Radschool Association Magazine - Vol 29

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Malvene Cornwell


Malvene Cornwell (Dicker) at the Penrith Barracks, August, 1964

(Why did the RAAF have to go and spoil things by putting up signs like that…tb)



No 17 Telsop Course.


17  Telsop Course


Barry Kirwin saw our photo (left) in Vol28, he was on the course so he can put names to the faces for us.


Back row, L-R: Richard (Dick) Pick, Jack Spratt, Howard Marsh, Andrew (Shorty) Dearman, Barry Kirwin, Dennis Henstridge, Bob Snedden.


Front Row L-R: Yvonne (Yogi) Yow Yew, Joan Madson, Betty Harding, Pattie Stout, Carole Martin, Mel Cornwell, Jenny Finn.


Barry said he’s not sure about Jack Spratt but is pretty sure that’s who it is and he’s a bit unsure about Joan Madson’s surname, it could be spelt SEN and not SON.





Wilf Hardy sent us the photo below of 7 RTG which was held at Radschool, Ballarat, from Nov 1955 to Feb 1957. He says, “Surprisingly, today, John Rice, Doug Moller and myself all live in Townsville and to get 3 out of 9 in a smallish city after all these years seems a bit of a fluke, particularly as John Rice was my Best Man when Helen and I were married in Penang. Seems funny looking back now, that I did only 6 years in the RAAF and spent almost half that time in Malaya!”




Back Row L-R:  M.J.Grant, W.R. Hardy, P.R. Clarke, D.A.Gray, J.C.Montgomery.

Front Row L-R:  A.T.Butler, D.Moller, A.V.Tickle. Absent was A.J.Rice.



Paul Daniels wrote, he said: “In the photo below, the fellow first left in the centre row is in fact me, not Eric Gatehouse as suggested, though I can't recall when the photo was taken. This has to be true since my wife, who saw the photo, recognized me before I did!!.. The female SGT far right, front row, whose name escapes me, worked, I believe, in the Orderly Room”.


And Angus MacLean, who was a Radtech G and in the RAAF from 1964 to 1990, wrote, he said, "The group photo indicates that Harry Shilton is third from the left in the back row, (Harry is friend from way back). Harry is not in the photo, the person in the photo is John Rogers, currently a WOFF serving at East Sale.



So, now we have:

Back Row L-R:   Allan Longston, Geoff Myers, John Rogers, Ray Blake, Peter Coleman, Noel Green, ?? ??,

Middle Row L-R:   Paul Daniels, ?? ??, Alan Plummer, ?? ??, Peter Fraser, ?? ??, Trevor Forbes,

Front Row L-R:   Lisa Dickenson, Graham Brownrigg, Dickie Bird, Trevor Brougham (EDO), Nick Ward (EDO), John Dallimore, Andrew Elverston, Jim Lander, Bugs Rose, ?? ??,



19 Telsop Course

 19 Telsop



Keith Russell saw the photo (left) of 19 Telsop. He says, “the big bloke at the right hand end is John (Shep) Woolley. 


Shep came back to Radschool on my TelsTech course (No 3 if I recall correctly) in 1964.


He did not start with us on 38 RadMechs in 1963 but was on one of the following RADMECH course (40 or 42 I believe) and joined us on the conversion course.

I also recognise a few of the girls but have lost their names.





A golfer, playing a round in Ireland, hooked his drive into the woods. Looking for his ball, he found a little Leprechaun flat on his back with a big bump on his head and the golfer's ball beside him. Horrified, the golfer got his water bottle from the cart and poured it over the little guy, reviving him. 'Arrgh! What happened?' the little Leprechaun asked. 'I'm afraid I hit you with my golf ball,' the golfer says. 'Oh, I see. Well, ye got me fair and square. Ye get three wishes, so whaddya want? ''Thank God, you're all right!' the golfer answers in relief. 'I don't want anything, I'm just glad you're OK, and I apologize.' And the golfer walks off.


'What a nice guy,' the Leprechaun says to himself. I have to do something for him. I'll give him the three things I would want... a great golf game, all the money he ever needs, and a fantastic sex life.' A year goes by (as it does in stories like this) and the golfer is back. On the same hole, he again hits a bad drive into the woods and the Leprechaun is there waiting for him. 'Twas me that made ye hit the ball here,' the little guy says. 'I just want to ask ye, how's yer golf game? ''My game is fantastic!' the golfer answers. I'm an internationally famous golfer now.' He adds, 'By the way, it's good to see you're all right. ''Oh, I'm fine now, thankye. I did that fer yer golf game, you know. And tell me, how's yer money situation? ''Why, it's just wonderful!' the golfer states. 'When I need cash, I just reach in my pocket and pull out $100.00 bills I didn't even know were there!' 'I did that fer ye also.'  Said the little fella, ‘And tell me, how's yer sex life?’


'The golfer blushes, turns his head away in embarrassment, and says shyly, 'It's OK. ''C'mon, c'mon now,' urged the Leprechaun, 'I'm wanting to know if I did a good job. How many times a week?' Blushing even more, the golfer looks around then whispers, 'Once, sometimes twice a week. ''What??' responds the Leprechaun in shock. 'That's all? Only once or twice a week?' 'Well,' says the golfer, 'I figure that's not bad for a Catholic priest in a small parish.'



62 RTC.


Bob Richards sent us the photo below of 62RTC, The blokes, all done up in their 1A’s, went through Radschool at Laverton in 1972/3. Bob reckons his memory has gone ‘open-circuit’ since then and he’s hard pressed remembering all the names so we asked Peter Haddow, who was also on the course, if he could remember any and he said he had them all written down on the back of the photo foreseeing the time when his brain would also go open circuit. 


He said the photo was taken early in the course (Nov '72) and very few of the blokes in the photo made it thru the sausage factory that was Radschool. Bob says about halfway through, due to low numbers, they joined 62RTC and 63RTC together and called it 63RTC. So, 62RTC never finished.


62 RTC


Front L-R: Kim GRATTE, Dallas SAMPSON, Ron KEEN, Alec BIRSE, Bruce WEBB, Bob DOBSON, Eric PENNY.


Rear L-R:  Peter MOORE, 'Scotty', Peter HADDOW, Mick LITTLE, Paul IBBOT, John ROUNSEVELL



No 11 Rad Mech.


11 Rad Mech course was held at Ballarat in 1959 from 22 Jun 59 to 16 Dec. As the blokes are in "Drabs", this photo was obviously taken later in the course.


11 RMC






87 Telegs, 1969

87 Telegs


BACK ROW L-R:  Wayne Milligan, John Burgess, Eric Wilson, Dave Redmond, Frank Roberts, Russel Morton

CENTRE L-R:  Ron Robinson, Jet Woods, Jim Brinin, Andrew MacPherson, Ray Green, Denis Silcock, Mick Conway.

FRONT L-R:  Bob Maddox, Ken Leslie, S McCartney, Brian McCrae, Gary Hagan, Dennis Gibson, Steve Ahchay



Number 4, RAAF Wireless Unit 1945.


The following photo appeared in the latest edition of the QTC, the newsletter of the Queensland Branch of the Djinnang Association.


Number 4, RAAF Wireless Unit, 1945


Back row L-R:   Sgt Harold Cook, LAC Syd Plumridge, LAC John Milne, Cpl Evan Gwyther, LAC Bill Moulds, LAC Alan Tessier, Sgt Peter North (RAF).

Mid row L-R:  LAC Bill Loader, LAC Snow Norman, LAC Fred Paine, Sgt Matt Lacey, LAC Kevin Lockhardt, LAC John “Blue” Cutler

Front row L-R:   Flg Off B Cooper, Flt Lt Alf Davis, Flg Off Bill Henderson (RCAF).



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