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Gunnies Book Jan 2001 to Dec 2002

This page lists messages posted to the old Gunnies website in a area known as "The Gunnies Book" between Jan 2001 and Dec 2002, some years later this area was decomissioned and the first generation forum for the Gunnies website called the "Grapevine" was put in place. The page links listed here may contain information such as email addresses and contact numbers that may be no longer valid, so all website users are encouraged to use the Database menu link that is maintained by Ron Brett for up to date contact details.

 

 

Gunnies Book Nov Jan 2001 to Dec 2002.

Name: laurence H twynam-perkins
Email:ljtp47-AT-hotmail.com
Location: perth, w.a. australia
Date: Wednesday, December 25, 2002 at 02:07:40
Comments:

my father george twynam-perkins is in one of your photos. no4 junior armanent instructors and i happened to find this site whilst net surfing

Name: Paul E Thomas
Email:paulethomas-AT-yahoo.com
Location: Columbus, OH USA
Date: Tuesday, December 24, 2002 at 11:18:01
Comments:

Was TDY to UBON from the 1st MOB out of Clark AFB apr/may62 until aug 62. Remember when the Aussies arrived first thing they did was dig the latrine and then put up the mess/club tent. Spent many nights ther drinking Tiger beer and singing, drunkenly, Waltzing Matilda. WAS TDY at Chaigi RAF base in Singapore in may 63 for a Mercury space shot and ran into some Aussies I knew from UBON you were a great bunch of guys.

Name: Brian Cusack
Email:brian_cusack-AT-talk21.com
Location: Northampton, United Kingdom
Date: Tuesday, December 24, 2002 at 07:42:30
Comments:

Just an update. Almost 3yrs in England now and still driving buses. My accent must be changing as people think I'm a bloody South African. If anyone comes to London, give me a call and we'll have a beer (probably warm). Anyone with a job for an ex-gunnie who can drive everyone to the job site, give a me a call. See ya. ta also to Bill and the fellas for all the great stuff in the email updates.

Name: Patrick Tan
Email:uncannyx-AT-hotmail.com
Location: Butterworth, Penang Malaysia
Date: Tuesday, December 17, 2002 at 20:03:55
Comments:

Miss those days with RRB (RAAF Radio Butterworth)and Mirages zooming over Butterwoth air space. Witnessed a Mirage (75 SQN) crashed just before the runway, onto a cemetry outside the fencing area. Wonder who the pilot was?

Name: Matt "Shambles" Shanley
Email:hookit-AT-rocketmail.com
Location: Tampa Bay, Florida United States
Date: Monday, December 16, 2002 at 13:27:16
Comments:

Was put on to this site by Fess Marret. OUTSTANDING!! Happily married with a 7 month old son. Living in Florida, skydiving, flying, canned from the airlines thanks to those raghead bastards. Oh well you get that. Blue Skies

Name: Dave Perkins
Email:damper-AT-hunterlink.net.au
Location: CONDER, ACT Australia
Date: Monday, December 9, 2002 at 20:08:51
Comments:

The AAA URL was passed on to me by Dick Lambert, an old Armourer mate from 478 (M) Sqn., Butterworth, Malaysia 1960-1963. Keep up the good work in spreading the word!

Name: Rosco McCaig
Email:liz.and.ross.mac-AT-bigpond.com.au
Location: Perth, WA
Date: Wednesday, December 4, 2002 at 09:35:17
Comments:

Just thought I'd like to wish everybody a Happy St. Barbara's Day. Looking forward to catching up on Saturday.

Name: DARKY EVERITT
Email:MarkEveritt-AT-bigpond.com
Location: KALGOORLIE, WA AUSTRALIA
Date: Thursday, November 28, 2002 at 22:36:53
Comments:

WELL THERE WE WERE KNEE DEEP IN HAND GRENADE PINS AND I FOUND THIS WEB PAGE, A DEDICATION TO THE LATE GREAT 'BLUE DAVIS'. WELL GIDDAY ALL YOU MIRAGE GUNNIES. STILL ALIVE LOVE MY BUNDY, WORKING HARD PLAYING HARD DOWN IN SOME GOLD MINE OUT HERE IN WOOP WOOP. PAYING OFF THE HOUSE ON THE SUNNY COAST QLD. CHEERS AND HAPPY ST BARBARS DAY . DARKY PRINCE OF DARKNESS

Name: Bobby Gray
Email:bobandjennifer-AT-austarnet.com.au
Location: gold coast, QLD Australia
Date: Wednesday, November 27, 2002 at 21:29:03
Comments:

Good to see some familiar names after so long

Name: Rod Barnard
Email:rbarnard4-AT-hotmail.com
Location: Perth, WA Australia
Date: Sunday, November 24, 2002 at 19:42:04
Comments:

This is a great site, good to see and find out where the ex-gunnies are and what they are up to now.

Name:Mark D. Bacon
Email:iceman01-AT-airwarvietnam.com
Location: Anchorage, Alaska USA
Date: Tuesday, November 19, 2002 at 14:46:42
Comments:

Great Site!! Looking to hear from those that served with flying units during the Vietnam War. Wish to add Australian Units to my web site honoring those that served in the Air War.

Name: Greg Jack (Jacko)
Email:GFJack61-AT-aol.com
Location: Rockhampton, QLD Australia
Date: Thursday, November 14, 2002 at 14:22:08
Comments:

Was great to see all the old faces at the Twin Towns reunion in August. Since then have moved (again), I'm now in Rockhampton working for Capricorn Helicopter Rescue. Anyone passing through this way, feel free to drop me a line.

Name: Greg Toovey
Email:tfox-AT-myplace.net.au
Location: Robina, Qld Australia
Date: Wednesday, November 13, 2002 at 19:56:50
Comments:

Hi There, Looking forward to catching up with some of the old troops. Greg

Name: Paul McNamara
Email:paulmcnamara1000-AT-hotmail.com
Location: Caboolture, QLD Australia
Date: Friday, November 1, 2002 at 22:50:09
Comments:

Has been many years since I have had the opportunity to say 'HI'. Left the RAAF in 1988 but have since seen Greg McCaughey, would love to hear from fellow troops. Times have changed, I am now HAPPILY MARRIED to a American lady with lovely children, but please say hi if you get the opportunity.

Name: shagger shaw
Email:method8-AT-bigpond.com
Location: via alice springs, nt
Date: Monday, October 28, 2002 at 22:17:56
Comments:

my previous contact with this page gave the wrong email address. this one is correct. regards to all shagger

Name: Shaun "Jacko" Jackson
Email:shaun.jackson-AT-defence.gov.au
Location: Adelaide, SA Australia
Date: Friday, October 25, 2002 at 14:14:10
Comments:

Got out last year now working with the APS writing publications for RADTECHS God help me.

Name: Phil 'Angry' Patterson
Email:Phil_Patterson AT bigpond.com
Location: Canberra, ACT Aust.
Date: Thursday, October 24, 2002 at 16:28:27
Comments:

Great site. Especially good to see the Iroquois gunship with most of the gunnies who were around during my time at 35 Sqn (Radtech). Gave up the queer trades for a queerer trade as a lawyer. Dont miss digging holes I have to say.

Name: Gumtree
Email:peter.tarbotton-AT-defence.gov.au
Location: Sydney, nsw
Date: Wednesday, October 23, 2002 at 12:45:02
Comments:

Back with DoD at DEOH. Now in a section with five ex gunnies,I must be mad.

Name: Gumtree

Date: Wednesday, October 23, 2002 at 12:17:32
Comments:

Back with DoD at DEOH

Name: Rick Mulvey
Email:rickandloum-AT-hotmail.com
Location: Sydney, NSW Australia
Date: Sunday, October 20, 2002 at 16:42:47
Comments:

Just found this site and had a walk down memory lane with all the photos and names, would be good to catch up for a few thousand beers with some of you guys. Come On Gonzo where's your message!! Anybody know of the where-abouts of Bob Baker or Andrew Simenson?

Name: Bill Ely
Email:william.ely-AT-airservices.gov.au
Location: Canberra, ACT Australia
Date: Friday, October 18, 2002 at 16:31:59
Comments:

1/2 brother of Alan Ely - who I have never met. Nice to see a photo of him at last - even if it is a bit old.

Name: Bugs Doughty
Email:warrendoughty-AT-optusnet.com.au
Location: Maroochydore, QLD
Date: Friday, October 18, 2002 at 08:34:54
Comments:

Good to catch up with a few names from the past. Wish the Framies would have a site like this one........go the angry palm trees!!!!!!

Name: Andy Morris

Date: Saturday, October 12, 2002 at 07:27:14
Comments:

Wicked site fellow armourer's. Just think, if everyone else worked as hard as at school, then they to, one day, could have been an Armourer's. Laugh in the face of lesser trades! Andy (RAF Armourer)

Name: steve davis
Email:sjdavo50-AT-hotmail.com
Location: gold coast, qld oz
Date: Friday, October 11, 2002 at 18:26:59
Comments:

any old gunnies out there from 77 or 76 in the early 70,s? wouldn,t mind saying hello. great site, just stumbled across it.lots of familiar heads.......does anybody know where dick wotton (kiwi) got to?last time i saw him was 1974 in 77arm.

Name: HOLMES GERARD (RACOON)
Email:gerry1951-AT-hotmail.com
Location: Adelaide, SA Aust
Date: Friday, October 11, 2002 at 15:26:37
Comments:

Looking forward to hearing from anybody who remembers me . CHEERS

Name: Andrew Phedonos
Email:aphedonos AT hotmail.com
Cyprus
Date: Friday, October 4, 2002 at 09:34:18
Comments:

Hello. If by some remote chance there are any ex wartime gunnies from 451 (RAAF) Sqn who where at Nicosia Cyprus with their Hurricanes in 1942, looking for any photos you may have for a possible book. Thanks, and good health.

Name: Frank Coningham
Email:frankcon-AT-webone.com.au
Location: Canberra, ACT Australia
Date: Tuesday, October 1, 2002 at 16:37:36
Comments:

I was attached to 79 Squadron Ubon from 77 Squadron Butterworth in August 1965 for two months plus another two months in May 1966. Slept alongside some of the "gunnies" in the ORP hut at the end of the strip when we were assigned to watch over the two sabres. I was a radtech (air) at the time. Went to New Guinea in 1967 attached to 16 ALA for about four months. By the way, we were awarded the A.A.S.M. with clasp Thailand for our stay at Ubon with TWA (Teeny Weenie Airlines) as the yanks called us. Would like to hear from any of the old gang.

Name: baz88
Email:brianthwaites-AT-ntlworld.com
Location: nuneaton, uk
Date: Thursday, September 26, 2002 at 06:02:35
Comments:

higunnies(bombheads)just found your site.got abit lost,butbest of luck to you all

Name: brianthwaites
Email:brianthwaites-AT-ntlworld.com
Location: nuneaton, uk
Date: Thursday, September 26, 2002 at 05:44:50
Comments:

new to web,does anyone know figgy dove?we served together

Name: Gary Chambers
Email:gary.chambers-AT-det.qld.gov.au
Location: Withcott, Qld
Date: Monday, September 23, 2002 at 16:03:43
Comments:

Hi to all ex gunnies. This is my first visit to the site and it is very interesting to catch up with some old names. It is now 12 years since I have played gunnie and I must say that I have settled into the life of a civilian very well. I am currently working in Ipswich as the District Manager with the Department of Employment and Training so if you are around town my phone number is 32801434. If anyone knows the current contact details of Geoff McKeown I would be interested.

Name: Mick Berner
Email:jo3-AT-kooee.com.au
Location: Gold Coast, QLD Aus
Date: Sunday, September 22, 2002 at 18:49:06
Comments:

Retired now and livin closer to the Polar Bears Origin (Bundy). Content with being a wekend alco. Assembling Kanga Loaders at the moment and enjoying life on the coast.

Name:Bruce McAlister
Email:buzman-AT-gil.com.au
Location: Coalfalls, Qld Australia
Date: Friday, September 20, 2002 at 12:06:36
Comments:

Retrenched from Serco Sodexho Defence Services was employed in the capacity of Quality, Safety & Training Manager. Currently job searching.

Name: Mike Powell
Email:sqnldr-AT-hotmail.com
Location: Nerang, Qld Australia
Date: Tuesday, September 17, 2002 at 17:20:44
Comments:

I did an ARMECH course at RSTT in 1956 (can't remember the number). I later remustered to CLKFA and even later commissioned in the EQUIP branch. I worked with Brian McKenna an ex-appy at BSWAGGA but lost touch with him over the years. Does anyone know his whereabouts? Have retired to the Gold Coast; would love to hear from anyone I served with over the years 19955-1977. Mike

Name: mick wray
Email:bethandmick-AT-bigpond.com
Location: budgewoi, nsw
Date: Saturday, September 14, 2002 at 14:39:49
Comments:

great to see the gunnies are organised, wish the frammies would do the same. great photos and many faces and names brought back many good memories.

Name: Alan Whatman
Email:raafboy-AT-hotmail.com
Location: melbourne, vic australia
Date: Thursday, September 12, 2002 at 21:19:06
Comments:

very good site with lots of intrest keep up the good work

Name: Paul Cooke
Email:pmcooke-AT-iprimus.com.au
Location: Bribie Island, QLD Australia
Date: Friday, September 6, 2002 at 09:49:39
Comments:

Another Framie droping in for a visit from wonderful Bribie Island. Did time 1962/82,of 16appie cse, including Vietnam 67/68. Have a mate of mine on the island with no computer but one of yours. Al GRIEG, contact him through me for email. A great site, keep up the good work.

Name: Ross Daniel
Email:rdaniel-AT-hypermax.net.au
Location: Maryborough, Qld
Date: Friday, August 30, 2002 at 12:54:33
Comments:

Ex 482Sqd & 75 Sqd. Great website, great to see so many of you still around, hard to believe its been 21 years since I got out, still remember some great nights at the Gabba dogs with Toothy, have had lots of health problems, spend a lot of time on Fraser Island, bit of a mad greenie.

Name: Tony RUSSO
Email:trusso-AT-senet.com.au
Location: Adelaide, S.A. Australia
Date: Thursday, August 29, 2002 at 23:46:51
Comments:

grate to see some familia names. first time look. left RAAF 72' working still.running my own deli.

Name: Peter (Potter) Ellis
Email:p.ellis7-AT-ntlworld.com
Location: Whitnash, Warkwickshire England
Date: Friday, August 9, 2002 at 20:13:47
Comments:

Hi, hope you don't mind an ex framie dropping into your website, which I discovered whilst surfing to see if there was a website for RAAF apprentices. Noted a few names on your members list whom I think I recognise. If anybody does remmember a small drunk Geordie Pom please feel free to make contact. I was in 30 Apprentice Airframes then 2OCU, 481 SQN, 75 SQN Butterworth, 2AD then 75 SQN Darwin before leaving the RAAF. Now a Senior Prison Officer in Her Majestys Prison Service. My best wishes to all. Pete

Name: Con Maxwell
Email:sabaka-AT-ozemail.com.au
Location: Oberon, NSW Ozz
Date: Thursday, August 8, 2002 at 20:57:37
Comments:

Just moved again the RAAF certanly left its mark. Hi everyone,hope alls well with all.

Name: Ken Lawrence (K.J)
Email:ken.lawrence-AT-defence.gov.au
Location: Ipswitch, QLD Aus
Date: Thursday, August 1, 2002 at 19:08:14
Comments:

G'day fellow gunnies. Working -AT- Amberley as a SUMPIE (but don't tell anybody). The APS is hard to take but I think I,ll survive. I don't as yet have my own "network" so best e-mail is via ZEKE BEHM zekey-AT-optus.com.au

Name: Stephen (Tex) Polzin
Email:cdaxpolzin-AT-ozemail.com.au
Location: Gayndah, Qld Australia
Date: Saturday, July 20, 2002 at 21:49:55
Comments:

Great to catch up with some familiar names. Now employed as State Manager for an NZ agricultural company. Travel northern NSW and Qld so may see some of you around.

Name: Lee 'Boris' Kuskopf
Email:lethal53-AT-hotmail.com
Location: Bundaberg, Qld
Date: Monday, July 15, 2002 at 20:54:20
Comments:

Just got this site tonight(15/07/02), can you beleive it. Called a couple of old buddies I hope to see on a Tassie trip this week....g'daye Bat, Mouse and Paddy. Hi Slats. Only did 6 yrs as a gunnie, most at the dreaded CamD. Now a paramedic on road and in a rescue chopper at Bundaberg. Hope to get to a reunion one day. Cheers

Name: John Monkhouse
Email:lmonk1-AT-bigpond.com
Location: Brisbane,
Date: Monday, July 1, 2002 at 17:21:45
Comments:

My new E-mail address is lmonk1-AT-bigpond.com

Name: Pete Hillard
Email:phillard-AT-bigpond.net.au
Location: Penrith, NSW Aust
Date: Monday, July 1, 2002 at 13:41:51
Comments:

Left RAAF Aug 99, working with Public Service with JALO GWM AWC.

Name: William (Winkle) WingroveNew
Email:New Address wwingrove0437-AT-rogers.com Old Address william.wingrove-AT-sympatico.ca
Location: Brampton, Ontario Canada
Date: Saturday, June 29, 2002 at 10:40:47
Comments:

Please update my info as per above Thanks

Name: Dave Shafer
Email:shaferd-AT-fwbnet.com
Location: Niceville , FL US
Date: Thursday, June 27, 2002 at 05:40:05
Comments:

Greetings from the other side of the equator. Retired USAF bomb loader (22 years). Just checking out the neighborhood. Fine website you've got here. Take a look at ours at www.loadtoads.com. Cheers.

Name: Brendan (Maverick)Fergusson
Email:maverick-AT-icisp.net.au
Location: Mount Gambier, S.A Australia
Date: Sunday, June 23, 2002 at 16:45:24
Comments:

G'Day Gunnies.Great site,good to see the gunnie spirit is as strong as ever.Brings back memories of the Armourers Liberation Front at 481sqn back in the early 90's.G'day to all the guys from EODF around the same time...Slug,Caugs,Flowers,Dingga...etc Feel free to drop me a line.

Name:Harry Strybos
Email:harry-AT-streemers.com.au
Location: Brisbane, Qld Australia
Date: Thursday, June 20, 2002 at 16:55:48
Comments:

Really nice to relive all the memories and see the "global village" is being well maintained. My very best wishes to you all. With the diversity of employment I see with ex gunnies, we must all have had the "right stuff". After some 20 years in the building game as a tiler/plasterer, I am now a computer programmer. Love it or hate it, the RAAF provided us all with a great start in life. Cheers

Name: Allan Bullock
Email:rosall1-AT-bigpond.com
Location: Noosaville, Qld Australia
Date: Tuesday, June 18, 2002 at 09:09:16
Comments:

I have sold the business at Maroochydore.Life is good every day is a bonus.Still giving the fish a hard time.Will see some of you in August.Cheers.

Name: Barry Krosch
Email:Cybersurreal -AT- uq.net.au
Location: Brisbane, Qld
Date: Monday, June 3, 2002 at 16:38:39
Comments:

'Evening All Just heard about this site (and this Association) today. I recognise some of the names in the data base. Grassy Hoopper, Hennessey etc. I was with them in 2 Squadron in Phan Rang in 1969 and 1970. I left RAAF in 1971 and have been in Queensland Police ever since basically. Been an Inspector in Brisbane for several years and retire on 28 June. My - how the times flies. I remember putting 'Grass' Hopper to bed (FOP) in about 1970 - feels like last week. Later in the year, I move to Kingaroy, where I will live on my Ponderosa. Hope to see some of you on the Gold Coast in August. Regards Barry Krosch

Name: Paul Bakker
Email:phbakker-AT-aijv.com.au
Location: Perth, WA Australia
Date: Tuesday, May 28, 2002 at 23:47:38
Comments:

Doing time in Sandgroper country. Damn East coast is calling me.

Name: Gary Evans
Email:grevo34-AT-optusnet.com.au
Location: Townsville, QLD Australia
Date: Sunday, May 12, 2002 at 11:58:48
Comments:

Just notifying change of email address. Currently working as a Defence public servant at RAAF Base Townsville.

Name: Eric Hollister
Email:eharvada-AT-aol.com
Location: Westminster, colorado U.S.A.
Date: Tuesday, May 7, 2002 at 08:36:19
Comments:

Ex Bombhead, RAF Scotland 1968/1991... now living in Colorado. Just like to say hello to my fellow armoures.. Good Luck!!

Name: Brian Stewart
Email:bricher-AT-bigpond.com.au
Location: Newcastle, NSW Australia
Date: Tuesday, April 30, 2002 at 11:29:14
Comments:

Still here in Shortland.Driving buses at the moment for Port Stephens Coaches.

Name: David Kampers
Email:drkampers-AT-shoal.net.au
Location: Wollongong, NSW Australia
Date: Tuesday, April 23, 2002 at 16:39:59
Comments:

Pleased to see a great web site run by gunnies for gunnies.

Name: Barry Hodgson
Email:barail-AT-enter.net.au

Date: Thursday, April 18, 2002 at 10:55:33
Comments:

the address above is correct, please delete the first entry I submitted, thankyou.

Name: Barry Hodgson
Email:barail-AT-enter.net.au
Location: Highfields, Qld
Date: Thursday, April 18, 2002 at 10:51:55
Comments:

Have long retired and hermitize at highfields, a big hello to all, Bazza.

Name: Charlie Ryan
Email:charlie_ryan42-AT-hotmail.com
Location: Dhahran, confusion Royal Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Date: Sunday, April 14, 2002 at 16:44:05
Comments:

Living in Saudi Arabia, plenty of sunshine, beautiful women and flowing ice cold beers, you fellows don't know what you are missing. Hi to all. Charlie!

Name: karen kidd
Email:gkcurtis-AT-tpg.com.au
Location: brisbane,
Date: Saturday, April 13, 2002 at 19:55:01
Comments:

hi great to read up on all my old friends

Name: Ron Brett
Email:glenron-AT-hypermax.net.au
Location: Brassall, QLD
Date: Friday, April 12, 2002 at 16:55:14
Comments:

Hi Bill and Other Gunnies. Alan Whitchurch, Lives Robina QLD, His email is whiplan-AT-hotkey.net.au. Any Gunnies interest in attending a Gunnies re-union 17 Aug this year, to be held Tweed Heads , Gold Coast. Please contact me, or John Larsen johnlarsen-AT-ozemail.com.au URGENTLY !!! Any of my old mates, please feel free to email me, must be one or two out there, I hope. Cheers.........Ron

Name: Des Stark
Email:desmon-AT-optusnet.com.au
Location: Manilla, NSW
Date: Wednesday, April 10, 2002 at 21:06:11
Comments:

Just been looking through the old photos and the guestbook and reminiscing.Hands up all those who forgot to put the counter weights in the Sabre ammo boxes and had the pilots come back and complain that they couldn't trim it to fly level. Still seeing a lot of old names appearing. Keep the photos coming .All the best to everyone.

Name: Chris (Smurf Smith
Email:chris.smith-AT-defence.gov.au
Location: Medowie, NSW Australia
Date: Monday, April 8, 2002 at 16:42:46
Comments:

Enlisted 11 Oct 76 & Discharged 11 Jan 99. Work (Ha, turn up at least)in Hornet Upgrade Williamtown. Left Canberra after six years. Good to see some old names and run into a few up hear

Name: John Mutch
Email:dandjmut-AT-aol.com
Location: Wagga Wagga, N.S.W. Australia
Date: Saturday, April 6, 2002 at 12:11:27
Comments:

Hi to any old gunnies out there who may remember me, only just found out about this site. I am a computer tech. and have been in Wagga for 26 years. Hope to hear from some of you soon it would be great to catch up.

Name: Paul Falconer-West
Email:rpfw-AT-multiline.com.au; Paul.Falconer-West-AT-defence.gov.au
Location: Perth, WA Australia
Date: Saturday, April 6, 2002 at 00:33:52
Comments:

What a magnificent site. Great to see so many familiar names. I left the PAF in Feb91 to retire to Perth. Unfortunately, I was widowed in Feb98 and had to stop fulltime work to care for my six children. Had an opportunity to go into Reserves in Jun98. Have been SENGO at 25SQN since Nov99. A rare event at RAAF Pearce - 79SQN and 25SQN have gunnies for SENGOs! Still flying Tiger Moths and writing vintage aviation articles to keep sane. If anyone wants to see Perth from the air at a leisurely pace, please call me on 08-94011485 or 041 996 2868. Make the most of each day you have left, we only live once.

Name: Noel Dippel
Email:noeldippel-AT-hotmail.com
Location: Raymond Terrace, NSW Australia
Date: Wednesday, March 27, 2002 at 19:09:17
Comments:

Hi all retired and working gunnies great to see so many old familiar names.

Name: Lindsay Wilson
Email:linsntre-AT-powerup.com.au
Location: Brisbane, QLD
Date: Thursday, March 21, 2002 at 21:54:37
Comments:

Great website. G'day to everyone. Living in Brisbane but travelling nationally for an IT company. Hope to catch up with some of you soon.

Name: Alex Bell
Email:alexnjoy-AT-bigpond.com.au
Location: Uralla, NSW Australia
Date: Thursday, March 21, 2002 at 21:03:54
Comments:

Now Mr and working as an Environmental Technician. Would like to know if anyone knows the where abouts of Rohan Duncan ex 1Sqn circa 1986-87.

Name: P.R (BLU) Templar
Email:bluclare-AT-picknowl.com.au
Location: Adelaide, SA AUST
Date: Thursday, March 21, 2002 at 09:23:17
Comments:

Some names in here from my dim,dark past

Name: Tom Hyers
Email:tch-AT-pioneer-net.com
Location: Roseburg, OR USA
Date: Sunday, March 17, 2002 at 10:57:58
Comments:

Can a Yank sign in here ?? I was a member of US Navy Patrol Sqn. 24, in HalFar, Malta, 54-56 I remember that you folks flew beautiful aircraft. Enjoyed my time on Malta. Cheers to all!! Tom Hyers

Name: Carl Dawson (smokey)54-66
Email:smokey_carl-AT-pac.net.au
Location: Lake Munmorah, Nsw Aust
Date: Thursday, March 14, 2002 at 14:41:39
Comments:

Hi to all out there

Name:Jim Griffiths
Email:jimgriff-AT-aol.com
Wales, Uk
Date: Thursday, March 14, 2002 at 07:41:04
Comments:

I urgently need stories, anecdotes, photos relating to ejection seats and systems for my web site,. Can anyone help please.

Name: Pete Hodgson
Email:petenwendo-AT-bigpond.com.au
Location: GlenmorePark , NSW Australia
Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2002 at 13:08:45
Comments:

Well after 12 years at 75 SQN, DPA dusted off my file and here I am at EOTS DEOH (CAMD). Man, its quiet here at the blunt end!

Name: Warren Gould
Email:w.g.gould-AT-bigpond.com
Location: Brisbane, QLD Australia
Date: Sunday, March 10, 2002 at 18:23:38
Comments:

This is a great idea, I have only found out about it and it sure look good

Name: Bill Riley
Email:billril-AT-pac.com.au
Location: Rye, Vic OZ
Date: Thursday, March 7, 2002 at 07:49:39
Comments:

The previous entry has given his address wrong and cannot be contacted. WWW-AT-Hotkey.net.au is wrong. Grub, please send us your correct address.

Name: whitchurch alan (grub)
Email:www.hotkey.net.au
Location: robina, qld australia
Date: Wednesday, March 6, 2002 at 20:03:11
Comments:

att john robb having probs access entry into gunnies web site, cant seem to be able to access yahoo. regards grub.

Name: maria wall
Email:mariawall-AT-kooee.com.au
Location: newcastle, nsw australia
Date: Wednesday, March 6, 2002 at 16:03:47
Comments:

hello

Name: Russ King
Email:russellk-AT-nationaljet.com.au
Location: ADELAIDE, SA
Date: Friday, March 1, 2002 at 15:59:55
Comments:

G'Day to everyone. The two question marks in the middle of the middle row of the East Sale 1968 photograph are Gerry Broadhead (LAC-became an ADGY zero) and Frank Poyner (CPL-servedin the wartime RAF).

Name: Michael Coleman
Email:michael.coleman-AT-defence.gov.au
Location: Penrith, NSW Australia
Date: Monday, February 25, 2002 at 18:03:57
Comments:

This site has got to be the best thing since sliced bread. Well done those men. I've finally pulled the pin and now work as a Public Servant at (would belive) Orchard Hills (Kingswood) for the Joint Ammunition Logistics Organisation (JALO). Take care yer all.

Name: Peter Steiner (30 Intake)
Email:peter.steiner-AT-baesystems.com
Location: Adelaide, SA AUSTRALIA
Date: Tuesday, February 19, 2002 at 14:09:51
Comments:

What a great site. I believe that "without Armamaent there is no need for an Airforce (armed force)". So I'm doing my part to keep you guy's (still in) with something to play with. Managing a Missile component manufacturing facility for BAE SYSTEMS. What a turn around....

Name: "Nicko" - Mark Nixon
Email:maros-AT-wiredcity.com.au
Location: Perth, WA
Date: Wednesday, February 13, 2002 at 15:37:40
Comments:

What a great place to find all the old Gunnies. Great to see so many on the lists and am looking forward to having a real good look around the site. Hi to all Gunnies out there...!!!

Name: mark easthope'' easty'
Email:easty_oz-AT-yahoo .com.au
Location: sydney, nsw australia
Date: Wednesday, February 6, 2002 at 05:10:48
Comments:

g'day to all the gunnies out there good to see all the old names still kicking

Name:LES QUE
Email:parklaneunits-AT-telstra.easymail.com.au.
Location: Hervey Bay, Qld
Date: Saturday, January 26, 2002 at 21:27:02
Comments:

Hi, Great to hear from so many ex gunnies. I have retired to Hervey Bay. Play plenty of golf, and do a spot of fishing. I have a block of 8 holiday units so if any one is passing through please call in.

Name: John l Bullen
Email:jbullen-AT-iprimus.com.au
Location: Perth, W.A. Australia
Date: Friday, January 25, 2002 at 15:05:05
Comments:

Enlisted January 1950 , discharged as Warrant Off January 1983 . Happily retired and still boating ! My nickname for friends was "Mouse".

Name: Len Gacka - [Gallopping Gecko]
Email:gallopingecko-AT-hotmail.com
Location: Sydney, NSW Australia
Date: Monday, January 21, 2002 at 21:59:23
Comments:

Stumbled upon this site, what a buzz. Contrary to all reports am still alive and kicking.Until recently was a dogsbody for a Sydney Law Firm, then decided to pack it in and take a 10wk hol up to North QLD then returning back to Syd through the Outback. In Cairns jumped out of a Plane at 14,000ft then fell 10,000ft before the chute opened. Am still as crazy as ever. Hi to Bill Riley, Ken Edwards [still the Bon Vivant], Hippy Akers, Dutchy Elings, Georgie Shores, Paul Doran, Brian Macklin, Lindsay Cox, Where does the list end? Must not hog the space but I'm overwhelmed. Will be sending you some photos soon Bill. Cheers For Now, Lennie Gacka

Name: civvy
Email:andrew.hargreaves-AT-ipex.com.au
Location: Canberra,
Date: Wednesday, January 16, 2002 at 09:18:28
Comments:

Talking to Doc Baldwin last nite, has anyone seen Matt Shanley or Mark "Melon" Allen. Anyhelp pass it on.... Suck Suds.............:)

Name:Doc Baldwin
Email:zone3-AT-zone3act.com.au
Location: Canberra, ACT Australia
Date: Tuesday, January 15, 2002 at 21:47:39
Comments:

Seasons greetings to one and all. I was on the the phone to "Mouse" Ritchie and we were talking about a Gunnie web site - stuff me dead we found a good one. Great to see some of you blokes getting on well. Sally and I are still in Canberra - running Zone 3 Laser Games - yeah a "Gun" game - guess the Gunnie is still there eh. Still some of you lot ended up as Coppers. If youre in Canberra drop in say hi - oh and if someone sees Paul Muscat - let him know the RAiders still suck. PS - If anyone knows where "Tuck" is drop us a line eh? Thanx. - Doc ;o)

Name: Greg Jack (Jacko)
Email:GFJack61-AT-aol.com
Location: Elanora, QLD Australia
Date: Friday, January 11, 2002 at 14:06:14
Comments:

About time to update details. Good to see all the old names still popping up. I'm now working as a crewman/observer with a Customs Coastwatch contractor in Torres Strait. Live at the Gold Coast and tour. Looking forward to being home one year for the reunion at Amberley.

Name: John Ferguson
Email:fergy-AT-gil.com.au
Location: Brisbane, Qld Australia
Date: Wednesday, January 9, 2002 at 21:59:22
Comments:

Tried to contact Peter Shaw,Bob Alford,Dennis Evans using email addresses from guestbook but rejects, also tried Mick Boyle,dont know what I am doing Wrong,regards to everyone.

Name: Dayne Barrett
Email:dayne-AT-iprimus.com.au
Location: Perth, WA Australia
Date: Wednesday, January 9, 2002 at 02:14:08
Comments:

Hi ya all Got out in 90 after 11.5 years. Still working for the DoD but this time the navy as a civilian. I am the Production Supervisor for heavy weight torpedoes at GWS-W on HMAS Stirling.

Name: Shagger Shaw
Email:method9-AT-bigpond.com
Location: Via Alice Springs, NT Australia
Date: Sunday, December 30, 2001 at 18:07:06
Comments:

Great to finally be in touch, Looking forward to hearing from everyone! Shagger

Name: Lindsay Cox
Email:ironbark1-AT-pnc.com.au
Location: SYDNEY, New South Wales AUstralia
Date: Thursday, December 27, 2001 at 01:16:47
Comments:

Got a new E-mail address - If anyone wants to drop a line Can usually be found holding up the bar at the Wilberforce (nsw)pub, if anyone wants to shout CU Coxy

Name: Bill Colgrave
Email:colgate4-AT-ozemail.com.au
Location: Kewarra Beach, Qld
Date: Wednesday, December 26, 2001 at 15:54:46
Comments:

Living at Kewarra Beach about 20km North of Cairns. Teaching at Smithfield State High School for the last thirteen years.

Name: Clay Evans
Email:lukpla-AT-bigpond.com
Location: Maitland, NSW Aust.
Date: Thursday, December 20, 2001 at 18:31:30
Comments:

Happy St. Barbara's day to all and sundry (plus any other less significant religious holidays falling in December). Working now as a crime scene officer with Maitland cops, so do us a favour, if you're going to knock off stuff for the smoko room leave us a decent set of fingerprints. Cheers

Name: Gary ( Gas) Watson
Email:gary.watson-AT-cbr.defence.gov.au
Location: Canberra, ACT AUS
Date: Tuesday, December 18, 2001 at 16:40:23
Comments:

Seasons Greetings to all. Gas Watson Beaver 1961. Retired 1985 and living in Canberra. Still working, currently in Aerospace Systems Division Russell Offices.

Name: Graham Pickering
Email:graden-AT-winsoft.net.au
Location: Mudgee, NSW Australia
Date: Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 21:34:06
Comments:

I have finally pulled the pin, chucked it in, retired, or what ever you want to call it, after 25 years plumbing guns, 5 years stuffing around, and 12 1/2 years coal mining. Good to see a lot of familiar, and, long time no hear from names

Name: PAUL DORAN
Email:bnoske-AT-optusnet.com.au
Location: perth, W.A. AUSTRALIA
Date: Monday, December 10, 2001 at 20:30:08
Comments:

HELLO TO ALL YOU CRACKER-STACKERS, MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU ALL. AM IN PHONE BOOK , hint, hint.

Name: Wal Greenrich
Email:ges-AT-nobbys.net.au
Location: Bolton Point, NSW Oz
Date: Sunday, December 9, 2001 at 04:32:46
Comments:

Greetings and Salutations to all

Name: David Rowe
Email:darowe-AT-smartchat.com.au
Location: GoldCoast, Qld Australia
Date: Sunday, December 9, 2001 at 01:52:56
Comments:

On behalf of my Dad, Bob Rowe joined the Airforce in 1959, was in 76sqn at William Town also in 5th Squadron and in Vietnam in 1968 (i think) he was in 9 Sqadron( with first group of Iroquois that were sent up) Just after some photos if you remember who he is Please reply if you do

Name: Gary Evans "Grevo"
Email:grevo1-AT-dingoblue.net.au
Location: Townsville, Qld
Date: Friday, December 7, 2001 at 17:55:06
Comments:

28 App Arm. Joined Jan 74. Discharged Mar 99. Settled in Townsville. Great website.

Name: Russ Reilly
Email:russreilly-AT-marineheli.com
Location: Newcastle, NSW Australia
Date: Friday, December 7, 2001 at 03:46:20
Comments:

Just thought I would drop everyone a line. Am available for beers, just contact me.

Name: Terry [Toothy] Martin
Location: Mooloolaba, QLD Australia
Date: Friday, November 23, 2001 at 18:18:21
Comments:

Great sight,good to see so many of us left.

Name: Stephen(Tex) Williams
Email:texaswilliams2002-AT-yahoo.com
Location: Sydney, NSW Australia
Date: Monday, November 19, 2001 at 09:30:08
Comments:

Hope to here from someone who remembers me.

Name: Con Maxwell
Email:sabaka-AT-ozemail.com.au
Location: Medlow Bath, NSW Australia
Date: Sunday, November 18, 2001 at 21:32:35
Comments:

Great site nice to see so many old names,hi Caugs,hi Bodgie

Name:NIGEL DEVLIN
Email:gndevlin-AT-tpg.com.au
Location: Brisbane, QLD AUSTRALIA
Date: Friday, November 16, 2001 at 17:18:21
Comments:

Good to see a few not as old faces in some of the Apprentice photos. Top job dudes!!!

Name: Selby Evans
Email:devans-AT-legacyadelaide.org.au
Location: Adelaide, SA Australia
Date: Friday, November 16, 2001 at 16:22:27
Comments:

Good to see names from the past. Am now working for Legacy Club of Adelaide as the Pension Clerk. Cheers for now, Selby

Name: Michael AVO Breitsameter
Email:avometer351-AT-yahoo.ca
Location: Toronto, ON Canada
Date: Friday, November 16, 2001 at 05:50:25
Comments:

Moved from California to the frozen north about a year ago after a job change. Glad to see the familiar names and to see the continuation of Bombs Bullets and Bullshit!!

Name: HARRY (SLATTS) SLATTERY
Email:CLOVERRUN-AT-bigpond.com
Location: CHARITY CREEK, NSW AUSTRALIA
Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2001 at 21:48:49
Comments:

HAD NINE YEARS AS A GUNNIE THE LAST TWO AND A HALF AT BUTTERWORTH 75SQN SKINING MY NUCKLES AND BANGING MY HEAD WORKING ON THAT MOST WONDERFUL A/C THE MIRAGE.GREAT MEMORIES WORKING WITH SOME GREAT CHARACTERS. NOW A FACTORY WORKER LIVING ON ACRES BESIDE THE MANNING RIVER BREEDING COLOURED HORSES .INSPIRING WEBSITE BILL THANKS HARRY.

Name: Kevin Stapleton - No 7 App.Armourers,1954-1969
Email:kevinsta-AT-hermes.net.au
Location: Leura, NSW Australia
Date: Tuesday, November 13, 2001 at 17:00:07
Comments:

Hi to any old farts who can still remember starting their gunnie training on a Mustang.Went into Architecture after discharge and have had great careers in both professions.Great site.Regards Kevin S.

Name: Paul Hodgson - Mary, 2xSips, Paul the Pom
Email:porlhodge-AT-aol.com
Location: RAF Leeming, North Yorkshire England
Date: Sunday, November 11, 2001 at 21:42:11
Comments:

I thought I'd stuff my details down here as I searched your site, from our Armourers site ( www.bombheadsworld.co.uk). I was looking for the e-mail addresses of mates I met in Oz whilst I was on Ex Longlook 2001. Cheers all.

Name: John Foxwell
Email:wjfoxy-AT-aol.com
Location: Junee, NSW
Date: Wednesday, October 31, 2001 at 15:26:49
Comments:

Great site, so good to see so many names again, did 22yrs then decided if the firm didn't want gunnies, I didn't want to play anymore. Currently working as a comms op with the NSW police with a lot of other ex military persons.

Name: peter knight (wally)
Email:afterhours-AT-tpg.com.au
Location: Safety Beach, Victoria australia
Date: Monday, October 22, 2001 at 09:01:48
Comments:

just found the site...great stuff. Wish everyone the best. Hey locky did you ever finish that tram?

Name: Tony Woodrow
Email:shepwood-AT-gil.com.au
Location: Ipswich, Qld
Date: Sunday, October 21, 2001 at 07:20:06
Comments:

Had a great night at the reunion. Thanks to the organisers, will be back next year.

-AT-Name: Bob Moolenaar (escaped without a nickname)
Email:bobdm-AT-optusnet.com.au
Location: Kingswood, NSW Australia
Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2001 at 21:52:41
Comments:

482, 6, raafstt, supcom,1CAMD, now retired. Spent last 12 months of service researching all jobs oppurtunities, decided that since I hadn't worked for the last 20 years why start now so joined the public service. Still in logistics, still doing gunnie stuff still at deoh nee 1CAMD.

Name:IAN WEST -Blue-
Email:westy_ih-AT-yahoo.com.au
Location: Lenon tree passage, NSW Australia
Date: Monday, October 8, 2001 at 09:24:25
Comments:

Only found out about this site last night a little sad news was past on to me John BOMMER Huxtable passed away yesterday early hours. All rosebuds 56-58 will remember him.A lot of old names I remembered after reading the guestbook keep up the good work. I am currently fully retired spend plenty of time on the golf course and steer our caravan all over the place

Name: Rob Stayt
Email:armourers-AT-ananzi.co.za
Location: Durban, South Africa
Date: Tuesday, October 2, 2001 at 03:49:29
Comments:

Quick hello from the SAPolic Service Armourers of KwaZulu/Natal, South Africa.

Name: Michael Atherton
Email:michaelatherton-AT-hotmail.com
Location: Tabuk, Saudi Arabia
Date: Sunday, September 16, 2001 at 05:53:27
Comments:

Haven't looked over the new site yet, but had a good laugh on the old one. Interesting to note where people have ended up! It's been a bloody good reunion over here, surprised there's any gunnies left in the RAAF!

Name: jason hyland
Email:jasonroxs-AT-hotmail.com
Location: palmerston, new zealand
Date: Tuesday, September 11, 2001 at 16:09:25
Comments:

Hello out there

Name: Caugs
Email:greg.mccaughey-AT-env.qld.gov.au
Location: Burpengary, Qld
Date: Tuesday, September 11, 2001 at 10:07:14
Comments:

G'day. I have been working for the Qld EPA since I discharged in June 1997. It is good to see names that I thought had disappeared into the ether with the lost brain cells. I look forward to catching up with some of you over a cold Goldie at the Amberley reunion on 20 Oct. You blokes maintaining the website are doing an excellent job. Cheers.

Name: Brett Peterson
Email:brettp-AT-wedderburn.com.au
Location: Adelaide, SA
Date: Monday, September 3, 2001 at 23:33:21
Comments:

What a "blast" down memory lane. Anybody know where I can find Geoff Davies??

Name:E Witt
Email:support-AT-asacaustralia.com

Date: Sunday, September 2, 2001 at 14:42:44
Comments:

Would like to invite everyone to stop by ASAC's new RAAF Black Box Forum - http://www.asacaustralia.com/cgi-bin/raafboard/view.pl - the board could do with a good christening!

Name: William (Bill) Wingrove "Winkle"
Email:william.wingrove-AT-sympatico.ca
Location: Brampton, Ontario Canada L6T2A2
Date: Saturday, September 1, 2001 at 11:50:11
Comments:

I am an EX RN (FAA) Armourer I left the service in 1962.Immigrated to Canada in 1967. I am trying to locate my foster Sister Joyce Edgecombe nee Merchant, originally from Paignton in Devon England. Ilast heard from her in 1967 to say she & her husband were immigrating to Australia. I believe they went to the Adelaide area. Two years ago when we were visiting Paignton my wife & I tried tracing her through the local telephone book, with no luck, although we did hear that she & her husband had split up. So we don't know if she is still in Australia or has returned to the UK. If anyone out there knows her whereabouts please E Mail me at the above address. So from a pommie armourer to all the Aussie armourers out there. "Good on you mates" and thanks for any help you can give. Sincerely Bill(Winkle) Wingrove PS. Great site I will visit again!

Name: SLIM WHITMAN
Email:whitman-AT-taximedia.net
Location: BRISBANE, QLD AUSTRALIA
Date: Friday, August 24, 2001 at 14:28:23
Comments:

G'DAY FELLOW GUNNIES --GOT THE JOB OF A LIFETIME --I'M RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL THOSE ADS ON THE REAR OF THE CABS IN QLD-- I SEE RACK REIKEN & BOB RABY OFTEN & WE RECKON WE HAD THE GOOD OLD DAYS WHEN WE LOADED MAGAZINES NOT READ THEM

Name: Peter Dore
Email:pd970-AT-hotmail.com
Location: Brisbane, QLD Oz
Date: Wednesday, August 22, 2001 at 13:35:37
Comments:

G'day all. Nice to see the Gunnies still sticking together. I remember the RAAF ARMO course I attended early 80s as the Navy Armourer. It was a great time with a great bunch of Armourers!

Name: Dolly Sayer
Email:lfx906208-AT-aol.com
Location: Exeter, Devon U.K.
Date: Saturday, August 18, 2001 at 04:56:16
Comments:

Ex Fleet Air Arm Bombhead.Glad to see bombheads are all the same the whole world over.Blody good site.

Name: Greg Morrison
Email:grno-AT-gil.com.au
Location: Ipswich, Qld Australia
Date: Wednesday, August 15, 2001 at 16:43:23
Comments:

I found this through Ron Brett, great to see a lot of old and familiar names. Have recently returned from the UK on a working holiday (technology and design teacher). Still teaching here in Ipswich, looking forward to retirement soon.

Name: Mick Gower
Email:Michael.Gower-AT-defence.gov.au
Location: Adelaide, SA Australia
Date: Wednesday, August 15, 2001 at 15:28:21
Comments:

Great to see the official Gunnie site. Good to see a few familiar names from my time at 492SQN shuffling sonobouys. I'm still a serving member and still getting paid to play with bombs, bullets and put up with the bullshit, so life's good. Hey, Joel Vergona, where are you now?

Name: ste smith
Email:eastofely-AT-aol.com
Location: cambridge, england
Date: Sunday, August 5, 2001 at 05:04:43
Comments:

you lot were bloody lucky in the cricket today, next time we'll play our first team. hello barnie and georgie barron saudi hasn't been the same since you left. still a toilet! back in sunny uk now for the last two years and loving it.

Name: AL MARTIN
Email:MARTINALTHERED-AT-AOL com
Location: MANCHESTER, GOOD OL UK
Date: Saturday, August 4, 2001 at 06:42:24
Comments:

GOOD SITE I`D JUST LIKE TO SAY HI TO ANY OF THE GUYS WHO KNEW ME IN SAUDI AT DHARAN OM ADV`S OR EVEN IDS GOOD LUCK TO YOU ALL DROP ME A LINE IF YOU WANT TO CHEW THE FAT..

Name: Wren Brown
Email:wren.brown-AT-bigpond.com
Location: Melbourne, Vic Australia
Date: Tuesday, July 31, 2001 at 19:58:48
Comments:

Gidday guys! Terrific to see all the names - lots of memories. I'm still mucking around in Defence, but not for long........

Name: edd the duck brotherton
Email:eddbrotherton-AT-hotmail.com
Location: stafford, england
Date: Saturday, July 28, 2001 at 08:51:28
Comments:

Its nice to see that we are all as mad as each other, God bless our upside down friends from a still serving member of the RAF

Name: Dave Gould
Email:d.gould-AT-cwcom.net

Date: Thursday, July 12, 2001 at 05:40:44
Comments:

I'm a bit of an interloper on your page although I am a RAF ex armourer (EOD) I am trying to regain contact with an ex Aussie armourer (EOD) called Pete Brown. He came to the UK on an exchange posting in the late 1980's I believe that he retired to Perth, if anyone knows of his whereabouts or if he's reading this, get in touch Pete. The family would love to hear from you.

Name: Bob Thompson
Email:bung-AT-touch88.com.au
Location: Perth, WA
Date: Wednesday, July 11, 2001 at 16:14:47
Comments:

Some ex 9Sqn members are putting together an old B model Iroquois for the SAS museum in Perth and would like details\specs of how M60`s were mounted in the early years in Vietnam, i.e. bungee cord/solid. Perhaps Bodge Moore, Barry Hodgeson or someone else from that era could divulge their intimate knowledge. Regards, Bob Thompson.

Name: jack grayson
Email:sylviag-AT-ircnet.com.au
Location: gold coast, qld australia
Date: Tuesday, July 10, 2001 at 20:01:31
Comments:

nice to see you have a web site - got it from the qld mob!good to see alot of old gunny mates still around/and who is this pom that say's gunnies in oz are poofs regards to all my old mates. jack(alias kathy)

Name: Dalton (Fred) Neville
Email:diatrbus-AT-tpg.com.au
Location: Canberra, ACT Australia
Date: Monday, July 9, 2001 at 11:09:31
Comments:

RAAF Gunnie 1966-72; RAAF Phot 72-78. AG's "D" Branch 78-89; Immigration 89-01;Now retired from workforce. G'day Gunnies. Great to have found the site and to see some familiar names. Hope to see you if ever in Canberra. Brgds, Fred.

Name: Keith Dixon
Location: Hobart , Tas
Date: Thursday, July 5, 2001 at 09:37:19
Comments:

Good To see gunnies are still around and still as crazy as ever. Keep up the good work. (Gunnie 1951 -57)

Name: Barney Barnett
Email:barnsteen-AT-start.com.au
Location: Brisbane, Qld Aust.
Date: Thursday, June 28, 2001 at 21:12:23
Comments:

Back in Brisbane, back working for Boeing again on F111. Tried to get away from A/C but it dragged me back. Good to see you all still kicking around.

Name: Richard (Dick)Harcourt
Email:richardharcourt-AT-ntlworld.com
Location: Newark, Notts UK
Date: Wednesday, June 27, 2001 at 05:22:44
Comments:

RAAF Butterworth Base Radio, transmitters and tower 1965-67. Remember, Bidan, Song Song, Gong Kedah, Alor Star, night shift at Penang Airport with a landrover and three ton truck full of fire extinguishers in case someone diverted. I wonder if the aircrew knew. The flight of Sabres cleared to live fire on Song Song range that were only just aborted from straffing the base camp on Bidan Island!!!!Fond memories, great times with you lot. Retired from RAF in 1980.About to retire fully. Regards to you all.

Name: Peter (Dutchy) Holland
Email:Peter.Holland-AT-defence.gov.au
Location: WLM, NSW Australia
Date: Monday, June 25, 2001 at 23:56:34
Comments:

Warning, Warning........ Oh its another Radtech coming - don't worry, I've still got gunnie inside of me (I'm a half breed). Great website!!! G'day Fish....

Name: Ernie Moore
Email:erniemoore-AT-optusnet.com.au
Location: Mooloolaba, Qld Australia
Date: Sunday, June 24, 2001 at 09:04:04
Comments:

Hi Bill, Thought I would make contact before heading back to Laos via Vietnam. Do you have an e-mail for Sharkbait Kennedy as his Saudi address didn't work. Regards Bodgie

Name:Greg Campbell - ARDU 1968 -'72
Email:turbo-AT-alphalink.com.au
Location: Melb, Vic OZ
Date: Thursday, June 21, 2001 at 22:33:38
Comments:

Hi Guy's, you probably dont remember me and I sure as hell dont remember any of you after all this time, and I was the only sober one!! Anyone out there that was on the first detail to clear the Morna Point range near Foster NSW in '71? 3 months of Bombs, Beaches, Beer & NO (official)BULLSHIT! ;-) Need a Laptop in Melb, call me on Ph 0500LAPTOP or dont... whatever

Name: JSW
Email:jswydro-AT-yahoo.com
Location: Newcsatle, NSW Oz
Date: Tuesday, June 19, 2001 at 19:10:17
Comments:

No!.......... I ain't dead, though I may look it and feel it. I ain't divorced.............though sometimes I wish!! Gunnies.......was one, and still are one.........where's me mate PJ???

Name: Baden Kenny
Email:bjandkes-AT-webace.com.au
Location: PERTH, WA Australia
Date: Sunday, June 17, 2001 at 17:18:31
Comments:

Hello to all Gunnies out there!

Name: mick
Email:hgodden-AT-yahoo.com
Location: thetford, norfolk england
Date: Saturday, June 16, 2001 at 08:02:42
Comments:

hello, english RAF armourer, been in the mob fo 18 years now and whistling up the ranks like a rat up an aquaduct. just gonna check your site out cos i was chattin to one of your coms people yesterday and she reckons your all poofs, but i cant believe it. cheers, mick

Name: Phil Harrison
Email:Phillip.Harrison1-AT-defence.gov.au
Location: Adelaide, SA Australia
Date: Wednesday, June 13, 2001 at 16:30:15
Comments:

Pulled the pin Nov 99 and joined Raytheon Australia under contract at ARDU. Still doin' good gunnie stuff. Great site, keep up the good work

Name: Buck Hennessy
Email:johnhenn-AT-our.net.au
Location: Launceston, TAS Australia
Date: Tuesday, June 12, 2001 at 22:03:48
Comments:

I was blown away when I heard about this site. So many familiar names. Look forward to keeping up with all the gunnie news and views

Name: Dave Murray
Email:eedjm-AT-ee.newcastle.edu.au
Location: Newcastle, NSW Australia
Date: Tuesday, June 12, 2001 at 13:59:29
Comments:

Warning!! Radtech on your site! Hello gunnies. Congratulations on an admirable website and network for finding out who is where. Pity other trades do not have the cohesiveness shown by the gunplumbers. Best wishes to all the gunnies I know. Did see quite a few familiar names.

Name: Pete Adnams
Email:saud-AT-vtown.com.au
Location: Mutdapilly, Qld.
Date: Saturday, June 9, 2001 at 11:08:11
Comments:

Nice to see so many familiar names, especially Lindsay Cox (Sniffer)one of my room mates when we were apprentices. I'm workimg at Amberley as a sumpie for the Public Service. I try not to get my hands too dirty. As Stew Cook said, the wheel has almost gone the full circle with suitably qualified persons now being trained as Gunnies. I'm rather proud of this as I helped write the instructor guides for the various weapons here at Amberley during one of my stints in the RSG.

Name: Ian Senini
Email:ian.senini-AT-isr.gov.au
Location: Canberra, ACT Australia
Date: Friday, June 1, 2001 at 10:09:21
Comments:

Great to see so many familiar names. Brings back a lot of memories. Makes you thirsty thinking about it all.

Name: Bob Tuxford
Email:Rtuxford-AT-aol.com
Location: Maroochydore, Qld Australia
Date: Thursday, May 31, 2001 at 22:06:38
Comments:

Can someone please tell me where Trevor Joseph Sheehan reg no 20469 died 1976 but where he is buried please

Name: Steven Bennett
Email:steven.bennett-AT-wmc.com.au
Location: Roxby Downs, SA Australia
Date: Thursday, May 17, 2001 at 15:11:38
Comments:

Hi Guys, departed Dec 1994 and decided to go mining in Broken Hill until the ass fell out of that and now employed with Western Mining Corp at Olympic Dam Roxby Downs. I read the comments by Graham Pickering about Coaliers not knowing about St Barbara, not much different the metalliferous mines either. Obviously they have not lived.

Name: Des Stark
Email:desmon-AT-optusnet.com.au
Location: MANILLA, NSW
Date: Tuesday, May 15, 2001 at 20:58:45
Comments:

HI TO ALL THE GUNNIES OUT THERE. GOOD TO SEE ALL THE PHOTO'S STARTING TO COME IN. HEADING TO TOWNSVILLE FOR THE WINTER (27JUN-17JUL). ANYONE UP THERE??

Name: Paul Reitano
Email:monti-AT-powerup.com.au
Location: Brisbane, QLD AUSTRALIA
Date: Tuesday, May 15, 2001 at 19:26:16
Comments:

Left the permanent RAAF in 1976 after 9 years service. Served with 23Sqn for 12 months in 1983 before departing altogether from the service. Currently teach Modern and Ancient History at high school. My ph. is 07 3847 1332. I would be happy to hear from any of the ex "cracker stackers"

Name: Jeff Reitano
Email:Jeffery.Reitano-AT-defence.gov.au
Location: Sydney, NSW Australia
Date: Monday, May 14, 2001 at 22:30:55
Comments:

Resigned from the RAAF after 31 years (1998) and have worked with DoD as a civvy at Defence Establishment Orchard Hills still doing the Bombs,Bullets and Bullshit business. If you happen to be in Sydney town in the future give me a ring on 0011-61-02-4737-0679 BH and I'm sure I can organise a beer or two.

Name: Noel Ryan
Email:noelr-AT-vicnet.net.au
Location: SURREY HILLS, VIC AUSTRALIA
Date: Monday, May 14, 2001 at 17:23:29
Comments:

Initial contact

Name: AL TUMBRIDGE
Email:tumbo-AT-austarnet.com.au
Location: TOOWOOMBA, QLD
Date: Sunday, May 13, 2001 at 17:02:16
Comments:

Bloody great to see some gunnie sights

Name: Richie Swallow
Email:mill_vision-AT-hotmail.com
Location: Camden, NSW AUSTRALIA
Date: Friday, May 4, 2001 at 19:52:33
Comments:

Ex RAF Armourer now working for JALO at Orchard Hills, once an Armourer always an Armourer!! Working with RAAF Gunnies somw retired and some still in, same humour, same censored only difference is the bloody great weather.

Name: Melissa Kosciuk
Email:melk-AT-zwallet.com

Date: Thursday, May 3, 2001 at 22:15:09
Comments:

this is a very user friendly site, with interesting information.

Name: Hal. Webber
Email:halojen-AT-bigpond.com
QLD
Date: Thursday, May 3, 2001 at 12:51:46
Comments:

Hi all,just changed email address still at TULLY HEADS fully retired so we can mow our 3 acres of grass.Going fishing when our wet finishes? hope to see you all at the GUNNIE do in JUN. hal.

Name: Barry Smith
Email:sitka-AT-omninet.net.au
Location: Albany, WA
Date: Wednesday, May 2, 2001 at 22:36:29
Comments:

Top site. It is great to see so many familiar names.Well done guys. Lots of photos would really finish it off.

Name: Sid Mitchell
Email:skzrj-AT-yahoo.com.au
Location: Gladstone, QLD OZ
Date: Tuesday, May 1, 2001 at 14:17:16
Comments:

Great to see plenty of Gunnies (serving and ex) still alive and kicking! Working for Orica (ICI) with Dave Mc Naught. Cheers with beers to all!!

Name:Allan bullock
Email:mailto:info-AT-coralsea-apartments.com.au
Location: Maroochydore, Qld
Date: Thursday, April 26, 2001 at 16:42:13
Comments:

Hello fellow gunnies.After retiring from the RAAF in 1988 I spent 7 years in Saudi,now own my own business on the Sunshine Coast managing holiday apartments.Any serving or ex gunnie who wants a holiday up this way 20% off exist ing tariffs. cheers for now and all the best to everyone.

Name: Mike Martignoles
Email:musicman-AT-primus.com.au
Location: Shellharbour, NSW Australia
Date: Friday, April 13, 2001 at 15:47:50
Comments:

Visiting to find some old mates I am ex RAAF Rtd 1987 after 22 years

Name: Gus Walters
Email:gusw-AT-bigpond.com
Location: Birralee, TAS>
Date: Saturday, April 7, 2001 at 20:31:56
Comments:

Living it up here in sunny Tasmania

Name: Graham Bryant
Email:Graham.Bryant-AT-defence.gov.au
Location: Mulgoa, NSW
Date: Wednesday, March 28, 2001 at 13:08:25
Comments:

Great site, still working with Navy side of JALO at Orchard Hills. Many familiar names amongst the list. Hope to see many of you in the Williamtown area in June at the Armourers Assoc get-to-gether.

Name: Brendon McAliece
Email:brendonmcaliece-AT-yahoo.com.au
Saudi Arabia
Date: Saturday, March 24, 2001 at 14:18:28
Comments:

What a great surprise to find so many familiar names! Still in Saudi after 10 years. Still doin Gunnie stuff! Great site! Keep loading and droppin stuff! Brendon.

Name: Phil Pitcher
Email:philip.pitcher-AT-ntlworld.com
UK
Date: Sunday, February 25, 2001 at 02:49:27
Comments:

Ex Long Look '96. 6 Sqn, Amberley. Anybody still out there?.

Name: damien horan (daffy)
Email:damhor-AT-hotmail.com
Location: newcastle, nsw australia
Date: Wednesday, February 21, 2001 at 12:31:21
Comments:

hi, how's everyone going?

Name: Jamie (Scotty) Scott
Email:scottytaz-AT-btinternet.com
Location: RAF Marham, England
Date: Sunday, February 4, 2001 at 08:49:30
Comments:

Hi to all our Aussie brothers out there doing the lords work. Currently serving at Tactical Armament Squadron in the UK.

Name: Lindsay Cox
Email:ironbark1_au-AT-bigpond.com
Location: Sackville Reach, NSW AUS
Date: Friday, February 2, 2001 at 22:59:36
Comments:

Just got back on the net after a couple years.Living on a few acres of bush on the Hawkesbury.Retired last year. Got on the grog with Sparra Gardiner at Beresfield last Wednesday.Big hangover. Nothing changes. C.U. Coxy

Name: John Pond
Email:ssaajp-AT-winsoft.net.au
Location: MUDGEE, NSW Aust
Date: Saturday, January 27, 2001 at 07:28:53
Comments:

Currently employed as the Head Teacher of Industrial Arts Mudgee High School

Name: Chester Edwards
Email:chester-AT-one.net.au
Location: Perth, WA OZ
Date: Wednesday, January 24, 2001 at 15:59:14
Comments:

Great to see so many names from the past. Would like to see some more pics tho'. Great site , keep it doing.

Name: Matt McGhee
Email:tuggwat-AT-hotmail.com
Location: Newquay, Cornwall England
Date: Tuesday, January 23, 2001 at 09:34:42
Comments:

Hail fellow Armourers & acolytes of the almighty bang (and of course bad speeling). Living in Newquay Cornwall England but unfortunately I can't surf... not that we've got much to surf anyway!!!

Name: Pete Bateman
Email:pfb-AT-fatal.co.uk
Location: Raf Leeming, United Kingdom
Date: Saturday, January 13, 2001 at 08:31:24
Comments:

great to see so many armourers round the world. i work on missiles at leeming bombdump and there is no better trade in the world. keep up the good work

Name: Stretch Ratcliff
Email:neilanne-AT-pnc.com.au
Location: Penrith, NSW Australia
Date: Saturday, January 6, 2001 at 12:59:52
Comments:

Where are all those "pub running" gunnies from Butterworth that I used to drink with? Been out since 89', now work for DoD at Defence Plaza-Sydney looking after civilian training.

Name: GEORGE WATKINSON (KAFFIR)
Email:mailto:JGKWAT-AT-OZEMAIL.COM.AU
Location: ALYANGULA, NT
Date: Monday, January 1, 2001 at 23:49:52
Comments:

CURRENTLY A POLICE OFFICER NT POLICE ON GROOTE EYLANDTE