Radschool Association Magazine - Vol 26

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Where are they now?




Rick Allen wrote, he says: I am trying to find members of 78RTC who passed out of Radschool in 1976. I have a few names and contacts but would like to organise a reunion for the course in the middle of 2009. Of course any other course members of that era are welcome to come along and renew old friendships as are all instructors, we had a good bunch and would enjoy buying them a beer or two. I can be contacted on this email richard.allen5@defence.gov.au



We heard from James “Scotty” Potter who was in the RAAF from 1968 to 1974. He says:  “Hi, I am living back in Scotland and would like to extend a warm welcome to anyone, who might be visiting this neck of the woods, to come and say hello.  There’s a bed and a beer guaranteed.


I am trying to find a bunch of people and hope that you might be able to help me. Some are Rad Techs and some from other musterings and any help would be appreciated.


I have been in touch with Ron Clayton who, for a while, I played in a band with called “Rebound” and know that he is trying to help.


I am planning an extended trip to Aust next year to celebrate my 60th birthday and would really like to meet up with as many of my old mates as possible.


I was with 11 Sqn in 1968, 2 Sqn in 1969, 2FTS in 1970, and then 3 Sqn from 1971 to 1974


Blokes I’m looking for are:


              Ross Lloyd                  Rad Tech                   11 Sqn and  2 Sqn Phan Rang

              Greg Gow                    Inst Fit                        11 Sqn and Butterworth

              Paul Cavanagh           Rad Tech                   Butterworth

              Kaz Kapusta               Rad Tech                   Butterworth

              Mac? (Sgt)                  Rad Tech                   Butterworth

              Bob Cowell                 Safety Equip              3 Sqn and Butterworth

              John Day                     Rad Tech                   3 Sqn and Butterworth

              Billy Schroegruber      Inst                              3 Sqn and Butterworth

              Alex Polaski                Inst                              3 Sqn and Butterworth

              Tony McGee               Eng Fitter                   2 FTS


Literally any help that you can provide to circulate my contact details to anyone who might be able to put me in touch would be appreciated.”


If you can help Scotty, get in touch with us and we’ll forward your info onto him - tb.




Helen Robinson wrote, she said: “I stumbled across your magazine and am interest in finding a Mr. Ross “Noddy” Wilson and if my memory serves me correctly, his number was A118131. He joined and went to Laverton in Victoria in about 1966/67 and was from the Gold Coast. I ran into him in Brisbane some 30 years ago and would like to correspond with him. No ulterior motives!  


Hope you can help. (If you can help, get in touch with us and we’ll let Helen know – tb)





A farmer stopped by the local mechanic shop to have his truck fixed. They couldn't do it while he waited, so he said he didn’t live far and would just walk home. On the way home he stopped at the hardware store and bought a bucket and a gallon of paint. He then stopped by the feed store and picked up a couple of chickens and a goose.


However, struggling outside the store he now had a problem - how to carry his entire purchases home. While he was scratching his head he was approached by a little old lady who told him she was lost. She asked, 'Can you tell me how to get to 1603 Mockingbird Lane?'


The farmer said, 'Well, as a matter of fact, my farm is very close to that house. I could walk you there but I can't carry this lot.' The old lady suggested, 'Why don't you put the can of paint in the bucket. Carry the bucket in one hand, put a chicken under each arm and carry the goose in your other hand?'


'Why thank you very much,' he said and proceeded to walk the old girl home. On the way he says 'Let's take a short cut and go down this alley. We'll be there in no time.' The little old lady looked him over cautiously then said, 'I am a lonely widow without a husband to defend me. How do I know that when we get in the alley you won't hold me up against the wall, pull up my skirt, and have your way with me?'


The farmer said, 'Holy smokes lady! I'm carrying a bucket, a gallon of paint, two chickens, and a goose. How in the world could I possibly hold you up against the wall and do that?'


The old lady replied, 'Set the goose down, cover him with the bucket, put the paint on top of the bucket, and I'll hold the chickens.'



Dave Moles is trying to contact the crews of Bushranger Gunships that took part in the Battle of Binh Ba on the 6th June 1969, the reason is that there is to be a 40th Anniversary Commemoration in Canberra on the 5th and 6th of June 2009. This event is open to all units that took part in the battle.


No 9 Sqn had a Heavy Fire Team on station 71, 72, 73, the crews were, Al Adamson, Bob Treloar, Dave Moles, Ray Rennie, John Hazelwood, Mal Walker, Ray Hay, Mike Tardent, JD Peterson NZ, Al Lamb, and Ferry and Amos who are both now deceased, also the FAC Pilot, with a call sign “Jade” could be Peter Larard.

If anyone knows the address and email of these crews could they contact Dave on Ph 03 6496 1370 or PO Box 24 Railton Tas 7305, or email bushranger@southcom.com.au


The committee that is organizing this event need the numbers by the 31st of Jan.09



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