERGED FROM MODERNISATION AT WILLIAMSTOWN DOCKYARD.

5. FOLLOWING PROMOTION TO COMMANDER IN 1973, HE UNDERTOOK THE JOINT SERVICES STAFF
COLLEGE COURSE PRIOR TO BECOMING ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF DOCKYARDS WITHIN DEPARTMENT
OF DEFENCE (NAVY).

6. ASSUMING THE DUTIES OF PROJECT COORDINATOR FOR THE DESTROYER ESCORT
MODERNISATION PROJECT IN 1976, HE REMAINED IN THIS POSITION UNTIL PROMOTION TO
CAPTAIN IN 1979. SUBSEQUENT POSITIONS AS SUPERINTENDENT TECHNICAL SERVICES NAVAL
SUPPORT COMMAND, PLANNING MANAGER GARDEN ISLAND DOCKYARD, AND DIRECTOR OF FLEET
ENGINEERING POLICY IN NAVY OFFICE FOLLOWED.

7. PROMOTED TO COMMODORE IN 1986, HE REJOINED NAVAL SUPPORT COMMAND AS CHIEF
SUPERINTENDENT ENGINEERING SUPPORT BEFORE APPOINTED JOINT TEAM LEADER OF THE DEFENCE
REGIONAL SUPPORT REVIEW (DRSR) FOR NSW AND THEN HEAD OF THE DRSR IMPLEMENTATION
TEAM.

8. HIS FINAL APPOINTMENT IN THE PN WAS AS CHIEF OF LOGISTICS, NAVAL SUPPORT
COMMAND, RETIRING IN 1994 FOLLOWING A CAREER WHICH HAD SPANNED OVER FOUR DECADES.
HOWEVER, AFTER RETIREMENT FROM THE RAN HE CONTINUED TO SERVE THE NAVY AS DIRECTOR OF
MARITIME ENGINEERING.

9. RETURNING BRIEFLY TO THE RAN AS A RESERVIST IN 1998, HE HEADED A NEGOTIATING TEAM
FOR THE NEW DEFENCE MUNITIONS CONTRACT BETWEEN THE COMMONWEALTH AND AUSTRALIAN
DEFENCE INDUSTRIES, FOR WHICH HE RECEIVED A SECRETARY’S COMMENDATION.

10. IN 1994, COMMODORE YORK WAS MADE A MEMBER OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA FOR
SERVICES TO NAVAL ENGINEERING AND WAS ALSO AWARDED A PAPAL KNIGHTHOOD, A KNIGHT
COMMANDER OF THE ORDER OF ST GREGORY THE GREAT.

11. ON BEHALF OF THE NAVY, I EXTEND MY SINCERE CONDOLENCES TO COMMODORE YORK’S
FAMILY.

12. COMMODORE YORK’S FUNERAL WILL BE A REQUIEM MASS AT THE MAIN ALTAR AT ST MARYS
CATHEDRAL, SYDNEY, COMMENCING AT 1030, MON, 11 MAR 19. FORMER COLLEAGUES AND FRIENDS
ARE MOST WELCOME TO ATTEND. IN LIEU OF FLORAL TRIBUTES, THE FAMILY WOULD WELCOME
DONATIONS TO THE NSW CANCER COUNCIL.

UNCLASSIFIED

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:39 pm 
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A true gentleman - had the opportunity to meet with him many years ago. RIP

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:06 pm 
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He was indeed I also had the pleasure of serving with him. RIP sir, a job well done.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:14 am 
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I have just checked back through my paperwork. I believe he was FONSC in late 93 early 94. If that is the case it was his intervention that saw me placed in MMES as the Hull Systems Officer...................

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