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In Memory of:




Robert Noel (Bob) Bell


Jim Noble advises the following sad news. “A Notice was placed in a recent edition of the Canberra Times which advised that Bob Bell, Wg Cdr (Ret) passed away on the 5th May 2016.


A service for Bob was held in the Chapel of the Norwood Park Crematorium, Sandford Street, Mitchell, ACT on Fri 13 May 2016.”




Cecil Peter Holmes.


“Peter” Holmes passed away on the 15th January 2016 at his home in Burnie Tasmania, he was 85 years old. He suffered a heart attack and was found by his wife, Avis, at the back gate of their home. Peter was a Radtech A and was well known by a lot of people and he would regularly send out an email with a bunch of jokes to his many readers.


Peter’s funeral service was held in Devonport, Tasmania, on Wednesday 20th January.




Brian Edward Drover.


John Richards advises that Brian Drover passed away on the 9th April in Canberra, he was 88 years old. Brian was an ENGRAD. A commemorative service was held at The Chapel at Gold Creek, Nicholls, ACT on the 18th April.




Kev Webber.


Geoffrey Schmidt advises the sad news – “A senior and well liked member of the Instrument fraternity, GrpCapt Kev Webber (Ret’d), passed away on the 17th April – he was 81 years old. After having a fall at home last year, he spent his remaining life in a Bupa hi-care facility in Brisbane suffering with dementia.


Kev was one of my first boss’s at 481Sqn Willytown when I was commissioned back in 1966. Always the gentleman, when Kev was at his angriest, he would resort to his raging and only expletive, “ruddy”. Vale Kev, we remember you with fond memories. Kev was off No 5 Appy Course (Buttercups) at RSTT Wagga Wagga and on No 1 Engineering Diploma Course (1955).


Kev’s funeral was held on Saturday (23Apr) at the Hemmant Cemetery and Crematorium, (Brisbane)."




Bernie Deloub.


Bernie Deloub, who was on 16 Radio Appy, passed away peacefully on the 5th March 2016 at his home in Darwin with his family in attendance. Bernie had been a long term sufferer with Lung Cancer.






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