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359) Les White  Male
Location:
Brisbane
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Monday, 19 January 2015 21:28 Write a comment Send E-mail

G'day all. During a recent house moving, I lost a whole box full of Navy memorabilia, including service records, photos and mess albums. Could someone please tell me where or who I can contact to retrieve my service records. My 67 year old memory is fading, I'd like to know the chronological order of the ships on which I served.
Thanking you all in anticipation.
Les.
358) Gerri Downie  Male
Location:
South Pacific
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Wednesday, 14 January 2015 11:19 Write a comment Send E-mail

Hi All,
Great site was referred how do you join, joined 69, Cerberus, Parramatta, Comms School (ABSIG), Harman, Anzac, Kuttabul, Brisbane, Swan paid off 75, looking for leads for Dave Blackley (Qld -Sig) Grant Govan (Vic - RO/spook) lost touch some 20+ ago if anyone is able to assist muchly appreciated, remember Ray Powell (school) hash"t changed a bit Kind Regards Gerri
357) george standen  Male
Location:
laurieton NSW
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Sunday, 11 January 2015 12:11 Write a comment Send E-mail

Hi Beast, Glad you remembered me. Am having difficulties remembering my own name. Too many birthdays. Looking forward to next year.
356) Kevin Eastley  Male
Location:
Wynyard tasmania
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Friday, 9 January 2015 18:57 Write a comment Send E-mail

[b][/b]Hi George You forgot Beast, Huff Duff Harney and many others who served with you. Hope to see you in Canberra next year. Regards, Beast
355) Kevin Eastley  Male
Location:
Wynyard tasmania
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Friday, 9 January 2015 18:57 Write a comment Send E-mail

[b][/b]Hi George You forgot Beast, Huff Duff Harney and many others who served with you. Hope to see you in Canberra next year. Regards, Beast
354) george standen  Male
Location:
laurieton
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Friday, 9 January 2015 16:51 Write a comment Send E-mail

Gidday to all, esp KH, Shorty Moffatt Doug Elliott, stan mayne, Alan Langton and others I met 1954-1963. Don't be sad with oppos crossing the bar Keghead, that's where I plan to meet up with them agn
353) Ben Franklin 
Location:
Perth
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Tuesday, 6 January 2015 14:46 Write a comment Send E-mail

Looks like I'm the 1st one on here for 2015...Happy New Year to all, or, as we say in Chinese...Xin Nian Hao !!!...all u Wanchai warriors would know that... lol

barry lehmann Send E-mail Wednesday, 7 January 2015 13:24
sure do ben....it means "I love you no s%#@. Dont be such a ned kelly"
cheers
Bones
352) John Curbishley  Male
Location:
Tuross Head NSW
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Friday, 26 December 2014 10:39 Write a comment Send E-mail

My apologies for the Guestbook and the website being off the air for 24 hours over Christmas Eve/Day. This was due to server problems with our hosts in the US. I was aware of the problem early and got in touch with them but it took a while to resolve. Don't know if this was related to the recent hacking problems the US has been having but I hope not.
351) Ben Franklin 
Location:
Perth
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Monday, 22 December 2014 18:40 Write a comment Send E-mail

Just checked out the December issue of the Listening Post...p19 would appear to show the navy right hand marker OUT OF STEP !!!...Plse tell me I'm wrong

BillAylott Send E-mail Tuesday, 23 December 2014 13:46
Probably a Stoker, ME to the younger generation, All have a Merry Xmas, stay off the cooking sherry
350) Doug Marsh 
Location:
Perth WA
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Thursday, 11 December 2014 13:08 Write a comment Send E-mail

I have an old photo of me in a guard on a wharf with .303 presented and bayonet fixed. Everyone is wearing whites and a Type 12 is alongside starboard side to, no name or number is visible. My best guess, as I can't remember, is that the photo was taken during the summer of 64/65. I can't work out where it was taken, the crew and guard are on an old wooden planked wharf, there are no crane lines, just a small clinker built shed with some electrical equipment next to it. The wharf appears to be surrounded by trees, the crew is formed up near the end of wharf and at the end there is a smallish (civvie?) boat just visible, flying no flags and has no military electronic gear. The guy taking the salute is a Commander whose face is hidden by his saluting hand. On his right shoulder he has the Australia flash, but oddly no one else has it. Does anyone have any ideas where I could find out where and when it was taken

Doug Send E-mail Friday, 12 December 2014 20:21
I've received a couple of emails, thank you, and spoken to Trevor Pike. The photo was taken 3rd or 4th March 1965, the wooden planked wharf surrounded by trees is Lambrun Manus Is. probably a refueling stop going to Singapore. What I thought was a smallish boat could be a patrol boat obscured by some of the crew. I can't work out who the Commander taking the salute is, at the time RG Percy was skipper of Parramatta and the guy returning the salute is not Percy. What I thought was an Australia flash is probably the black underside of his shoulder boards looking from the side. I still have no idea why we all turned out and provided a guard for the unknown Commander.
349) Neville Phillips  Male
Location:
Australia
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Wednesday, 19 November 2014 14:29 Write a comment Send E-mail

Good to see QSO on Warnambul, was my dad's first sea draft, stores rating onboard when she hit the mine, copped a bit of an injury, what an initiation to the sea

Terry Gleeson Send E-mail Thursday, 20 November 2014 23:22
Hey Nev,

Great feedback, happy to have such personal connection with the wreck. If you like would be more than happy to put together package of pix and comments on the dives I did - just email me your postal address ane will put together something when I'm back in Darwin next month. If you have any photographs of the Warnambool in her hey days would appreciate copy,
Heers,
TerryG

G R 'Sandy' McNab Send E-mail Friday, 21 November 2014 16:55
Terry,
If you Google "HMAS Warrnambool photo" it will show many including a couple just prior to its descent into Davy Jones' locker. Sandy

Terry Gleeson Send E-mail Saturday, 22 November 2014 14:43
Thanks Sandy,

In hindsight I should have done a bit more research before the trip, but, will probably return to the location next year - bitten by the bug.
Appreciate the feedback,

TerryG

Terry Gleeson Send E-mail Saturday, 22 November 2014 20:19
Checking the photographic records has provided some interesting info....what I assumed to be mine damage port side of the wreck is not shown in the photos showing the sinking, what I saw must have been salvage damage. Also reported that the wreck of the Warnambool was 'sold' to the "Southern Cross Diving and Salvage Company" in 1972.
Of the four recorded deaths, Signalman Lott is reported as 'missing, presumed drowned' - are his remains still in the wreck?
What I'm getting to is that on the AUS charts Warnambool is shown as ordinary wreck symbol, not 'historic wreck' that ensures the site is protected. This doesn't sit easy with me, Warnambool had a fine war record, she was sunk when Australia was still technically at war in 1947 (I didn't know that) and I believe she deserves protection as part of our naval heritage. Will follow this up with QLD Heritage Dept - could do with some support here, maybe my old buddy Skeet Dowling could help out with some advice.

This post is a bit long winded, but final snippet I discovered is that Bathurst class sister ship "Whyalla" is maintained intact as corvette memorial in that SA city. Will be visiting her soon, sans scuba gear

Cheers
Terry G

Frank Hoy Send E-mail Sunday, 23 November 2014 10:07
Morning Terry, you are probably aware that the Castlemaine is alongside in Williamstown and preserved as an historic ship - in good nick and looks a picture. Can have a good look at her on the web...Regards, Frank Hoy

Terry Gleeson Send E-mail Monday, 24 November 2014 17:11
Thanks Frank,
Good to hear from you cobber, checked the site already - brilliant. Now why didn't I think of this before the dive!
Cheers,
348) Andy tebbutt 
Location:
Melbourne
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Sunday, 16 November 2014 13:27 Write a comment Send E-mail

Sandy McNab
Many TKS again for ur troubles
The missus showed me ur emails
A spell checker, Who would have thought it???
RGDS

Andy tebbutt
347) Andy tebbutt 
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Friday, 14 November 2014 10:59 Write a comment Send E-mail

G'day geoff worth,nice to know ur still ere too
Reds
Tebbs

Geoff Edge Send E-mail Monday, 17 November 2014 13:30
Hi Andy,
My email is gedge@bigpond.net.au
Can't find yours
Look forward to hearing from you
Take care
Geoff
346) Andy Tebbutt 
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Friday, 14 November 2014 10:56 Write a comment Send E-mail

Geoff edge I cudnt retrieve ur email address,
If u have mine send us a test and I'll get back to u
Regards
Tebbs
345) Geoffrey Worth  Male
Location:
Australia
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Wednesday, 12 November 2014 13:50 Write a comment Send E-mail

I saw a comment from Andy Tebbutt. We were at Manus together in about "71,'72. Great to see he is still around.
344) Ben Franklin 
Location:
Perth
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Tuesday, 11 November 2014 18:09 Write a comment Send E-mail

Gday all..Has anyone got a good photo of Airsprite ??..Under way if possible...tks

G R 'Sandy' McNab Send E-mail Wednesday, 12 November 2014 15:42
Google search HMAS Airsprite photos and it will provide many. Cheers

Ben Send E-mail Wednesday, 12 November 2014 18:39
Tks Sandy..I shudda thought of that !!
343) Mick Delaney  Male
Location:
Adelaide
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Monday, 20 October 2014 21:58 Write a comment Send E-mail

TRYING TO TRACK DOWN AN RO MOOREFOOT AT HARMAN 1970/71 POSTED TO DIAMONDTINA IN THE WEST IN 71. TKS TROOPS
342) Andy tebbutt 
Location:
Melbourne
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Friday, 17 October 2014 10:52 Write a comment Send E-mail

Wondering if anyone knows if ex sparker
Geoff Edge is still around somewhere
VMT
Tebbs

Geoff Edge Send E-mail Friday, 7 November 2014 14:42
Hi Andy,

Yes still in the land of the living
good to see you are too
get in touch when you have time email below...

Cheers,

Geoff
341) barry lehmann  Male
Location:
perth
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Wednesday, 15 October 2014 16:45 Write a comment Send E-mail

frown not happy jan. couldnt find my name in the BZ awards....oh well maybe the next one

Shorty Turner Send E-mail Wednesday, 15 October 2014 19:58
Well Bones, it certainly wouldn't be there for photography!

Ben Franklin Send E-mail Thursday, 16 October 2014 18:30
I never thought much of yr opinions Shorty, but I have to agree with u here lol
340) Ben Franklin  Male
Location:
Perth
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Sunday, 12 October 2014 20:19 Write a comment Send E-mail

Sad news about Tom Lane...He could down a can without stopping to swallow !!..A top bloke
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