Vale Dinga Bell

Hi to all. Does anyone in our fraternity know the address or phone number of Owen Rogers ? He was an ord with me in Voyager in 1960 and he was my boss (SCO) in Brisbane '74-75 . (you can work out who had the brains !) . Would like to talk to him if possible . Alan Murgatroyd (murgy@bigpond.com)...

I received this from John Rowe this morning and he asked me to post it on the RANCBA site. This morning we lost a great mate. John Keenan ("Trog" to just about everyone), passed away in his sleep, after a short illness. Trog joined the Navy in the first couple of months of 1961, and was a member (along with Peter Archibald, Gordon Cameron, and myself) of Signals Class T2/61. Later drafts included Melbourne (R21), Cerberus and Vendetta. He left as a CY after 9 years. Trog was a friend to everyone, and will be sorely missed...

Do Not know why my information about Blue Higgins has not been acknowledged. He passed away earlier this year and his Wife Pat informed me of his Passing and He has been acknowledged in the Navy News. So why not here ?...

It saddens me that my Vale post for Blue Higgins ex CRS has not made it to the Vale page. Blue (or Murray Ross) was an ex JR R933?? and paid off to live in Mildura with His Wife Patricia and passed away as a result of Dementia. Bob Farr ex "C" rate greenie...

It is my sad duty to inform you of the crossing of the bar of Ex CRS Blue ( Murray Ross) Higgins. He passed away as a result of Dementia An Ex JR of the third intake. He was a great Mate. Bob Farr ex "C" rate Greenie...

A big day for all at the home of Communications category training, DFSS-MCISW, HMAS Cerberus with a formal presentation to mark the occasion of the Centenary of Communications Training at HMAS Cerberus. The day commenced with a formal march past comprising of all DFSS-MCISW staff, students and trainees with DCSTC COL Wunsch taking the salute with CO and XO of DFSS and both RSMs also present. All personnel then marched as a formed parade to the base cinema for the formal online presentations. Director General Navy Information Warfare (DGNIW) CDRE Matt Doornbos, RAN and WO-N Deb Butterworth joined in the celebrations online and presented to the gathered audience with both participating in a Q & A session. On completion of the formal presentations, all personnel enjoyed a morning tea and the obligatory cutting of the Centenary of Communications Training at HMAS Cerberus cake. The images provided below will be complemented with official images once they have been cleared for publication. The march past and presentations were captured on video and once I have done the editing, the video will be made available to page members once approved. BZ to all involved with todays event and here's to the next 100 years of CIS training at HMAS Cerberus. ...

For those of us who are unaware, Nigel Harris (ex-POEWO & LSROS) passed away in a tragic accident in the Finke Desert Race on Monday 14 June 2021. Nigel was a true gentleman, one of those guys who'd give you the shirt off his back. I don't think I ever heard him say a bad word about anyone. Nigel had recenly retired, recently become a grandparent, and was on his "trip of a lifetime". He is survived by his loving wife Sheryl, their two children, and their granddaughter. Vale Nigel - thank you for your service. Taken from us far too soon. Here is a link for the live stream of Nigel's memorial service, 1030 on Monday:https://www.norwoodpark.com.au/service-streaming/client/?nid=2dcbf502-0376-437d-a488-5425058ac089 ...

It is my sad duty to inform you that Murray Ross (Blue) Higgins has crossed the bar. I received a call from his Wife Pat to say he passed away on Wednesday night after a fight with Dementia. Bob Farr ex "C" rate Greenie...

G'day, This new look website is great, but most importantly, many thanks John C for your many hours being the webmaster of our "old" web page. Stay safe & take care, Meg Haensel-Fuss...

Good to see the new site up and running. I would like to add to Rod’s BZ and thank John for all his time and effort over the years. A small glitch on the valedictory site in that the photo on the listing for “Robby” Robinson is not Jim Roberts and Robby on Hobart. Stay safe all, Knocker....