Radschool Association Magazine - Vol 23
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David Marr sent
us these photos, they are of the RAAF Richmond rugby union team for 1963
(top photo) and 1964 (bottom photo). That's David top left in the top one
and bottom right in the other. The only other name he can recall is Ron
(Gus), (Mad-dog), Maystone who is beside him (2nd from the left, top row)
in the top photo and 4th from the right in the top row in the other.
As David says, Gus was
'something to see' when he carried the ball. He had these great long legs
that took a while to get wound up, (a bit like a Neptune engine), but when
he got going he looked like a bloody great windmill and was just about as
unstoppable. Gus was a corporal Rad Tech in 11 Squadron when these were
would really appreciate any other names
that can be supplied - he says they were all great blokes and he regrets
not recording the names at the time. (As he says - "Future memory loss
didn't seem possible in those days"). SO!!! if you can help - please
let us know..
At 85 years of age, Roger married Jenny, a
lovely 25 year old. Since her new husband was so old, Jenny decides that
after their wedding she and Roger should have separate bedrooms,
because she is concerned that her new but aged husband may over-exert
himself if they spend the entire night together.
After the wedding festivities Jenny prepares herself for bed and
the expected knock on the door. Sure enough the knock comes, the door
opens and there is Roger, her 85 year old groom, ready for action. They
unite as one. All goes well, Roger takes leave of his bride, and
she prepares to go to sleep.
After a few minutes, Jenny hears another knock on her bedroom door,
and it's Roger. Again he is ready for more 'action'. Somewhat
surprised, Jenny consents for more coupling. When the newly weds are
one, Roger kisses his bride, bids her a fond good night and leaves. She
is set to go to sleep again, but, aha you guessed it - Roger is
back again, rapping on the door, and is as fresh as a 25-year-old, ready
for more 'action'. And, once more they enjoy each other. But as Roger
gets set to leave again, his young bride says to him, 'I am thoroughly
impressed that at your age you can perform so well and so often. I have
been with guys less than a third of your age who were only good once. You
are truly a great lover, Roger.'
Roger, somewhat embarrassed, turns to Jenny and says: 'You mean I've
already been here?'
The moral of the story: Don't be afraid of getting old. A
bad memory has its advantages.
Kevin Cragg, who lives in NSW, and who was
on 70 and 72 RTC (1973-1975) found
this site and thought we'd all like to see it. Kevin graduated as a
RadtechG, and spent most of his time at Richmond and Williamtown. He left
the RAAF in 1982
neat little site for those who have an interest in Radar
This, we believe, is a photo
of the Amberley Rugby League team somewhere around 1976, 77, 78 or 79.
If you can throw some light
on this, we would appreciate it. Do you know when it was taken and do you
know any of the people in the photo.
The Ex-Telstechs had a
reunion at Laverton on the 8th May. Neil Hunter (left) who
heads up the Telstech’s organisation (www.raaftelstechs.au.com)
sent us these photos.
You can find a lot more on
their web site.
They intend to hold another
reunion on the 29th Nov 2009 as that will be the 20th
anniversary of the disappearance of the Telstech mustering.
Bob Volkerts and Doug Arnold
Val Robinson and Roy Smeaton
is about driving in a German car to an Irish pub for a Mexican beer, then
travelling home, grabbing an Indian curry or a Turkish kebab on the way,
to sit on Swedish furniture and watch American shows on a Japanese TV.
most Australian thing of all? Suspicion of all things foreign!
Only in Australia can a pizza get to your house faster than an ambulance.
Only in Australia do people order double cheeseburgers, large fries and a
Only in Australia
leave both doors open and chain the pens to the counters.
Only in Australia do we leave cars worth thousands of dollars on the
drive-way and lock our junk and cheap lawn mowers in the garage.
Only in Australia are there disabled parking places in front of a skating
Talk is cheap because supply exceeds demand – Nana V.
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