Jul/Aug 2000 No. 50
President Roys Report
Shipmates and First mates
Do you hear there!
Its Crews News time, also Greenwich Standard Time (G.S.T). So all back to Normality until 27th August 2000.
Recording the death of members is always sad. We do share their loved ones grief and offer our heartfelt Condolences. Lest We Forget.
April 2000 - Murray Robinson, North Beach Township, South Australia. Murray was most enthusiastic about the Cruisers and always kept in touch.
13th May 2000 - Claude Bettens O.A.M. B.E.M. Brisbane. Claude was renowned for his devotion to sick and dying ShipMates. Having the distinction of being the longest serving Welfare Officer in the Queensland Naval Association.
21st June 2000 - Eric Garvey, Brisbane. Many an Ex-Sailor was advised by Eric with their disability pensions, during his time with the Repatriation Department.
Our thoughts go to those members who have been hospitalised or ill at home. A rapid recovery is our sincere wish.
Representing the H.M.A Ex Cruiser Association is always a privilege and a pleasure. On U.S Memorial Day 29th May, Doug and Lilian Morcom accompanied Maureen and I to this most impressive Wreath laying service at Riverside R.S.L, New Farm.
At the invitation of the Philippine Consul General, we attended the Commemoration of the Philippine Independence Day, on 20th June, along with QLD Canberra/Shropshire President Ted Trappett, recovering from recent heart surgery and his wife Elvie.
Happy to Welcome aboard three new members from Tasmania. Brian Case, Graham Knight and Bill Westcott – All Ex H.M.A.S Westralia. Thanks for your Support Fellas.
Our sincere thanks and appreciation to member Ken Munro for his contribution to the "Crews News" in supplying the address labels.
In Year 2000 There are numerous Reunions and Services. For those interested Members they are as follows:-
Wednesday 6th September - Battle of Australia Day – Brisbane
8th to 14th September - H.M.A.S Assault, Perth. (Contact Ron Leuchner 64 Yarra St, Heidelberg, 3084, Victoria, Phone 03 9459 9909)
Sunday 10th September - 10.45 Hrs Annual Seafarers Service Shrine of Remembrance, Ann St Brisbane.
13th to 16th October - Manus Island Reunion, Maroochydore (Contact Ron (Joe) Flaherty, Phone 07 54760262)
16th to 18th October - Canberra/Shropshire Melbourne.
17th to 24th October - The Seventh Fleet Amphibious Force U.S/Aust. Naval Reunion, Brisbane.
Sunday 22nd October - The Dedication Service for the South Tower and the unveiling Ceremony of U.S/Australian Memorial Stained Glass Window at St Johns Cathedral, Ann St Brisbane. (Contact Noel Beutel Sec/Treasurer H.M.A.S Manoora Association, 117 Gordon St, Ormiston, QLD, 4163 Phone 07 3821 2306)
10th to 12th November - "All Ships" Ulverstone, Tasmania. (Contact: Bob Boyd P.O.Box 220, Ulverstone 7315, Tasmania)
24th, 25th, 26th November - All Ships Reunion, Ballina N.S.W. The Ballina Naval Association of Australia.
13th to 16th March -H.M.A.S Australia Club, South Australia. National Reunion at Berri Resort Hotel, South Australia. (Contact Keith Mole 3/39 Scott St, Parkside 5063, South Australia, Phone 08 82721513)
25th April - ANZAC Day In Honolulu. The QLD Corvette Association in conjunction with The American Legion of Ex-Servicemen invites you to join with them to Commemorate ANZAC Day in Honolulu. (Contact: Secretary Syd Sheppard 07 3349 3400)
By Courtesy of Member Trevior Boyd, a WebPage has been established for the H.M.A Ex Cruisers Association. If you wish to visit this WebPage the address (URL) is:http://www.qsl.net/vk4arb
Rear Admiral A.E.Bickford R.N.Retd., now residing at Queenslands Sunshine Coast, has kindly consented to be our Guest Speaker at the next meeting, to be held at:
Long Tan Room
Kedron/Wavell Services Club
Sunday 20th August
12 noon for 12:30pm
(Sec/Treasurer Doug requests $12 correct change, where possible. This would be greatly appreciated)
A Little Story
This is a story about four people named anybody, everybody, somebody and nobody. There was an important job to be done and everybody was sure that somebody would do it. Anybody could have done it, but nobody did it.
Somebody got angry about that, because it was everybody’s job. Everybody thought anybody could do it, but nobody realised that everybody wouldn’t do it. It ended up that everybody blamed somebody when nobody did what anybody could have done.
Till then, Keep your knots up
Please address all correspondence to the Secretary Doug Morcom
11 Hilder Rd. The Gap Queensland 4061(07) 3300 2087