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Gunnies Book Jan 2003 to Aug 2003

This page lists messages posted to the old Gunnies website in a area known as "The Gunnies Book" between Jan 2003 and Aug 2003, 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 The page links listed here may contain information such as email addresses and contact numbers that may be no longer valid, so all website users are encouraged to use the Database menu link that is maintained by Ron Brett for up to date contact details.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 Jan 2003 to Aug 2003 

 

Name: George (Kaffir) WATKINSON
Email:jmum-AT-bigpond,au
Location: Katherine, NT
Date: Monday, August 11, 2003 at 14:00:38
Comments:

Great to see some of the old names, gidday to every one who remembers me, stop in for a beer if you are ever in Katherine.

Name: Kim Luck
Email:kimluck-AT-ozemail.com.au
Location: Melbourne, VIC OZ
Date: Sunday, August 10, 2003 at 00:16:57
Comments:

G'Day fellow Gunnies! Williamstown and FlyAways from 1961 to 1967 in 481, 2OCU and 75Sqns. Left early and never did plumb another gun but the mates and the memories are still there! Rgds to all from A315363 LAC Luck KJ!

Name: John Brighton
Email:johntina-AT-caloundra.net
Location: Maroochydore, Qld Australia
Date: Friday, August 8, 2003 at 01:31:28
Comments:

I Would Do It All Again.

Name: Gary Lane
Email:gary-AT-lanetech.com.au
Location: Townsville, Qld Australia
Date: Monday, July 28, 2003 at 10:31:15
Comments:

I am not an armourer I served in the RAAF from 1980-1990 as a Radio Communications Technician and suffered an accident which damage to my left lung and now some chemical related complications. I was wondering if any of your associates may be able to help. I am trying to identify the chemical, it was widely used in technical workshops to remove flux from solder joints.. it was green in colour and dispenced from a small white container, following my accident it was removed from service. My accident happened over 18 years ago and although the RAAF have admitted my right to compensation I am unable to have anyone tell me what it may be.

Name: Garry Snow
Email:gsnow-AT-hoyts.com.au
Location: Sydney, NSW Australia
Date: Friday, July 25, 2003 at 19:04:16
Comments:

Good to see the site is still going strong, still travelling heaps hope to catch up with a few gunnies for the odd beer on my travels.

Name: Doug Lennox
Email:dclennox-AT-ozemail.com.au
Location: Gray, NT Australia
Date: Wednesday, July 23, 2003 at 11:46:43
Comments:

Still enjoying life in the Teritory. This is a great site to catch up to all us cracker stackers.

Name: gino
Email:speciale70-AT-hotmail.com
Location: milano, italy
Date: Friday, July 18, 2003 at 23:50:17
Comments:

I was in hoppers crossing melbourne and i like too much melbourne but more williamsontown... i have family italian friends in hoppers crossing i will come back to visit melbourne one day and for now kindest regards to all aussie people.. Gino from italy

Name: ADGY Greig
Email:adgy-AT-dodo.com.au or alister.greig-AT-defence.gov.au
Location: Clarence Town, NSW Australia
Date: Friday, July 18, 2003 at 13:46:47
Comments:

Scary censored!!!! I'm still in and I've become the people me and Darky used to hang censored on. I remember the censored we used to do to Jock all those years ago at 77SQN and now I'm sitting in his seat (Laugh).Ran into Blue Davo the other day at Clarence Town. He's doing well and comes up water-skiing regularly. Drank heaps of censored and caught up on old times. He asked me to say hi to everyone. A lot of names of people I haven't seen for years and it will be good to catch up. Nino Watson. Anyone know where he is!!!

Name: Dave Berry
Email:dajuberry-AT-optusnet.com.au
Location: Hervey Bay, Qld AUSTRALIA
Date: Thursday, July 17, 2003 at 20:59:13
Comments:

Sorry I only just found your Web-Site R.A.A.F Armourer 1973-1993 look forward to hearing from anybody who remembers me.

Name: William (Bill or Winkle ) Wingrove
Email:jeanbillwingrove-AT-rogers.com
Location: Brampton, Ontario Canada
Date: Thursday, July 17, 2003 at 11:25:36
Comments:

Here I am again I am trying to trace my Foster Sister Joyce Edcombe nee Merchant She grew up in Paignton South Devon England. Her Parents Gert & Cliff Merchant Fostered me when I was evacuated from the bombing in London England in W W 2 until I returned to London at the end of the war. She was Maid of Honour at our wedding in 1954. The last time we heard from her was in late 1960's early 1970's to say that she and her Husband had Imigrated to Australia, but with no forwarding address.If there is anyone out that has any info on her whereabouts please contact me at the above E Mail address Best wishes to all Rgds Bill or (Winkle ) Wingrove

Name: William (Bill or Winkle) Wingrove
Email:jeanbillwingrove-AT-rogers.com
Location: Brampton, Ontario Canada
Date: Thursday, July 17, 2003 at 11:08:13
Comments:

Hi There I am an ex Fleet Air Arm Armourer 1945 - 1962.Ships served on were: Centaur, Warrior ,Ocean, Thesius and Ark Royal. RNAS served at were:Ford, Stretton, Lee on Solent, Yeovilton, Arbroath, Lossiemouth and Sembawang. I also served in Korea. I now live in Canada with my Wife Jean and four children and their spouses and ten Grandchildren. Any old shipmates that are living in Australia and remeber me, I would be glad to hear from you. Best wishes to all you Australian Armourers out there, Good on you mates Rgds Bill or (Winkle) Wingrove

Name: David Swan
Email:flash_cat_2-AT-yahoo.com
Location: Perth, W.A Oz
Date: Saturday, July 12, 2003 at 19:44:36
Comments:

Just to update where I am and what I'm doing. Uni part-time and working full time with a private UXO survey, search and recovery company. Anyone know the whereabouts of Scott Dickson or Phil Christiansen drop me a line will ya? Swanie

Name: Pat (Spook) Byrne
Email:merro-AT-hotmail.com
Location: Sydney, NSW Australia
Date: Thursday, July 10, 2003 at 11:34:59
Comments:

Found this site trolling through the web during one of my many nights in hotels around the place. These days I am flying Jumbo's with Japan Airlines. Great to see so many names out of the past are still around. abest wishes to all

Name: Mark O'Connor (Planty)
Email:markoconnor60-AT-hotmail.com
Location: Melbourne, Victoria Australia
Date: Tuesday, July 8, 2003 at 16:36:13
Comments:

Great site! Interesting to see what people are up to now. Got out in 99, did a degree in computing - never looked back! Different life from being a Gunnie at the moment, let alone being in the military. I worked at Ansett (in QA) for 3 months then they collapsed! Ended up working with them for 7 more months under administration till I found another job. I am a Technical Manager at the moment - Easiest and best promotion ever!

Name: GORDON HAMPSON
Email:pandghampson-AT-dodo.com.au
Location: Berkeley vale, NSW australia
Date: Thursday, July 3, 2003 at 15:42:57
Comments:

Great to see the members on here.I was dis.in 76 any one out there around this vintage. AllTHE BEST

Name:Geoffrey Santos.
Email:Geoffreysj-AT-aol.com
Location: Hameln., Germany
Date: Sunday, June 29, 2003 at 21:24:46
Comments:

I left Welton High School in Hull England back in 1961 joined the Royal Engineers 1963 went to Germany 1964 and have been here as a civvy since 1973 and would like to have contact with any of my old school mates or army mates anywere in the world.

Name: Jim Reid
Email:jamesaussi-AT-hotmail.com
Location: Phuket, Thailand
Date: Saturday, June 28, 2003 at 22:19:26
Comments:

Your pages bring back back a lot of happy memories of my time at Laverton 542 Squadron R.A.F. 1956to59. Met Titch Inglis on a missile course at RAF Newton in 19661 (I think). I married Dorothy Dean, clerk at HQ Laverton unfortunately she died of cancer 5 years ago. She was in the 2nd WRAAF entry at Point Cook and came from WestAussi. We had a great 41years together. Miss her a lot. We went back to the UK for 5 years and returned to WA in 1964. Did everything fron Gun and Sports store to Cafe and a lot of other jobs and ended up with a little farm in Bridgetown. Loved it but got an offer to good to refuse.Spent some time in QLD. Bauple, 40acres of forrest and a great life style. Thats when we found out that Dot had cancer and she wanted to go back to WA. We lived in Shark Bay and she passed away on 16.4.98 in Carnarvon Hospital. I Was in a black hole for 6 months and was told to get away for a while. I've been in Thailand ever since. Got the Computer to fill in time and to try and find some old mates. There are only a few of us left. If any of you guys remember me drop me a line (EMail) and if you know of any other Poms from 542 I'd love to hear from them. Good luck to all. Catcha on the net. Jim.

Name: Flaps Radcliffe
Email:C/- desradcliffe -AT-hotmail.com
Location: North Buderim, Qld Aust
Date: Friday, June 20, 2003 at 22:45:41
Comments:

Still kicking, still drinling, still loving life.

Name: Sandy Sanderson
Email:megsan-AT-bigpond.com
Location: Maroochydore, QLD
Date: Thursday, June 19, 2003 at 15:06:17
Comments:

Browsing the Gunnies page and found lots of names and friends I have known. Regards to all of you. The bungee cord got me and wizzed me back north of the border. Am building a house in Caloundra and hope that we'll be there for many years. GREAT SITE HEY?

Name: Geoff (Mac ) McCallum
Email:geoffmac-AT-asitis.com.au
Location: Pambula Beach, NSW Aussie
Date: Friday, June 6, 2003 at 16:31:09
Comments:

G'day all. Just found this site while looking for St Barbara to rubbish a couple of grunt mates. Ex-appie 7th Armourers '54 - '74, took discharge from 5 Sqn and stayed in Canberra for 20 odd years last 15 as Bursar at Padua High School. Retired in '92 to continue farming cashmere goats down on the coast near Bega. Retired fully 3 yrs ago and now spend most of my time between the Bega RSL Sub-branch - Treasurer/Welfare/Historical officer and the Candelo Show Society with abit of genealogy research thrown in when I get the time. It was great to see such a brilliant site and catch up with many old names and some of the old photos - well done all.

Name: Allan Bullock
Email:Rosall1-AT-bigpond.com.au
Location: Twin Waters, Qld oz
Date: Thursday, June 5, 2003 at 17:00:09
Comments:

Gday all,Retired from the workforce Feb 2002.Now Welfare and Pensions Officer for Vietnam Veterans Association Sunshine Coast.We help all ex servicemen so anyone out there on the coast with any health problems give the office a ring on 0754794552 to make a appointment.Cheers.

Name: Greig "Spadge" Terry
Email:greig.terry-AT-optusnet.com.au
Location: Salamander Bay, NSW OZ
Date: Wednesday, June 4, 2003 at 22:32:54
Comments:

Great website and even better photo's. Nino, you've got the biggest ears I've ever seen. Cheers to you all!!!

Name: Ray (RAP) Paterson
Email:lhg-AT-bigpond.com
Location: Brisbane, Qld
Date: Wednesday, June 4, 2003 at 17:03:50
Comments:

Been accessing this site for over 12 months but have never looked in the Guestbook before. Great to see so many old names again. Went to the ANZAC Day Apprentice Reunion in Wagga. I was the only Beavers (15th Intake) Gunnie. We have to do better than this. A great site full of great memories. I have offered to do raise a spreadsheet to see if Gunnie ailments can be related to jobs undertaken during service. Get your problems and jobs/chemical exposure/postings/etc into Bill R. so that they can be entered. Live in Brisbane but work in Toowoomba at present. Weekly e-mail address is Ray.Paterson-AT-usq.edu.au. Love to hear from anyone who still likes a dring and a round of golf, amoung other things

Name: Alan Mudge
Email:bombhead40-AT-aol.com
Location: St. Eval, England
Date: Sunday, June 1, 2003 at 00:49:09
Comments:

G'day Gunnies, I am a former RAF Armourer, 1957-1980. Twice while stationed at RAF Tengah, Singapore in the 1960s I was on detatched duty at RAAF Darwin. The first time was for a matter of three weeks in Sept.1961, as part of a Canberra bomb prep.team; the second time 1966/67 for four and a half months, working in a bomb dump about 10 miles down the track in the direction of Noonimah. A team of seven of us were servicing 1,000lb.HE bombs left behind by various V-Force detatchments. I've never ever forgotten the hospitality over the Christmas/New Year period when a number of the married guys took us into their homes for the complete period of the Christmas break. Darwin and the RAAF are for me still a happy memory, especially the wonderful scoff in the mess hall and the "shout for the bar" if the OO still had his hat on when he entered the wet canteen! I left regular service in 1980 in Germany, and remained in that country employed on the German economy until 1996 when I returned to the UK. I now live in Cornwall, within site of the Atlantic at RAF St.Eval and am as happy as Larry as a self-employed gardener, a lifetimes hobby. If any of you were based at Darwin during the two dates mentioned, feel free to drop me a mail. I'm going to be in Germany for the next fortnight, but I'll guarentee replies upon my return.

Name:Kim Prentis
Email:wingsails-AT-dodo.com.au
Location: Warialda, NSW Aussie
Date: Thursday, May 29, 2003 at 21:40:42
Comments:

Go the Gunnies, Great to see so many old mates still around and at large. Anyone heard of Gunky Greg Holloway? Last i heard he was a flight looey in WA. All the best to all Specially those from the prep at Willi

Name: TEX DAVIS
Email:ROY.DAVIS-AT-DEFENCE.GOV.AU
Location: NEWCASTLE, NSW AUSTRALIA
Date: Wednesday, May 28, 2003 at 08:12:26
Comments:

G'DAY TO ANYONE THAT SEES THIS.

Name: Lorne Pultz
Email:pultz-AT-telusplanet.net
Location: Cold Lake, Alberta Canada
Date: Saturday, May 24, 2003 at 12:37:05
Comments:

I am a retired Canadian Armourer an am interested in corresponding with other Armourers of the Commonwealth countries. I browed your site and found it to be very interesting.

Name: Allen Chiesa
Email:alchiesa-AT-ozemail.com.au
Location: Tanawha, Qld Australia
Date: Tuesday, May 20, 2003 at 22:28:22
Comments:

Ex No 20 Course Radio Apprentice and later No 11 Sqn Flt/Eng,TAA ,Cathay Pacific Airways,Qantas

Name: HAL
Email:halojen-AT-bigpond.com
Location: TULLY, QLD AUSTRALIA
Date: Tuesday, May 20, 2003 at 14:53:10
Comments:

JUST READ RINGPICKERS ENTRY RE KEEPING IN TOUCH VIA GUEST BOOK. Jen & I returned from SINGAPORE early april, doged the dreaded SARS , could not believe how much the place had changed in 20 years . Perhaps we should organise a back to SINGAPORE reunion for all the old 75 GUNNIES, AFTER THEY FIX CURRENT PROBLEM ;and befor we all get too old!

Name: Ian King
Email:gnik27-AT-acay.com.au
Location: Glenmore Park, NSW Australia
Date: Monday, May 19, 2003 at 20:48:59
Comments:

I wasn't aware that this website was available until another former Gunnie, Bruce MacDonald, told me about it. I'm still vertical, breathing and in good health. For anyone reading this who knows me, the vertical portion is still very short. Would be good to hear from some old friends.

Name: Graham Pickering
Email:graden-AT-winsoft.net.au
Location: Mudgee, NSW Australia
Date: Monday, May 19, 2003 at 20:26:32
Comments:

G'day all, during the last few years, I have logged on to this site every night, hoping to catch up with old mates. There doesn't seem to be many of my vintage,1959 - 1984, accessing this site. What say we all log on at least once a year to give an up-date on what we are doing. I left the RAAF in 1984 after 25yrs, did 5yrs stuffing around with odd jobs, retired 7/12/2001 after 12yrs in the coal mining industry. Am currently having a go at growing lavender(an up and going venture). Socialwise, I am President of the Mudgee Sub-Branch of the RSL, and am on the board of the Mudgee Soldiers Club. Looking forward to, in a couple of weeks, celebrating my 60th. Lets get an update from you all out there in "Gunnie Land". Regards Picko

Name: Bob Thompson
Email:Hues500-AT-msn.com.au
Location: Adelaide, SA Australia
Date: Wednesday, April 30, 2003 at 18:22:46
Comments:

Great to see pics of old mates.I was 3 App course and Willitown mid 50's.Chopper pilot Vietnam 67-68.See Gunship photo in Gallery.Used a beercan to boresight rockets!

Name: Frank Sidney Young
Email:fsyfsy-AT-hotmail.com
Location: Sydney, NSW Australia
Date: Monday, April 28, 2003 at 15:38:41
Comments:

I was in Ubon with 79 Sqn twice, both times March - April. I think it was 1962 and 1965. I was then a Cpl Inst Fitter

Name: Doug Sutton
Email:suttons2-AT-bigpond.com
Location: portmacquarie, nsw aust
Date: Thursday, April 24, 2003 at 13:32:40
Comments:

As a retired memeber of 2Sqn serving with the Sqn at Phanrang Sth Vietnam I was overjoyed to view your phots of the birds in flight and the old revetments It brings a tear to a glass eye. VERY Well done and I will vist this sight again.

Name: armando
Email:zurc39-AT-hotmail.com
Location: beja, portugal
Date: Wednesday, April 16, 2003 at 08:03:47
Comments:

I´m also a gunnie, from Portugal a small country at the other side of the world.I´m from 301 Sqn and i want to send my regards to all of the gunnies at that side of the world.

Name: douglas tucker
Email:dougtucker38-AT-hotmail.com
Location: bunbury., W.A Australia
Date: Thursday, April 10, 2003 at 23:17:15
Comments:

Interesting site. I served with RAAF 1952-58. Laverton. Rathmines.Wagga Wagga. East Sale.Point Cook.Darwin. Early days I admit but would be nice to hear from members who served during this period. Regards to all.

Name: Steve Cole
Email:jesdcole-AT-hotmail.com
Location: Brisbane, Qld 4060 Australia
Date: Thursday, April 10, 2003 at 07:23:56
Comments:

G`day all just got off the phone with spanna Mc Kenzie and two minutes latter cards cronin rang just to catch up so we decided it was about time to catch up with everyone .This is just the first step. Great site and hpoe to contact heaps more guys. Regards to all.

Name: Jogy
Email:operation2002-AT-freenet.de
Location: Hannover, GER Germany
Date: Saturday, April 5, 2003 at 02:16:59
Comments:

Send me please more picture from the fighter F-111.

Name: robert john king
Email:bikes-AT-dodo.com.au
Location: townsville, QLD AUSTRALIA
Date: Wednesday, April 2, 2003 at 18:50:00
Comments:

have just found out about this website from an old gunnie mate Les Que whom I havn"t heard from for over twenty years.I'm living in Townsville now getting older and fatter and still working and occasional still pushing the bike . Hoping to hear from some of you.

Name: Andrew Phedonos
Email:aphedonos(AT)hotmail.com
Cyprus
Date: Sunday, March 30, 2003 at 01:55:31
Comments:

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

Name: Barbara
Email:manicymam-AT-yahoo.com
Location: Chicago, IL USA
Date: Saturday, March 29, 2003 at 12:28:17
Comments:

Being someone who's never served in the military but is named Barbara, I've always wanted to know why I hadn't heard of a St. Barbara or, why there wasn't a St. Barbara's day. Now, I know of her and I understand. Reading about what she stands for on your web page sheds new light for me in so many ways about myself and, this world we live in. War is a terrible thing, it tears families apart. It is a blessing and, very comforting to know that there is a saint to look over those that serve their respective nations. May God Bless us all, everyone.

Name: jim ray
Email:jimbo_ray-AT-hotmail.com
Location: pialba, qld aust
Date: Friday, March 28, 2003 at 22:18:15
Comments:

its been too long since I last had contact-hopefully will stay in touch- life has been very kind to me- I enjoy good health and have money in my pocket and no hassles- deciding what day I will play golf is my biggest decision-- hard life eh" regards jimbo

Name: Dave Belcher
NSW Australia
Date: Monday, March 24, 2003 at 20:07:08
Comments:

Some of you might want to bookmark this web page. ComradesandColleagues.com Great site.

Name: Nick Cserny
Email:skipper-AT-alarmix.net
Location: Dunaalmas, Hungary
Date: Thursday, March 20, 2003 at 06:19:09
Comments:

Great site Guys. I was an Instrument Fitter at 11Sqn and 492 Sqn between 1971-1981 (a tour up in Butterworth from 1977-1979) Would like to e-mail with guys who were on P3s at the same time. Please write.

Name:Yorkie Metcalfe
Email:barrymetcalfe-AT-yahoo.com
Location: Newport, shropshire England
Date: Sunday, March 16, 2003 at 08:08:59
Comments:

If there are any old FAA Armourers who remembers me serving from 1956-1983 will be only too pleased to hear from them. think you are doing a marvellous job with these sites long may it continue. Hope Pete Starling in Queensland is an avid reader. cheers

Name: amy ferlito
Email:chocolate_monkey69-AT-hotmail.com
Location: sydney, NSW australia
Date: Thursday, March 13, 2003 at 10:17:19
Comments:

a huge thankyou to the wonderfull people who have sent me their memories i very much appriciate it thankyou ....... i am still open for anymore you have they are wonderful and mean alot to me and mum so thanks once again amy

Name: jack collett
Email:alamo-AT-alamo.karoo.co.uk
Location: hull, england
Date: Thursday, March 13, 2003 at 04:02:57
Comments:

i served as a bombhead in the faa 1956 1967 looking for any old friends who served with me hms, gamecock. goldcrest,victorious,falcon.l/f967595

Name:Amy ferlito
Email:chocolate_monkey69-AT-hotmail.com
Location: sydney, NSW australia
Date: Wednesday, March 12, 2003 at 12:50:25
Comments:

hi my name is Amy Ferlito i am the daughter of Gio Ferlito some of you might no him...... unfortunatly he passed away of leukimia in july 2001 it is a huge loss to many people and id just like to remind you to keep him in all your hearts forever and never forget the tremendous person he was thankyou ...... if you have any special memories you may have shared with my dad i would love to hear them so please email me at chocolate_monkey69-AT-hotmail.com i remember many of you as i grew up and i am now 16 you might remember me as a baby or a little older ........thanx i would love to hear from anyoe who knew my dad !!!!!!!! thankyou luv amy

Name: Jerry Musk
Email:jpmusk-AT-octa4.net.au
Location: Darwin, NT
Date: Tuesday, March 11, 2003 at 15:06:31
Comments:

Finally made it back to Darwin (last time here with 75 SQN mirages) and still doing Gunnie stuff with JALO Regional Services NT. Based at Emery Point on Larrakeyah with an office with million dollar views of the harbour! Ah life is tuff!!

Name: Tony Cogan...COGES
Email:coges-AT-portal.net.au
Location: Adelaide, SA
Date: Monday, March 10, 2003 at 22:41:14
Comments:

Giday to all Gunnies, we are settled here in Gawler trying not to work tooooo hard, and enjoying civvi life drop in for a beer if any of you old codgers are near here, we are in the book...............

Name: Justin Cockroft
Email:cocky01-AT-tpg.com.au

Date: Saturday, March 8, 2003 at 22:08:27
Comments:

stuffed up the email

Name: Justin Cockroft
Email:cocy01-AT-tpg.com.au
Location: Penrith, NSW
Date: Saturday, March 8, 2003 at 22:06:48
Comments:

Still doing time, the cubicle is getting to me, but plenty of ex Gunnies in KWD to have a laugh with. By the way just to let everyone know, Jacko's still the ugliest Gunnie I've ever seen.

Name: Carolyn Hay
Email:cgeorge77-AT-hotmail.com
Location: Devonport, TAS AUS
Date: Wednesday, March 5, 2003 at 10:39:04
Comments:

I am looking for one of my friends, his name is Damian Blair.He is from Burnie in Tasmainia and I think is based at Amberely. I am wondering where is Australia he is or if he is out in the big wide world somewhere.He is of medium build, tallish, about 22 or 23 years of age, light brown/blonde hair and blue eyes.Im not sure if this will work or not, but Im willing to do anything just so I know he is ok and where he is. Please, if anyone knows Damo,get him to call me or write back to me or something. THANKYOU :)

Name:A113367. Clyde A. Marshall 2 Sqn RAAF 1967
Email:justice-AT-ozconnect.net
Location: Brisbane, QLD Australia
Date: Sunday, March 2, 2003 at 16:01:38
Comments:

Great site, have many memories attached. Great to see the Squadron has not died as many of our mates have. Keep up the great work.

Name: Ollie Hastie
Email:bigol-at-austarnet.com.au
Location: Bendigo, Vic Aust
Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2003 at 12:44:23
Comments:

Just a quick update to let everyone know I've moved to Victoria, the Queenslanders can stop laughing. I hope to still make the Gunnie reunion at Amberley this year. Cheers all

Name: Con Maxwell
Email:sabaka-AT-bigpond.com
Location: Oberon, NSW Australia
Date: Thursday, February 20, 2003 at 19:04:25
Comments:

Hi all, just updating my email address to sabaka-AT-bigpond.com, still kicking. Sad to hear that 'Bat' died my condolences to his family. All the best to all.

Name: NICK GIUDES
Email:ngiudes-AT-tpg.com.au
Location: CANBERRA, ACT AUSTRALIA
Date: Thursday, February 20, 2003 at 18:14:50
Comments:

HI,JUST FOUND YOU SITE.I WAS IN UBON SEPT1964-MARCH1965 AS EQUIPTMENT/AIR MOVEMENTS 79 SQN RAAF.HAD A GOOD TIME ,AND BEEN TO THE UBON REUNION WITH MAL BARNES & THE BOYS,

Name: L es Que
Email:wlque-AT-dodo.com.au
Location: Hervey Bay, Qld Aust.
Date: Tuesday, February 18, 2003 at 16:59:29
Comments:

Hi to everyone, Still alive,

Name: Ken Simpson (Simo)
Email:kensim51-AT-hotmail.com
Location: Sunbury, Vic Australia
Date: Saturday, February 15, 2003 at 21:58:33
Comments:

I was looking around and found your site, congratulations, there should be more of them. I was a truckie (MTFITT) 1967 to 1987, spent 5 years at Butterworth where I had quite a few "cracker stacker" mates.

Name: Brian Limbrick
Email:armourer-AT-optusnet.com.au
Location: Redbank Plains, QLD Australia
Date: Tuesday, February 11, 2003 at 00:06:53
Comments:

Hi all

Name: Bevan Wittwer
Email:beewit-AT-bigpond.com
Location: Brisbane, QLD Australia
Date: Monday, February 10, 2003 at 01:27:12
Comments:

Great site folks. I came as a spy!! I was a Sumpy, from 1957-1969, looking for old mates. Found a couple. Did you know there's a web site called "schoolfriends.com.au" where you can enter your unit, base etc, and find old friends? You can enter the bases you served at, ie RSTT, and select a year, to find old pardners in crime etc. Bev.

Name: Barney Barnett
Email:barneyb-AT-airnet.com.au
Location: Adelaide, sa Australia
Date: Sunday, February 2, 2003 at 00:39:47
Comments:

Great site guys, wish the framies had one. Lots of familiar names and places, stories etc. Ex framie 72 - 98.

Name: darryl georgee
Email:jethro_tull-AT-iprimus.com.au
Location: Townsville, qld
Date: Saturday, January 25, 2003 at 18:14:54
Comments:

Joined in Jan 64 (18th intake) discharged in Jan 1974, currently I drive trains for Qld Rail. Would like to hear from any 18 th intake armorers.

Name: CLYDE MARSHALL
Email:BALDY 70 HOT MAIL -AT-hot mail .com
Location: brisbane, qld australia
Date: Sunday, January 19, 2003 at 02:05:23
Comments:

looking

Name: Graham Johnston
Email:graham_johnston-AT-health.qld.gov.au
Location: Toowoomba, Qld Australia
Date: Friday, January 17, 2003 at 14:32:08
Comments:

Joined jan 61(15 intake) Discharged jan76. worked as foreman at farm machinery manufacturer for 3.5 yrs then joined qld Health. Currently district Engineer. Hope to hear from lost mates.

Name:Brian Gleeson
Email:bombhead-AT-blueyonder.co.uk
UK
Date: Friday, January 17, 2003 at 09:01:06
Comments:

Greetings fellow gunnies persons I have moved the Fleet Air Arm Armourer site to http://bombhead.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk Best regards Brian Gleeson

Name: John LARSEN JL
Email:johnlarsen-AT-auausiemail.com.au
Location: Brisbane, QLD
Date: Wednesday, January 15, 2003 at 11:05:30
Comments:

A Gunnie 1954 to 1974 and wouldnt change any of that time.After retiring I worked for Aust Post 2yrs 6yrs privat Ind then 14 yrs D of D Retired Jan 02. Been single a few yers now, (it hapens.) Now I spend my time on the Bowling Green and both sides of the bar. I love to keep in touch with the many GUNNIE mates I have made over the years. Two daughters and Two Grand kids are my great Joy. Go the GUNNIES. JL

Name: max hawkins (hawkeye)
Email:hawkeye-AT-pocketmail.com.au
Location: sunbury, vic aus
Date: Tuesday, January 14, 2003 at 21:22:05
Comments:

please contact me ex MTFITT

Name: Betty Fox
Email:bandrfox-AT-webtv.net
Location: North Ridgeville, Ohio United States
Date: Tuesday, January 14, 2003 at 10:32:52
Comments:

I have friends in Broken Hill NSW they were haveing trouble with there PC. I hope that they soon get on line and write. We are in out winter months now and it is C O L D the temp.is -15 I hope to hear from you soon

Name: "percy" moles
Email:themoles-AT-hermes.net.au
Location: hazelbrook, nsw aussie
Date: Monday, January 13, 2003 at 17:03:19
Comments:

Still in the world of the living. Be glad to here from any plumbers still out in the dark big place.

Name: Ross Daniel
Email:rossjd-AT-optusnet.com.au
Location: maryborough, qld Australia
Date: Saturday, January 11, 2003 at 21:20:26
Comments:

Change of email address. Notice my name still hasn't been put under the 482Sqd pic. Cheers to everyone Ross.

Name: Graham Cole
Email:austnatives-AT-bigpond.com
Location: Captains FLat, NSW Australia
Date: Wednesday, January 1, 2003 at 15:15:20
Comments:

Member of Yacht Club 1982-1984 whilst on posting. Enjoyed the posting and this site brought back some memories. Has anyone come by Barry Kitchen and if so can u get me up to speed as to where he might be these days. Lived on mainland at 952 Robina Park next door to Spook Burns. Lots of memories there as well. Cheers and seasons greetings to all Graham

Name:" Dep" Sherriff
Email:depz1-AT-hotmail.com
Location: Shoal Bay, NSW
Date: Wednesday, January 1, 2003 at 13:20:34
Comments:

Christmas Greetings & a happy New Year to all. It's great to see so many old names , if visiting Nelson Bay / Shoal Bay call in for an ale .