RAAF Warrant Officer Trevor McIntosh
Died on 09 Sep 2007
My very sad news is that Trevor McIntosh died at 8:15PM (WA time) last night (Sunday 9SEP07) at St John of God Hospital WA.
Trevor's sons, David and Andrew were with him and said that he passed away peacefully.
Trevor was 4 days short of his 73rd birthday, very young for a person such as Tevor.
I will advise more details of funeral notices when available. Trevor will be very sadly missed ny his fiancee Elsa, sons David and Andrew and their families and by his many friends.
Rest in Peace Trev.
Trevor McIntosh's Funeral will be held at the Freemantle Crematorium,
Palmyra in the West Chapel.
at 10:00 AM on Friday 14 September, 2007,
corner of Leach Highway and Carrington St Palmyra.
Access is via Carrington Street.
A morning tea will be provided after the service in the Condolence room at the crematorium. A private lunch will be held at Trevor's house for family members.
Messages of condolence for David, Andrew, their families and Sylvia (Trevor's first wife)can be sent
to: David McIntosh, 33 Riverside Drv, York WA
Also messages of condolence for Elsa (Trevor's fiancee) and her family can be sent to:
Elsa Van Rooyen, 12A Prescott Drv, Murdoch 6150 WA"
Rest in Peace Trevor
Sorry to hear of Trevor;s death, he joined up with me on the 4th apprentice course, the DEWDROPS, but owing to illness in his first year he completed his appenticeship with the 5th intake.
Trevor was a great Gunnie mate of mine and we progressed through the ranks to WOFF together ,often meeting up with each on different units and at Dewdrop reunions.
I have passed the sad to others of our intake members to pass on.
Pass on our condolences to his family.
Regards Bob BEDSON.Tvl
I'm pretty shattered to hear the news of Trev's passing, he was my WO, with Barry Wynne, when I was an instructor at Wagga from '73 to'78. We met at the gunnies mid year do in Perth and had a long chat, and he certainly did not give the appearance of a person who was sick, but one never knows I guess.
Rest in Peace Trev,
another good one gone .....
Vale Trevor McIntosh; it was always a pleasure.
Trevor was easy to be with, comfortable, a nice chap. One of our very best.
What an outstanding man! When I was a second year apprentice at RSTT in 1961, Sergeant Trevor Mc Intosh arrived during that year on his first of many terms as an instructor. He became a brilliant instructor and initially taught us all things Sabre.
He particularly impressed me when instructing on Safety Procedures with Ejection Seats, as he had been a witness to the fatal accident of FSGT Frank Ship who was killed by an inadvertent firing of a Sabre Ejection Seat.
Just a few years later, in 1965, I arrived in 478SQN Gun Bay in Butterworth, to find I was working under Sgt Trevor McIntosh again. As an NCO and as a supervisor, he was brilliant. We were to discover that in Trevor’s early years at Butterworth, he and WOFF Joe Mezzina, (the angry ant), made an outstanding team at 3 Squadron. During my early years in Butterworth, whilst working for him in the Gun Bay , I began to experience some personal difficulties and Trevor was a very good advisor and counsellor.
Many years later, when I arrived at 492SQN Edinburgh , I was fortunate enough to work for Trevor again. This time, I became the Sergeant on the flight line, and Trevor was the Armament Warrant Officer. As a Warrant Officer, he was a brilliant manager, a good administrator and a good friend.
Trevor must have been one of the highest qualified Armourers in the RAAF. His list of Armament and Ordnance qualifications far exceeded those of many other Warrant Officers and many Commissioned Officers. Numerous ex-apprentices and adult trainees, who were initially trained by Trevor at Wagga, were later to work for him at various squadrons as NCO’s and found him to be a brilliant leader. His contact with the rest of the Armament world remained extensive during his many years as an EIS explosives inspector, which he always did with the utmost professionalism.
In his later years in the RAAF, we used to tease him a little, referring to his days at Wagga when he first arrived as a SGT. Warrant Officer Sammy Walker was the then Chief Instructor and teased Trevor mercilessly, frequently calling him “Sarge” with a real cheeky grin. (Apparently, Sammy was a SGT instructor when Trevor was an apprentice).
Prior to his departure from the RAAF, he achieved another milestone to which he aspired; he managed to reach the top of the Armament Warrant Officer’s ladder with room to spare.
Even in his post RAAF days, when he was living and working in the Penrith area, Trevor remained a good friend and colleague.
Rest well, Trevor, you have served and have given much.
I first met Trevor when I was moved into Proof Yard in 1973, and Trevor was the WOFF i/c Proof Control. He was one of those good guys who would take an interest in the welfare and guidance of young troops.
Later, I had dealings with him when moved over to RANAD as a civilian. Both of us being a lot older and wiser, but Trevor was still the same bloke; genuine to the core.
Peter (PJ) Bruce
Met and knew Trevor only in Butterworth, Malay 1965-1968 and like Johnny Clarkson was in gunbay with Trevor. Seems that is the way for all to be introduced into a fighter unit, I came from Canberras, Amberly. Found he had a certain serenity about him and affinity for we fellow armourers. Always a good word and encouragement for us Juniors.
May he rest in peace with our other brothers that have passed over to "Gunnie Heaven".
It was a sad moment to visit Trevor in hospital when it was supposed to be a visit to have a beer here in Perth. I have reflected on the time I have spent with Trevor as my boss and friend. A great gentleman and the mould for a great gunnie. His leadership and guidnance over the years has been a credit to his determination to improve the workplace we gunnies took for granted. He never lacked the energy and knowledge to push his people to perform their best and also had to handle some unusual and wildly characters.
To you Trevor, your family and friends, go in peace knowing you have given your all to your people, family and friends.
Rest in peace my friend.
Vale Trevor McIntosh, Great Dewdrop
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