SA - Meet 'n Greet held at Port Adelaide Naval Association
The SA Greenies October Meet & Greet was held at our old stamping ground of the Port Adelaide Naval Association. PANA has made a number of changes and Dave Betts (the Museum curator) suggested that we meet there. It was good to be surrounded by Naval memorabilia rather than the RAAF stuff that was at the Combined Services Mess. One of the additions was a new kitchen and we were served a BBQ plate for the princely sum of $10. Even I have to say it was a little better than the finger food that I was serving up as the victualler at the Combined Services Mess.
All the usual travellers were there. Trev McKerlie – 6 hour round trip. Mick Cain – 3 hour round trip. Paul Normandale – 4 hour round trip Travel doesn’t seem to bother us Croweaters! Unfortunately Val Osis (Sydney) and Eric Thompson (Portland Vic) couldn’t join us due to Covid border restrictions.
We also welcomed two first timers – Peter Hill and Peter Richards.
Unfortunately a number of our members aren’t travelling too well at the moment. Bob King, Les Figg, Chris Rowe, Gene Boron and Gavin Mitchell. Take care and get well soon so that you can join us in February.
Those in attendance: Barry Allison, Dave Betts, John Bolton, Michael Bornholt, Mick Cain, Alan Fletcher, Peter Hill, Jeff Howlett, Rob Kearvell, Ray Kemp, Peter Lines, Trev McKerlie, Bert Newell, Terry Norman, Paul Normandale, Mal Parrington, Ian Peterson, John Phillips, Dave Potterat, Les Radford, George Reidy, Bob Reidy, Peter Richards, Rod Spotswood, Bill Swan, Neil Walton, Graham Watson, Mike Witcher, Maurice Woods.
Apologies received: Peter Augsdorfer, Peter Bailey, Ron Beaumont, Wally Birch, Gary Blake, John Dini, Les Figg, Mike Fisher, Bob Freeman, Gary Gosden, Garry Hale, Bill Hollas, Bob King, Gary Lang, Mark Loram, Gavin Mitchell, Val Osis, Chris Rowe, Ed Skubula, Alan Tassel, Eric Thompson, Jack Van Eyck.
WA - Meet 'n Greet held at Fremantle Navy club
Once again the Western Australian Greenies met at the Navy Club in Fremantle for the scheduled Meet & Greet. Les Giles fed the group, as he often does, with pickled crayfish. Thank you Les.
Those in attendance: Mel Smales, Alan Dow, Glenn Ridgewell, Les Giles, Peter Dales, Barry MacCormack, Ray Smith, Gary Paterson, Clive Plummer, Kevin Haynes, Clark Pride.
NSW - Meet 'n Greet held at Merrylands RSL club
NSW GREENIES OCTOBER / NOVEMBER ( POSTPONED ) MEET AND GREET
The usual convivial meeting was attended by those who met the Covid Rules and Regs to enter NSW Club criteria.
Not a bad turn out considering !!! Here’s the “ EM’s Workshop Skulkers “ caught in the act !!
The NSW Greenie Committee wish you all a Merry Christmas !
See you all next year and stay safe !!
Those in attendance: : Bob Allen; Alan ( Buck ) Ryan; Alan McLeod; Mike Mason; Graeme Archer: Barry Nicholas; Kerry Spencer; Mike Kielty; Peter Barnes; Pete McGurk; Mike Kay;
Apologies received: John Macartney; Brad Parker; Matt Holzl; Kev Pusser; Phil Croese; Bruce Richens; Peter Cucilovic
Another successful Meet & Greet here in the wonderful state of South Australia! Twenty six of the Navy’s finest ex-Greenies gathered at the Combined Services Mess at the Torrens Parade Ground to relive the glory days of the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s – and tell a few fibs along the way.
We were joined by a newbie – Peter Barton – who has moved down from Darwin. Welcome Peter. There were also a couple of old faces we hadn’t seen for sometime – Peter Lines and my old WEEO from HMAS Yarra, Stu Russel. Welcome back guys.
And of course we had our perennial traveller Trev McKerlie, who thinks nothing of making a 500km round trip to have a beer with his mates! Also nice to see the both the Reidy boys – George and Bob.
Dave Betts is now the Honorary Curator at the Port Adelaide Naval Association so we have agreed that we will have our next Meet & Greet in the club rooms.
Those in attendance: Peter Barton, Ron Beaumont, Dave Betts, John Bolton, Michael Bornholdt, Mick Cain, Kim Daw, Les Figg, Mike Fisher, Gary Hale, Bill Hollas, Rob Kearvell, Bob King, Gary Lang, Peter Lines, Trev McKerlie, Bert Newell, Terry Norman, John Phillips, Blue Reidy, Bob Reidy, Chris Rowe, Stuart Russell, Alan Tassel, Graham Watson, Mike Witcher.
Apologies received: Barry Alison, Peter Augsdorfer, Peter Bailey, Wally Birch, Gary Blake, Gene Boron, Maurie Davey, Bob Freeman, Gary Gosden, Jeff Howlett, Ray Kemp, Chris McConville, Mal Parrington, Dave Potterat, Les Radford, Eric Thompson, Jack Van Eyck, Neil Walton and Maurie Woods
The Sydney Meet & Greet was held at the Merrylands R&SL Club. As usual, always great to spin a few dits and see familiar faces from ship/shore days gone by. There were a couple who did not attend due to their concern of Sydney’s local Covid situation. Try and make the effort to get along to a future M & G - none of us are getting any younger.
Those in attendance: From left to right. Pete ( Stretch ) Barnes; Allan ( Buck ) Ryan; Bob Adams; Mike Mason; Kerry Spencer; Merv Daetz; Pete McGurk; Barry Nicholas; John McMillan, Graeme Archer; Bruce Richens; Mike Kay.
Apologies received: Ted Schloithe; Brad Parker; Richard ( Dixie ) Lee; Con Zarubin; Stuart Harding; Bob Sell; John Macartney; Matt Holzl; Mike Kielty.
A good turnout at the Fremantle Navy Club on a cold but sunny Saturday. Special notice to Alan Dow & Les Giles who travel quite a distance to join the city dwellers for a few beers and swap yarns. It was pleasing to see a good crowd (not in picture) indicating that once again the Navy Club is a popular venue with perhaps the best view of the harbour in Fremantle.
Those in attendance: Barry MacCormack, Clive Plummer, Clark Pride, Denis Coombe, Mel Smales, Les Giles, Alan Dow, Peter Dales, Ray Smith, Stewart Dewar, Glen Ridgewell.
Apologies received: Bob Stevenson, Mick Crossan, Garry Simons, Greg & Chris Martin, Greg Nowakowski, Gary Patterson, Ron Jackson, Kevin Haynes.
Left to Right: Les Giles, Clark Pride, Ray Smith, Mel Smales, Alan Dow, Stewart Dewar, Barry MacCormack, Clive Plummer, Peter Dales, Glen Ridgewell