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Brian Raby
No 22 RAAF Armament Fitters Course
Died 18 June 2007
Heart Attack


Funeral Notice Queensland Times 20/06/2007

RABY, Brian Mahon (Dogbite/Bruno) ,
RAAF A19098, aged 73 years, of Eastern Heights.
Passed away peacefully 18th June, 2007.
Dearly loved husband of Margaret Rose Raby, much loved father of Robert, Sharon, Leisa, Brian, Janine, Dale, Stephen and Glenn and father-in-law, grandfather and great-grandfather of their families.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend BRIAN'S funeral service to be held at:
1.00 p.m. MONDAY (25th June, 2007) in the Chapel of Centenary Memorial Gardens,
353 Wacol Station Road, Sumner.
In lieu of flowers, donations to:
Ipswich Hospice Care, would be greatly appreciated. LEN RUSSELL Phone 3812 3122

Brian's Funeral was held today 25 June 2007 at the Centenary Memorial Gardens.
In attendance was a large gathering of Family and Friends.

The gathering included a number of ex RAAF personnel representing the RSL, 9 Sqn Vietnam, and his Armament colleagues.

Armourers [ Gunnies ] attending the service were...........
Adrian Spencer
Ken Kane
John Clarkson
Col Reed
Ray Paterson
Dave Woodward
John Best
Les Fulloon
Alan Jones
Paul " Slim " Whitman
Mick Boyle
John Ferguson
Ron Brett

Non Armourers were:
Dennis Roles - 9SQN Engine Fitter
Terry Pinkerton - 9SQN Crewman
Ray Martin - 2SQN Airframe Fitter
Peter Felton - Eng Fitt
Keith Purnell - RSL Tribute at the Service.
Noel Charlton - Clerk Supply
Jack Lennox - InstFitt
We all extend our condolences to the Raby Family

Rest in Peace, Brian



"Brian Raby passed away yesterday 18th June.
He suffered a stroke about a year back, slowly deteriorated and needed constant care.
Slim Whitman

Brian served in 9 Sqn Vietnam in 1970. I can not remember the exact date, but all of a sudden I am recalling a lot of events that involved Brian that brought a smile to my face. But as they say, another good one down.
Peter Howe


Very sorry to hear of Brian passing away. 
Barry Murphy

I was with Brian when I first went to 82 Wing in 64, then again at ARDU, at Laverton in 68/69, and later at Amberley in the early 80’s. He was a very good Armourer with a wicked sense of humour.
Kind Regards,

Unfortunately I will not be able to attend Brian's funeral. If you are accepting condolenses for the family, would you please include my name to the list.
Les Gould

Brian was our companion and drinks parter on a memorable journey to Bidan with both our families. Fun times. Later Brian was at Spares Assessing with Keith Crail when I arrived (taught me crib). He was always fun, but hard to keep up with.
Time you laid the head down now.
Bill Riley

RIP, Brian.
Very sad to read this as never managed to catch up with him after my discharge in '72.
One of the few guy's who made my time at ARDU Laverton more enjoyable as an impressionable kid.
He always had a smile and a joke to make some of the crap seem a lot easier.

Greg Campbell

Thank you for passing on the sad news regarding Brian. Unfortunately I am in Lao
and will not be able to attend Brian's funeral on the 25th. Please pass on my
and Ron Hawkin's condolence to the family. Another good man down.
Ernie Moore

So sorry to hear about Brian, a real fun guy. Have not seen Brian since ARDU/!AD in 1969, can still see his face and hear his laughter!
Please convey our sincerest condolences to Margaret and the family.
Des Stagg

I knew Brian at my time at Amberley and worked with him and found him a very likable, hard working and very helpful man.

Not only at work but out side of that he and his wife Margaret were very to good to Bev and I when we moved into married quarters across the park from them. We had a good family relationship with them as did both families children. Even shared in the car pool to work.

I unfortunately lost contact with Brian and the family on my posting to Malaya, as it was then known. But not before transplanting 'wholess-boless' a just built carport, whilst I was on leave, from my place to his after he advised me I was posted. I left just after their twins were born, we met when they only had three children. Marg and Brian were very compatible!

The good thing about all this is that Bev and I have re-established contact with them after all these years. And "WOW" what an extended family to catch up with. Brian will be fondly remembered.

Fond regards, Ken Kane.

"On behalf of the Raby family, we would like to thank those who have taken the time to remember Brian/Dad here in this website and by their attendance at his funeral.
We value the support and thoughts at this time."
Leisa Trickett (Daughter)




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