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This area will be used for those bits and pieces which may be of interest to serving and ex-serving communicators.
 Please feel free to pass on anything you think might be interesting to others, such as old photos, dits, etc.
 

Lay of the Last Signalman/Sparkers Ode

For The Fallen (the Ode)

In Flanders Field

What Happened to the Hulk of the USS Frank E. Evans?

Decommissioning of Navcommsta Darwin

Performance Feedback Suggestions

I Like the Navy - Something to tell your kids!

History of the Dawn Service

History of the Australian White Ensign (AWE)

History of the Australian National Flag (ANF)

Folding the ANF at Military Funerals

Jack's Poem

Slide Show from Red Ryder - Vietnam/Far East Deployment photos 67-72

50th Anniversary booklet - Captain Cook Graving Dock

Freedom of the City - Darwin 1969

Let There be no Moaning at the Bar

VALE - Admiral Michael Wyndham Hudson RAN Rtd

Ray Powell - Father/Daughter Cruise 2005

Then and Now in the RAN

Bill Gates - 11 Things they do not Teach

Jacko's Page - Progress Reports on Barry Jackson

Do you know how to forward Email??

How to Simulate Life in the RAN

Navy Units of Measurement

HMAS SYDNEY Commemoration Booklet - 50th Anniversary 1991

Crypto Machine Menu Page

Anchors Away!

Salute - an original poem by Leah Kenny

Battle of Trafalgar - Could it Happen Today?

The Articles of War 1749

The Demise of Jack Tar

Anzacs - A Poem by Wayne Larry Pickering

The Sailor - A Poem by Wayne Larry Pickering

Cyclone Tracy - Kev Ruwoldt's Story

My Little Ships - Tom Ware

 

 


Photo provided by Les Church
HMAS VOYAGER Comms Crew 1963 - Hong Kong
TO Bob Walker, LRO Ron Slattery, Ted 'Yockie' Shaw, OTO Bob Jocumsen, ORO Bob Way, RO Jack Shave,  ORO John Betts, ORO(S) Bob Pola, RO Alan Rodgers, ORO Bill Glinderman, TO Neil Edwards, LTO Les Church, ORO John 'Slip' Withers, RS Ron Lowe, LRO 'Squeegy' Broome and ERA Bill Betham (a friend of LTO Arthur Teape not in the photo).

(Provided by Les Church)

Wakka and who??

A young 'Wakka' Payne

Dallas and friends 1970

Dallas Graetz 1970


D Watch revisited 1999

"D Watch Harman 1965"
 L to R Fred Harper, Jim Carey, Sandy McNab, Alan 'Shags' Hellier
 

Dinga Bell & Co - Hong Kong '56

Dinga Bell & Co - HK 1956


Bob Bell and Ken Appleby Kure 1956

Bob Bell & Ken Appleby
Kure 1956
 

Vampire Communicators - Some bar in Hong Kong 1960

VAMPIRE Communicators
Hong Kong 1960

RO Kev Davis, RO Bill Mcgeorge, TO John King, TO Brian Cecil, RO "Hank" Dyer, TO Les Church, and in the front
SA(S) Alan Bird
 

Graeme Cann, Robbie Robinson, Greg Burford, Owen Steggles - B Watch Coonawarra 1977

Graeme Cann, Robbie Robinson, Greg Burford, Owen Steggles - 1977

Blue Higgins, Nullarbor, Tony Chapman (civvie), Sandy Meares, Errol Hedges, Dave Saunders in background? - Town Hall Pub 1963.

Nullarbor & Co
Town Hall pub - 1963

The Origins of 'Dad & Dave' and Jock - Auckland 1963

Dad & Dave & Jock
Auckland 1963

HMAS Voyager 1963

L to R: Bill Bertham (ERA)
Arthur Teape (LTO), Les Church (LTO), Neil Edwards (TO) - HMAS Voyager 1963.

Shags, Ned, Les & Timo - 1970

Shags McShane, Jim Kelly,
Les White, Ian Timson,
HMAS SYDNEY 1970
 

Shags, Bear & Timo - 1970

Shags McShane, Bear Linton,
Ian Timson - SYDNEY 1970

The Viz - Sydney 1970

Des Vizzard
HMAS SYDNEY 1970


Des - this is for real!

Phil Butler's reply to Des.
HMAS HOBART 1975
(This is for real!)

 

Lynddon Poore Leeuwin 1962

Lynddon Poore
HMAS LEEUWIN 1962


Lynddon Poore Perth 1970

Lynddon Poore 
HMAS PERTH 1970

Jim & Anne Eagles

Jim Eagles & bride Anne

Dizzy, Paul & Norm

Des Byrne, Paul Cass &
Norm Duscher

Sent in by Killer Ward

Duchess Comms 1971
Dizzy Byrne, Paul Cass, Norm Duscher, Kev Griffin (in the bottom left corner), Phil Wright, Smokey Dawson, Dave Hutchinson, Des ????? .. well the rest are anyone's guess.

Comms Vampire

Back row - Geoff Bridger, Rod Steedman, Brian Dobson and Paul Schipanski.
Front row - Laurie Jones, Geoff Tye and Barry Stringer

Comms Vampire- in Japan

A little bar in Japan somewhere.
Peter O'brien, Brian Dobson,
 Bill Mander and Dave Curbishley.


R2 of 1959

L to R rear: Martin McGurgan, Kerry (Rocky) Lusk, Brian Lewis, John (JCO) Gray, Don Spencer, Sandy McNab, Frank Benny.
L to R front: Kev Ruwoldt, Brian Jones, Bill Low, Laurie Dripps, Tony Adams



Tarangau 1971
John Scarlett, Jeff Jones,
Phil Minchin

Parra Comms 1964 - provided by Jim Griggs

Paramatta Communicators
April 1964

Kenny, Batch and Burfs at the Bognor

Kenny Harris, Wayne Batchelor & Billy Burford at the 'Bognor'


Bill Linden, BARCOO MWO

Bill Linden in the MWO,
 HMAS BARCOO
 

Bill, Glenn & Ollie

Bill Hume, Glenn Butler
& Norm Lewis

Singapore 1969

Toody Muldoon, Sid James,
Beatles Neilson, Paul Schipanski,
Ollie Lewis, Brigham Young?

Reg, Dave & Ollie

Alan Phillips (Front) Reg Heaney, Dave Edwards, John Kirkland,
Ollie Lewis.

The 'Strase' 1969

Norm 'Ollie' Lewis &
John 'Bumper' Farrell

Melbourne Bar,  Xmas 1969

Sparkers in the photo:
John Weiberlie, Doug Black,
 Col Dicker, Ollie Lewis & Sid James.
 

Comms School Instructors

Comms School
Instructors - late 70's

CTRC - B Shift 1972

B Shift, CTRC, 1972
(CY John Curbishley
Shift Supvr)


The Three Musketeers

Norm Duscher, Chokie McGlaughlin & John Neilson

Girls Night Out 1972

Del, Jane, Jannine
Pam & JJ - 1972.
(Love the gear girls!)


Ross Arklay at Leeuwin 1970

Ross Arklay at
HMAS LEEUWIN, 1970

Hobart Communicators 1968

HMAS HOBART
Communicators 1968

Hobart Communicators 1968

HMAS HOBART
Communicators 1968

WRANS Class 65/62

WRANS Class 65/62


Sam, Len & Friend

Sam Hughes, Len Hulme
& Friend, Bognor 1963


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Recruit School 1957
(Bob 'Bumper Farrell' is between Keith Sands and Barry Griffiths - not Frenchy LeGrand as shown. Frenchy was in a later class).

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Kowloon 1961/62

Vendetta Boys

VENDETTA 1975
Ned Kelly, Danny Quinliven,
Greg Walls, Irish Copperland
 

Ron Robinson, Les Church, Brian Cecil - HMAS VAMPIRE 1960

HMAS VAMPIRE 1960
Ron Robinson, Les Church,
Brian Cecil.

Comms Dept HMAS MELBOURNE 1977

HMAS MELBOURNE 1977


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HMAS MELBOURNE V/S 1980
CPOSY Curbishley; POSY Bacon, Johnson, Gilford, Hayes; LSSIG Consadine, Copeland, Dempsey, Lindley, Newman, Wilcox, Warden; ABSIG Blythman, Beck, Buttery, Fairburn, Finch, Hewson, Maclead, Howard, Marsh, Mayall, Moogan, Morgan, Rowney, O'riordan, Phillips, Rettallack, Wilson.
 



HMAS MELBOURNE V/S 1981
WOSY Curbishley, POSY Gilford, Harrod, Higgins, McLaurin.  LSSIG Barker, Rose, Lindley, Tingey, May, Wilcox, Bellamy, ABSIG James, Russell, Bailey, Gill, McInnes, Green, Morgan, Lane, Haines,  Brown (2), Kirk, Winfield (sorry if you have been left off but my records are incomplete).

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Bob Simpson & John King
(circa 1960)
 




Communicators win Curry Cup 1970



The Thurgoods 1971
Les (ex LRO), Pete (ex-LRO, Deceased),  Ray (ex TO, Deceased), Derek (ex ORDCO).



The Thurgoods 1983
Les (ex LRO), Pete (ex-LRO, Deceased), Derek (ex ORDCO), Ray (ex TO, Deceased).



Bruce Lovett, Fred Goddard, Jack Gardner, Wayne Graham at Fred's wedding 1967.



Wayne Graham & Jack Gardner 1963




Donkey Daniel & Terry Crane 1978.
 



Norm Greenaway, Don 'Sexy' Jensen, Steve Rush, Peter Shields & Fred Goddard, Bognor 1966.




Fred Goddard, Don Jensen, Greg Palmer & Jack Gardner 1963.
 




TO Dave Boyland & RO Les Thurgood with unknown USN mate at Olongopo April 1962
 



Unknown RNZN, RO Gary O'Keefe, RO Les Thurgood, TO Harry Button at Armada Club, HMS TERROR, 1962




The late Pony Moore, Pincher Martin,
Maverick Meaker, Rosco Gibb &
Squizzy Taylor.
 




Les White, Lindsay Thompson,
Sonny O'Hara & Greg Bodimeade.
 



Mick Lewis & Sonny O'Hara.
 



L
es White & Lindsay Thompson.
 



Squizzy, Sonny, Greg, Bungy & Les.




RO Vinny Rush
HMAS QUEENBOROUGH 1958

 



Barry Appleby & Bruce Maughan 1969/70 - Subic Bay



Gus Murtagh, Noel Bowe, Barry Appleby & Eric Gregory. 1964/65 - Bognor



Kev Powell & Co, ashore in Honkers.




Powell & Moore
(date unknown)



Ray Powell & Sam Chamberlain, YARRA 1985



Chief's Cocktail Party, HMAS PERTH in Darwin.
Pedro & Ray.



L to R  Diana Donovan, Denise Bonser, Hazel Swinton, Di Welch with Noeline Venville at the front.




LTO Bob Morrison transmitting
 FRX to MID's,
HMAS MELBOURNE 1972
 



Tai Pak Floating Restaurant 1972
LTO Terry Franklin, LRO ???
LTO Bob Morrison
 



LTO Bob Morrison &
LTO Dave Sutherland,
HMAS MELBOURNE
entering HK 1972



HMAS MELBOURNE
RIMPAC 1971
CY Dick Mills, LTO Bob Morrison (in shadow), TO Trefor Thomas, TO Chris Yeoman, CY John Curbishley, TO Peter Lewry.
(Along with infamous Flag Deck garbage bin)



Harman 1970
 Kol Barrett, ?, Tex Sherriff, Sally Robinson, ?, ?, ?, Graham Doyle, Helen & Peter Klimpel (Von's Mum & Dad).
 



Hastings 1987
 Off to Melbourne Cup
 Louise Harvey, Greg Goodwin, Deb White, Graeme McIntyre, Leanne McIntyre (Noack), Tex Sherriff, Dave Stoker.
 



Hong Kong 75-77
Tex Sherriff, Paul Goodwin


Supply 1976 - Hawaii
Rick Easom, Ron Brown, Pete Cook, ?.



Buri Bradshaw, Bill Phillips, Gary Nielsen, Neil Robinson & Greg Palmer, Bognor Hotel.

 


CCY Bill Huggins with
RADM Bill Dovers
Fleetwork Trainer 1971/72
 



Princess Alexandra visit
to HARMAN 1978



Princess Alexandra visit
to HARMAN 1978



Duncan 'John' Perryman
What every true blue flagwaver
should do in retirement..
 



HMAS VAMPIRE 1972
Communicators Banyan
Palau Tioman.
Back: Spike Jones, John Sherridan (MET), Ross Gowers?, Roo Medway, Knocka White, Hud Shipanski?, Terry Blyton.
Middle: Unknown, Rod Steedman, Barry Stringer.
Front: Terry miniken, Geoff Bridger
(Supplied by Geoff Bridger)



Palau Tioman 1972
Dave Curbishley, John Sherridan (MET), Geoff Bridger, Hud Shipanski (with towel), Knocka White, Rod Steedman, Roo Medway, Spike Jones, Ross Gowers?
(Supplied by Geoff Bridger)



HMAS VAMPIRE
 Comms Mess 1973
Singing the praises and reciting the wonderful details from the 'Welcome Aboard' handout.
Geoff Bridger, Barry Stringer, Spike Jones, John Sheridan (MET), Roo Medway, Rod Salmeri.
(Supplied by Geoff Bridger)



HMAS DERWENT
Hong Kong 1975
Geoff Bridger



Wanchai Warriors 1975
Bob 'Rackback' McDermitt & Geoff Bridger.
(Supplied by Geoff Bridger)
 



HMAS DERWENT
Bugis Street 1975
Ian Timson, Geoff Bridger, 'Rackback' McDermitt, Bob 'Timber' Mills, Ray Mundy.
(Supplied by Geoff Bridger)



HMAS DERWENT 1975
Phillipines
'Daffy' Doyle waiting for the transport.
(Supplied by Geoff Bridger)



VOYAGER Comms Staff.
NAAFI Club Singapore 1963

l to r Bill Glinerman, John Betts, NK, Nel Edwards, Les Church
 



This photo and the 10 following
were provided by Daryl Jurd
and are from the HMAS PERTH
Indian Ocean Deployment 1986


CPOSY Ray Powell
HMAS PERTH
Indian Ocean Deployment
1986


HMAS PERTH
Indian Ocean Deployment
1986



HMAS PERTH
Indian Ocean Deployment
1986



HMAS PERTH
Indian Ocean Deployment
1986

 


HMAS PERTH
Indian Ocean Deployment
1986


HMAS PERTH
Indian Ocean Deployment
1986



HMAS PERTH
Indian Ocean Deployment
1986

 


HMAS PERTH
Indian Ocean Deployment
1986



HMAS PERTH
Indian Ocean Deployment
1986

 


HMAS PERTH
Indian Ocean Deployment
1986

 



?, Tony Watson, Tina Price, Laurie Williamson, Laurie Scutts.
Singapore 1971
(Photos provided by Tina Price)



Raylene Nuss & Jill Warthold.
Singapore 1971
 



Raylene Nuss & Tina Price
Singapore 1971



Sue Jones (nee Higgins)
WRANS Class 102 of 1968
 



HMAS DERWENT up top.
L to R:  Pete Heavey (holding microphone), Ron Griffin, Daffy Doyle, Brian 'Typhoon Tyson, Phil Sharp with beard, Norm Duscher saluting, Barry Francis.
(Photo supplied by Phil Sharp)

 


Ex-CPORS Phil Sharp in present day garb - Captain, Salvation Army, Lismore.


John Betts and Dave Jeffrey
 South Korea
(Sent by Max Hemmy)

R. Meaker, S. Guerin, G. Worth, R McLaurin & G. Holmes
Arkaba Hotel, Adelaide



RO Williamson, Nev Streeter (background), TO Clive Nobbs, Bill Hume, ?
HMAS STALWART 1973
(Sent by Max Keys)


Clive Nobbs, Bill Hume and ?
HMAS STALWART 1973
(Sent by Max Keys)


Derwent up top 1976
(Sent by Frank Aldred)


Pseudo-Sig Frank
(Sent by Frank Aldred)



Bangkok 1976
(Sent by Frank Aldred)
 


Derwent up top 1976
(Sent by Frank Aldred)


Frank & Max 1976
(Sent by Frank Aldred)



Doug Conn & Frank
HMS MERCURY
(Sent by Frank Aldred)
 



Sent by Les Church



Sent by Les Church



Bas Cleary & Bill McGeorge Flagdeck Vampire 1959.
 


Alan Bird, Violet, Tackers
 & Bob Simpson.
 HMAS VAMPIRE 1960



HMAS VAMPIRE 1960
Back row: RO(s) Garry Frost, LRO (s) Eric Mayberry,RO Bas Cleary. TO Bob Simpson, ?,?.

Third row: RO Rohan Payne, RO Kev Davis, RO Ken Swain, TO Ken Alker, RO Bill McGeorge, TO Brian Cecil, LTO Ray Owen, LTO Ron Robinson.

Second row: LTO Brian Attwood, CY Bob Barker,  Captain John Peel, S/Lt. Norman Allcock RN, RS Brian Lynch, LRO Biff O'Neil.

Front row: RO Mel Prosser, TO John King, TO Kev Wise, RO Cliff Taylor, TO Les Church.
 


HMAS QUICKMATCH
Hong Kong
Dec 1959 - Mar 1960

RO Graham (Wagga) Watson, TO Owen (Off) Campbell, LRO (S) Derick (Choom) Kenyon and RO Don (Mac) McFarlane.


Canberra Restaurant 1974
From left: ???, Dave Cooper,
Katie Smith, Max Smart, Coral Moore
Ruth Hallidane, Frosty Winter.
(Sent by Trevor (Max) Smart)
 



ABSIG Danny O'Riordan, ABRO Mick Fletcher, ABSIG Lindsay "Blue" Morgan, ABRO Ray Sinclair & ABSIG Duncan Fairbairn - "stepping out" Cochin India November 1980.
 


ABSIG's Duncan "Deadly" Fairbairn & Danny O'Riordan - 5DPORT mess HMAS Melbourne 1980


ABSIG Danny O'Riordan


ABSIG's Lance "Tex" Heuston, Danny O'Riordan & Steve "Rats" Retallack - Bugis St Singapore 1980



HMAS GASCOYNE 1963
(Sent by Jack Pratt)
 


HMAS DERWENT 1965/66
(Sent by Jack Pratt)
 


HMAS DERWENT HK 1965/66
(Sent by Jack Pratt)


Married Quarters
Hidden Valley Road
after Cyclone Tracy
(Sent by Jack Pratt)



Married Quarters
Hidden Valley Road
after Cyclone Tracy
(Sent by Jack Pratt)


 


Married Quarters
Hidden Valley Road
after Cyclone Tracy
(Sent by Jack Pratt)


RO Ratcliff & RO(S)
Jack Pratt - Flag Deck
HMAS DERWENT


OLONGOPO Memories
The caption top left reads:
"Look not at my face Ray baby; There is no beauty in it; but look at my heart, It is full of love"
(Sent by Graham Bence)



HMAS MELBOURNE Up Top
831 went into the drink of a routine exercise...
(Sent by Graham Bence)



TO Owen (Off) Campbell, Unknown, RO Graham Bence, Unknown, TO Col Downes.
(Sent by Graham Bence)
 



RO Graham Bence,TO Owen (Off) Campbell, RO Graham (Wagga) Watson.
(Sent by Graham Bence)



 HMAS QUICKMATCH 58/59
Hong Kong
John Tuke (now deceased),Spike Jones, Jack Hawkins, John Howe, Graham Bence, Pinky Pinkstone, Don Gregory, Bill Nabbs.
(Sent by Graham Bence)



HMAS QUICKMATCH 58/59
RO John Howe, TO Archie Harrison, 2 RN's from HMS Mounts Bay, TO MIck Addaway, and LRO Alan (Snow) Brecht.
(Sent by Graham Bence)
 


HMAS Quickmatch 59/60
Owen ‘Off’ Campbell, Laurie Dripps, RN Sailor, Arch Harrison, Graham Bence.
(Sent by Kev Ruwoldt)


HMAS CERBERUS
Outdoor Pool 1958
L to R Col Simpson, Bob Trinder, Ron Rowe, Kev Ruwoldt, John Thompson
(Sent by Kev)


HMAS CERBERUS
Indoor Pool 1958
(Sent by Kev Ruwoldt)



HMAS CERBERUS
Bull Ring 1958
(Sent by Kev Ruwoldt)
 


HMAS CERBERUS
Drill Hall 1958
(Sent by Kev Ruwoldt)


Ditto


HMAS CERBERUS
Commodore's Divisions 1958
(Sent by Kev Ruwoldt)




HMAS CERBERUS
A, B, C, PO's Blocks 1958
(Sent by Kev Ruwoldt)
 


HMAS CERBERUS
Scran Hall 1958
(Sent by Kev Ruwoldt)
 



HMAS CERBERUS
Signal School at HMAS Cerberus, outdoor swimming pool in foreground, Hospital & Wardroom behind Sig School, A, B & C accommodation blocks above, playing fields in front of blocks.
 


HMAS CASTLEMAINE 1958
(Sent by Kev Ruwoldt)



Young Kev (with hair!)
 


Even Younger Kev - on entry 1958.


ABRO'S HMAS SUPPLY
(Sent by Les Church)


CCY Frank Black
HMAS SUPPLY
(Sent by Les Church)



HMAS VAMPIRE 1960
CCY Bob Barker on right.
(Sent by Les Church)
 



Les Church
HMAS VAMPIRE 1960

 



C Watch Wireless Officer Hmas Perth 1968/69 Vietnam Trip.
LRO Tony “Slinger” Woods, RO Pete Shields, RO Terry “Red” Ryder


TO Loch Graham (in bunk) and LRO Slinger Woods in hat and sunglasses



 HMAS Perth Comms “Curry Cup” winning team 1968/69 Vietnam trip.
Back Row:
LTO Barry Appleby, RO Red Ryder, ROS Bruce Maughan, TO Dinger Bell.
Middle Row: TO Dave Argue, RO Barney Lutton, TO Nev Kruck, RO Doug Conn.
Front Row: ROS Mac McDermid, RO Willy Williamson


TO Ron Chorley in Singapore
(This and last 3 photos sent by Red Ryder).


HMAS Stuart Divisions 1972
Left to Right back row:
Unknown, LRO Jeff Berridge (whatever happened to him?) ROS Ron Gunna King
.
Front row: PORS Turner, RO Dave Stryker, TO Rowan Berry, TO Ian Timson, LRO Chips Rafferty


HMAS Gascoyne
Pearl Harbor 1961
Sent by Keghead Weaver



HMAS MELBOURNE
5D Port Mess 1972


HMAS HOBART
RAS Flag 1968



Max Burgin
HMAS QUADRANT 1955


Keghead Weaver
HMAS QUADRANT 1956



HMAS DERWENT COMMS
Bangkok 1975
Ray Mundy, Bob Mills, Dave Conlin, Shane Doyle, Geoff Bridger, Sharkey Ward, Ian Timson, Rackback McDermott.
 


Ken Swain and Cliff
 'Squizzy' Taylor 1959.



DO4 comms crew luncheon - 1960, in Hong Kong.
L to R: Brian Claxton, Doug Manners, Alan 'Murgy' Murgatroyd, Rod Melville (dec), Owen 'Bluey' Rogers, Bill McMah (dec), Dick Cantwell, 'Dixie' Lee, Peter Brand, 'Dad' Cremer and Bill Aylott.

 


Bob Simpson and Kev
 'Wizza' Wise
 HMAS VAMPIRE 1960



Coonawarra WRANS
 Anzac Day 1961 in Darwin (Cavanagh Street). Kay Herold (nee Hastings) on near side, 3rd from back.
 

Memories!!

A pie and a cup of blood please Mr Harry...



TO's Tony 'Squatter' Thompson
& 'Prairie' Meadows
VKLP - 1961
 



Sandy McNab & Squatter Thompson
RANCBA Reunion 2008
 


R to L: Liz Lancaster, Desleigh Kane, Sue Bandy, Liz ?, Helen Hoveller (Elvis), Judy Kilpatrick and Sue Skinner.


Steve Dunne and Jeff Berridge at a JR (10th) Intake function held in August at Bells Hotel.
 



HMAS STUART Signalmen 1989
Rear: LSSIG Don Russell, ABSIG Steve Wall, LSSIG Mark Gerry, ABSIG Shane Horton, LSSIG Nick Jones, POSY John Kenna.
Front: ABSIG Larry Pickering, ABSIG Jock Tierney.

 


       
Bob Vonarx sent the following photos of Comms Dept on YARRA in mid to late 60's.  The late Keith 'Fred' Knight (LTO) is pictured centre, the final 2 photos are of a mo growing competition and race day. 
Photo 1. L to R Max Hemmy, Rod Althoffer.
Photo 2. Foreground to back, George Hopkins, John Somers, Duncan B Smith, Ray Parker. On the left LRP Roly Richardson  Steward Vandoorn.
Race day Photo jockeys L to R: unknown. TO Alfie Newman, SBA unknown, Gunnery Officer, RO Jim Carey, Capt Robertson


 



L to R: Gary Ahern, Peter Dalton, Wayne Meaker,
 PHILLIPINES 1969
 



L to R: Gary Ahern, Peter Dalton, John (Bronco) Lane, Wayne Meaker
(back) Noel Barker
PHILLIPINES 1968
 


L to R: Bear Linton, Peter Dalton, Boof ??, Kel Meske, Sandy Ollie (Civic Hotel Canberra early 70's)


L to R: Peter Dalton, Atlas Smith, Wally Greer, Gary Ahern, Wayne Meaker
 Honkers 1969



Cocky Roach & Peter Dalton
Honkers 1969
 


Bill (Salty) Aylott, Owen (Bluey) Rogers, Dick Cantwell - Wanchai bar, 1960 (Voyager)


Bill Avery 1967


Roger Gaydon & Chief Stoker Kevn Delvin



Bones Lehmann
& Bob 'Timber' Mills
Hawaii 1971
 



ABSIG Brian Green,  LSSIG 'Blue' Morgan,  ABSIG ?,  ABSIG Lindsay Perryman?
(Sent by Dick Waldie)
 


(Sent by Dick Waldie)


Hmas Stuart 1989 Comms Crew Singapore Zoo
 L to R Wayne (Larry) Pickering
ABSIG, Col Ellis LSRO, Mark (Huggy) Coleman, Dave Lowes LSROEW



 Don Salmon Bungy Williams Sticks Russell Bill Aylott Dick Cantwell Eddy Skeet (kneeling).
VOYAGER Beard Growing
 early 60's.



 HMAS Voyager ships party China Fleet Club HK 1960 (I think)
L to R Alan Murgatroyd Dick Cantwell Spike Jones Bill Aylott Dad Cremer Rod Melville
LtCdr Herby Becker (DO) unknown (S) sparker Don Salmon Eddy Skeet
Ray Stuart Bluey Rogers Spider Harris Doug Manners
 


The inimitable Steve McQueen..
 The first two are from a fishing trip in NT, early 80's
Typically shy
Steve...


The inimitable Steve McQueen..
Preparing to have a flaming good time...



The inimitable Steve McQueen..
Coonawarra New Years Eve, early 80's
 


Three Ord Sigs going on first draft 1951 L to R
O/Sigs Dornauf, Aylott & Gillham. Talk about strops, have a look at Dornauf's collar & my cap.
Bill Aylott


HMAS Queenborough Christmas Bash, China Fleeters, Hong Kong 1962. Usual suspects are L to R
Terry Button, Bill Aylott, Sprocket Hedges & Wally Clements


A/RS Dave (Wescombe-)Down, taken July 1971 QTO VKCK QTP VKLP as Comcen RS



G Linderman, Neil Edwards, Les Church & John Withers.  HMAS VOYAGER, Hong Kong 1963

 


Gary Mettam, Darwin 1970's



Ray Jead & Gary Mettam
Darwin, 1970's
 


Ray Head & Steve McQueen
Darwin 1970's



HMAS STUART
 HMS TAMAR HK 1977
 



HMAS STUART
approaching HMAS MELBOURNE for RAS 1977
 



HMAS STUART 77
LSSIG Lance Forbes, ABSIG Pete Hyland, LSSIG Bob Ross (RIP), ABSIG Roo Medway.
 


HMAS STUART 77
Returning from HK rifle range (ABSIG Pete Hyland centre left).



LSSIG Gus Cuthbert
Christmas Island 1977
 


Tour of phosphate mine
 Christmas Island 1977


DEFCOMMCEN Remington 1983


DEFCOMMCEN Remington 1983



DEFCOMMCEN Remington 1983

 


Alan's Hellier's 21st at the Parap Hotel in Darwin 1957 L - R Les Jacobs, John Jenkins, Shags, Hank Dyer and Max Miller.



HMAS SWAN Comms Crew 1988.



HMAS MELBOURNE
Amsterdam Red Light run 1977
From left - Graeme McIntyre, Pete Colahan, Graham Wilsdon, Blue Kerr, LSRP Bodge Hannant, Jim Benson, Ted Sheather.
The sights and sounds were very interesting - say no more!
(Sent by Ted Sheather)
 



HMAS MELBOURNE
Comms Department 1977
(Too many faces, too many names)
(Sent by Ted Sheather)
 


HMAS SWAN Commissioning Ceremony
20 January 1970
(Sent by Mick Storrs)


HMAS SWAN Commissioning Ceremony
20 January 1970
(Sent by Mick Storrs)