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Radschool Staff – we’ve nearly got them all!!


Peter Kluge, who was on 1/86 Telstech Course, tells us that the girl on the left in the front row is Lisa Dickenson and Mark Burne, who is a Flt Lt at Willytown reckons the bloke 1st left, middle row, looks like Eric Gatehouse.

 Radschool Staff


So, now we have……


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

Middle Row L-R:   Paul Daniels or Eric Gatehouse, ?? ??, 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, ?? ??,


I nicknamed my solicitor  "ALTERNATOR"  because he charges while idling.




Douglas Barthelson sent us a couple more photos and asks if we can put a name to any of the faces. If you recognise anyone in either photo please let us know and we’ll pass the info onto Doug



Number 19 Telsop course.


Number 19 Telsop


A plane leaves Brisbane airport on route for the US, under the control of a Jewish captain. His copilot is Chinese. It's the first time they've flown together, and an awkward silence between the two seems to indicate a mutual dislike. Once they reach cruising altitude, the Jewish captain activates the auto-pilot, leans back in his seat, and mutters, 'I don't like Chinese.' 'No rike Chinese?' asks the copilot, '....why not?'  'You people bombed Pearl Harbor, that's why!' says the pilot. 'No, no,' the co-pilot protests, 'Chinese not bomb Peahl Hahbah! That Japanese, not Chinese.' 


'Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese.. . doesn't matter’, says the pilot,  ‘you're all the same!' 


There's a few minutes of silence. 'I no rike Jews either!' the copilot suddenly announces. 'Oh yeah, why not?' asks the captain. 'Jews sink Titanic, that’s why' says the co-pilot  'What?’ exclaims the captain, ‘That's insane,  Jews didn't sink the Titanic!  It was an iceberg!'  


'Iceberg, Goldberg, Greenberg, Rosenberg , ...no mattah... all same!



Number 17 Telsop Course





We recently heard from Graeme Benthien who lives in the West, but who was in Brisbane on holidays during John Thomson and Graeme BentheinMay. He put us in touch with John Thomson who we hadn’t heard from in yonks. John also lives in the West, but was also holidaying over in the East when we caught up with him.


     John Thomson (left) and on his lap, that old lap sitter, Graeme Benthien.


John, who knows a thing or two about heart attacks, is taking it easy these days. Not long back he had his third, he had his first while only thirty something, while posted to Pearce, but he reckons three is enough and he’s stopped counting. He’s got more plastic in him than in a plumber’s ute and he reckons his major arteries will outlive him by a thousand years.


John hopes to back on the right side of OZ in the near future and we hope to be able to share an amber ale or two with him.


"There are only two reasons for wanting to sit in the back row of an airplane:

either you have diarrhoea, or

you're anxious to meet people who do."



No 14 Acplot Course 1964.


No. 14 Acplot Course 1964


Back Row L-R: Lloyd Marsh, Marty McPherson, Lee Quirk, Lonni Parry, Ray Green

Front Row L-R:  Margaret Evans, Daphne Bell, WO Joe Ulett, Carleen Breen, Karen Clarke.


CARU Girls – 1968


Caru girls 1968


Unfortunately we don’t have any names – can anyone help with names and where was this photo taken??


An elderly Italian man, who lived on the outskirts of Monte Cassino, went to the local church for confession. When the priest slid open the panel in the confessional, the man said, 'Father ... during World War II, a beautiful Jewish woman from our neighbourhood knocked urgently on my door and asked me to hide her from the Nazis. So I hid her in my attic.'


The Priest replied, 'That was a wonderful thing you did, my son and you have no need to confess that.' 'But, there is more to tell, Father. She started to repay me with sexual favours. This happened several times a week, and sometimes twice on Sundays.'


The Priest said, 'By doing that, you placed yourselves in great danger. However, two people under those circumstances can easily succumb to the weakness of the flesh. However, if you are truly sorry for your actions, you are indeed forgiven.'


'Thank you, Father. That's a great load off my mind but I do have one more  question.' 'And what is that, my son?' asked the Priest. "Do I have to  tell her the war is over?"


                                                                                                              Yeah Rupe, I know - you could see that coming!



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