Just when you thought things were going quiet, here’s something to really get your teeth into!
No, it’s not compulsory, far from it; but some classmates have been wondering if someone else can tell them who their fellow 4th class section mates were. I realise it’s been 53 years and most of us have found more interesting things to fill our heads with, but if you can remember the details, could I’d ask you to put them in the comments box and hit RETURN – and I’ll update the table.
Follow this link to the Classmates table https://duntroonclassof1972.files.wordpress.com/2022/07/website-classmates-list-2-2.pdf
Sorry, but there’s no multi million dollar Nigerian bank account for this one.
25 thoughts on “1969 Trivia . . . .”
I think it was something like:
Darryl Patch – 1st Class
Geoff Gunton – 2nd Class
John King – 2nd Class
George Jason-Smith – 3rd Class
Kym Bagot – 4th Class
Rick Carter – 4th Class
and Yours Truly,
Company in 1969 was KOK. Transferred to KAP in 1st Class.
1969 Loc – Cork Block
1969 Section 4thies – Davies & Reid
1969 3rd Class – Bywater-Lutman
1969 2nd Class – Boyce (Lcpl Sect Comd)
1969 1st Class – Nil
1969 Sgt- Cameron
Cheers, Tony McKenna
Change my Coy to Ala. Fourth Class section names : Gerry Jones, Stephen Despoges, Ken Stokes.
Had to think hard about this. I’m pretty sure I’ve remembered correctly.
Cork Block upstairs. Fellow 4thies Rod Allan and Gary Scarra; 3rd class Bill Mellor and Noddy Howarth,
2nd class Jim Rolfe (NZ); 1st Class Steve Yates, Sgt Ray Cameron.
Edwards 4th, Al Hunter 3rd, Bowers 2nd, Bourne 1st
Hi John, my 4th classmates were from ’68 so n
Hi Phil – yes I take your point that this is designed as a 1969 picture and it doesn’t fit well in your case. But u
Our sect was spread between 2 floors in A61.
Top Floor: Me, Bob Hill, 3rd Class John Trevivian, 2nd Class and sect Comd – Fat Albert.
Middle floor: Peter Overstead, 3rd Class Vic Gibbons, and 2nd Class Bob Aley.
No 1st Class. Don Shea was Pl Sgt
BTW Steve Despoges still has a copy of the ALA Coy Org from 1969! I’ll see if I can get a copy or encourage Steve to post it.
Hi Peter, Thanks for your contribution to the picture. But who was Fat Albert? And please see if you can get teh doco from Steve D
‘Fat Albert’ is Mick Price I think. Jab.
Of course – thanks Jabber
I think someone else has responded to your question “who was fat Albert?” Mick Price of course who was also known as MIRD = Mobile Indestructible Rolling Device.
John Price might have a few words to say about him. To this day I cringe when I think about him screaming down the corridor hence the reason I will always know John as John Stanley Walter. Peter McCann and Bob Hill must still have nightmares about their section Corporal.
Other 4th Class: Brennan and Hardman
Location: Top floor Ack Block
3rd Class: Milan, Hartman
2nd Class: Hull
1st Class: Bryant
Section in 1969 in Beer Block, Ground Floor
4th – MacIntyre, Goggin and MacMillan
3rd – Poiner, Clyde
2nd – Traynor
1st – Wheeler
Hi John, Couldn’t make the system work on our website.
Bottom Floor Ack Block 4th Class – Kelly, Coghlan, Pattinson 3rd Class – Mike Hetherington, Neil Hunter 2nd Class – (Sect Comd) Peter (Zelda) Kahler Pl Comd – David Horner
Hi Elf. I probably have the all time record in the history of RMC for company changes. I was in Kok for 69, Gal for 70, 71, and Kap for 72.
In 69, my section classmates were Norg and Blackie. 3rd Class were Jim Campbell and Bob Bradford. 2nc Class was Bob Crawshaw. 1st Class was Terry Sanders. Location Ground Floor A61. Cheers Jabber.
Section mate 1969 – Jim Love
Barny Bitcon’s section.
1969 Loc __ A60 Top
1969 4thies Bill Houston & ?
1969 3rd Class Daryl Crunkhorn & ?
!969 2nd Class Ian McWilliam
1969 1st class John Bitcon
1969 Sgt Paul Andrews
Hi Jim – goodo to hear from you and thanks for your input. The missing 4thie can be ‘narrowed down’ if they’re the right words, to one of 12 – Jon Mander Jones, Terry Oldfield, Chris Wallace, Peter Tonkin, Shane Stone, Bob Shaw, Greg Parry, Al McMurran (but I think Al was middle floor) Vic Hunt (I think middle floor) Pat Donovan, Tony Borchardt, Geoff McPherson – take your pick!
Cheers John Elph
Hi Elph, I’m sure you will remember, Michael Braithwaite, for first three years, coke + cigarette and Polly waffle for breakfast, and Les Jenkins. I think we were lucky with our Gallipoli team. Sorry to miss you but the north has some benefits at this time of the year. Cheers Chris
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A61 Top FLR (Hotel Block), 4th Garner, Martyn,White, 3rd Galvin, McKenzie, 2nd Stratton, 1st Downs
I969 I lived in A60 middle level.
Kev Loughrey, Graham Smith and myself. Our third class were Joff Johnson and Ian (Minnie) Flawith, Second Class was Terry Nautin (DNG), Sect Com was Bob Collins, Pl SGT was Bob Dove
Cheers, Warwick Elliott
Elph, The system wouldn’t let me comment. Input as follows: Gallipoli Company section bottom floor of A60, Southern end – not sure of the number. 4th Class Tom Cobley, John Croxson and Steve Jones. 3rd Class was Ewan Cameron. 2nd Class Geoff Wilson (who died in a car accident – not much sympathy from us), 1st Class was Ross Harvey.
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