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PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:07 pm 
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It is with deep regret that I inform our fellow MOBIs of the passing of Chippy Graham Wilkin, a quiet, but thoroughly likeable, unassuming bloke who I served with at HMAS Nirimba and HMAS Melbourne...

Graham was a member of RAN Skilled Hands, (mobi729,) who only posted 5 times, but logged in regularly, just to keep an eye on us all, the last time being Thursday, 2nd Jan., 2020 5:48 pm...
(...which was no mean feat actually, as according to the e-mail from Les Roberts below, Graham shuffled off this mortal coil two whole weeks earlier, on Thursday 19th Dec., 2019...!) :omg1:

Graham's signature block reads as follows...

Graham Wilkin
R42729
Ex-CPOMTH
14th MOBI Intake
Jan.63-Jan83 RANR Jan83-Oct 04.
Nirimba, Kuttabul, Penguin, Harman -DNSD, DDG update, DNEP. Sydney, Melbourne, Stuart, Stalwart, Perth.

Graham will be missed by many, another MOBI, another Chippy, taken all too soon... Rest on your oars, Graham, your journey is done... RIP... [-o<

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I learned of Graham's sad passing via the two e-mails below... :evil3:

From: Bob Mummery <bandi@iinet.net.au>
Sent: Saturday, 11 January 2020 1:11 PM
To: Bob Mummery <bandi@iinet.net.au>
Subject: Vale: Graham Ray WILKIN R 42729 CPO RAN Rtd - MOBI Jan 63 Entry

It is most unfortunate that we have to start another New Year with the loss of another MOBI. Out thoughts are with his family and friends.

Yours aye

Bob Mummery

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From: Les Roberts
Sent: Saturday, 11 January 2020 8:57 AM
To: NVN Webmaster <webmaster@navyvic.net>
Cc: Bob MUMMERY
Subject: Re: Vale: Graham Ray WILKIN R 42729 CPO RAN Rtd

Hello Lozza,

Another one - The Canberra Times of 11 Jan 2020 contained a death notice for a Graham WILKIN (CPO RAN Rtd). 29 Jan 1947 to 19 Dec 2019. Joined as a Mobi (R42729) on 11 Jan 1963 and was a A/NS2 in 1969. Do not know when he paid off or whether he was a NS1 or CPONS at the time.

Regards,

Les Roberts

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HMAS Nirimba - HMAS Melbourne - HMAS Cerberus - HMAS Tarangau - HMAS Lonsdale - HMAS Tarangau - HMAS Nirimba - HMAS Brisbane


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:50 pm 
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I served with Graham and a lot of Chippys on The Wart around 1975 we were in No2 Chiefs mess good times were had
I was given a Red Healer dog of his which we loved dearly so I ended up with a pair of healers, when we headed back from Sydney to Perth it was quite an experience two dogs my wife's horse in tow

RIP Graham it was pleasure to have served with you

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Cerberus,Duchess,Waterhen,Hawk,Nirimba, Melbourne,Torrens,Perth, Leeuwin,Stalwart,Stirling,Kutabul
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:27 am 
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Sad to hear of Graham's passing. I knew him very well in Canberra. he was Frank Eastwells neighbour, we had many great evenings together. He was a NRMA director for quite a few years also. Vale old friend. :tear:

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Nirimba, Sydney, Perth, Stalwart, Harman(Navy Office), Melbourne, Harman, Torrens, Nirimba, Harman.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:02 am 
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Didn't know Graham but it is always sad to hear of the passing of former mobis/colleagues.
RIP Graham

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Leeuwin, Nirimba, Stalwart, Samarai, Lae, Penguin, Curlew, Buccaneer, Navy Office, Barbette, Cairns, RANTTU (based in Port Moresby), Stirling, Bunbury.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:45 pm 
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Ditto Smiley, I never had the pleasure of every meeting Graham, but sad to hear of his passing.

RIP Graham :salute1:

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Jan 67 - Jan 89
RANATE, Sydney, Swan, Creswell, Stalwart (FMU), Cerberus, Derwent, Nirimba, Parramatta, Nirimba, FHQ (FMMO).

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:27 am 
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Farewell buddy, :tear: we had lots of good times.

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July'62 to July'83
Nirimba x3 - Rushcutter - Sydney x2 (Carrier) - Melbourne (Carrier) - Penguin - Kuttabul - Creswell x3 - Stalwart x2 - Brisbane.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:54 am 
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RIP. Graham, taken too early.

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Nirimba, Sydney, Melbourne, Tarangau, Penguin, Albatross Kuttabul, Harman, Hobart, Platypus, Duchess, Brisbane, Moreton
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:13 pm 
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Sad news indeed. I went to school with Graham & he went to Mobi school & later on I joined as a general entry. RIP Graham.

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