Weekly News 2015


Weekly News 1963 LEEUWIN of 27 December 2015
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G’day All. Happy New Year all. Hope it is a healthy and happy one.

I would like to thank all of you who have contributed to this dit and our group.

We had a big year. Our hugely successful reunion in Adelaide organised by Nev Thomas and his team was the highlight and will be remembered for the good times for years to come. Tom Houldsworth led us for our 10 Feb function at Husky for the MELBOURNE – VOYAGER commemoration and our Brent Balchin gifted poster donation to the Senior Sailors Mess at CRESWELL. Ron Pope led us in Dubbo where we had a larger team this year than last year, which again included our ladies. What a top time it was there. We also enjoyed our little get togethers throughout the year in SA and NSW, the most recent being on 18 December (my apologies for not including the Lord Mayor of Hornsby as an attendee, Mick was there). On a more sobering note we lost Butch Cousins, Eddie Sheavils, Peter Walton and Bruce Cullen. They will be sadly missed. We had dedication plaques inserted in the GI Chapel for Butch, Eddie and Gary Pyke who passed away in 2013. We also spread Butch’s ashes in Sydney Harbour on the day of the dedication. Thanks again to those who assisted with the eulogies.

Additionally and independent to our group Ken Dobbie has lobbied with success to have the LEEUWIN Memorial retained in its current format when Leeuwin Barracks is sold. Concurrently, Jeff Wake has been leading the push in the West in an attempt to ensure the Drill Hall and other historic items are also retained.

It really has been a big year.

I asked last week for assistance to find out all our group’s birthday dates. Davo and Trevor Bartlett have helped out and provided the data I did not have. Must admit I was surprised at the number and the names I was missing.

Put 10 February in your calendar if you want to attend the ceremony at Huskisson. We have a few starters already, Spook Cairns, Mike Hogan, Bob and Pat Stupple have already indicated their intentions.

Canberra 2017 We are looking for Canberra based people to make up our committee to assist in the Canberra 2017 reunion. Anybody interested or would like to have input into this committee please contact Schubes on either his email address shoeey@tpg.com.au or telephones 0417027814 or 0262315429. We have some volunteers living outside the Canberra Area, however, it would be great to have more locals involved.

Face Book Have included some pics of the presentation of the MELBOURNE - VOYAGER collision at CRESWELL on Friday 20 November 2015. Make sure you look at the timeline tab also. If you want to include your pics on this site and have trouble doing so, send them to either me rugbyron@bigpond.com or Nev Thomas.unicom05@bigpond.net.au the site address is: www.facebook.com/LEEUWIN1963/photos

Birthdays – Happy Birthday to Gary Angel, Dave Ferguson, Warwick Burns, Mick Gilfoyle and Gavin Howard who celebrate their big day this week. Make an effort, give them a call, send an email. If you don’t know their contact details, ask me, maybe I have it. Don’t die wondering about your old mate (and he is getting old, turning 69).

DFRDB and ESO items in the Attachment:

DVA items in Attachment

Other Associations items in the Attachment:

Other articles in the attachment:
Asbestos Disease Support Service document
Joke of the week


Cheers

Ron




Weekly News 1963 LEEUWIN of 20 December 2015
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G’day All. Merry Christmas to all. Hope it is a healthy and happy one and you can spend the time with those you love. It is such a great time of the year to turn our lives around, turn on the TV, instead of death and destruction movies there are the Christmas flicks and the feel good ones, how good is that.

Then I look at the magazine apparently sponsored by Defence (in the Attachment) on its attitude specifically about Christmas and I fall into a state of anxiety. Defence is leaderless.

We had a very pleasant afternoon at Woolloomoolloo on Friday. Met at the Rockers, however, it was packed with the Christmas crowds so we moved to the restaurant on the corner opposite the Finger Wharf. Worked out just great, we could hear each other speak. We rang up Tank Evans to wish him happy birthday, he didn’t answer the call, so we sang ‘Happy Birthday’ to his answering service. Hope you had a good day Tank.

Tom Houldsworth, John Hatchman, Mike Shephard, Kev Bock, Mike Hogan, Knocker and Marilyn Whyte, Tassy and Pam Mason and myself. Apologies were received from Ian Schubert, Ted Hase, Spook Cairns, Sandy and Rhonda Michels, Bristles and Lou Lassau. Despite having our professional photographers amongst us I forgot to ask them to take the compulsory pics for our FB page.

Robyn Gawne sent me an email stating Wally had a birthday this month. Wally was one of many birthdays I do not have. Have a look in the Annex and see if your name is there. If it is, could you please let me know.

Bob Johnston has come onboard. John Hatchman has forwarded his email address. Welcome Bob, hope to catch up soon. You were a classmate of both Hatch and me, I need you to sign my Yagan 2 photo.

Canberra 2017 We are looking for Canberra based people to make up our committee to assist in the Canberra 2017 reunion. Anybody interested or would like to have input into this committee please contact Schubes on either his email address shoeey@tpg.com.au or telephones 0417027814 or 0262315429. We have some volunteers living outside the Canberra Area, however, it would be great to have more locals involved.

Face Book Have included some pics of the presentation of the MELBOURNE - VOYAGER collision at CRESWELL on Friday 20 November 2015. Make sure you look at the timeline tab also. If you want to include your pics on this site and have trouble doing so, send them to either me rugbyron@bigpond.com or Nev Thomas.unicom05@bigpond.net.au the site address is: www.facebook.com/LEEUWIN1963/photos

Birthdays – Happy Birthday to Wally Gawne for last week and Michael Haining, Tom Kinross, Henry Ptak, Peter (Moot) Sutton and Doug Brown who celebrate their big day this week. Make an effort, give them a call, send an email. If you don’t know their contact details, ask me, maybe I have it. Don’t die wondering about your old mate (and he is getting old, turning 68 or 69).

DFRDB and ESO items in the Attachment:

DVA items in Attachment

Other Associations items in the Attachment:

Other articles in the attachment:
Jeff Wake forwarded this page from the Townsville ‘Defenders’
Birthday names but no dates
Dolly on Tasmania
Sailors Poem
Jokes of the week


Cheers

Ron




Weekly News 1963 LEEUWIN of 13 December 2015
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G’day All. I have returned to Sydney from Cairns where I was visiting my brother. Am very happy to report he is on the improve. When I was in Cairns I caught up with Annie and Jerry Oakley. They are both well and the beautiful Jerry is still cooking scones. Beauty.

On behalf of our group I extend our deepest condolences to Dick and Di Lewin and his family on the loss of their son Rick who was a serving sailor. Dick’s email address is r_dlewin@hotmail.com

Dick forwarded this email. Ron
Please accept my most sincere condolences to you and your family, Di an I both know how you are feeling as our eldest son Rick passed away on the 26th Nov. He was a late adult entry sailor, 42 when he joined in August 2014. Poor lad had almost finished his ET training and due to post into Kuttabul on the 25th October, and join HMAS Adelaide in the new year to complete his logbook. He was offered the chance to come home for treatment in Toowoomba which he greatly appreciated. Sadly he succumbed to melanoma, he was, however awarded his ET rate the day before he died.
I do hope you and your family are recovering and our thoughts were with you.
All the best mate, will see you around in the near future.
Richard Lewin.

Looking forward to catching up for Christmas drinks and lunch on Friday 18 December commencing at 1200ish. Tom and Val Houldsworth, Shep, John Hatchman, Kev Bock, Mick Gallagher, Knocker and Marilyn Whyte, Tassy and Pam Mason and me have indicated attendance. Have had apologies from the Canberra duo of Schubes and Ted Hase. It is good to see three ladies in the roll up. Everybody welcome.

Ken Dobbie and his group have had a good news week. The JR Memorial at LEEUWIN Barracks is to be retained in its current format. The sale of the land will contain a caveat to ensure the Memorial is retained. On behalf of our group Ken we thank you for your hard work and persistence to ensure the Memorial was preserved. There is correspondence in relation to this and other items in the Attachment.

Had an email from Wally and Robyn Gawne indicating Nev Barry was staying at their place on the Sunshine Coast. Nev was moving north and I gather it is to live permanently. Not sure where though.

Canberra 2017 We are looking for Canberra based people to make up our committee to assist in the Canberra 2017 reunion. Anybody interested or would like to have input into this committee please contact Schubes on either his email address shoeey@tpg.com.au or telephones 0417027814 or 0262315429. We have some volunteers living outside the Canberra Area, however, it would be great to have more locals involved.

Face Book Have included some pics of the presentation of the MELBOURNE - VOYAGER collision at CRESWELL on Friday 20 November 2015. Make sure you look at the timeline tab also. If you want to include your pics on this site and have trouble doing so, send them to either me rugbyron@bigpond.com or Nev Thomas.unicom05@bigpond.net.au the site address is: www.facebook.com/LEEUWIN1963/photos

Birthdays – Happy Birthday to Ted Hase, Ross Fullarton, Tank Evans and Trevor Bartlett who celebrate their big day this week. Make an effort, give them a call, send an email. If you don’t know their contact details, ask me, maybe I have it. Don’t die wondering about your old mate (and he is getting old, turning 68 or 69).

DFRDB and ESO items in the Attachment:

DVA items in Attachment
Major review of dental and allied health services

Other Associations items in the Attachment:

Other articles in the attachment:
Ken Dobbie on LEEUWIN by 3
Jeff Wake on LEEUWIN by 2
Army Chaplains badge – a good news story
Jokes of the week


Cheers

Ron




Weekly News 1963 LEEUWIN of 6 December 2015
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G’day All. I must thank you all for your kind words and sympathy extended during our recent loss. It was very comforting. My brother is on the way back after undertaking 6 hours of surgery. Pretty happy with the result. I am in the Cairns/Atherton area this week to catch up with him.

Looking forward to catching up for Christmas drinks on Friday 18 December. Tom and Val Houldsworth, Shep, John Hatchman, Kev Bock, Mick Gallagher and me have indicated attendance. Have had apologies from the Canberra duo of Schubes and Ted Hase. Normal time of 1200 kick off for lunch and warries. Everybody welcome.

Dolly is back (thank goodness) on life in Tasmania (is that an oxymoron), Shep has a view on LEEUWIN, some will agree with him, even if you don’t, his article is worth reading for its humour. Tony Gysen has volunteered to provide ongoing trivia on Naval slang, have a look at his first contribution and see whether you really did know. There may be a test of general knowledge at the next reunion!!

Everybody must be spending time at home this Christmas, haven’t heard from anybody where they are going. Let your mates know where you are travelling and when you may be in the same area; we do like to catch up.

Canberra 2017 We are looking for Canberra based people to make up our committee to assist in the Canberra 2017 reunion. Anybody interested or would like to have input into this committee please contact Schubes on either his email address shoeey@tpg.com.au or telephones 0417027814 or 0262315429. We have some volunteers living outside the Canberra Area, however, it would be great to have more locals involved.

Face Book Have included some pics of the presentation of the MELBOURNE - VOYAGER collision at CRESWELL on Friday 20 November 2015. Make sure you look at the timeline tab also. If you want to include your pics on this site and have trouble doing so, send them to either me rugbyron@bigpond.com or Nev Thomas.unicom05@bigpond.net.au the site address is: www.facebook.com/LEEUWIN1963/photos

Birthdays – Happy Birthday to Bristles Lassau and Allan Pike who celebrate their big day this week. Make an effort, give them a call, send an email. If you don’t know their contact details, ask me, maybe I have it. Don’t die wondering about your old mate (and he is getting old, turning 68 or 69).

DFRDB and ESO items in the Attachment:

DVA items in Attachment

Other Associations items in the Attachment:
End of Steam ERA function

Other articles in the attachment:
Dolly on Tasmania
Shep on LEEUWIN
Tony Gysen on Naval trivia
Article on CN VADM Barrett
Jacqui Lambie on DVA
Jacqui Lambie on DVA (2)
Jokes of the week


Cheers

Ron



Weekly News 1963 LEEUWIN of 29 November 2015
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G’day All. Have had a tough week, lost my eldest daughters husband Saturday morning, father of grandson Noah and additionally my youngest brother is very sick in Cairns. Hope to get to Cairns after the funeral this Thursday.

We are getting some starters for Christmas drinks at the Rockers on Friday 18 December. Tom and Val Houldsworth, Shep, John Hatchman, Kev Bock and me have indicated attendance. Have had apologies from the Canberra duo of Schubes and Ted Hase. Normal time of 1200 kick off for lunch and warries. Everybody welcome.

Jeff Wake has been sending emails to promote his argument to retain the LEEUWIN assets, copies of these are contained in the Annex.

I went on to Facebook to support a petition on the retention of the Army Chaplains motto to ensure the Army do not remove ‘conquer’ from their 102 year old motto because it is offensive to Mulims. Several of you have supported the petition.

Canberra 2017 We are looking for Canberra based people to make up our committee to assist in the Canberra 2017 reunion. Anybody interested or would like to have input into this committee please contact Schubes on either his email address shoeey@tpg.com.au or telephones 0417027814 or 0262315429. We have some volunteers living outside the Canberra Area, however, it would be great to have more locals involved.

Face Book Have included some pics of the presentation of the MELBOURNE - VOYAGER collision at CRESWELL on Friday 20 November 2015. Make sure you look at the timeline tab also. If you want to include your pics on this site and have trouble doing so, send them to either me rugbyron@bigpond.com or Nev Thomas.unicom05@bigpond.net.au the site address is: www.facebook.com/LEEUWIN1963/photos

Birthdays – Happy Birthday to Greg Henderson-Smith (Hyphen), Rod King, Lew Smith, Gil Larsson who celebrates their big day this week. Make an effort, give them a call, send an email. If you don’t know their contact details, ask me, maybe I have it. Don’t die wondering about your old mate (and he is getting old, turning 68 or 69).

DFRDB and ESO items in the Attachment:
The future of Assisting Veterans and dependants

DVA items in Attachment

Other Associations items in the Attachment:
HMAS VENDETTA (Qld) function

Other articles in the attachment:
Jeff Wake on LEEUWIN Assets
RIP John Hendry
Jokes of the week


Cheers

Ron


Weekly News 1963 LEEUWIN of 22 November 2015
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G’day All. CRESWELL was a resounding success on Friday evening. We as a group presented the SS Mess with the Brent Balchin produced poster depicting the moment of collision of MELBOURNE and VOYAGER. The SS Mess were very excited to receive it. Tom Houldsworth our lead in the VOYAGER - MELBOURNE commemoration presented the poster to Warrant Officer Ian Harrison at their regular Pay Day raffle functions. Besides having a great feed, meeting old mates, enjoying their hospitality we also won a few raffle prizes. Really a great night. There are pics of the event on our Facebook page. Attendees were Tom and Val Houldsworth, Sandy and Rhonda Michels, Bill and Narelle Hay, Ken Scarisbrick plus Bev and Ron Giveen. John and Lynne Hatchman, Spook Cairns and Mick Gallagher tendered their apologies. Again I say thank you to Brent Balchin who so generously donated the poster.

Additionally, I must thank Sandy and Rhonda for their hospitality when we spent the night at their house. Thanks also to those who don’t need naming for offering the same hospitality. It really makes our group special.

Talking to Sandy at their home he was saying how he had caught up by chance with Derek (Knocker) and Marilyn Whyte recently on the road. If this happens to you please take some pics and forward them to me. I would like to put them on our FB page. Lets get our ‘who’s travelling’ going again. It will give us an idea on who we might meet on the road. Let me know when you are planning to go and where.

Jeff Wake and Rod Hazell are doing a lot of work in pursuing the retention of the assets at LEEUWIN. All the players (that is us) have effectively the same goal. We want to preserve for historical reasons the JR Memorial, the Main Gates, the flag area and the Drill Hall. This list is possibly a pie in the sky request list. That may be the case, however, if we ask for a lot we may receive a little. We definitely want to see the JR Memorial retained. One of the suggestions is to put a charter together to start a petition to forward to your local MP. Noting the cutoff time is early next year, it is important we do it fairly quickly to maintain some pressure on the politicians.

Christmas Drinks Who would like to meet up for Christmas Drinks at the Rockers on 18 December. Let me know if you would like to attend. Normal time of 1200 kick off for lunch and warries. Everybody welcome.

There is some interesting reading in the Attachment; read the articles on ‘Army Chaplains to remove ‘conquer’ from 102 year old motto because it is offensive to Mulims and ‘Injured veteran fights and wins court case against invalidity payment splitting’.

Canberra 2017 We are looking for Canberra based people to make up our committee to assist in the Canberra 2017 reunion. Anybody interested or would like to have input into this committee please contact Schubes on either his email address shoeey@tpg.com.au or telephones 0417027814 or 0262315429. We have some volunteers living outside the Canberra Area, however, it would be great to have more locals involved.

Face Book Have included some pics of the presentation of the MELBOURNE - VOYAGER collision at CRESWELL on Friday 20 November 2015. Make sure you look at the timeline tab also. If you want to include your pics on this site and have trouble doing so, send them to either me rugbyron@bigpond.com or Nev Thomas.unicom05@bigpond.net.au the site address is: www.facebook.com/LEEUWIN1963/photos

Birthdays – Happy Birthday to Barry Andrew, Peewee Petherick, Charlie Burrows and Col Mundt who celebrates their big day this week. Make an effort, give them a call, send an email. If you don’t know their contact details, ask me, maybe I have it. Don’t die wondering about your old mate (and he is getting old, turning 68 or 69).

DFRDB and ESO items in the Attachment:

Other Associations items in the Attachment:
Marty Grogan on ‘Naval Historical Society of Australia’ Victorian Division

Other articles in the attachment:
Rod Hazell and Jeff Wake on LEEUWIN Assets
Army Chaplains motto to go to placate Muslims
Injured veteran fights and wins court case against invalidity payment splitting Jokes of the week


Cheers

Ron



Weekly News 1963 LEEUWIN of 15 November 2015

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G’day All. Our next function is at CRESWELL this coming Friday 20 November commencing 1800 at the Senior Sailors Mess. Dress is smart casual. We are presenting Brent Balchin’s poster of the collision of MELBOURNE -VOYAGER to the Mess. Who wants to attend? I need names of those attending to arrange access by Wednesday this week. Promises to be a great night. Don’t forget you will need positive ID.

The disposal of the assets at LEEUWIN are still headlines. I thank all for their contribution, however, it is now a very disjointed conversation and difficult to record, consequently I will no longer be adding all the conversations to the web site. All the players (that is us) have effectively the same goal. We want to preserve for historical reasons the JR Memorial, the Main Gates, the flag area and the Drill Hall. This list is possibly a pie in the sky request list. That may be the case, however, if we ask for a lot we may receive a little. We definitely want to see the JR Memorial retained. One of the suggestions is to put a charter together to start a petition to forward to your local MP. Noting the cutoff time is early next year, it is important we do it fairly quickly to maintain some pressure on the politicians.

Canberra 2017 We are looking for Canberra based people to make up our committee to assist in the Canberra 2017 reunion. Anybody interested or would like to have input into this committee please contact Schubes on either his email address shoeey@tpg.com.au or telephones 0417027814 or 0262315429. We have some volunteers living outside the Canberra Area, however, it would be great to have more locals involved.

Face Book Have included some pics of Adelaide 2015 and all the 2003, 2005, 2011 reunions pics I have. Just check out how young you looked in 2003 at the reunion at the Gold Coast. Make sure you look at the timeline tab also. If you want to include your pics on this site and have trouble doing so, send them to either me rugbyron@bigpond.com or Nev Thomas.unicom05@bigpond.net.au the site address is: www.facebook.com/LEEUWIN1963/photos

Birthdays – Happy Birthday to Tom Houldsworth, John Wright, Vic Soszynski, Phil Clements, Kev Bock, Peter Pagett, Dave Hanlon and John Stevens who celebrates their big day this week. Make an effort, give them a call, send an email. If you don’t know their contact details, ask me, maybe I have it. Don’t die wondering about your old mate (and he is getting old, turning 68 or 69).

DFRDB and ESO items in the Attachment:

ADF Super

DVA items in the Attachment:

TPI Compensation Act



Other Associations items in the Attachment:



Other articles in the attachment:

Dolly on LEEUWIN

Seniors Health Card

Jeff Wake on LEEUWIN Assets

Jokes of the week and a poem

Cheers

Ron


Weekly News 1963 LEEUWIN of 8 November 2015
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G’day All. Our next function is at CRESWELL on Friday fortnight, 20 November at the Senior Sailors Mess. Brent Balchin forwarded a poster last year of the collision of MELBOURNE/VOYAGER to me. It has been framed and we are donating it to the Mess. Who wants to attend? I need names of those attending to arrange access to the Pay Day raffle function in the Mess that night. Promises to be a great night.

Have spent a bit of time on Face Book this week adding the pics of previous reunions. Have a gander. The details are below.

The disposal of the assets at LEEUWIN are headlines. Some of our group (Jeff Wake and Darky and Shirley Rowland) plus other EXJR’s attending one of the meetings on Wednesday at East Fremantle. The Attachment contains the correspondence. Ken Dobbie’s comments are also included. Additionally, there is a lot more reading a few more jokes and a poem. Hope it fills in a bit of time and is interesting reading.

If you care enough to contribute to the discussion in retaining the assets or anything else at LEEUWIN you think is important to you and our successors contact the appropriate authorities and let them know what you think. It is apparent Defence has no sense of loyalty to previous servicemen, they are only concerned with the bottom line. It appears similar to what occurred in Sydney in the 90’s when the Liberal Government sold off the Sydney assets. Bloody losers www.hmas-leeuwin-1963.com/page16.htm

Canberra 2017 We are looking for Canberra based people to make up our committee to assist in the Canberra 2017 reunion. Anybody interested or would like to have input into this committee please contact Schubes on either his email address shoeey@tpg.com.au or telephones 0417027814 or 0262315429. We have some volunteers living outside the Canberra Area, however, it would be great to have more locals involved.

SYDNEY Decommissioning SYDNEY’s decommissioning slipped under my guard. I know a lot of you have served in SYDNEY 3, I also know Bryan Stapley was the Engineer on SYDNEY 4 which has just decommissioned. I have not served on a SYDNEY, but I know SYDNEY 4 used to get the perk trips and was always a happy ship.

Face Book Have included some pics of Adelaide 2015 and all the 2003, 2005, 2011 reunions pics I have. Just check out how young you looked in 2003 at the reunion at the Gold Coast. Make sure you look at the timeline tab also. If you want to include your pics on this site and have trouble doing so, send them to either me rugbyron@bigpond.com or Nev Thomas.unicom05@bigpond.net.au the site address is: www.facebook.com/LEEUWIN1963/photos

Birthdays – Happy Birthday to Terry Coulthard, Peter McMillan, Bill Healy, Max Nugent and Stevan Coll who celebrates their big day this week. Make an effort, give them a call, send an email. If you don’t know their contact details, ask me, maybe I have it. Don’t die wondering about your old mate (and he is getting old, turning 68 or 69).

DFRDB and ESO items in the Attachment:
DHA

DVA items in the Attachment:

Other Associations items in the Attachment:
Radar Reunion

Other articles in the attachment:
Correspondence on retention of LEEUWIN Assets
Jokes of the week and a poem


Cheers

Ron



Weekly News 1963 LEEUWIN of 1 November 2015

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G’day All. We are driving back to Sydney today Monday. Looking forward to seeing the giraffes the Sydney side of Hay.

We had a washup of the Adelaide reunion last Friday. Terry and Helen Dack, Bob and Pat Stupple, Nifty Thomas and myself attended. We had received emails from Tom Houldsworth, Rocky Freier and Schubes congratulating the committee on their collective good work over the weekend. Nifty is going to produce a general report including some lessons learnt which we can use for our next major function in Canberra in 2017.

There are 30 or so pics on our Facebook Page from all events on the weekend. If you have some you would like included please forward them to me.

Besides the Melbourne Cup and the Wallabies stumbling at the final jump there is something more important to us this week. That is the meetings in Fremantle on Wednesday 4 November. If you can make it please make the effort to attend one of the two meetings being held at the East Fremantle Football Club. If you care enough to contribute to the discussion in retaining the assets or anything else at LEEUWIN you think is important to you and our successors contact the appropriate authorities and let them know what you think. Ken Dobbie has forwarded another letter promoting the retention of the LEEUWIN Memorial. It is the lead article in the Attachment.

www.hmas-leeuwin-1963.com/page16.htm

Face Book Have a look at the pics posted from the Adelaide reunion. Some good looking roosters and chicks there. Make sure you look at the timeline tab also. If you want to include your pics on this site and have trouble doing so, send them to either me rugbyron@bigpond.com or Nev Thomas. unicom05@bigpond.net.au the site address is: www.facebook.com/LEEUWIN1963/photos

Birthdays – Happy Birthday to Rocky Freier, Guy Irwin, Marty Edwards, Wayne Godenzie and Chris Mansbridge who celebrates their big day this week. Make an effort, give them a call, send an email. If you don’t know their contact details, ask me, maybe I have it. Don’t die wondering about your old mate (and he is getting old, turning 68 or 69).

DFRDB and ESO items in the Attachment:

DVA items in the Attachment:

Other Associations items in the Attachment:

Other articles in the attachment:

Ken Dobbie – LEEUWIN Assets

Tank Evans – writes

Pics from Adelaide reunion

Transfer to ADF Super

Jokes of the week

Cheers

Ron



Weekly News 1963 LEEUWIN of 25 October 2015
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G’day All. The Adelaide Reunion was an outstanding success. Nifty Nev Thomas and his team did a fabulous job, providing venues that were first class.

Friday night ‘meet and greet’ demonstrated the popularity and necessity of name tags. ‘Who is that’ was a constant question. Forgot to tell everybody they are getting older and needed to wear their specs. (Joke) The rabbit bags containing all the LEEUWIN memorabilla plus the marvelous collection of local information brochures, drink bottles, glasses, lights plus many more pepared by Terry and Helen Dack were collected. What a great job Terry and Helen did in putting them and all the memorabilla together.

Despite earlier warnings on the quanity of finger food, there was heaps and it was great. Brent Balchins donated posters were used to decorate the room and there was lots of interest in them. There was also the TORRENS Ships Bell and the TORRENS Ships Lifebuoy. We also had on display an original TINGIRA medallion and the history. This was provided by Tug Wilson’s wife as the medallion belonged to her grandfather.

Nifty Thomas welcomed all and handed over to Bob Stupple to MC the night.
The function finished around midnight. Fortunately for us, through the good work of the committee, many of us had motel accommodation adjacent the venue.

On Saturday night we gathered in a larger room in the same venue for our sit down dinner. This was a three course meal. For the record we did not receive any brickbats about the meal, there were compliments everywhere. We were honoured to have in our presence a former Navy man and former Governor of SA, Kev Scarce accompanied by his wife Liz. Kev is currently the Chancellor of the Adelaide University and is the Chair of The Nuclear recycle Royal Commission. Later in the night he talked about the future of uranium in SA.

Bob Stupple as MC was again in his element and did a terrific job, additionally, he assisted Liz Scarce in presenting the lucky door prizes (36 bottles of premium SA wines donated by Glen Butler from his own vineyard)

The band was excellent, we all had our pics taken and again we were entertained with Brent Balchins posters and also his DVD’s. Brent is a real artist and a generous one at that.

We then had an auction of the posters hosted by auctioneer Terry Dack. He sold nearly all the posters. We as a group have another $355 in our kick. Thanks Brent and Terry.

You may recall Butch Cousins donated a shield for the ’63 JR of the year’. We now have three recipients, this year, for all his efforts in helping with the function in Adelaide it was awarded to Terry Dack.

Terry Dack then took the floor and asked all who were present where we would like our next major reunion. The reunion decided it would be Canberra in 2017 about the same time of the year. Ian and Marian Schubes have asked for assistance from those from the South Coast of NSW. The first meeting will be held next February 10 in Huskisson when we meet for the VOYAGER/MELBOURNE collision anniversary.

Sunday morning we mustered for our sports day and farewell BBQ at Marion RSL. 16 starters hit the bowls green. As we provided LEEUWIN 63 Shiraz as prizes for the winners the events were hotly contested. Plenty of laughs, good weather and mentoring by some bowlers ensured a good time was had by all. Nifty who was dual hatted on the day as he is also Secretary of the RSL welcomed our group to his club, presented the prizes to the winning group and farewelled us.

On a side note, if anybody took pics and would be happy for those to go on Facebook please forward them to me.

Australian Defence Force Covenant There is a petition calling for the establishment of a Defence Force Covenant being led by Senator James McGrath, a senator for Queensland. This is one of the most positive steps any individual or group has taken on behalf of the ADF. Have a look and decide for yourself. The petition details are www.defencecovenant.com/

Retention of LEEUWIN Assets There is new interest this week contained in the Attachment, we need your help. If you are in Perth on the 4th of November make an effort to attend one of the two meetings being held at the East Fremantle Football Club . If you care enough to contribute to the discussion in retaining the assets or anything else you think is important to you and our successors contact the appropriate authorities and let them know what you think.
www.hmas-leeuwin-1963.com/page16.htm

Face Book Have a look at the pics posted from the Adelaide reunion. Some good looking roosters and chicks there. Make sure you look at the timeline tab also. If you want to include your pics on this site and have trouble doing so, send them to either me rugbyron@bigpond.com or Nev Thomas. unicom05@bigpond.net.au the site address is: www.facebook.com/LEEUWIN1963/photos

Birthdays – Happy Birthday to Darrell Nicholson and Roy Rigg who celebrates their big day this week. Make an effort, give them a call, send an email. If you don’t know their contact details, ask me, maybe I have it. Don’t die wondering about your old mate (and he is getting old, turning 68 or 69).

DFRDB and ESO items in the Attachment:

The Australian Defence Community – Its Time
DFWA Annual Luncheon
Centrelink and DVA

DVA items in the Attachment:

Other Associations items in the Attachment:

Other articles in the attachment:
Ken Dobbie – LEEUWIN Assets
Ian Dunn – sale of LEEUWIN Assets
Lost soul – Keith Wardle
Jokes of the week


Cheers

Ron


Weekly News 1963 LEEUWIN of 18 October 2015
www.hmas-leeuwin-1963.com/page2.htm

G’day All. The Adelaide Reunion is our main focus this month and it is reinforced this week with Nifty Nev Thomas’ lead article in the Attachment. For all those attending the reunion it is a must read. I am on the road enroute to Adelaide.

David Lowe sent an update on where he is right now:
I see Norm Friebe was in touch with you so I thought I should make contact.

I have been quiet since Mildura due to Linda’s health. You may remember that while in Mildura Linda had a slight A/F attack and we decided not to go on the steamer so as not to annoy others. We left Mildura early and she was not well over Xmas and the New Year and in Feb was in hospital in a bad way. Things settled down for a while and at regular intervals she was in and out of hospital through to July. In August they fitted a pacemaker but still there were regular problems. After 12 months she was admitted again for a heart ablation and that worked reasonably well but we still did not dare to travel too far. Ten weeks ago she was very ill and passing out, so I called an ambulance and she went into cardiac arrest while they were here. They did get her back after between 10 to 20 minutes and took her of to hospital. They found out that the problem was not her heart but a lack of blood and iron. She was discharged after a week and it appeared that she would need a lot of assistance. She has progressed well and is totally self sufficient but she does have some brain damage, but not too serious. Two years ago I gave up my pension/welfare work and all committees that I was on to keep an eye on Linda. That’s where we are at, at the moment.

That is why we have are not attending the reunion in Adelaide. I would have enjoyed going because Adelaide is my home state. Trust you will all have a good time.

David Lowe.

Australian Defence Force Covenant There is a petition calling for the establishment of a Defence Force Covenant being led by Senator James McGrath, a senator for Queensland. This is one of the most positive steps any individual or group has taken on behalf of the ADF. Have a look and decide for yourself. The petition details are www.defencecovenant.com/

Retention of LEEUWIN Assets Keep updated via the website below. If you care enough to contribute to the discussion in retaining the assets or anything else you think is important to you and our successors contact the appropriate authorities and let them know what you think.
www.hmas-leeuwin-1963.com/page16.htm

Face Book Have a look at the group pic of all who bowled at Dubbo. Some good looking roosters and chicks there. Get onboard, look at the new pics. Make sure you look at the timeline tab also. If you want to include your pics on this site and have trouble doing so, send them to either me rugbyron@bigpond.com or Nev Thomas. unicom05@bigpond.net.au the site address is: www.facebook.com/LEEUWIN1963/photos

Birthdays – Happy Birthday to Len Bodimeade who celebrates his big day this week. Make an effort, give him a call, send an email. If you don’t know his contact details, ask me, maybe I have it. Don’t die wondering about your old mate (and he is getting old, turning 68 or 69).

DFRDB and ESO items in the Attachment:

DVA items in the Attachment:

Other Associations items in the Attachment:
Seminar on World War 1 and hosted in Melbourne 21 October 2015
WRANS (QLD) Annual Reunion Luncheon

Other articles in the attachment:
Chairman Nifty Nev Thomas’ on the Adelaide Reunion
RIP CPOWE Dennis (Weed) Higgins
Andrew Hastie’s maiden speech to Parliament
Jokes of the week


Cheers

Ron

Weekly News 1963 LEEUWIN of 11 October 2015

www.hmas-leeuwin-1963.com/page2.htm



G’day All. The Adelaide Reunion is our main focus this month. I am leaving next weekend driving from Sydney to Adelaide. Wouldn’t be surprised to meet others on the road. I have received several calls from people who have booked accommodation near ‘The Junction’. Hope you are locked and loaded on travel and accommodation details and ready to fire on all cylinders over the weekend.



The address of the Friday night ‘meet and greet’ and the Saturday night dinner dance is:

‘The Junction’ is 370 Anzac Highway, Camden Park SA 5038 and there is plenty of parking onsite.



Friday night will allow you an opportunity to catch up on all your oppos. On arrival you will be able to collect your name badges and those that have ordered will be able to pick up their much prized LEEUWIN 63 rabbits that Terry and Helen have put together. This function commences at 1900, dress for all events is Smart Casual. A little bit of housekeeping will have to occur. One issue will be the numbers who will not ‘R’ not be attending Sunday’s farewell BBQ. If you do not say anything we will be catering for you.



This is snack food event only, a really good ‘A la Carte’ menu is available in an adjacent dining area at reasonable prices.



Saturday evening will commence at 1900 (dress smart casual) and be hosted by our MC Bob Stupple. He will lead us through the evening which will include a talk by our special guest speaker, the immediate past Governor of SA Admiral Kev Scarce Retired. We are also hoping Terry Corkhill will be in attendance to spin a few warries. You may remember him as the Mokare Divisional Petty Officer. The band is good and will probably keep you on the dance floor. Wear comfy shoes.



More on Saturday:

Special needs and dietary requirements should be notified in advance.

Venue has easy ground floor access.

Ample car parking is available just outside the door at the Western end of the complex.

Open plan seating will be used. One table reserved for special guests and committee.

Other tables are 10 per table.

Groups may reserve seating in advance if desired.

Cash bar available



Sunday morning at the Marion RSL (31-39 Norfolk Rd, Marion SA 5043) has entertainment, sport and food laid on. Bare foot bowls for the brave hearted commences at 1000 and this will be complimented by the SA RAN Band which will play in the Bowlers Lounge from 1100 to 1300; lunch commences at 1200 (for lunch, all you need is your green voucher). What a way to say farewell.



More on Sunday:



The BBQ lunch will comprise lamb chops, sausages & meat pattie sizzle, BBQ onions, bread, three salad choices, bread, margarine, condiments provided.



The Marion RSL & Bowling Club members and friends may attend the BBQ as well and enjoy the musical entertainment.



Continue until whenever. The club and bar will remain open until 6:00 pm.



Photos There will be pics taken at all events.



David Lowe Norm Friebe contacted me about David. I must admit I have been wondering what had happened to him, as I hadn’t heard or seen him since Mildura reunion. Norm is going to catch up with him prior to this year’s reunion in Adelaide.



Retention of LEEUWIN Assets More news from Ken Dobbie in the Attachment and in the website. He is really kicking goals. He has received further responses from the authorities. Have a look at what he and those interested in retaining the LEEUWIN assets are achieving

www.hmas-leeuwin-1963.com/page16.htm



The ‘Leeuwin larikan’ bumper stickers have arrived. They look brilliant. They will be sold for $3 each. We still have some of the traditional stickers with the LEEUWIN crest available for the same price. Add a $1 for postage if you want one or two.



Face Book Have a look at the group pic of all who bowled at Dubbo. Some good looking roosters and chicks there. Get onboard, look at the new pics. Make sure you look at the timeline tab also. If you want to include your pics on this site and have trouble doing so, send them to either me rugbyron@bigpond.com or Nev Thomas. unicom05@bigpond.net.au the site address is: www.facebook.com/LEEUWIN1963/photos



Birthdays – Happy Birthday to Wayne Chapman, John Amouorus, Fred Auty, Grant Dernedde, Gavin Whitney and Darrell Nicholson who celebrate their big day this week. Make an effort, give them a call, send an email. If you don’t know their contact details, ask me, maybe I have it. Don’t die wondering about your old mate (and he is getting old, turning 68 or 69).



DFRDB and ESO items in the Attachment:

VEA TPI compensation

Cuts to Repatriation Benefits



DVA items in the Attachment:



Other Associations items in the Attachment:

Dedication Plaque HMAS BRISBANE

End of Steam Era Canberra May 2017



Other articles in the attachment:

Tank and Phyllis Evans travel details

Peewee Petherick

Letter from CO CERBERUS

Charity Rugby Newcastle

Ross Fullarton’s comments on Carmichael coalmine

RIP Vic Willmont

Lost soul – Jack Harris

Joke of the week



Cheers



Ron




Weekly News 1963 LEEUWIN of 4 October 2015
www.hmas-leeuwin-1963.com/page2.htm

G’day All. Hope you have survived/surviving the school holidays. We have a grandson Lucas staying with us and keeping us on our toes. Been big on the footy front again, barracked for the Wallabies and the Cowboys and was hoping the Weagles would get up but Hawthorn were just too strong everywhere.

There is a real lot in the Attachment this week, something for everybody, have a checkers.

Our reunion committee held their final meeting on Friday last, everything is in place for now. Those attending will have a great time.

Retention of LEEUWIN Assets More news from Ken Dobbie in the Attachment and in the website. He is really kicking goals. He has received further responses from the authorities. Have a look at what he and those interested in retaining the LEEUWIN assets are achieving
www.hmas-leeuwin-1963.com/page16.htm

The ‘Leeuwin larikan’ bumper stickers have arrived. They look brilliant. They will be sold for $3 each. We still have some of the traditional stickers with the LEEUWIN crest available for the same price. Add a $1 for postage if you want one or two.

Adelaide Reunion The main function of our 2015 reunion will be held at the Morphetville Junction Function Centre. The guest speaker has been confirmed; thanks very much to Dave Scarce and Fred Howes. The committee has worked hard to make sure you will not be bored during your stay. You will be surprised and pleased to see what they have in store for you at the entrance to the main function. Bring your camera. What about the bare foot bowls on Sunday morning. All the details and pics of the very attractive rabbits you must have, have been advertised via email and are contained on our Face Book Page. I have booked accommodation adjacent the Junction function centre. This will be a memorable reunion, make sure you are there. www.facebook.com/LEEUWIN1963/photos

For your diary this is the sequence of events:
Friday 23 October – Meet and Greet
Saturday 24 October – Saturday Night Dinner
Sunday 25 October – Barefoot bowls and Farewell BBQ

Please check this address for details: www.hmas-leeuwin-1963.com/page9.htm

Our bank details are: HMAS LEEUWIN 1963 BSB 032-003 Account number: 307469 or send a cheque to HMAS LEEUWIN 1963 to PO Box 137 Dee Why NSW 2099.

Face Book Have a look at the group pic of all who bowled at Dubbo. Some good looking roosters and chicks there. Get onboard, look at the new pics. Make sure you look at the timeline tab also. If you want to include your pics on this site and have trouble doing so, send them to either me rugbyron@bigpond.com or Nev Thomas. unicom05@bigpond.net.au the site address is: www.facebook.com/LEEUWIN1963/photos

Birthdays – Happy Birthday to Russ Nelson, Davo, Robin McKinnon and Jim Claypole who celebrate their big day this week. Make an effort, give them a call, send an email. If you don’t know their contact details, ask me, maybe I have it. Don’t die wondering about your old mate (and he is getting old, turning 68 or 69).

DFRDB and ESO items in the Attachment:
DFWA Update September 2015
Jeff Wake and the Minister for Veterans Affairs
National RSL and concerns of loss of entitlements on Ghan and Indian Pacific
DVA items in the Attachment:

Other Associations items in the Attachment:

Other articles in the attachment:
Email from Neil Turner
Response to Neil Turner re DFRDB commutation arrangements
Ken Dobbie and LEEUWIN assets
Barry Quigley and Kim Daw enjoying the rougers off Dirk Hartog Island Sep 15
Rocky Frier and his tomatoes
Vietnam Vets walk at Seymour
iPhone Data Usage – Potential Issue with iOS 9.0.1
RAN Pay rates in 1942
Jokes of the week


Cheers

Ron



Weekly News 1963 LEEUWIN of 27 September 2015
www.hmas-leeuwin-1963.com/page2.htm

G’day All. Football fever is alive, the Rugby World Cup, the NRL and AFL Finals series is upon us. Great to be alive and good to be a couch potato. Ouch I say after I see the big hits. Must admit I would love to see a Wallaby win, an all Queensland GF in the NFL and an all WA GF in the AFL, sadly The Dockers missed out.

Only a few weeks away from travelling to Adelaide and having a fun time at our reunion.

Retention of LEEUWIN Assets Ken Dobbie has been very busy and again needs to be congratulated on his efforts. He is really kicking goals. He has received responses from the authorities. Have a look at what he and those interested in retaining the LEEUWIN assets are achieving
www.hmas-leeuwin-1963.com/page16.htm

The ‘Leeuwin larikan’ bumper stickers have arrived. They look brilliant. They will be sold for $3 each. We still have some of the traditional stickers with the LEEUWIN crest available for the same price.

Adelaide Reunion The main function of our 2015 reunion will be held at the Morphetville Junction Function Centre. The guest speaker has been confirmed; thanks very much to Dave Scarce and Fred Howes. The committee has worked hard to make sure you will not be bored during your stay. You will be surprised and pleased to see what they have in store for you at the entrance to the main function. Bring your camera. What about the bare foot bowls on Sunday morning. All the details and pics of the very attractive rabbits you must have, have been advertised via email and are contained on our Face Book Page. I have booked accommodation adjacent the Junction function centre. This will be a memorable reunion, make sure you are there. www.facebook.com/LEEUWIN1963/photos

For your diary this is the sequence of events:
Friday 23 October – Meet and Greet
Saturday 24 October – Saturday Night Dinner
Sunday 25 October – Barefoot bowls and Farewell BBQ

Please check this address for details: www.hmas-leeuwin-1963.com/page9.htm

Our bank details are: HMAS LEEUWIN 1963 BSB 032-003 Account number: 307469 or send a cheque to HMAS LEEUWIN 1963 to PO Box 137 Dee Why NSW 2099.

Face Book Have a look at the group pic of all who bowled at Dubbo. Some good looking roosters and chicks there. Get onboard, look at the new pics. Make sure you look at the timeline tab also. If you want to include your pics on this site and have trouble doing so, send them to either me rugbyron@bigpond.com or Nev Thomas. unicom05@bigpond.net.au the site address is: www.facebook.com/LEEUWIN1963/photos

Birthdays – Happy Birthday to Rick Avey, Russ Dale, Vic Dzodz, Mick Roberts and Barry Quigley who celebrate their big day this week. Make an effort, give them a call, send an email. If you don’t know their contact details, ask me, maybe I have it. Don’t die wondering about your old mate (and he is getting old, turning 68 or 69).

DFRDB and ESO items in the Attachment:
Veterans Affairs Legislation

DVA items in the Attachment:

Other Associations items in the Attachment:
VENDETTA Veterans (Qld Division)

Other articles in the attachment:
Finding Ron Lockwood
Vietnam Campaign Medal
Leadership Missing - the RSL
Vale Fred Lawrence
Naval Police website
Navy News

Jokes of the week

Cheers

Ron



Weekly News 1963 LEEUWIN of 20 September 2015
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G’day All. We had a memorable time at Dubbo, full on and enjoyed by all. Ron Pope will produce a report which will publish.

Does anybody remember Peter Walton from the 7th Intake. We as a group had been unable to contact him. It is my sad duty to inform you that ‘Reveille’ reports his death. No details of when. Thanks to Phil Clements for letting us know.

When we were having dinner on Tuesday night at the Bowls Club in Dubbo there was a bloke sitting by himself at the end of the long table we were using. He came up to us after he finished his meal explaining that he was on his way home from Adelaide to Smiths Lake NSW, apologized for overhearing our conversation but noticed we were talking about Navy. We made a few inquiries, Ron Lockwood from the 7th intake has been found. He was a Stoker. Does anybody remember him or want his details.

Reunion 2015 We now need to confirm numbers for the reunion functions. This is a reminder for those who have not paid for the functions. Please deposit into our account or notify me of your non-attendance by 20 September.

Retention of LEEUWIN Assets Have been emailing Ken Dobbie and Ian Dunn (1st Intake). Ian is leading the charge in WA for the retention of some of the assets of LEEUWIN including the JR Memorial. We have a web page on our site containing the history of LEEUWIN and an update on the status of what Ian, Ken and their supporters have been doing.

I have ordered the ‘Leeuwin larikan’ bumper stickers. They should be available in Adelaide in October. There are still some of the traditional stickers available also.

Have you moved recently, or in the past few years and not let me know of your new address. Your mates do want to know how you are going. Please keep your snail mail address and telephone details up to date. It helps when your email address changes. When in Dubbo recently, I found out I had email difficulties with at least two of the 7 there. One was not receiving the other I was not receiving. If you think there is a comms problem, you probably are right.

Function details The main function of our 2015 reunion will be held at the Morphetville Junction Function Centre. The guest speaker has been confirmed; thanks very much to Dave Scarce and Fred Howes. The committee has worked hard to make sure you will not be bored during your stay. You will be surprised and pleased to see what they have in store for you at the entrance to the main function. Bring your camera. What about the bare foot bowls on Sunday morning. All the details and pics of the very attractive rabbits you must have, have been advertised via email and are contained on our Face Book Page. I have booked accommodation adjacent the Junction function centre. This will be a memorable reunion, make sure you are there. www.facebook.com/LEEUWIN1963/photos

For your diary this is the sequence of events:
Friday 23 October – Meet and Greet
Saturday 24 October – Saturday Night Dinner
Sunday 25 October – Barefoot bowls and Farewell BBQ

Please check this address for details: www.hmas-leeuwin-1963.com/page9.htm

Our bank details are: HMAS LEEUWIN 1963 BSB 032-003 Account number: 307469 or send a cheque to HMAS LEEUWIN 1963 to PO Box 137 Dee Why NSW 2099.

Face Book Have a look at the group pic of all who bowled at Dubbo. Some good looking roosters and chicks there. Get onboard, look at the new pics. Make sure you look at the timeline tab also. If you want to include your pics on this site and have trouble doing so, send them to either me rugbyron@bigpond.com or Nev Thomas. unicom05@bigpond.net.au the site address is: www.facebook.com/LEEUWIN1963/photos

Birthdays – Happy Birthday to Mick Gallagher, Greg Williams, Ken Dobbie, Irish O’Leary, Harry Hunt, Ron May and Selwyn Trott who celebrate their big day this week. Make an effort, give them a call, send an email. If you don’t know their contact details, ask me, maybe I have it. Don’t die wondering about your old mate (and he is getting old, turning 68 or 69).

DFRDB and ESO items in the Attachment:

DVA items in the Attachment:

Other Associations items in the Attachment:

Other articles in the attachment:
Who is doing what in the community
Who’s Travelling
Jokes of the week

Cheers

Ron


Weekly News 1963 LEEUWIN of 13 September 2015
www.hmas-leeuwin-1963.com/page2.htm

G’day All. This week our group go to Dubbo bowls. I’m excited. Looking forward to catching up with Danny Tiley, Ron and Carole Pope, Nev and Dianne Thomas, Doug Wilson, Russ Loane, Barry and KayMarie Andrews, Nev Barry and Jules our newest bowling recruit. Will let you know how we go next week.

Reunion 2015 We now need to confirm numbers for the reunion functions. This is a reminder for those who have not paid for the functions. Please deposit into our account or notifity me of your non attendance by 20 September. There is a list in the Attachment of all who have indicated they were coming or might be attending.

Retention of LEEUWIN Assets Have been emailing Ken Dobbie and Ian Dunn (1st Intake). Ian is leading the charge in WA for the retention of some of the assets of LEEUWIN including the JR Memorial. We will have a web page on our site containing the history of LEEUWIN and an update on the status of what Ian and his supporters been doing.

During the week I happened to talk to Barry Andrew and Nev Thomas. Barry is the Treasurer of the Redcliffe Naval Association, Nev fills a similar position in his local RSL in Adelaide. I know Phil Clements does a lot of work with his RSL by assisting Veterans with their claims for compensation. Who else contributes to the Veteran or the community in general. Please let me know what you do the community or the veteran community.

I have ordered the ‘Leeuwin larikan’ bumper stickers. They should be available in Adelaide in October. There are still some of the traditional stickers available also.

Have you moved recently, or in the past few years and not let me know of your new address. Your mates do want to know how you are going. Please keep your snail mail address and telephone details up to date. It helps when your email address changes.

Function details The main function of our 2015 reunion will be held at the Morphetville Junction Function Centre. The guest speaker has been confirmed; thanks very much to Dave Scarce and Fred Howes. The committee has worked hard to make sure you will not be bored during your stay. You will be surprised and pleased to see what they have in store for you at the entrance to the main function. Bring your camera. What about the bare foot bowls on Sunday morning. All the details and pics of the very attractive rabbits you must have, have been advertised via email and are contained on our Face Book Page. I have booked accommodation adjacent the Junction function centre. This will be a memorable reunion, make sure you are there. www.facebook.com/LEEUWIN1963/photos

For your diary this is the sequence of events:
Friday 23 October – Meet and Greet
Saturday 24 October – Saturday Night Dinner
Sunday 25 October – Barefoot bowls and Farewell BBQ

Please check this address for details: www.hmas-leeuwin-1963.com/page9.htm

Our bank details are: HMAS LEEUWIN 1963 BSB 032-003 Account number: 307469 or send a cheque to HMAS LEEUWIN 1963 to PO Box 137 Dee Why NSW 2099.

Face Book Have a look at all the updates for the reunion. Check it out. Get onboard, look at the new pics. Make sure you look at the timeline tab also. If you want to include your pics on this site and have trouble doing so, send them to me or Nev Thomas. unicom05@bigpond.net.au the site address is: www.facebook.com/LEEUWIN1963/photos

Birthdays – Happy Birthday to Bob Dearden and Chris (Spook) Neville who celebrate their big day this week. Make an effort, give them a call, send an email. If you don’t know their contact details, ask me, maybe I have it. Don’t die wondering about your old mate (and he is getting old, turning 68 or 69).

You may be aware there is also a ‘Writers Association’. The SA branch of the Writers Association are organizing a coffee group get together for the Thursday prior to our reunion. I will forward details of time and venue closer to the event. Over 7% of our group became Warrior Writers.

DFRDB and ESO items in the Attachment:

DVA items in the Attachment:

Other Associations items in the Attachment:
All Navy Reunion October 2016

Other articles in the attachment:
List of attendees who need to confirm Adelaide in October
Dolly on ‘Tales from Tasmania’
Who’s Travelling
Jokes of the week

Cheers

Ron



Weekly News 1963 LEEUWIN of 6 September 2015
www.hmas-leeuwin-1963.com/page2.htm

G’day All. Happy Fathers Day. Ssppring is in the air, good to be alive and it is beginning to warm up. All you travellers who are OS, you can now come home.

I am surprised by the lack of interest in the ‘Drill Hall’ being retained. Ken Dobbie is currently making an application to have the Memorial, Front Gates and Flagstaff retained insutu. Glenn Summerhayes email relating to his concerns is contained in the attachment. Your thoughts please!

We are off to the AIF Bowls in Dubbo next week. We only expect to party for a week, is that not an attractive proposition. We have a vacancy. Does anybody else wish to nominate at this late stage. Doug Wilson, Russ Loane, Nifty and Dianne Thomas, Barry Andrew, Nev Barry (spectator), Ron and Carole Pope, Danny Tiley, (Jules) Julie Robertson and Ron Giveen are starters. Ron Pope is our leader this year; his email address is ronpope1947@gmail.com. At least 6 of us have accommodation booked at the Big 4 Caravan Park

Reunion 2015 – there is a list of those who indicated they wished to attend in the Attachment. I have included the partners to the best of my ability. Please check to see whether I have it right.

Please assist the organisers by confirming your attendance by depositing the $130 a head into our account, or alternatively confirming your attendance.

The main function of our 2015 reunion will be held at the Morphetville Junction Function Centre. The guest speaker has been confirmed; thanks very much to Dave Scarce and Fred Howes. The committee has worked hard to make sure you will not be bored during your stay. You will be surprised and pleased to see what they have in store for you at the entrance to the main function. Bring your camera. What about the bare foot bowls on Sunday morning. All the details and pics of the very attractive rabbits you must have, have been advertised via email and are contained on our Face Book Page. I have booked accommodation adjacent the Junction function centre. This will be a memorable reunion, make sure you are there. www.facebook.com/LEEUWIN1963/photos

For your diary this is the sequence of events:

Friday 23 October – Meet and Greet
Saturday 24 October – Saturday Night Dinner
Sunday 25 October – Barefoot bowls and Farewell BBQ

Please check this address for details: www.hmas-leeuwin-1963.com/page9.htm

Our bank details are: HMAS LEEUWIN 1963 BSB 032-003 Account number: 307469 or send a cheque to HMAS LEEUWIN 1963 to PO Box 137 Dee Why NSW 2099.

Face Book Have a look at all the updates for the reunion. Check it out. Get onboard, look at the new pics. Make sure you look at the timeline tab also. If you want to include your pics on this site and have trouble doing so, send them to me or Nev Thomas. unicom05@bigpond.net.au the site address is: www.facebook.com/LEEUWIN1963/photos

Birthdays – Happy Birthday to Norm Friebe, Hoss Potter, Peter Taudevan, Max Hart, Ken Scarisbrick, John Graves, Paul Finch and Andrew Hammond who celebrate their big day this week. Make an effort, give them a call, send an email. If you don’t know their contact details, ask me, maybe I have it. Don’t die wondering about your old mate (and he is getting old, turning 68 or 69).

You may be aware there is also a ‘Writers Association’. The SA branch of the Writers Association are organizing a coffee group get together for the Thursday prior to our reunion. I will forward details of time and venue closer to the event. Over 7% of our group became Warrior Writers.

DFRDB and ESO items in the Attachment:

DVA items in the Attachment:

Other Associations items in the Attachment:

Other articles in the attachment:

List of attendees for Adelaide in October

Glenn Summerhayes on LEEUWIN

RSL Lifecare Home for Heroes

VIDA Rehabilitation

Jokes of the week
Cheers
Ron


Weekly News 1963 LEEUWIN of 30 August 2015
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G’day All. Hope all those living on the South Coast of NSW have survived the floods of last week. Nowra had record rainfall not surpassed in the last 100 years. Caught up with Tom Houldsworth from Nowra on Thursday. He and Val were staying overnight in Mascot, enroute to USA. Speaking to him earlier on Wednesday, he was concerned whether they could leave Nowra to make their flight.

Glen Summerhayes has emailed me since he has returned from hospital. He is concerned about the fate of the LEEUWIN Drill Hall. I have an opportunity to promote a ‘Petition’, I am considering ‘Save the Drill Hall’.

Let it be retained in its current position with a heritage listing. Let the local community have access to it, but keep it as it is. This of course would effectively ensure the LEEUWIN Memorial remain where it is. I know there are several of our group including Ken Dobbie who have definite ideas on the LEEUWIN site. Do you think it is worth a petition?

Forgot to mention last week about the 2015 Mons Cup, t was held Friday week ago at David Phillips Field, Daceyville. There were 7 men’s teams and two women's teams. The women’s teams were from CANBERRA and a composite All Stars team from other ships and establishments. The all Stars won the game.

Additionally, in the mens comp, the two teams to play the Grand Final were DARWIN and ALBATROSS. ALBATROSS won after the bell scoring a converted try beating DARWIN 24-19. Great game to watch and of course seeing a Fleet Unit there was fantastic. Geoff Stokes told me CANBERRA played really well earlier.

Surprisingly CANBERRA was not in port. She left both the men’s and women's team in Sydney to compete. First time a men and women’s team have been landed, I reckon this is history and hopefully has created a precedent in the modern era for other ships.

There is an article in the Attachment which mentions Nev Barry.

Knobby Clarke has retired from Toll. All the best to him and Rhonda during their retirement years. I believe they will be travelling and be in Adelaide a week after the reunion.

AIF Bowls in Dubbo commences on 15 September Bowls – Jack Davey has had to pull out with health issues. Does anybody else wish to nominate at this late stage. Please contact Ron Pope. Doug Wilson, Russ Loane, Nifty and Dianne Thomas, Barry Andrew, Nev Barry (spectator), Ron and Carole Pope, Danny Tiley, (Jules) Julie Robertson and Ron Giveen are starters. Ron Pope is our leader this year; his email address is ronpope1947@gmail.com. At least 6 of us have accommodation booked at the Big 4 Caravan Park

Reunion – there was a meeting last Friday at the Seacliffe Hotel. Please assist the organisers by confirming your attendance by depositing the $130 a head into our account, or alternatively confirming your attendance. Additionally, if you would like to purchase any of the outstanding array of rabbits available, please let me know. There is a cut off for the purchase of these, 31 August is not far away.

Reunion 2015 The main function of our 2015 reunion will be held at the Morphetville Junction Function Centre. The guest speaker has been confirmed; thanks very much to Dave Scarce and Fred Howes. The committee has worked hard to make sure you will not be bored during your stay. You will be surprised and pleased to see what they have in store for you at the entrance to the main function. Bring your camera. What about the bare foot bowls on Sunday morning. All the details and pics of the very attractive rabbits you must have, have been advertised via email and are contained on our Face Book Page. I have booked accommodation adjacent the Junction function centre. This will be a memorable reunion, make sure you are there. www.facebook.com/LEEUWIN1963/photos

For your diary this is the sequence of events:
Friday 23 October – Meet and Greet
Saturday 24 October – Saturday Night Dinner
Sunday 25 October – Barefoot bowls and Farewell BBQ

Please check this address for details: www.hmas-leeuwin-1963.com/page9.htm

Our bank details are: HMAS LEEUWIN 1963 BSB 032-003 Account number: 307469 or send a cheque to HMAS LEEUWIN 1963 to PO Box 137 Dee Why NSW 2099.

Face Book Have a look at all the updates for the reunion. Check it out. Get onboard, look at the new pics. Make sure you look at the timeline tab also. If you want to include your pics on this site and have trouble doing so, send them to me or Nev Thomas. unicom05@bigpond.net.au the site address is: www.facebook.com/LEEUWIN1963/photos

Birthdays – Happy Birthday to Doug Wilson, Darby Ashton, John Stockings, Don Muller, Trevor Clarke, Ally Coghlan, Daryl Grenwich, Jeff Wake and Chris Jamieson who celebrates their big day this week. Make an effort, give them a call, send an email. If you don’t know thier contact detail, ask me, maybe I have it. Don’t die wondering about your old mate (and he is getting old, turning 68 or 69).

You may be aware there is also a ‘Writers Association’. The SA branch of the Writers Association are organizing a coffee group get together for the Thursday prior to our reunion. I will forward details of time and venue closer to the event. Over 7% of our group became Warrior Writers.

DFRDB and ESO items in the Attachment:

DVA items in the Attachment:
Resilience and Stress Management tools for Veterans and ADF Members now online

Other Associations items in the Attachment:

Other articles in the attachment:
Nev Barry
Jokes of the week

Cheers

Ron




Weekly News 1963 LEEUWIN of 23 August 2015

www.hmas-leeuwin-1963.com/page2.htm



G’day All. How many of you are cricket tragics. I am. I was never a player, just a watcher. Saying that, I am glued to the box overnight during the Ashes series and wonder at the performance and results.



Back to our business, AIF Bowls in Dubbo in September then our reunion in October. Bowls - Mal Ritchie has incurred an injury and is a late withdrawal from Dubbo, Ron Pope reports he has another starter. The memorabilia should arrive this week. Reunion – there is a meeting this Friday 28th of August at the Seacliffe Hotel. All Crow Eaters and invited guests are encouraged to attend. Confirmation of attendance for our reunion at Adelaide is still slow. Please assist the organisers by confirming your attendance by depositing the $130 a head into our account. Additionally, if you would like to purchase any of the outstanding array of rabbits available, please let me know. There is a cut off for the purchase of these, 31 August is not far away.



There are two lists in the attachment, one for those who have paid for the functions and one for those who have indicated interest but have not paid. Please have a look at it, check your status. Let me know your wife/partner’s name if I have missed or mistaken it. Schubes is the man controlling the numbers, his email address is shoeey@tpg.com.au



Reunion 2015 The main function of our 2015 reunion will be held at the Morphetville Junction Function Centre. The guest speaker has been confirmed; thanks very much to Dave Scarce and Fred Howes. The committee has worked hard to make sure you will not be bored during your stay. You will be surprised and pleased to see what they have in store for you at the entrance to the main function. Bring your camera. What about the bare foot bowls on Sunday morning. All the details and pics of the very attractive rabbits you must have, have been advertised via email and are contained on our Face Book Page. I have booked accommodation adjacent the Junction function centre. This will be a memorable reunion, make sure you are there. www.facebook.com/LEEUWIN1963/photos



For your diary this is the sequence of events:

Friday 23 October – Meet and Greet
Saturday 24 October – Saturday Night Dinner
Sunday 25 October – Barefoot bowls and Farewell BBQ



Please check this address for details: www.hmas-leeuwin-1963.com/page9.htm



Our bank details are: HMAS LEEUWIN 1963 BSB 032-003 Account number: 307469 or send a cheque to HMAS LEEUWIN 1963 to PO Box 137 Dee Why NSW 2099.



Face Book Have a look at all the updates for the reunion. Check it out. Get onboard, look at the new pics. Make sure you look at the timeline tab also. If you want to include your pics on this site and have trouble doing so, send them to me or Nev Thomas. unicom05@bigpond.net.au the site address is: www.facebook.com/LEEUWIN1963/photos



Birthdays – Happy Birthday to Heilke Wieringa, he celebrates his big day this week. Make an effort, give him a call, send an email. If you don’t know his contact detail, ask me, maybe I have it. Don’t die wondering about your old mate (and he is getting old, turning 68 or 69).



Dubbo Diggers Bowls 15,16th & 17th of September 2015

Tom H has paid the $50 registration fee for all of us as a group. Could you please pay your individual registration to me via our bank account. I will give you your rabbits in Dubbo.



Doug Wilson, Russ Loane, Nifty and Dianne Thomas, Barry Andrew, Nev Barry (spectator), Ron and Carole Pope, Danny Tiley, Jack Davey, (Jules) Julie Robertson and Ron Giveen are starters. Ron Pope is our leader this year; his email address is ronpope1947@gmail.com. At least 7 of us have accommodation booked at the Big 4 Caravan Park. Anybody else want to be included in this fun list.



DFRDB and ESO items in the Attachment:



DVA items in the Attachment:



Other Associations items in the Attachment:

FNSA Function



Other articles in the attachment:

Reunion Status

Navy music

Lemons

Jokes of the week



Cheers



Ron

Weekly News 1963 LEEUWIN of 16 August 2015
www.hmas-leeuwin-1963.com/page2.htm

G’day All. Thanks for and I appreciate the responses on Vietnam Veterans Day. Mick Gallagher is assisting the Mayor of Hornsby and cannot make Martin Place, Ted Hase is catching up with family in Euchura, Schubes cannot make it from Canberra, Bob Saunders is tied up with his sub-branch, Tank Evans cannot make it, Rob Cavanagh is in Brisbane and Ken Dobbie hopes those from WA can attend the ceremony at LEEUWIN Barracks. We are returning from OS and we unfortunately, effectively lose the day Tuesday, but not the spirit of the Anniversary.

To elaborate further on Ken’s remarks above and to see the results of his lobbying to have the LEEUWIN Memorial retained, please read the email below:

G'day Gents

I have had mail today from Darren Chester MP regarding the memorial, he advises:

"Defence intends for the Junior Recruit Memorial to be retained on the Leeuwin Barracks site, either in its current location or alternatively at Preston Point which is to be retained by Defence. If the memorial remains in situ, it will become the responsibility of the future owner who will liaise with the local heritage council to determine an appropriate outcome."

For further information the contact is Eloise Ockwell eloise.ockwell@defence.gov.au

I am extremely happy with this as an outcome.

Cheers

Ken D

This is brilliant news. Like many others, representing you and me, I have congratulated Ken who is one of our group on achieving this brilliant outcome. Our kids will appreciate this.

Buried Land Rover Further to the previous comments, Bob Stupple recalls it being mentioned, Mal Ritchie is a skeptic.

There is a meeting for the reunion committee on the 28th of August at the Seacliffe Hotel. All Crow Eaters and invited guests are encouraged to attend. Confirmation of attendance for our reunion at Adelaide is still slow. Please assist the organisers by confirming your attendance by depositing the $130 a head into our account. Additionally, if you would like to purchase any of the outstanding rabbits available, please let me know. There is a cut off for the purchase of rabbits, 31 August is not far away.

Reunion 2015 The main function of our 2015 reunion will be held at the Morphetville Junction Function Centre. The guest speaker has been confirmed; thanks very much to Dave Scarce and Fred Howes. The committee has worked hard to make sure you will not be bored during your stay. You will be surprised and pleased to see what they have in store for you at the entrance to the main function. Bring your camera. What about the bare foot bowls on Sunday morning. All the details and pics of the very attractive rabbits you must have, have been advertised via email and are contained on our Face Book Page. I have booked accommodation adjacent the Junction function centre. This will be a memorable reunion, make sure you are there. www.facebook.com/LEEUWIN1963/photos

For your diary this is the sequence of events:
Friday 23 October – Meet and Greet
Saturday 24 October – Saturday Night Dinner
Sunday 25 October – Barefoot bowls and Farewell BBQ

Please check this address for details: www.hmas-leeuwin-1963.com/page9.htm

Our bank details are: HMAS LEEUWIN 1963 BSB 032-003 Account number: 307469 or send a cheque to HMAS LEEUWIN 1963 to PO Box 137 Dee Why NSW 2099.

Face Book Have a look at all the updates for the reunion. Check it out. Get onboard, look at the new pics. Make sure you look at the timeline tab also. If you want to include your pics on this site and have trouble doing so, send them to me or Nev Thomas. unicom05@bigpond.net.au the site address is: www.facebook.com/LEEUWIN1963/photos

Birthdays – Happy Birthday to John Klich, Tony Gysen, Tom Coulson, Steve Sternbeck, Les Barclay and Michael Moore who celebrate their big day this week. Make an effort, give them a call, send an email. If you don’t know their contact details, ask me, maybe I have it. Don’t die wondering about your old mate (and he is getting old, turning 68 or 69).

Dubbo Diggers Bowls 15,16th & 17th of September 2015
Tom H has paid the $50 registration fee for all of us as a group. Could you please pay your individual registration to me via our bank account. The orders for merchandise has been made. I will give you your rabbits in Dubbo.

Mal Ritchie, Doug Wilson, Russ Loane, Nifty and Dianne Thomas, Barry Andrew, Nev Barry (spectator), Ron and Carole Pope, Danny Tiley, Jack Davey, (Jules) Julie Robertson and Ron Giveen are starters. Ron Pope is our leader this year; his email address is ronpope1947@gmail.com. At least 7 of us have accommodation booked at the Big 4 Caravan Park. Anybody else want to be included in this fun list.

DFRDB and ESO items in the Attachment:

DVA items in the Attachment:

Other Associations items in the Attachment:

Other articles in attachment 4:
Dolly’s dit of the week
Moot Sutton talks about fish and other things
Wounded veteran talks about his treatment by the Army
Navy News
Jokes of the week

Cheers

Ron



Weekly News 1963 LEEUWIN of 9 August 2015
www.hmas-leeuwin-1963.com/page2.htm

G’day All. Still OS. Should I tell you UK. Saying that I did see Jim Harris being interviewed on BBC1 commenting on the loss of the Ashes to the Poms. We did win the rugby though and that is good.

There are four attachment this week as there has been a lot of Ads on reunions etc, they have been forwarded earlier. Look in Attachment 4 to the responses in respect of the Landrover buried in LEEUWIN and other articles related to the LEEUWIN closure. Knocker Whyte, John Hume and Wally Cook recall hearing about it when in LEEUWIN, Ken Dobbie is skeptical. Great reading. If you have anything else to add please let me know.

Confirmation of attendance for our reunion at Adelaide is still slow. Please assist the organisers by confirming your attendance by depositing the $130 a head into our account. Additionally, if you would like to purchase any of the outstanding rabbits available, please let me know. There is a cut off for the purchase of rabbits, 31 August is not far away.

Reunion 2015 The main function of our 2015 reunion will be held at the Morphetville Junction Function Centre. The guest speaker has been confirmed; thanks very much to Dave Scarce and Fred Howes. The committee has worked hard to make sure you will not be bored during your stay. You will be surprised and pleased to see what they have in store for you at the entrance to the main function. Bring your camera. What about the bare foot bowls on Sunday morning. All the details and pics of the very attractive rabbits you must have, have been advertised via email and are contained on our Face Book Page. I have booked accommodation adjacent the Junction function centre. This will be a memorable reunion, make sure you are there. www.facebook.com/LEEUWIN1963/photos

For your diary this is the sequence of events:
Friday 23 October – Meet and Greet
Saturday 24 October – Saturday Night Dinner
Sunday 25 October – Barefoot bowls and Farewell BBQ

Please check this address for details: www.hmas-leeuwin-1963.com/page9.htm

Our bank details are: HMAS LEEUWIN 1963 BSB 032-003 Account number: 307469 or send a cheque to HMAS LEEUWIN 1963 to PO Box 137 Dee Why NSW 2099.

Face Book Have a look at all the updates for the reunion. Check it out. Get onboard, look at the new pics. Make sure you look at the timeline tab also. If you want to include your pics on this site and have trouble doing so, send them to me or Nev Thomas. unicom05@bigpond.net.au the site address is: www.facebook.com/LEEUWIN1963/photos

Birthdays – Happy Birthday to Garry (Dooley) Brown and Dinkie Dalton who celebrate their big day this week. Make an effort, give them a call, send an email. If you don’t know their contact details, ask me, maybe I have it. Don’t die wondering about your old mate (and he is getting old, turning 68 or 69).

Dubbo Diggers Bowls 15,16th & 17th of September 2015
Tom H has paid the $50 registration fee for all of us as a group. Could you please pay your individual registration to me via our bank account. The orders for merchandise has been made. I will give you your rabbits in Dubbo.

Mal Ritchie, Doug Wilson, Russ Loane, Nifty and Dianne Thomas, Barry Andrew, Nev Barry (spectator), Ron and Carole Pope, Danny Tiley, Jack Davey, (Jules) Julie Robertson and Ron Giveen are starters. Ron Pope is our leader this year; his email address is ronpope1947@gmail.com. At least 7 of us have accommodation booked at the Big 4 Caravan Park. Anybody else want to be included in this fun list.

DFRDB and ESO items in the Attachment:

DVA items in the Attachment:

Other Associations items in the Attachment:

Other articles in attachment 4:
Dolly’s dit of the week
Wally Cook
John Hume,
Ken Dobbie,
Glen Summerhayes
Jokes of the week

Cheers

Ron




Fortnightly News 1963 LEEUWIN of 26 July 2015
www.hmas-leeuwin-1963.com/page2.htm

G’day All. Spoke to Brent Balchin, Mike Hogan and Nev Barry during the week. Mike spent some time with Nev Barry at the Westmead private earlier in the week, he reports Nev indicated he is feeling better and expects to be returning to Neville early next week. Brent has forwarded us some extraordinary posters for the reunion in October. They are generally of ships of the fleet and have LEEUWIN 63 markings. In Brent’s words, ‘just ideal for the man cave’. Who would be interested in one?

Won’t be doing Weekly News next week, ergo Fortnightly News this week.

The attachment contains some questions about LEEUWIN. Have a look maybe you can help.

Confirmation of attendance for our reunion at Adelaide have been a tad slow. Please assist the organisers by confirming your attendance by depositing the $130 a head into our account. Additionally, if you would like to purchase any of the outstanding rabbits available, please let me know. There is a cut off for the purchase of rabbits, 31 August is not far away.

Reunion 2015 The main function of our 2015 reunion will be held at the Morphetville Junction Function Centre. The guest speaker has been confirmed; thanks very much to Dave Scarce and Fred Howes. The committee has worked hard to make sure you will not be bored during your stay. You will be surprised and pleased to see what they have in store for you at the entrance to the main function. Bring your camera. What about the bare foot bowls on Sunday morning. All the details and pics of the very attractive rabbits you must have, have been advertised via email and are contained on our Face Book Page. I have booked accommodation adjacent the Junction function centre. This will be a memorable reunion, make sure you are there. www.facebook.com/LEEUWIN1963/photos

For your diary this is the sequence of events:
Friday 23 October – Meet and Greet
Saturday 24 October – Saturday Night Dinner
Sunday 25 October – Barefoot bowls and Farewell BBQ

Please check this address for details: www.hmas-leeuwin-1963.com/page9.htm

Our bank details are: HMAS LEEUWIN 1963 BSB 032-003 Account number: 307469 or send a cheque to HMAS LEEUWIN 1963 to PO Box 137 Dee Why NSW 2099.

Face Book Have a look at all the updates for the reunion. Check it out. Get onboard, look at the new pics. Make sure you look at the timeline tab also. If you want to include your pics on this site and have trouble doing so, send them to me or Nev Thomas. unicom05@bigpond.net.au the site address is: www.facebook.com/LEEUWIN1963/photos

Birthdays – Happy Birthday to Rob Cavanagh, Hector Hart, Barry Parker, Tony Zajer, Stewie Dewar, Dennis (Huck) Elliot, John Ryder, John Kean, Alan McManus, Errol Delaney, Phil Narramore, Phil Longdon and Ron Lockwood who celebrate their big day this fortnight. Make an effort, give them a call, send an email. If you don’t know their contact details, ask me, maybe I have it. Don’t die wondering about your old mate (and he is getting old, turning 68 or 69).

Dubbo Diggers Bowls 15,16th & 17th of September 2015
Tom H has paid the $50 registration fee for all of us as a group. Could you please pay your individual registration to me via our bank account. The orders for merchandise has been made. I will give you your rabbits in Dubbo.

Mal Ritchie, Doug Wilson, Russ Loane, Nifty and Dianne Thomas, Barry Andrew, Nev Barry (spectator), Ron and Carole Pope, Danny Tiley, Jack Davey, (Jules) Julie Robertson and Ron Giveen are starters. Ron Pope is our leader this year; his email address is ronpope1947@gmail.com. At least 7 of us have accommodation booked at the Big 4 Caravan Park. Anybody else want to be included in this fun list.

DFRDB and ESO items in the Attachment:

DVA items in the Attachment:

Other Associations items in the Attachment:

Other articles in the attachment:
LEEUWIN questions from Jeff Wake
WRANS reunion
Vale Gary (Boong) Shaw R96405
Vale Rod Wymond ex CPOWTR
Jokes of the week

Cheers

Ron





Weekly News 1963 LEEUWIN of 19 July 2015
www.hmas-leeuwin-1963.com/page2.htm

G’day All. Hope all is well on the home front. Sporting heaven for the couch potatoes/lizards, cricket, rugby, cycling, volleyball and tennis. Talking about me. Love it.

Nev Barry is crook, he has had an aneurism and post that a mild stroke. Hypen Henderson-Smith rang on Friday to let me know. Nev has been in Westmead Private for three weeks. No visitors. Hospital number is 0288379000. If you have a couple of minutes give him a ring.

Trying to contact one of us this week, couldn’t as I didn’t have up to date details. If you have changed your mobile or house number and you are happy for me to have it, could you please send it through.

Reunion 2015 The main function of our 2015 reunion will be held at the Morphetville Junction Function Centre. The guest speaker has been confirmed; thanks very much to Dave Scarce and Fred Howes. The committee has worked hard to make sure you will not be bored during your stay. You will be surprised and pleased to see what they have in store for you at the entrance to the main function. Bring your camera. What about the bare foot bowls on Sunday morning. All the details and pics of the very attractive rabbits you must have, have been advertised via email and are contained on our Face Book Page. I have booked accommodation adjacent the Junction function centre. This will be a memorable reunion, make sure you are there. www.facebook.com/LEEUWIN1963/photos

For your diary this is the sequence of events:
Friday 23 October – Meet and Greet
Saturday 24 October – Saturday Night Dinner
Sunday 25 October – Barefoot bowls and Farewell BBQ

Please check this address for details: www.hmas-leeuwin-1963.com/page9.htm

Our bank details are: HMAS LEEUWIN 1963 BSB 032-003 Account number: 307469 or send a cheque to HMAS LEEUWIN 1963 to PO Box 137 Dee Why NSW 2099.

Face Book Have a look at all the updates for the reunion. Check it out. Get onboard, look at the new pics. Make sure you look at the timeline tab also. If you want to include your pics on this site and have trouble doing so, send them to me or Nev Thomas. unicom05@bigpond.net.au the site address is: www.facebook.com/LEEUWIN1963/photos

Birthdays – Happy Birthday to Ken Railton, Max Borthwick, Boong Franklin, Ross Gowers and Peter Jorgensen who celebrate their big day this week. Make an effort, give them a call, send an email. If you don’t know their contact details, ask me, maybe I have it. Don’t die wondering about your old mate (and he is getting old, turning 68 or 69).

Dubbo Diggers Bowls 15,16th & 17th of September 2015
Tom H has paid the $50 registration fee for all of us as a group. Could you please pay your individual registration to me via our bank account. The orders for merchandise has been made. I will give it to you at Dubbo.

Mal Ritchie, Doug Wilson, Russ Loane, Nifty and Dianne Thomas, Barry Andrew, Nev Barry (spectator), Ron and Carole Pope, Danny Tiley, Jack Davey, (Jules) Julie Robertson and Ron Giveen are starters. Ron Pope is our leader this year; his email address is ronpope1947@gmail.com. At least 7 of us have accommodation booked at the Big 4 Caravan Park. Anybody else want to be included in this fun list.

DFRDB and ESO items in the Attachment:

DVA items in the Attachment:

Other Associations items in the Attachment:

Other articles in the attachment:
Who’s travelling
Jeff Wake on DVA and Junior Recruit Memorial
Jokes of the week

Cheers

Ron



Weekly News 1963 LEEUWIN of 12 July 2015

www.hmas-leeuwin-1963.com/page2.htm



G’day All. It has been a hectic and entertaining week this week; sharing the kids school holidays.



There are two interesting articles in the Attachment, a statement about the future of fixed wing aircraft in CANBERRA and ADELAIDE, the other about replacement medals.



September AIF bowls are not far off, so near in fact we have to close off orders for bowling shirts and hats next weekend to ensure we have delivery. Please contact me if you need some gear.



Reunion 2015 The main function of our 2015 reunion will be held at the Morphetville Junction Function Centre. The guest speaker has been confirmed; thanks very much to Dave Scarce and Fred Howes. The committee has worked hard to make sure you will not be bored during your stay. You will be surprised and pleased to see what they have in store for you at the entrance to the main function. Bring your camera. What about the bare foot bowls on Sunday morning. All the details and pics of the very attractive rabbits you must have, have been advertised via email and are contained on our Face Book Page. I have booked accommodation adjacent the Junction function centre. This will be a memorable reunion, make sure you are there. www.facebook.com/LEEUWIN1963/photos



For your diary this is the sequence of events:

Friday 23 October – Meet and Greet
Saturday 24 October – Saturday Night Dinner
Sunday 25 October – Barefoot bowls and Farewell BBQ



Please check this address for details: www.hmas-leeuwin-1963.com/page9.htm



Our bank details are: HMAS LEEUWIN 1963 BSB 032-003 Account number: 307469 or send a cheque to HMAS LEEUWIN 1963 to PO Box 137 Dee Why NSW 2099.



Face Book Have a look at all the updates for the reunion. Check it out. Get onboard, look at the new pics. Make sure you look at the timeline tab also. If you want to include your pics on this site and have trouble doing so, send them to me or Nev Thomas. unicom05@bigpond.net.au the site address is: www.facebook.com/LEEUWIN1963/photos



Birthdays – Happy Birthday to Wayne Butterfield, Chris Sargeant, Trevor Elias and Jim (Tug) Wilson who celebrate their big day this week. Make an effort, give them a call, send an email. If you don’t know their contact details, ask me, maybe I have it. Don’t die wondering about your old mate (and he is getting old, turning 68 or 69).



Dubbo Diggers Bowls 15,16th & 17th of September 2015

Tom H has paid the $50 registration fee for all of us as a group. Could you please pay your individual registration to me via our bank account. I can then refund Tom. I have sent out emails to those attending re shirts and hats. If you want to know more please contact me.



Mal Ritchie, Doug Wilson, Russ Loane, Nifty and Dianne Thomas, Barry Andrew, Nev Barry (spectator), Ron and Carole Pope, Danny Tiley, Jack Davey, (Jules) Julie Robertson and Ron Giveen are starters. Ron Pope is our leader this year; his email address is ronpope1947@gmail.com. At least 7 of us have accommodation booked at the Big 4 Caravan Park. Anybody else want to be included in this fun list.



DFRDB and ESO items in the Attachment:



DVA items in the Attachment:



Other Associations items in the Attachment:



Other articles in the attachment:

PM's floating fighter jet plan quietly sunk by Defence

Replacement Medals

Who’s travelling

Lawn bowling in Victoria

Jokes of the week



Cheers



Ron



Weekly News 1963 LEEUWIN of 5 July 2015
www.hmas-leeuwin-1963.com/page2.htm

G’day All. Hope you are all enjoying the school holidays. We have the kids over from Adelaide, so expect a big week ahead. Thanks to all those who have and are finalizing the arrangements for the reunion in Adelaide this October. As I mentioned last week we need to start firming up on all the good work the committee has achieved.

Boong Franklin contacted me, he is back in Indonesia living in a village called Tretes and is happy with life. Can’t get better than that!

Reunion 2015 The main function of our 2015 reunion will be held at the Morphetville Junction Function Centre. The guest speaker has been confirmed; thanks very much to Dave Scarce and Fred Howes. The committee has worked hard to make sure you will not be bored during your stay. You will be surprised and pleased to see what they have in store for you at the entrance to the main function. Bring your camera. What about the bare foot bowls on Sunday morning. All the details and pics of the very attractive rabbits you must have, have been advertised via email and are contained on our Face Book Page. I have booked accommodation adjacent the Junction function centre. This will be a memorable reunion, make sure you are there. www.facebook.com/LEEUWIN1963/photos

For your diary this is the sequence of events:
Friday 23 October – Meet and Greet
Saturday 24 October – Saturday Night Dinner
Sunday 25 October – Barefoot bowls and Farewell BBQ

Please check this address for details: www.hmas-leeuwin-1963.com/page9.htm

Our bank details are: HMAS LEEUWIN 1963 BSB 032-003 Account number: 307469 or send a cheque to HMAS LEEUWIN 1963 to PO Box 137 Dee Why NSW 2099.

Face Book Have a look at all the updates for the reunion. Check it out. Get onboard, look at the new pics. Make sure you look at the timeline tab also. If you want to include your pics on this site and have trouble doing so, send them to me or Nev Thomas. unicom05@bigpond.net.au the site address is: www.facebook.com/LEEUWIN1963/photos

Birthdays – Happy Birthday to Kev Smith, Neill Gibbons and Bob Scharper who celebrate their big day this week. Make an effort, give them a call, send an email. If you don’t know their contact details, ask me, maybe I have it. Don’t die wondering about your old mate (and he is getting old, turning 68 or 69).

Dubbo Diggers Bowls 15,16th & 17th of September 2015
Tom H has paid the $50 registration fee for all of us as a group. Could you please pay your individual registration to me via our bank account. I can then refund Tom. I have sent out emails to those attending re shirts and hats. If you want to know more please contact me.

Mal Ritchie, Doug Wilson, Russ Loane, Nifty and Dianne Thomas, Barry Andrew, Nev Barry (spectator), Ron and Carole Pope, Danny Tiley, Jack Davey, (Jules) Julie Robertson and Ron Giveen are starters. Ron Pope is our leader this year; his email address is ronpope1947@gmail.com. At least 7 of us have accommodation booked at the Big 4 Caravan Park. Anybody else want to be included in this fun list.

DFRDB and ESO items in the Attachment:

DVA items in the Attachment:

Other Associations items in the Attachment:

Other articles in the attachment:
Junior Recruit Memorial
NSW National Parks pass
Kilcoy Race Club Vietnams Veterans Day
Victory in the Pacific
Jokes of the week

Cheers

Ron



Weekly News 1963 LEEUWIN of 28 June 2015

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G’day All. Its time to focus on our reunion in Adelaide this October. We need to start firming up on all the good work the committee has achieved. To do this we need confirmation of numbers. For those attending please confirm your attendance by forwarding either a deposit or full payment into our account.



Reunion 2015 The main function of our 2015 reunion will be held at the Morphetville Junction Function Centre. The guest speaker has been confirmed; thanks very much to Dave Scarce and Fred Howes. The committee has worked hard to make sure you will not be bored during your stay. You will be surprised and pleased to see what they have in store for you at the entrance to the main function. Bring your camera. What about the bare foot bowls on Sunday morning. All the details and pics of the very attractive rabbits you must have, have been advertised via email and are contained on our Face Book Page. I have booked accommodation adjacent the Junction function centre. This will be a memorable reunion, make sure you are there. www.facebook.com/LEEUWIN1963/photos



For your diary this is the sequence of events:

Friday 23 October – Meet and Greet
Saturday 24 October – Saturday Night Dinner
Sunday 25 October – Barefoot bowls and Farewell BBQ



Please check this address for details: www.hmas-leeuwin-1963.com/page9.htm



Our bank details are: HMAS LEEUWIN 1963 BSB 032-003 Account number: 307469 or send a cheque to HMAS LEEUWIN 1963 to PO Box 137 Dee Why NSW 2099.



MELBOURNE/VOYAGER Collision You may be aware Brent Balchin forwarded a poster representing an image of MELBOURNE and VOYAGER at the time of the collision. I have been negotiating with CRESWELL to have it hung in the Senior Sailors Mess. Recently I have been in contact with the Mess President. We are looking to a Friday evening in CRESWELL to make the presentation.



Dedications Schubes eulogy for Gary Pyke and the pics are now in our website.



Have been speaking to Knocker Whyte, Mike Hogan and Spook Cairns during the week. Knocker and Maryln are currently in Queensland at Theodore enroute to see their son and family in Port Douglas. Mike Hogan had an appointment with his specialist who put him under to have this throat checked out. Havent heard of the results yet. All the best mate. Spook was enjoying his birthday with his family.



In the Attachment this week there is an article about an Able Seaman on SUCCESS performing OOW duties, it is part of an initiative of SUCCESS during her latest deployment. It appears as if the experiment is an enormous success. What a breakthrough for a lot of sailors who are interested in seamanship and navigation; an initiative of substance.



Face Book Have a look at all the updates for the reunion. Check it out. Get onboard, look at the new pics. Make sure you look at the timeline tab also. If you want to include your pics on this site and have trouble doing so, send them to me or Nev Thomas. unicom05@bigpond.net.au the site address is: www.facebook.com/LEEUWIN1963/photos



Birthdays – Happy Birthday to Russ Loane, Billy Bacon, Pie Pieda, David Lowe and Allen Kirkman who celebrate their big day this week. Make an effort, give them a call, send an email. If you don’t know their contact details, ask me, maybe I have it. Don’t die wondering about your old mate (and he is getting old, turning 68 or 69).



Dubbo Diggers Bowls 15,16th & 17th of September 2015

Tom H has paid the $50 registration fee for all of us as a group. Could you please pay your individual registration to me via our bank account. I can then refund Tom. I have sent out emails to those attending re shirts and hats. If you want to know more please contact me.



Mal Ritchie, Doug Wilson, Russ Loane, Nifty and Dianne Thomas, Barry Andrew, Nev Barry (spectator), Ron and Carole Pope, Danny Tiley, Jack Davey, (Jules) Julie Robertson and Ron Giveen are starters at this stage. Ron Pope is our leader this year; his email address is ronpope1947@gmail.com. At least 7 of us have accommodation booked at the Big 4 Caravan Park. Anybody else want to be included in this fun list.



DFRDB and ESO items in the Attachment:



DVA items in the Attachment:



Other Associations items in the Attachment:



Other articles in the attachment:

Who’s Travelling

Able Seaman qualifies as OOW

The wall at Seymour – Tom Houldsworth

No Flies on us mate – Dolly Gray

Jeff Wake and pensions

Jokes of the week



Cheers



Ron




Weekly News 1963 LEEUWIN 21 June 2015
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G’day All. Today we said farewell to three of our LEEUWIN brothers by attending the dedication ceremonies for Eddie Sheavils, Gary Pyke and Butch Cousins. Garry Angel spoke for Eddie, Schubes for Gary and Spook for Butch. On completion of the ceremony Butch’s family spread his ashes in the EMS Boat area. There was a big turnout by the families who indicated they appreciated the eulogies. I left the Rockers at 1800ish.

I received calls today from Phil Clements and Mike Hogan expressing their disappointment in not being able to attend. Apologies were received earlier from Mike Shephard, Mick Gallagher, Col Yench, Mal Chatfield, Rick Avey, Jim Bush and Russ Loane.

For those who made a financial contribution to this service I mentioned your donation to the respective family.

Spoke to Mick Gilfoyle during the week, Mick has been having a tough time recently, with the C word attacking him and also a heart attack.

Has anybody been in contact with Bill Birt recently. He has moved house. Have had a ‘return to sender’ snail mail. If you are in contact with him please contact me.

Have received advice from Ted Hase and Glen Forno their respective email accounts have been hacked. If you receive emails from them, treat them with caution.

Reunion 2015 The main function of our 2015 reunion will be held at the Morphetville Junction Function Centre. The guest speaker has been confirmed; thanks very much to Dave Scarce and Fred Howes. The committee has worked hard to make sure you will not be bored during your stay. You will be surprised and pleased to see what they have in store for you at the entrance to the main function. Bring your camera. What about the bare foot bowls on Sunday morning. All the details and pics of the very attractive rabbits you must have, have been advertised via email and are contained on our Face Book Page. I have booked accommodation adjacent the Junction function centre. This will be a memorable reunion, make sure you are there. www.facebook.com/LEEUWIN1963/photos

For your diary this is the sequence of events:
Friday 23 October – Meet and Greet
Saturday 24 October – Saturday Night Dinner
Sunday 25 October – Barefoot bowls and Farewell BBQ

Please check this address for details: www.hmas-leeuwin-1963.com/page9.htm

Our bank details are: HMAS LEEUWIN 1963 BSB 032-003 Account number: 307469 or send a cheque to HMAS LEEUWIN 1963 to PO Box 137 Dee Why NSW 2099.

Face Book Have a look at all the updates for the reunion. Check it out. Get onboard, look at the new pics. Make sure you look at the timeline tab also. If you want to include your pics on this site and have trouble doing so, send them to me or Nev Thomas. unicom05@bigpond.net.au the site address is: www.facebook.com/LEEUWIN1963/photos

Birthdays – Happy Birthday to Spook Cairns, Moose Mitchell, John Law, Bill Smith, Lindsay Stiles and Chris Bayly who celebrate their big day this week. Make an effort, give them a call, send an email. If you don’t know their contact details, ask me, maybe I have it. Don’t die wondering if your old mate (and he is getting old, turning 68) remembers you.

Dubbo Diggers Bowls 15,16th & 17th of September 2015
Tom H has paid the $50 registration fee for all of us as a group. Could you please pay your individual registration to me via our bank account. I can then refund Tom. I have sent out emails to those attending re shirts and hats. If you want to know more please contact me.

Mal Ritchie, Doug Wilson, Russ Loane, Nifty and Dianne Thomas, Barry Andrew, Nev Barry (spectator), Ron and Carole Pope, Danny Tiley, Jack Davey, (Jules) Julie Robertson and Ron Giveen are starters at this stage. Ron Pope is our leader this year; his email address is ronpope1947@gmail.com. At least 7 of us have accommodation booked at the Big 4 Caravan Park. Anybody else want to be included in this fun list.

DFRDB and ESO items in the Attachment:

DVA items in the Attachment:

Other Associations items in the Attachment:

Other articles in the attachment:
Who’s Travelling
Jokes of the week

Cheers

Ron




Weekly News 1963 LEEUWIN 7June 2015
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G’day All. To all those attending next Sunday I suggest you be at Garden Island by 0915 as there will be quite a big crowd for the Dedication Ceremony. Coats and medals to be worn. You will need to carry positive ID to enter GI. Eg a drivers licence.

Has anybody been in contact with Bill Birt recently. He has moved house. Have had a ‘return to sender’ snail mail. If you are in contact with him please contact me.

Reunion 2015 The main function of our 2015 reunion will be held at the Morphetville Junction Function Centre. The guest speaker has been confirmed; thanks very much to Dave Scarce and Fred Howes. The committee has worked hard to make sure you will not be bored during your stay. You will be surprised and pleased to see what they have in store for you at the entrance to the main function. Bring your camera. What about the bare foot bowls on Sunday morning. All the details and pics of the very attractive rabbits you must have, have been advertised via email and are contained on our Face Book Page. I have booked accommodation adjacent the Junction function centre. This will be a memorable reunion, make sure you are there. www.facebook.com/LEEUWIN1963/photos

For your diary this is the sequence of events:
Friday 23 October – Meet and Greet
Saturday 24 October – Saturday Night Dinner
Sunday 25 October – Barefoot bowls and Farewell BBQ

Please check this address for details: www.hmas-leeuwin-1963.com/page9.htm

Our bank details are: HMAS LEEUWIN 1963 BSB 032-003 Account number: 307469 or send a cheque to HMAS LEEUWIN 1963 to PO Box 137 Dee Why NSW 2099.

Face Book Have a look at all the updates for the reunion. Check it out. Get onboard, look at the new pics. Make sure you look at the timeline tab also. If you want to include your pics on this site and have trouble doing so, send them to me or Nev Thomas. unicom05@bigpond.net.au the site address is: www.facebook.com/LEEUWIN1963/photos

Birthdays – Happy Birthday to Buck Rogers, Mal Chatfield, John Miscamble, Ron Carroll, Dave Rhook, Gordon Stringer and Dolly Gray who celebrate their big day this week. Make an effort, give them a call, send an email. If you don’t know their contact details, ask me, maybe I have it. Don’t die wondering if your old mate (and he is getting old, turning 68) remembers you.

Dubbo Diggers Bowls 15,16th & 17th of September 2015
Tom H has paid the $50 registration fee for all of us as a group. Could you please pay your individual registration to me via our bank account. I can then refund Tom. I have sent out emails to those attending re shirts and hats. If you want to know more please contact me.

Mal Ritchie, Doug Wilson, Russ Loane, Nifty and Dianne Thomas, Barry Andrew, Nev Barry (spectator), Ron and Carole Pope, Danny Tiley, Jack Davey, (Jules) Julie Robertson and Ron Giveen are starters at this stage. Ron Pope is our leader this year; his email address is ronpope1947@gmail.com. At least 7 of us have accommodation booked at the Big 4 Caravan Park. Anybody else want to be included in this fun list.

DFRDB and ESO items in the Attachment:

DVA items in the Attachment:

Other Associations items in the Attachment:
YARRA reunion 2017

Other articles in the attachment:
Who’s Travelling
Jokes of the week

Cheers

Ron

Weekly News 1963 LEEUWIN 7June 2015

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G’day All. In Adelaide for a few days to see the family.



Two weeks to the Dedications plaque ceremonies for Eddie Sheavils, Butch Cousins and Gary Pyke. Are you coming? All attending need passes to enter GI. Please forward your details to me this week. I need your full name and if you are driving, your car rego number. You will need to carry positive ID to enter GI. Eg a drivers licence.



Reunion 2015 The main function of our 2015 reunion will be held at the Morphetville Junction Function Centre. The guest speaker has been confirmed; thanks very much to Dave Scarce and Fred Howes. The committee has worked hard to make sure you will not be bored during your stay. You will be surprised and pleased to see what they have in store for you at the entrance to the main function. Bring your camera. What about the bare foot bowls on Sunday morning. All the details and pics of the very attractive rabbits you must have, have been advertised via email and are contained on our Face Book Page. I have booked accommodation adjacent the Junction function centre. This will be a memorable reunion, make sure you are there. www.facebook.com/LEEUWIN1963/photos



For your diary this is the sequence of events:

Friday 23 October – Meet and Greet
Saturday 24 October – Saturday Night Dinner
Sunday 25 October – Barefoot bowls and Farewell BBQ



Please check this address for details: www.hmas-leeuwin-1963.com/page9.htm



Our bank details are: HMAS LEEUWIN 1963 BSB 032-003 Account number: 307469 or send a cheque to HMAS LEEUWIN 1963 to PO Box 137 Dee Why NSW 2099.



Face Book Have a look at all the updates for the reunion. Check it out. Get onboard, look at the new pics. Make sure you look at the timeline tab also. If you want to include your pics on this site and have trouble doing so, send them to me or Nev Thomas. unicom05@bigpond.net.au the site address is: www.facebook.com/LEEUWIN1963/photos



Birthdays – Happy Birthday to Tony Bath, Surfie Richards, Nick Bryant, Syd Hooper, Pete Craker and Geoff Harte who celebrate their big day this week. Make an effort, give them a call, send an email. If you don’t know their contact details, ask me, maybe I have it. Don’t die wondering if your old mate (and he is getting old, turning 68) remembers you.



Dubbo Diggers Bowls 15,16th & 17th of September 2015

Tom H has paid the $50 registration fee for all of us as a group. Could you please pay your individual registration to me via our bank account. I can then refund Tom. I have sent out emails to those attending re shirts and hats. If you want to know more please contact me.



Mal Ritchie, Doug Wilson, Russ Loane, Nifty and Dianne Thomas, Barry Andrew, Nev Barry (spectator), Ron and Carole Pope, Danny Tiley, Jack Davey, (Jules) Julie Robertson and Ron Giveen are starters at this stage. Ron Pope is our leader this year; his email address is ronpope1947@gmail.com. At least 7 of us have accommodation booked at the Big 4 Caravan Park. Anybody else want to be included in this fun list.



DFRDB and ESO items in the Attachment:



DVA items in the Attachment:



Other Associations items in the Attachment:



Other articles in the attachment:

Who’s Travelling

Largest investigation into the health & wellbeing effects of contemporary military service

Wearing of Service Medals

Jokes of the week



Cheers



Ron





Weekly News 1963 LEEUWIN 31 May 2015
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G’day All. Been fishing and caught a few out of Terrigal on the Central Coast this weekend with Tassy Mason, Jaffa Robinson, Russ Leavy and other old farts from the KUTTABUL Mess. Russ and I met up with Bruce Pollock for coffee at his house and then lunch at the Bateau Bay Hotel. Was great to catch up on the goss. Bruce looks well and hopes to catch up soon with his mates.

Dedications only 3 weeks to go. The Dedication plaque ceremonies will be held for Eddie Sheavils, Butch Cousins and Gary Pyke on 21 June commencing at 1000. Gary Angel is speaking on behalf of Eddie Sheavils, Spook will be speaking for Butch and Schubes for Gary. On completion pics will be taken on the front steps, then morning tea is served in Garden Island, then we retire to the Rockers for a lunch. Put it in your diary and let me know of your availability.

Reunion 2015 The main function of our 2015 reunion will be held at the Morphetville Junction Function Centre. The guest speaker has been confirmed; thanks very much to Dave Scarce and Fred Howes. The committee has worked hard to make sure you will not be bored during your stay. You will be surprised and pleased to see what they have in store for you at the entrance to the main function. Bring your camera. What about the bare foot bowls on Sunday morning. All the details and pics of the very attractive rabbits you must have, have been advertised via email and are contained on our Face Book Page. I have booked accommodation adjacent the Junction function centre. This will be a memorable reunion, make sure you are there. www.facebook.com/LEEUWIN1963/photos

For your diary this is the sequence of events:
Friday 23 October – Meet and Greet
Saturday 24 October – Saturday Night Dinner
Sunday 25 October – Barefoot bowls and Farewell BBQ

Please check this address for details: www.hmas-leeuwin-1963.com/page9.htm

Our bank details are: HMAS LEEUWIN 1963 BSB 032-003 Account number: 307469 or send a cheque to HMAS LEEUWIN 1963 to PO Box 137 Dee Why NSW 2099.

Face Book Have a look at all the updates for the reunion. Check it out. Get onboard, look at the new pics. Make sure you look at the timeline tab also. If you want to include your pics on this site and have trouble doing so, send them to me or Nev Thomas. unicom05@bigpond.net.au the site address is: www.facebook.com/LEEUWIN1963/photos

Birthdays – Happy Birthday to Dave Staines, Doug Rasmussen, John Tant, Ron Pope, Lindon Dean, Bongo DiBetta and Sandy Michels who celebrate their big day this week. Make an effort, give them a call, send an email. If you don’t know their contact details, ask me, maybe I have it. Don’t die wondering if your old mate (and he is getting old, turning 68) remembers you.

Dubbo Diggers Bowls 15,16th & 17th of September 2015
Tom H has paid the $50 registration fee for all of us as a group. Could you please pay your individual registration to me via our bank account. I can then refund Tom. I have sent out emails to those attending re shirts and hats. If you want to know more please contact me.

Mal Ritchie, Doug Wilson, Russ Loane, Nifty and Dianne Thomas, Barry Andrew, Nev Barry (spectator), Ron and Carole Pope, Danny Tiley, Jack Davey, (Jules) Julie Robertson and Ron Giveen are starters at this stage. Ron Pope is our leader this year; his email address is ronpope1947@gmail.com. At least 7 of us have accommodation booked at the Big 4 Caravan Park. Anybody else want to be included in this fun list.

DFRDB and ESO items in the Attachment:

DVA items in the Attachment:
Lynne Disease

Other Associations items in the Attachment:
Naval Memorial Brisbane

Other articles in the attachment:
Bongo DiBetta
Checkers Aldridge
Dolly’s dits from Tassy XX
Jokes of the Week

Cheers

Ron




Weekly News 1963 LEEUWIN 24 May 2015
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G’day All. Watching Navy play Rugby is the way to go, especially in Queensland in Autumn. Watching Navy win would have been the best, unfortunately there is another year to wait.

Schubes, Russ Loane, Kev Smith, Macca Mc Kenzie and I caught up on Friday night at the Story Bridge Hotel. Thanks to Kev (Smouch) Smith for organizing the venue. Our group then regrouped on Saturday at Ballymore to watch the games. Schubes, Rob Cavanagh, Russ Loane, Jim Harris, Ken Fielding, Kev Smith and Wayne Butterfield watched Navy lose the Men and Women’s game but we won the Old Salts. On completion of activities we gathered at the Pineapple Hotel for convivial drinks. A great day and night was had by all; try and make it next year. You wont be sorry.

Attachment There are two particular interesting articles in the Attachment, one is on the war in Afghanistan the other is on the Viet Nam war. They are quite long, but so were the wars, really good stuff.

Dedications The Dedication plaque ceremonies will be held for Eddie Sheavils, Butch Cousins and Gary Pyke on 21 June commencing at 1000. Gary Angel is speaking on behalf of Eddie Sheavils, Spook will be speaking for Butch and Schubes for Gary. On completion pics will be taken on the front steps, then morning tea is served in Garden Island, then we retire to the Rockers for a lunch. Put it in your diary and let me know of your availability.

Reunion 2015 The main function of our 2015 reunion will be held at the Morphetville Junction Function Centre. The guest speaker has been confirmed; thanks very much to Dave Scarce and Fred Howes. The committee has worked hard to make sure you will not be bored during your stay. You will be surprised and pleased to see what they have in store for you at the entrance to the main function. Bring your camera. What about the bare foot bowls on Sunday morning. All the details and pics of the very attractive rabbits you must have, have been advertised via email and are contained on our Face Book Page. I have booked accommodation adjacent the Junction function centre. This will be a memorable reunion, make sure you are there. www.facebook.com/LEEUWIN1963/photos

For your diary this is the sequence of events:
Friday 23 October – Meet and Greet
Saturday 24 October – Saturday Night Dinner
Sunday 25 October – Barefoot bowls and Farewell BBQ

Please check this address for details: www.hmas-leeuwin-1963.com/page9.htm

Our bank details are: HMAS LEEUWIN 1963 BSB 032-003 Account number: 307469

Lost Souls in our group Has anybody been in contact with Mark Donsworth. Am receiving rejects on his email account. If you are in contact with him, please ask him to forward his new email addresses. My thanks to Davo for finding Nico’s email address.

Face Book Have a look at all the updates for the reunion. Check it out. Get onboard, look at the new pics. Make sure you look at the timeline tab also. If you want to include your pics on this site and have trouble doing so, send them to me or Nev Thomas. unicom05@bigpond.net.au the site address is: www.facebook.com/LEEUWIN1963/photos

Birthdays – Happy Birthday to Ken Fielding, Jim Clegg, Garry McGrath and Jack Davey who celebrate their big day this week. Make an effort, give them a call, send an email. If you don’t know their contact details, ask me, maybe I have it. Don’t die wondering if your old mate (and he is getting old, turning 68) remembers you.

Dubbo Diggers Bowls 15,16th & 17th of September 2015
Tom H has paid the $50 registration fee for all of us as a group. Could you please pay your individual registration to me via our bank account. I can then refund Tom. I have sent out emails to those attending re shirts and hats. If you want to know more please contact me.

Mal Ritchie, Doug Wilson, Russ Loane, Nifty and Dianne Thomas, Barry Andrew, Nev Barry (spectator), Ron and Carole Pope, Danny Tiley, Jack Davey, (Jules) Julie Robertson and Ron Giveen are starters at this stage. Ron Pope is our leader this year; his email address is ronpope1947@gmail.com. At least 7 of us have accommodation booked at the Big 4 Caravan Park. Anybody else want to be included in this fun list.

DFRDB and ESO items in the Attachment:
ADSO – Senate inquiry into mental health

DVA items in the Attachment:

Other Associations items in the Attachment:
USS Frank E Evans newsletter

Other articles in the attachment:
Moot Sutton
Tales from Tasmania by Dolly
Who’s Travelling
Ross Gibb RIP
Vietnam and Afghanistan utubes
Jokes of the Week

Cheers

Ron




Weekly News 1963 LEEUWIN 17 May 2015
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G’day All. Attention all Queenslanders. This coming Saturday is the day to catch up and cheer Navy to victory against Army at Ballymore. Schubes, Smouch Smith, Russ Loane, Ross Muller, Rob Cavanagh, Ken Fielding, maybe Kev and Larraine Uttley if there is wheel chair access and Wayne Butterfield (plus possibly his brother another ex mateloe) and myself are starters. Let me know if you intend to show up. Am looking at watching the game from the Eastern side of the ground. Navy beat RAAF yesterday.

First game commencing at 1200 is between Navy Old Salts and Army Leopards, followed by the women then the men play at 1500. There is no entry charge. What a deal. On entry, if you can’t find our group by sight, my number is 0410529797. Navy Rugby website is www.navyrugby.asn.au/

Dedications The Dedication plaque ceremonies will be held for Eddie Sheavils, Butch Cousins and Gary Pyke on 21 June commencing at 1000. Gary Angel is speaking on behalf of Eddie Sheavils, Spook has volunteered to speak for Butch and Schubes for Gary. On completion pics will be taken on the front steps, then morning tea is served in Garden Island, then we retire to the Rockers for a lunch. Put it in your diary and let me know of your availability.

Reunion 2015 The main function of our 2015 reunion will be held at the Morphetville Junction Function Centre. All the details and pics of the very attractive rabbits you must have are contained on our Face Book Page. www.facebook.com/LEEUWIN1963/photos

For your diary this is the sequence of events:
Friday 23 October – Meet and Greet
Saturday 24 October – Saturday Night Dinner
Sunday 25 October – Barefoot bowls and Farewell BBQ

We will have a photo board. If you have any pics you want to show contact Nifty. The location is not far from the Morphetville Race Track or Glenelg. Terry Dack and Alley Coglan have done the legwork and have investigated accommodation options close to the Glenelg area, these details have been posted on our web site. Terry and Helen have also been doing a lot of hard work in respect of rabbits. Clocks, shirts, panama hats, baseball caps, mugs, pewters are available for purchase.

Our bank details are: HMAS LEEUWIN 1963 BSB 032-003 Account number: 307469

Please check this address for details: www.hmas-leeuwin-1963.com/page9.htm

Lost Souls in our group Has anybody been in contact with Mark Donsworth or Darrell Nicholson. Am receiving rejects on their email accounts. If you are in contact with them, please ask them to forward their new email addresses.

Face Book Russ Nelson has forwarded his pics from LEEUWIN. Check it out. Some really good photos. Get onboard, look at the new pics. Make sure you look at the timeline tab also. If you want to include your pics on this site and have trouble doing so, send them to me or Nev Thomas. unicom05@bigpond.net.au the site address is: www.facebook.com/LEEUWIN1963/photos

Birthdays – Happy Birthday to Max Delahunty, Lindsay Best, Michael Aylmer and Terry Burgess who celebrate their big day this week. Make an effort, give them a call, send an email. If you don’t know their contact details, ask me, maybe I have it. Don’t die wondering if your old mate (and he is getting old, turning 68) remembers you.

Dubbo Diggers Bowls 15,16th & 17th of September 2015
Tom H has forwarded all the info on the Dubbo invasion, if you haven’t received it and/or you have any queries, contact Ron Pope. Who would be interested in a white polo shirt with the LEEUWIN Larikan and Dubbo Diggers 2015 as the emblem all with pockets. I will need to know the demand and sizes fairly soon to arrange the supply. When in Adelaide Terry and Helen showed me the new panama hats we are rabbiting for the reunion. They look fantastic, I intend purchasing one. I think we can get LEEUWIN 63 embroidery done. Who else wants one. Nifty Nev said he can take them to Dubbo for us.

Numbers are firming up, Mal Ritchie, Doug Wilson, Russ Loane, Nifty and Dianne Thomas, Barry Andrew, Nev Barry (spectator), Ron and Carole Pope, Danny Tiley, Jack Davey, (Jules) Julie Robertson and Ron Giveen are starters. Ron Pope is our leader this year; his email address is ronpope1947@gmail.com. Six of us have accommodation booked at the Big 4 Caravan Park. Anybody else want to be included in this fun list.

DFRDB and ESO items in the Attachment:
Government abandons unfair pension indexation proposals

DVA items in the Attachment:
Senate Inquiry into Mental Health of ADF Veterans who have returned service

Other Associations items in the Attachment:
BRISBANCE Dedication
Great Southern Rail concessions

Other articles in the attachment:
Who’s Travelling
Navy gettogether
Helpful advice
Jokes of the Week

Cheers

Ron





Weekly News 1963 LEEUWIN 10 May 2015
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G’day All. Happy Mothers Day to all those beautiful mothers out there. Hope you have a fabulous day.

Have been in Adelaide the last week, caught up with Terry and Helen Dack on Wednesday, then Nifty Nev Thomas and Bob and Pat Stupple on Thursday. The get togethers were very beneficial as I was exposed to the way ahead for the rabbits (Terry and Helen) and the reunion (Nifty, Bob and Pat). Details will be promulgated by separate email.

South Australians An important reminder our next reunion planning meeting is Friday 15th May, following 12:00 for 12:30 lunch. We are now getting close to the finishing line, saying that, we want a big turnup. For those that haven’t attended a meeting or have missed a few; get there and say G’day, meet up with your mates and help make this reunion the best ever.

Please note change in venue.
It will now take place at the Henley Beach Hotel,
Cnr The Esplanade & Seaview Rd
Henley Beach 5022

Nifty has had to relocate from the Adelaide Sailing Club as they do not do lunch in winter. Sorry about that guys.

As, it is important we have everyone attend. We want to start putting the finishing touches on things.

Please RSVP to Nev Thomas at unicom05@bigpond.net.au
with numbers if attending, by Tuesday so I can book a table.

Dedications We have three dedications to attend on 21 June commencing at 1000. The Dedication plaque ceremonies will be held for Eddie Sheavils, Butch Cousins and Gary Pyke. Please let me know if you intend to attend. Gary Angel is speaking on behalf of Eddie Sheavils, Spook has volunteered to speak for Butch and I am are awaiting confirmation for Gary.

Next Get together Was going to be Friday 12 June but now as we will have the Dedications on Sunday 21 June we can combine the two. Put it in your diary and let me know of your availability.

Navy V Army Rugby Attention all Queenslanders. Who wants to catch up on Saturday 23 May at Ballymore in Brisbane and watch Navy play Army in the Australian Services National Rugby competition. Schubes, Smouch Smith, Russ Loane, Ross Muller, Rob Cavanagh, Ken Fielding are starters. Let me know if you intend to show up.

Reunion 2015 The main function of our 2015 reunion will be held at the Morphetville Junction. We will have a photo board. If you have any pics you want to show contact Nifty. The location is not far from the Morphetville Race Track or Glenelg. Terry Dack and Alley Coglan have done the legwork and have investigated accommodation options close to the Glenelg area, these details have been posted on our web site. Terry and Helen have also been doing a lot of hard work in respect of rabbits. Clocks, shirts, panama hats, baseball caps, welcoming bags and their contents, to name a few. They really have put a lot of effort and time into this project. All the details of the meeting will be posted when received.

Who wants a LEEUWIN clock, a pic of it is on our website. The cost of the clock is $75. Our bank details are: HMAS LEEUWIN 1963 BSB 032-003 Account number: 307469

Please check this address for details: www.hmas-leeuwin-1963.com/page9.htm

Lost Souls in our group Has anybody been in contact with Darrell Nicholson. Am receiving rejects on their email accounts. If you are in contact with them, please ask them to forward their new email addresses.

Face Book Russ Nelson has forwarded his pics from LEEUWIN. Check it out. Some really good photos. Get onboard, look at the new pics. Make sure you look at the timeline tab also. If you want to include your pics on this site and have trouble doing so, send them to me or Nev Thomas. unicom05@bigpond.net.au the site address is: www.facebook.com/LEEUWIN1963/photos

Birthdays – Happy Birthday to John Hatchman, Geoff Anderson, Dave Walker and John Hume who celebrate their big day this week. Make an effort, give them a call, send an email. If you don’t know their contact details, ask me, maybe I have it. Don’t die wondering if your old mate (and he is getting old, turning 68) remembers you.

Dubbo Diggers Bowls 15,16th & 17th of September 2015
Tom H has forwarded all the info on the Dubbo invasion, if you haven’t received it and/or you have any queries, contact Ron Pope. Who would be interested in a white polo shirt with the LEEUWIN Larikan and Dubbo Diggers 2015 as the emblem all with pockets. I will need to know the demand and sizes fairly soon to arrange the supply. When in Adelaide Terry and Helen showed me the new panama hats we are rabbiting for the reunion. They look fantastic, I intend purchasing one. I think we can get LEEUWIN 63 embroidery done. Who else wants one. Nifty Nev said he would take them to Dubbo for us.

We now have more starters for this year’s bowls, Mal Ritchie, Doug Wilson, Russ Loane, Nifty and Dianne Thomas, Barry Andrew, Nev Barry (spectator), Ron and Carole Pope, Danny Tiley and Ron Giveen. We are also waiting notice from Jack Davey. Tom Houldsworth is a non starter as he and Val will be in the US. Ron Pope has volunteered to take over as our new leader. Please contact Ron on ronpope1947@gmail.com. Thanks to the team for recruiting our 3rd lady bowler Jules, Julie Robertson, ex WRAN L/S Supply branch, 20 yrs) we are now but one bowler short to fill all our teams. Six of us have accommodation booked at the Big 4 Caravan Park. Anybody else want to be included in this fun list.

DFRDB and ESO items in the Attachment:

DVA items in the Attachment:

Other Associations items in the Attachment:

Other articles in the attachment:
Who’s Travelling
Navy News
Jokes of the Week

Cheers

Ron




Weekly News 1963 LEEUWIN 3 May 2015
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G’day All. In Adelaide for 10 days, expect to catch up with some of our blokes during the week.

Dedications We have three dedications to attend on 21 June commencing at 1000. The Dedication plaque ceremonies will be held for Eddie Sheavils, Butch Cousins and Gary Pyke. Please let me know if you intend to attend. Gary Angel is speaking on behalf of Eddie Sheavils, Spook has volunteered to speak for Butch and I am are awaiting confirmation for Gary.

Next Get together Was going to be Friday 12 June but now as we will have the Dedications on Sunday 21 June we can combine the two. Put it in your diary and let me know of your availability.

Navy V Army Rugby Attention all Queenslanders. Who wants to catch up on Saturday 23 May at Ballymore in Brisbane and watch Navy play Army in the Australian Services National Rugby competition. Schubes, Smouch Smith, Russ Loane, Ross Muller, Rob Cavanagh, Ken Fielding are starters. Let me know if you intend to show up.

Reunion 2015 The main function of our 2015 reunion will be held at the Morphetville Junction. We will have a photo board. If you have any pics you want to show contact Nifty. The location is not far from the Morphetville Race Track or Glenelg. Terry Dack and Alley Coglan have done the legwork and have investigated accommodation options close to the Glenelg area, these details have been posted on our web site. Terry and Helen have also been doing a lot of hard work in respect of rabbits. Clocks, shirts, panama hats, welcoming bags and their contents, to name a few. They really have put a lot of effort and time into this project. All the details of the meeting will be posted when received.

Terry has been to see the clockmaker in an endeavor to make a change to the wording on the clock, from 6th and 7th to LEEUWIN 63. Who wants to order one. The cost of the clock is $75. A copy of the clock is on the website. Our bank details are: HMAS LEEUWIN 1963 BSB 032-003 Account number: 307469

Please check this address for details: www.hmas-leeuwin-1963.com/page9.htm

Lost Souls in our group Has anybody been in contact with Darrell Nicholson. Am receiving rejects on their email accounts. If you are in contact with them, please ask them to forward their new email addresses.

Face Book Russ Nelson has forwarded his pics from LEEUWIN. Check it out. Some really good photos. Get onboard, look at the new pics. Make sure you look at the timeline tab also. If you want to include your pics on this site and have trouble doing so, send them to me or Nev Thomas. unicom05@bigpond.net.au the site address is: www.facebook.com/LEEUWIN1963/photos

Birthdays – Happy Birthday to Charlie Russell, Ian Hine (nee McLean), Wally Jankiwsky, Vince Edward and Pat Zegenhagen who celebrate their big day this week. I also make the list of those still vertical once again. Make an effort, give them a call, send an email. If you don’t know their contact details, ask me, maybe I have it. Don’t die wondering if your old mate (and he is getting old, turning 68) remembers you.

Dubbo Diggers Bowls 15,16th & 17th of September 2015
We now have more starters for this year’s bowls, Mal Ritchie, Doug Wilson, Russ Loane, Nifty and Dianne Thomas, Barry Andrew, Nev Barry (spectator), Ron and Carole Pope, Danny Tiley and Ron Giveen. We are also waiting notice from Jack Davey. Tom Houldsworth is a non starter as he and Val will be in the US. Ron Pope has volunteered to take over as our new leader. Please contact Ron on ronpope1947@gmail.com. Thanks to the team for recruiting our 3rd lady bowler Jules, Julie Robertson, ex WRAN L/S Supply branch, 20 yrs) we are now but one bowler short to fill all our teams. Six of us have accommodation booked at the Big 4 Caravan Park. Anybody else want to be included in this fun list.

DFRDB and ESO items in the Attachment:
ADSO Update

DVA items in the Attachment:

Other Associations items in the Attachment:
NVN
All Navy Reunion

Other articles in the attachment:
Mal Ritchie – ANZAC Day in Goulburn
Tales from Tasmania – Dolly
Why cant we take ownership of our Gallantry awards – Dolly
Defence Asbestos Exposure Evaluation Scheme
TPI Article
DeSeal Reseal Issues
JR Photographic (TINGIRA Website)
Jokes of the Week

Cheers

Ron



Weekly News 1963 LEEUWIN 19 and 26 April 2015

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G’day All. Had a few problems last week with communications. Was fishing at Smiths Lake (no large fish pics available or possible) when it was hit with the storms that hit NSW last weekend. No power or data access as OPTUS was down. Thanks to those who tried to contact me to ensure I was still vertical.



On Friday 17 April my outboard motor played up, well blew up actually and we had to be towed home. There is only one Outboard Motor Repair shop in Forster and they would not look at my engine until the following Tuesday, however, they gave me a phone number of a bloke who works from his home. Does anybody remember a bloke called Peter Elms, an EXJR, he joined after us. He paid off as a Leading Stoker, he repaired my donk in 24 hours. If anybody is in the area and wants their outboard or diesel engine repaired, he is your man.



How did you spend your ANZAC Day, I met up with Mike Hogan in Sydney yesterday. I marched with the BRISBANE group with my Grand daughter Lalia.



The Dedication plaque ceremony will be held for Eddie Sheavils and Gary Pyke on 21 June. I am waiting on confirmation from the relatives of Butch Cousins to see whether his plaque will be included. Please let me know if you intend to attend.



Next Get together We are going to meet at the Rockers at 1200 on Friday 12 June. Put it in your diary and let me know of your availability.



Navy V Army Rugby Attention all Queenslanders. Who wants to catch up on Saturday 23 May at Ballymore in Brisbane and watch Navy play Army in the Australian Services National Rugby competition. Schubes, Smouch Smith, Russ Loane, Ross Muller, Rob Cavanagh and I have heard from a reliable source Ken Fielding is also a starter. Let me know if you intend to show up.



Reunion 2015 The main function of our 2015 reunion will be held at the Morphetville Junction. We will have a photo board. If you have any pics you want to show contact Nifty. The location is not far from the Morphetville Race Track or Glenelg. Terry Dack and Alley Coglan have done the legwork and have investigated accommodation options close to the Glenelg area, these details have been posted on our web site. Terry and Helen have also been doing a lot of hard work in respect of rabbits. Clocks, shirts, panama hats, welcoming bags and their contents, to name a few. They really have put a lot of effort and time into this project. All the details of the meeting will be posted when received.



Terry has been to see the clockmaker in an endeavor to make a change to the wording on the clock, from 6th and 7th to LEEUWIN 63. Who wants to order one. The cost of the clock is $75. A copy of the clock is on the website. Our bank details are: HMAS LEEUWIN 1963 BSB 032-003 Account number: 307469



Please check this address for details: www.hmas-leeuwin-1963.com/page9.htm



Lost Souls in our group Has anybody been in contact with Darrell Nicholson. Am receiving rejects on their email accounts. If you are in contact with them, please ask them to forward their new email addresses.



Face Book Russ Nelson has forwarded his pics from LEEUWIN. Check it out. Some really good photos. Get onboard, look at the new pics. Make sure you look at the timeline tab also. If you want to include your pics on this site and have trouble doing so, send them to me or Nev Thomas. unicom05@bigpond.net.au the site address is: www.facebook.com/LEEUWIN1963/photos



Birthdays – Happy Birthday to Rod Hazell, Bill Donald (nee Broome), Col Yench, Jim Wynee-Markham (nee Juleff) who celebrated their birthdays last week and Barry Nichols, Wally Cook, Greg Peers, Merv Semfel and Darky Rowland who celebrate their big day this week. Make an effort, give them a call, send an email. If you don’t know their contact details, ask me, maybe I have it. Don’t die wondering if your old mate (and he is getting old, turning 68) remembers you.



Dubbo Diggers Bowls 15,16th & 17th of September 2015

We now have more starters for this year’s bowls, Mal Ritchie, Doug Wilson, Russ Loane, Nifty and Dianne Thomas, Barry Andrew, Nev Barry (spectator), Ron and Carole Pope, Danny Tiley and Ron Giveen. We are also waiting notice from Jack Davey. Tom Houldsworth is a non starter as he and Val will be in the US. Ron Pope has volunteered to take over as our new leader. Please contact Ron on Ron Pope ronpope1947@gmail.com. Six of us have accommodation booked at the Big 4 Caravan Park. Anybody else want to be included in this fun list.



DFRDB and ESO items in the Attachment:



DVA items in the Attachment:



Other Associations items in the Attachment:



Other articles in the attachment:

Who’s travelling

Rocky Frier fishing pic

Tales from Tasmania by Dolly

Vale William Kay Battersby

Vale R42478 Barry Allan Connell-A/LS

Vale Peter Thomas NEWBY

Mal Ritchie DJ and Nev Thomas response

Cruising

Pussers Recipes

Jokes of the Week

Cheers

Ron


Weekly News 1963 LEEUWIN 12 April 2015

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G’day All. Put Sunday 21 June tentatively in your calendar, there is a distinct possibility we will have three dedication plaque ceremonies on this day. Will confirm at a later date but am awaiting confirmation for Eddie Sheavils, Butch Cousins and Gary Pyke.

Ken Dobbie reports: I have had some correspondence from Peter Law who you will recall is the CO of Leeuwin Barracks, he confirms that the place will close and the land and buildings sold. He also advises that proceedings are at a very early stage and action may not take place for some time (years). As such any decision about the JR memorial etc has not been considered by anyone at this stage. Speculation currently circulating to have it located at TS Perth cadet unit has no foundation. Peter Law expects that no action will be taken without some consultation with the ex JR community and the RAN Heritage Centre. The cost of any relocation I estimate will be around $10,000 (based on the costs to put it in) and the design of the memorial takes into consideration that a move might have been necessary at some stage. The design allows for the three panels to be separated and should present few problems for a suitably qualified person. There are two other memorials on the Leeuwin site, a WW2 plaque at the base of the flag pole and one up in the accommodation area related to refugees housed there. Dept of Defence will need to consider these as well.

I do not intend to become involved with this in any formal way, my health needs are such that I will not be able to give time and effort to it if needed. I am assuming that the Dept. of Defence will cover the costs, if not someone may need to consider a fund raising initiative. If we get requests from people who want top be involved we should refer them to Peter Law. Cheers Ken D

Next Get together We are going to meet at the Rockers at 1200 on Friday 12 June. Put it in your diary and let me know of your availability.

Navy V Army Rugby Attention all you Queenslanders. Who wants to catch up on Saturday 23 May at Ballymore in Brisbane and watch Navy play Army in the Australian Services National Rugby competition. Schubes and I will be there barracking for Navy. We have more starters, Smouch Smith, Russ Loane, Ross Muller, Rob Cavanagh and I have heard from a reliable source Ken Fielding is also a starter. Let me know if you intend to show up.

Reunion 2015 The main function of our 2015 reunion will be held at the Morphetville Junction. We will have a photo board. If you have any pics you want to show contact Nifty. The location is not far from the Morphetville Race Track or Glenelg. Terry Dack and Alley Coglan have done the legwork and have investigated accommodation options close to the Glenelg area, these details have been posted on our web site. Terry and Helen have also been doing a lot of hard work in respect of rabbits. Clocks, shirts, panama hats, welcoming bags and their contents, to name a few. They really have put a lot of effort and time into this project. All the details of the meeting will be posted when received.

Terry has been to see the clockmaker in an endeavor to make a change to the wording on the clock, from 6th and 7th to LEEUWIN 63. Who wants to order one. The cost of the clock is $75. A copy of the clock is on the website. Our bank details are: HMAS LEEUWIN 1963 BSB 032-003 Account number: 307469

Please check this address for details: www.hmas-leeuwin-1963.com/page9.htm

Lost Souls in our group Has anybody been in contact with Darrell Nicholson. Am receiving rejects on their email accounts. If you are in contact with them, please ask them to forward their new email addresses.

Face Book Russ Nelson has forwarded his pics from LEEUWIN. Check it out. Some really good photos. Get onboard, look at the new pics. Make sure you look at the timeline tab also. If you want to include your pics on this site and have trouble doing so, send them to me or Nev Thomas. unicom05@bigpond.net.au the site address is: www.facebook.com/LEEUWIN1963/photos

Birthdays – Happy Birthday to Kev Uttley and Gordon Duncan who celebrate their big day this week. Make an effort, give them a call, send an email. If you don’t know their contact details, ask me, maybe I have it. Don’t die wondering if your old mate (and he is getting old, turning 68) remembers you.

Dubbo Diggers Bowls 15,16th & 17th of September 2015

We now have more starters for this year’s bowls, Mal Ritchie, Doug Wilson, Russ Loane, Nifty and Dianne Thomas, Barry Andrew, Nev Barry, Ron and Carole Pope, Danny Tiley and Ron Giveen. We are also waiting notice from Jack Davey. Tom Houldsworth is a non starter as he and Val will be in the US. Ron Pope has volunteered to take over as our new leader. Please contact Ron on Ron Pope ronpope1947@gmail.com. Six of us have accommodation booked at the Big 4 Caravan Park. Anybody else want to be included in this fun list.

DFRDB and ESO items in the Attachment:

DVA items in the Attachment:

Other Associations items in the Attachment:

VENDETTA (QLD) Association ANZAC Day

Other articles in the attachment:

Mal Ritchie’s radio programme

Hoss Potter’s granddaughter

STIRLING’s ICE problem

Hearing loss survey

Who’s Travelling

Battle of Coral and Balmoral

Jokes of the Week

Cheers

Ron


Weekly News 1963 LEEUWIN 5 April 2015

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G’day All. Happy Easter to all. I hope it is a safe and healthy one for you and your family.



Tom H although not going to Dubbo this year with the bowls team is putting our lot together. Do you want to play and do you know anybody in our group who is just a little shy about their ability. Please let Tom tgh2111@bigpond.com

or me know.



Dedication Plaques I am looking for a volunteer to lead on the Dedication Plaques for Eddie Sheavils and Butch Cousins. I have all the data needed, I just need a speaker at the Ceremony. Please contact me. There is no cost whatsoever the plaques are paid for. Jim Bush has paid for Eddie and we as a group have paid for Butch.



Next Get together We are going to meet at the Rockers at 1200 on Friday 12 June. Put it in your diary and let me know of your availability.



Navy V Army Rugby Attention all you SE Queenslanders. Who wants to catch up on Saturday 23 May at Ballymore in Brisbane and watch Navy play Army in the Australian Services National Rugby competition. Schubes and I will be there barracking for Navy. We have more starters, Smouch Smith, Russ Loane, Ross Muller, Rob Cavanagh and I have heard from a reliable source Ken Fielding is also a starter. Let me know if you intend to show up.



Reunion 2015 The main function of our 2015 reunion will be held at the Morphetville Junction. We will have a photo board. If you have any pics you want to show contact Nifty. The location is not far from the Morphetville Race Track or Glenelg. Terry Dack and Alley Coglan have done the legwork and have investigated accommodation options close to the Glenelg area, these details have been posted on our web site. Terry and Helen have also been doing a lot of hard work in respect of rabbits. Clocks, shirts, panama hats, welcoming bags and their contents, to name a few. They really have put a lot of effort and time into this project. All the details of the meeting will be posted when received.



Terry has been to see the clockmaker in an endeavor to make a change to the wording on the clock, from 6th and 7th to LEEUWIN 63. Who wants to order one. The cost of the clock is $75. A copy of the clock is on the website. Our bank details are: HMAS LEEUWIN 1963 BSB 032-003 Account number: 307469



Please check this address for details: www.hmas-leeuwin-1963.com/page9.htm



Garry Pyke Have started the process for Dedication Ceremony for Garry. His wife Leonie has asked for the service to be held later in the year.



Lost Souls in our group Has anybody been in contact with Darrell Nicholson. Am receiving rejects on their email accounts. If you are in contact with them, please ask them to forward their new email addresses.



Face Book Russ Nelson has forwarded his pics from LEEUWIN. Check it out. Some really good photos. Get onboard, look at the new pics. Make sure you look at the timeline tab also. If you want to include your pics on this site and have trouble doing so, send them to me or Nev Thomas. unicom05@bigpond.net.au the site address is: www.facebook.com/LEEUWIN1963/photos



Birthdays – Happy Birthday to Larry Kent, Jim Harris, David McFarlane and Trevor Kay who celebrate their big day this week. Make an effort, give them a call, send an email. If you don’t know their contact details, ask me, maybe I have it. Don’t die wondering if your old mate (and he is getting old, turning 68) remembers you.



Dubbo Diggers Bowls 15,16th & 17th of September 2015

We now have more starters for this year’s bowls, Mal Ritchie, Doug Wilson, Russ Loane, Nifty and Dianne Thomas, Barry Andrew, Nev Barry, Ron and Carole Pope, Danny Tiley and Ron Giveen. We are also waiting notice from Jack Davey. Tom Houldsworth is a non starter as he and Val will be in the US. As a consequence we will need another leader for our time in Dubbo. A volunteer is required. Six of us have accommodation booked at the Big 4 Caravan Park. Anybody else want to be included in this fun list.



DFRDB and ESO items in the Attachment:



DVA items in the Attachment:



Other Associations items in the Attachment:



Other articles in the attachment:

Who’s Travelling

Tales from Tasmania XVI

Jokes of the Week



Cheers



Ron



Weekly News 1963 LEEUWIN 22 March 2015
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G’day All. You are all aware Butch Cousins has passed over the bar. Thanks to Mal Chatfield and Rick Avey for forwarding these details.
Butch’s funeral service
Wednesday March 25 - 11am (NSW)
Clavering Park Memorial Gardens & Crematorium
428 Candelo Wolumla Rd, Wolumla NSW 2550
Wake to follow at Tura Beach Country Club 4 The Fairway Tura Beach NSW 2548

I will be going down early Wednesday morning from Dee Why. If anybody is intending going to the funeral from Interstate, you would need to arrive Tuesday. I have accommodation if you need it or I can pick you up if you are in the airport area. Please get back to me on 0410529797. Currently I have no passengers.

Mick Gallagher and I am spending the weekend in Albury competing in the AIF swimming championship.

We are going to meet at the Rockers at 1200 on Friday 12 June. Put it in your diary and let me know of your availability.

Does anybody have the software to reduce the ‘LEEUWIN Larikan’ above. If you do you, could you please reduce it to about a quarter the size of above and return to me.

Navy V Army Rugby Attention all you SE Queenslanders. Who wants to catch up on Saturday 23 May at Ballymore in Brisbane and watch Navy play Army in the Australian Services National Rugby competition. Schubes and I will be there barracking for Navy. We have three more starters, Smouch Smith, Russ Loane and Ross Muller. Let me know if you intend to show up.

Reunion 2015 The main function of our 2015 reunion will be held at the Morphetville Junction. We will have a photo board. If you have any pics you want to show contact Nifty. The location is not far from the Morphetville Race Track or Glenelg. Terry Dack and Alley Coglan have done the legwork and have investigated accommodation options close to the Glenelg area, these details have been posted on our web site. Terry and Helen have also been doing a lot of hard work in respect of rabbits. Clocks, shirts, panama hats, welcoming bags and their contents, to name a few. They really have put a lot of effort and time into this project. All the details of the meeting will be posted when received.

Terry has been to see the clockmaker in an endeavor to make a change to the wording on the clock, from 6th and 7th to LEEUWIN 63. Who wants to order one. The cost of the clock is $75. A copy of the clock is on the website. Our bank details are: HMAS LEEUWIN 1963 BSB 032-003 Account number: 307469

Please check this address for details: www.hmas-leeuwin-1963.com/page9.htm

Garry Pyke Have started the process for Dedication Ceremony for Garry. His wife Leonie has asked for the service to be held later in the year.

Lost Souls in our group Has anybody been in contact with Darrell Nicholson. Am receiving rejects on their email accounts. If you are in contact with them, please ask them to forward their new email addresses.

Face Book Our posts are becoming popular, there are some pics of the function room at The Junction forwarded by Bob Stupple. Get onboard, look at the new pics. Make sure you look at the timeline tab also. If you want to include your pics on this site and have trouble doing so, send them to me or Nev Thomas. unicom05@bigpond.net.au the site address is: www.facebook.com/LEEUWIN1963/photos

Birthdays – Happy Birthday to Dave Clifford, Tony Toolan and Allan Kay who celebrate their big day this week. Make an effort, give them a call, send an email. If you don’t know their contact details, ask me, maybe I have it. Don’t die wondering if your old mate (and he is getting old, turning 68) remembers you.

Dubbo Diggers Bowls 15,16th & 17th of September 2015
We now have seven starters for next year’s bowls, Mal Ritchie, Doug Wilson, Russ Loane, Nifty and Dianne Thomas, Barry Andrew and Ron Giveen. Nev Barry is a possibility as is Dan Tiley. Tom Houldsworth is a non starter as he and Val will be in the US. As a consequence we will need another leader for our time in Dubbo. A volunteer is required. Four of us have accommodation booked at the Big 4 Caravan Park. Anybody else want to be included in this fun list.

Navy Rugby 2015 Our game against Army in 2015 will be in Brisbane on Saturday 23 May at Ballymore. Schubes and I are flying up on Friday 22 May, returning Sunday. Navy play RAAF on Saturday 16 May. So lock in these dates so we can get good numbers to support Navy rugby.

DFRDB and ESO items in the Attachment:
ADSO article on PTSD

DVA items in the Attachment:

Other Associations items in the Attachment:

Other articles in the attachment:
Dolly on Tasmania
Who’s travelling’
USS CHARLES E EVANS
Dolly on BOONAROO
Jokes of the Week

Cheers

Ron



Weekly News 1963 LEEUWIN 15 March 2015
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G’day All. Davo has found Tony Grice, he lives in Stanley, Tasmania, not travelling too well. We have not been in contact with Tony prior to this.

I attended the Writers reunion in Nowra this weekend, caught up with Jeff Wake and Russ and Georgina Nelson.

Have a look at our website, we have the ‘LEEUWIN larikan’ as part of our logo. Do you like it?

Navy V Army Rugby Attention all you SE Queenslanders. Who wants to catch up on Saturday 23 May at Ballymore in Brisbane to watch Navy play Army in the Australian Services National Rugby competition. Schubes and I will be there barracking for Navy. Let me know if you intend to show up.

Reunion 2015 Have a look in the Attachment to see accommodation options. Ally Coghlan has been doing a great job putting this together. The main function of our 2015 reunion will be held at the Morphetville Junction. The location is not far from the Morphetville Race Track or Glenelg. Terry Dack and Alley Coglan have done the legwork and have investigated accommodation options close to the Glenelg area, these details have been posted on our web site. Terry and Helen have also been doing a lot of hard work in respect of rabbits. Clocks, shirts, panama hats, welcoming bags and their contents, to name a few. They really have put a lot of effort and time into this project. All the details of the meeting will be posted when received.

Terry has been to see the clockmaker in an endeavor to make a change to the wording on the clock, from 6th and 7th to LEEUWIN 63. Who wants to order one. Please contact me and deposit $35 towards the cost. A copy of the clock is on the website. The final cost will be determined by the number we order. Cut off date is 31 July 2015. Our bank details are: HMAS LEEUWIN 1963 BSB 032-003 Account number: 307469

Please check this address for details: www.hmas-leeuwin-1963.com/page9.htm

Garry Pyke Have started the process for Dedication Ceremony for Garry. His wife Leonie has asked for the service to be held later in the year.

Lost Souls in our group Has anybody been in contact with Mark Donsworth or