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This is where we try to remember everyone who helped with the information and research for this web site and for their contribution and support for the reunions and commemorations.
Thank you to you all for making it come together and for your gracious time and effort on our behalf and in many cases reduced fees for services and goods.
CONTRIBUTORS TO 16th MSS REUNION
Anne-Maree Grasso - VAN OFFICE
John and Fiona King
SMOUSH SMITH G & M CANVAS
Ron Cocking- MARINERS REST WINES
TOLL TRANSPORT AUSTRALIA
Brett Mitchell-NAVAL HISTORIC SECTION
John Cleary- (MEN OF HAWK)
Joseph Pelle-PERSONNEL RECORDS –
Gary Kinkade-MANAGER BADGES & CRESTS-
Margaret May MP
Gold Coast Hinterland Naval Association of
Department of Veteran Affairs "Saluting their
Service Commemorations Grants" to help with
the organisation of the reunion
Ladies Auxiliary Yamba RSL, for making the
Brad Manera of the Australian War Memorial
3D Crystal Pacific Fair Shopping Complex,
Gold Coast QLD
Ian Thompson for information and organisation
We gratefully acknowledge the following for their
permissions and photographs,and text for use on
Allan T Jones, The Late Allan Jones contributed a lot to
this site over the years, it is not forgotten, Thank you Allan.
The late Cmdr John D Foster, Author of ‘Hands to Boarding Stations’ for
his kind permission of poems, text and photographs across
the site. Thank you John for your invaluable help.
Brett Mitchell of the Naval History Section of the Sea
Power Centre, Canberra for the information on what
happened to the ships and for some of the valuble
photographs listed on this site.
Ian Huckers Hughes for his Cockatoo graphics. The
cockatoo was the HMAS Ibis mascot during the 1960s.
J Cleary, PO (UW), RAN, for permission to use his poem
‘Men of Hawk’
Michael Schultz for gossip and anecdotes
Harry Goodall for his tale of Malacca Fred
Phil Bensted for his Guest page Minesweepers to Minehunters
Gerry Wright, RNZN for his invaluable help with the RNZN pages.
Jim Warren RNZN, for his Guest page and wonderful ‘Konfrontasi’ photos he has shared with us.
Mark Collins for his technical expertise and help setting up the new webhosting and site migration. This site would not exist without you.
Full List of credits and contributors to follow.
Below we wish to thank the following
President Noosa–Tewantin RSL Sub Branch
Bruce Huntington, Kay Huntington
Steve Ciobo MP Member for Moncrieff
Warren Truss MP Member for Wide Bay
John & Fiona King
and last but not least, J L Clarey who wouldn't
dream of taking credit but without whom none of this would have happened.
President & Members of the
Tewantin-Noosa RSL Sub Branch
Ron Cockings’ Mariners Rest Winery W.A.
Ian Hughes for our Cartoon
Gold Coast Hinterland Sub Section
Of the Naval Association
Tewantin Noosa SES
Sunshine Coast Regional Council
Noosa District Pipes & Drums
Noosa District Police Service
Ciara @ Australis Noosa Lakes Resort
Royal Mail Hotel
RAN 16th MSS Roll Call
Reunion - Tweed Heads 2012
Reunion 2004 - Yamba
Reunion 2008 - Tewantin
Reunion - Tweed Heads 2014
|Victoria Cross Inquiry|
|Minesweepers to Minehunters|
|Timeline of the 16th MSS|
|RNZN- Jim Warren- Konfontasi|
|WW1 - 100|
|WW1 - 100 - Galipolli|
|Tributes - Non forces|
|Tribute to Cmdr JD Foster|
|Memorial to Cmdr. John D Foster|
|Tribute to Lt-Cmdr Keith Murray|
|Tribute to Allen T. Jones|
|Canberra Dedication Address|
|Canberra Plaque Dedication|
|Allan T Jones' RNZN Visit|
|RNZN Pinga Jasa Malaysia Medal Ceremony|
|Yamba Reunion 2004|
|Noosa March 2008|
|Noosa Reunion Dinner|