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No 102 Armourers 1946

Back - Sgt Thompson ?

Mid 2nd L Ray Spurr

Front 2nd L K.P. Bickham 3rd L Doc Whitely

 

 

No 8 Arm Mechanics Course Nov 1950
(Des Pope)

L to R (standing) Sgt Bill Lugg, Norm Duck, Gus Angus, Des Pope, F/Sgt Keary,
Fred Hayden, Ron Jones, B. Hardy, Sgt Walker.
(sitting) Keith Roberts, Kevin Quinn, 'Blue' Forster, C. Symonds, Vern Mychael,
Kevin Ryan, Tom Bourbon, Keith Ross.

 

 

No 16 Armament Mechanics Course 1952
(Bill Riley)

L to R: Murray Hoare, Colin Bryce/Bryant?, Laurie Crole, G Cross?, Shaw, Alan Anderson.
 

L to R: George Cruise, Alan Anderson (top), Laurie Crole (smoking),
Murray Hoare (seated facing camera), Shaw (reading), Keith Dixon (on steps - right).
 

 

 

No 29 Arm Mechanics Course 1957
(Bill Altmann)

L to R: Back: Peter Daetz, Darryl Quinn, Wally Hyrb, Dick Lambert, John Coates, Bob Estreich
Front: David Perkins, Bill Altmann, Wal Fredricks, Les Hill, Mick De Goya
Missin: Barry Hayes (photographer), Leslie Rigby-Meth, Angus Pitt.

L to R On Wing: ?, Darryl Quinn, John Coates, Bill Altmann, ?
Front: Leslie Rigby-Meth, Wal Fredricks, Barry Hayes, Wally Hyrb, Mick De Goya, Peter Daetz

Bill Altmann, Wally Fredericks
 

 

 


No 31 Armament Mechanics Course
(Don Felsch)

back row from left: Ray Bosci, Les Fulloon, Lester Woodforth, Geoff Fox, Brian Simpson, Barry Hodgson.
sitting frm left...Ron Brett, Don Felsch, Keith Butler, Norm Ashburn, Noel Allpress, Dominic Regali, John Campbell, Ian Evans, Ian Cox
 

 

 

32 Arm Mech

Standing (left to right): Barry Iles, Blue Hopwood, Dave Evans, Hal Webber, ?, Charlie McIntyre.
Kneeling: Bugs Burgess?, ?, Les Smith, Bill Hinton.
Dig Flysig (absent)
Kerry O'Connor (behind camera)

 

 

33 Arm Mechanics 1958
(Mick Morrisey)

Back row (Left to right) Wally Greenwich, ?,?, Dennis ‘Cracker’ Hardy, Pat Royon?, ?, Len Smith.
Middle Row (left to right) John Whitfield, Dave Perkins, ?, Des Hoare
Front row: Andrew ‘Andy’ Frazer
 

 

 

34 Arm Mechanics 1958

Back Row L - R. Peter Grant, Bill Eather, ????, Peter Riley, Brian Hourigan, ? Ross, ????, ? Donaldson, Ron McEwan,
Front Row: Michael McNamara, Vince Brooker, Geoff Buckley, ????, Alan Blundell, Brian Mayo.

Others but not sure where they fit in.....Maybe someone can help ?
" Dave McArdle ", " ? Humphrey ", the 3rd person surname on the list had
the the 1st and maybe the 2nd letters missing " **uermann, "

 

 

35 Arm Mechanics 1959

Back L to R: Dave Jones, Bruce Kaye, Mick Anderson
Middle L to R: Les Tuddenham, Gary Claven, Ted Gale, Blue Dwyer, Brian Raby, Mac McGurgan
Front L to R: Peter Moore, Greg Gannon, Glenn Lloyd, Tony Roberts, Lou Fletcher, Adrian Anderson, Joe Allen
 

 

 

36 Arm Mechanics 1959
(Sandy Sanderson)

On Wing: Kev Sanderson, Bob Ashton, Warren Sice.
Standing: Errol Pike, Trev Larsen, Dave Redcliffe, Trevor Coombs, Bob Watson, Rod Herlihy, Tom Fraser, Merv Dodd, Darryll Johnstone.
Kneeling: Jock Brawley, Nick Stepanoff.
 

 

 

No 37 Mech Course
(Bob McKay)

LLoyd Allen, Buik G, Edwards P, Harry Everinham, Terry Flynn, Greig P, Peter Howe
Peter Labrooy, Owen Milton, Bob McKay, O'Niel T, Mal Pryor , John (speedy) Ravell, John Slade

39 Armament Mechanics Course 1961

No 40 Arm Mech Course 24/04/62
(Alex Masszauer)

Back row.... Ted Ward, David Wilson, Barry Worrall, B McLaren, John Connell, Colin Osman.
Front row.... Alex Masszauer, John Thomson, ? Janetzki [ off course ], and ? James.

 

 

41 Arm Mech course 1962
(Mick Boyle)

Back Row: Ian Gibson, Al Ruza, Brian Morgan, Barry Anderson
Front Row: Frank Brown, Bill La Frenz, Mick Appleby, Mick Boyle, Bill Bailey
 

 

 

42 Arm Mech course 1962
(Barry McDonald)

with hats

no hats
Back L to R: Johnston ?, Heiligmann Gus, Holmes Rick, Unknown, Byers Ian, ? could be Anderson
Front: Lawton Bruce, Lean Bruce, Bradberry Ian, McDonald Barry, Andrews Gordon. Mortimer Michael.
Lawton, Mortimer Holmes and the unknown beside him did not complete the course Lawton remustered to
Photographer and Mortimer to Engines not sure of where the other two went.
 

 

 

43 Arm Mech 10 Aug - 11 Nov 1964 @ Wagga.
(Ted Maxwell)

Back row left to right;
Rod "Spook" Lawton, Ian Bradford, "Long" John Graham, Wren Brown, Bob Cashin.
Centre row L to R
Noel Nichols, Ron Hood, Graham Purbrick, Roger Murray, Ted Maxwell.
Front row L to R
Doug McKenzie,, Eddie Worth, Bob Bartlett, Ken Rodgers, Richard Rocket, Doug Ritchie.

 

 

44 Arm Mech Wagga.
(Mick Cutler)

Back row: Tony Hutcheon (re-mustered), ? John Fellows (re-must), John Graham, John Chandler (to airframes) Tony Carter (?airframes)
Middle row: unknown, unknown, "Ringo" Brown (re-must), Kevin "Cactus" Kennedy (airframes), Mick Warner (? discharged)
Front row: Mick Cutler, ? Nunn, Ian Mundy, Alan Parish, Unknown, Tom Lenehan

 

 

45 Arm Mechs
(Jock Laurie)

Front Row L to R: Lester Leaman, Jock Lawrie, Chris Harvey, Rod Browning, Gary Jones, Neil Brewster.
Back Row: Clive Bradshaw, ? Blakely, ??, Rod Crake, Grant McCormick, John Bretton.

 

 

46 Armament Mechanics
(Duncan Kinghorn)

Top Row: Steve Millstead (D),??? Jenkins, Ian (Bloo) Boxall.
Bottom Row: Graham (Hippy) Akers, Duncan Kinghorn, ??? Higgins, Dick Flack (D), John (Jacko) Jackson.

 

 

47 ArmMech

Back Row L to R: ? Moore, Menzies, Terry Page, Roberts, Al Nicholson
Mid: Brian Stewart, ?, ?, ? Thelning, Don Harvey, ?
Front:?, Kempnich, ?, Stu Atkins, Webell, Roach.

We have some names to be sorted into place:
Bill Bragge, Jack Dempsey, ? Green, ? Riek, ? Walker, ? Hall,
 

Need someone to sort this lot

 

 

No 48 Armament Mechanics Course Feb 66
(Barry Krosch)

Back Row L to R: Rod Smith, Gerry Broadhead, Rick Spalwit
Mid: TL Christie, TJ Cosgrove, PB Montgomery, Bob Wendell, AP Green, Vince Warrel
Front: MJ Elliot, JH Merrick, JH Young, Brian (Buck) Rogers, Ken Castle, Barry Krosch, Neil Timson

 

 

49 ArmMech

Back Row: Doug Peers, Peter Montgomery, Darryl Till
Middle: Andy Green, Grant Archer, Greg Eastwood, Peter Ross, Allan Dawson
Front: Dick Hails, Phil Knight, Bob Thompson, Kev Bailey, Herb Newbury

 

 

52 Armament Mechs Dec 1966
Photo courtesy John [ Fuji ] Finsen

Back. Col Hill, A McKay, Alan McGaw, Bruce Wilson, R Watts.
Centre. Pat Leahy, RJ [ Joe ] Wilson, Eric Wright, Brian Unicomb, Dave Lamb, M Shelley.
Front. John Finsen, David John Graham, George Shores, John [ Jim ] Bowie, Keith Davis, Doug Thorogood, Mick Biel.

 

 

53 Arm Mech 1967
(Len Gacka)

Top Row. Harry Gambling, Terry Winnell, Smokey Dawson, Dave Strange.
Centre. Knowlson, Keightley, Trevor Martin, Drury, Ken Markham.
Front. Len Gacka, Curley Young, Ron Conway, Torricella, Dutchy Elings, Bob Alford.

 

 

 

54 Arm Mech 1967
(Richard McLaren)

Back: Brown, Horse Bardell, O'Keefe, Paul Turner
Middle: Bruce Dibley, Richard McLaren, Rob Giddings, Alex Marciniak, Wells, Michael Vankampen
Front: Geoff Toovey, Ian McGarry, Stepenson, Rose, Harv Sunley, Bob Clarke, Myles Short.

 

 

56 Arm Mech 1967
(Bob Elliott)

Back: Mick Read, ? Hunt, ? Collins, ? Brew
Mid: ? McKinnow, ? Taylor, ? Pederson, ? Bartlett, ? Glazewski
Front: Bob (Giggles ) Elliott, ? Martin, ? Russo, McClelland. ? Gowty, ? Rooney, Wayne Atkinson

 

 

 

57 Arm Mechs
(Al Bullock)

L to R Back ?, ? Powell, ?, Bob Pardon, ?
Middle Errol Waterson, Chucka Clark, Noel Peterson, Jeff Reitano, Baden Kenny, ?
Front ? Finn (Died), Allan Bullock, Peter Cesco, ?, Rod Barnard, ?, Tony Madden

 

 

 

58 Arm Mechs
(Barry Bertram)

L to R Back: Glover, Hall, Wicks, Reiken, Bailey
Middle: Tozer, Turner, Trinca, Wilson, Hora, Bolton
Front: Beckett, Barry Bertram, Sontag, Burns, Cooling, Porky Douglas, Kelly

 

 

59 Arm Mechs
Paton, Wooton, Radin, Coleman, Smith, Crocker, Davidson,
Watson, Bindon, Botha, Turner, Drayton, Tester, Dunn,
Groom, DePalma, Monk, Rollings.

 

 

 

(Nev Rourke)

No. 61 Arm Mechs Course, 1968.
Back L-R: Brian Haddrick, Kevin Driscoll, Peter Brown, Ray Webster, Peter Wilkinson, Neville Rourke
Middle: Rod Gill, ?, Gio Ferlito, Alan Turnbull, Peter Burford
Front: Trevor Moles, Mick Jordan, George Yip, Michael Clohessey, Mick Slater, ?
 

 

 

(Steve Jeffries)

62 Arm Mechs Nov 1968
Back row, left to right: Ron Davie, Doug Weir, Les Pevy, Gordon Scott, Bob Taylor, Paul Boydell.
Middle Row: ?, Steve Jeffries, Bob Irvine, Bob Avard, Dave Maskey.
Front Row: Mick Osborn, Bob Small, Paul Dilks, ? , Greg Brand, Bill Joukhadar.

 

 

No 63 Armament Mechanics Course 1969
(Slim Whitman)

L to R Back row. Mick Reig, Brian 'Biggles' Milesi, Peter Goy, ?, Ken Nilson, Trevor Grant, ?
L to R front row. Slim Whitman,Paul Hartmann,Jim Allison,Ted McCabe,Brian Roberts,Sel Appo

 

 

 

(Russ King)

64 Arm Mechs
STANDING: Neil 'Pinky' Ballin, Paul Blacker, Bruce 'Ace' Carlberg, Bruce MacDonald, Greg Burnheim, Russ King
SEATED: Paul 'Mooka' Armitage, Tony 'Tas' Mullins, Ian Scott, Brian 'Grub' Gareh, Bob Harris, Andrew 'Alex' Tennant

Bob Cornwell is missing from the photo, he was sick I presume.
 

 

 

66 Arm Mechs
Back Row (L-R)
Peter (OBie) O'Brien ended up a Loadmaster, Greg Cole, Peter "Beaky" McMahon (ended up an AIRDEFO) ? Davis (didn't stay in Armament long), Gerry Holmes

Front Row (L-R)
Peter "Dogs" Donaghy aka "Fairy Ferfila", Chester Edwards, Peter "PJ" Bruce (became an ARMO), ?"Rooster" Mumford (didn't stay in Armament long), Richard "Dicky" Szlight

 

68 Arm Mechs

 


(Bill Chambers)

70 Arm Mechs
GC Foan, Griffith, McNeil, GC Miller, WD (Bill) Chambers

 

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