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The unveiling of a plaque ceremony dedicated to the 16th Minesweeping Squadron service in the R.A.N from 1960 to 1990 at the Bundamba Memorial Park funded by the the Bundamba Sub Section of the Naval Association of Australia.

 

The Officer unveiling the plaque is Commander Bob Plath ADC RAN Naval Officer Commanding Queensland Southern Command.He had also served on board HMAS Curlew 1987 to 1989.

 

Curly Marshall came over from Western Australia & Tom (Shorty) Edwards came up from South Australia to be a part of this ceremony.

After the ceremony  we went back to the Goodna R.S.L. For a convivial afternoon which was enjoyed by all who attended the ceremony.

 

The ceremony was M'cd by the president of the Bundamba Sub Section Mr Ron (Nullabor) Baker. Ron is a Sweeper man from the Confrontation period & his off sider, the late, Allan (Spike) Jones worked tirelessly before,during, & after the ceremony.

 

Rod Clarey

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© all Photographs the estate of the late Allan T Jones, all rights reserved, not to used without permission.

Bundamba Memorial Park Dedication - August 2006