The Water Front

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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.

~Thank you~

CONTRIBUTORS TO 16th MSS REUNION

Anne-Maree Grasso - VAN OFFICE

SOUTHPORT

John and Fiona King

John Foster

SMOUSH SMITH G & M CANVAS

Paul Harris

Ron Cocking- MARINERS REST WINES

TOLL TRANSPORT AUSTRALIA

NQX TRANSPORT

Charmaine Bannister

RETRAVISION YAMBA

George Ives

Mick Day

Les Figg

John (Tom)Parker

Michael Shultz

Ian Thompson

Brett Mitchell-NAVAL HISTORIC SECTION

Ian'Huckers'Hughes

John Cleary- (MEN OF HAWK)

Joseph Pelle-PERSONNEL RECORDS –

CANBERRA

Gary Kinkade-MANAGER BADGES & CRESTS-

Margaret May MP

Gold Coast Hinterland Naval Association of

Australia

Department of Veteran Affairs "Saluting their

Service Commemorations Grants" to help with

the organisation of the reunion

Ladies Auxiliary Yamba RSL, for making the

memorial wreathes

Damon Collins

Larissa Collins

Brad Manera of the Australian War Memorial

3D Crystal Pacific Fair Shopping Complex,

Gold Coast QLD


Ian Thompson for information and organisation

for Yamba


We gratefully acknowledge the following for their

permissions and photographs,and text for use on

this site:


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.


 And finally…

Mark Collins  for his technical expertise and help setting up the new webhosting and site migration. This site would not exist without you.



Thank You.

RAN16thMSS webmanager.




Full List of credits and contributors to follow.

Below we wish to thank the following

organisations:



President Noosa–Tewantin RSL Sub Branch

Bruce Huntington, Kay Huntington

Steve Ciobo MP Member for Moncrieff

Warren Truss MP Member for Wide Bay

Robert Down

John & Fiona King

D Collins

L Collins

Peter Noonan

T Clarey

T Gui

M Collins

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

Toll Transport

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


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