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7:51am 08-01-2013
Bob Watson s25
Hi Paul
Thanks for the update re your Dad, sorry to hear of the loss of another of our ilk, sounds like he will be sadly missed.
I was unaware that he was a Tiff Down Under but have emailed those out here that I am aware of from his series plus Ted Sanderson in the UK who is in contact with most from that class.
regards Bob Watson
10:13pm 07-30-2013
Paul Harris
After happily coming across this site I have to unfortunately mention that my Dad, Lionel Trevor Harris (S16) passed the bar on 15th June 2013 at Joondalup Private, Perth, Western Australia. Dad was ill for some time, i never thought the day would ever come to such a strong individual like himself. i followed Dad into the Navy, the RAN though (into the birdie field). i am proud of his achievements and the history of you guys, hope that one day i might find some more photo's of him on this site or from someone else.
Keep up the good work

Regards Paul Harris
7:13am 07-05-2013
Bob Watson s25
Sorry to hear about the passing of Richard Owen.
I did not know him personally but knew for a time he was an active FA Social Sec until he was hospitalised a few years back, he was determined to come back and carry on with the social side, unfortunately it seems the big C beat him in the end.
Sad to lose another of our ilk.
4:07am 07-05-2013
John Bowden
This is firstly for Gavin Dyer. When you were at TS Mercury in Hamble in the late 1950s and up to 1960, you would have been seen by the visiting dentist, a Mr. Hugh Brown, ( a former Surgeon Lt. Cdr (D)) and his Dental Nurse. That dental nurse was my then fiancée, now my wife and partner for the last 49 and 1/2 years. At that time I was at HMS "Caledonia" in S34 later S35, dip back through injury. What a small world!

Secondly, and more seriously, I have sad news for old members of S34. The prime mover of our very successful 50th Anniversary reunion in September, 2008, Richard Owen "Crossed the Bar" am today, 4th, July 2013.

Our thoughts and prayers are with his devoted wife and partner, Rose, and his family
He will be remembered as a "full of life man," Art/ App and Artificer, who has now entered calmer waters and a safe harbour.

Rest in peace Richard, ""Non Manibus Solum Sed Corde" old chum.

John "Bodger" Bowden
10:52pm 07-04-2013
Gavin Dyer
Series 39. Brickwoods Field Gun Winners 1963: HMS Belfast to Gibraltar 1963: HMS Agincourt 1964-1966> HMS Cambridge 1967: HMS Rothersay 1967-1970: Admiralty Research Establishment 1970- 1973> Now Married and living in Sydney Australia.

Getting accepted as an Artificer Apprentice in 1960 from TS Mercury Hamble Hants was the greatest break in my life and I never looked back.

Best Regards

Gavin Dyer D055269E
5:33pm 07-04-2013
John Bowden,
Hi to all Oz Tiffs,

Just a quick hello to you all from the Bodger here in dear old Devon. We had a great time in Dawlish Warren last weekend at the multi class reunion S34-S40. It was great to see Bill and Margaret Allingham from down under. Enjoyed a quick look at your site, and will be back.

It is my intention to hold a joint reunion for both S34 and S35 in October, 2018 to celebrate 60 years since joining "Fisgard" in late '58, early '59.

Hope to see all you 34s and 35s there.

John "Bodger" Bowden.
8:54pm 06-19-2013
Brian (Rocky) Cox
Anyone out there from series 33 Anson Division?
I came in from HMS Ganges and yes it was quite a culture shock.
Now living in Willowbank Qld 4306 and loving it, especially the part of playing at being a Grey Nomad. Or as "Her Indoors" calls it being a Geriatric Hippie.
8:25am 06-01-2013
801 Spike Div, transferred to RNZN in Jan 1990 left in 2001. Now living in (Shakey) Christchurch teaching electronics. Never thought after I'd left the Andrew that I would have to secure things for sea again - but post earthquakes here in Christchurch I find myself once again lashing test equipment down & securing books in bookcases with gunline!
7:26pm 05-04-2013
Dell Hornett S 18
Just browsing.
6:02am 04-29-2013
Timothy Price
I note that you list Chris Miller (33 series) as post code 3888, in fact it is currently 2316

I am also ex 33 series and live in England and would love some of that sunshine you antipodeans enjoy!!
10:30pm 03-23-2013
Bob Watson
Thanks Muddy. It is the people like yourself, being staunch supporters that make the effort worthwhile. Long may it continue.
I would like to see others that are a bit reticent to join in and get to know us. We are there for the social side of things and remembering our backgrounds.
5:01pm 03-23-2013
Ricky (Muddy) Waters
S11 Joined Fisgard in Jan1951.What a wonderful lifelong comraidship the artificers were and still are.
No matter what ,I will always turn up at reunions and get togethers as long as I'm able. Please encourage all known Tiffs to do likewise. Thanks Bob for a great site and for uniting us as a band of Tiffs down under.
5:57am 03-20-2013
Ted Ranyard
Sorry about my message being short on my surname.
5:54am 03-20-2013
William Edward Ranya
I joined S5 Class on January 10th 1949. Served in the RN till June 1973 then joined the RNZN June 16th in Auckland NZ. Retired 18th December 1978 from the sea. Would love to hear from any Tiffs visiting NZ from anywhere.
Thanks Bob for such a wonderful 'Tiffs Down Under Club.'
Ted & Ann
9:47am 03-09-2013
Nigel Woolmer
I joined Fisgard in 1955, went to Abroath Condor transferred to The Australian Tiffs at HMAS Nirimba in 1959, the Aussie Fleet Air Arm disbanded at the end of 1959 so I was not long in the Navy ! I now live in Adelaide and am semi-retired after a career in Civil Aviation. Currently an Aviation Consultant.
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