WOCOX Timothy Collins R28178

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WOCOX Timothy Collins R28178

Post by stones » Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:16 pm

Just received this morning.

To let you know WOCOX Timothy Collins R28178 passed early in morning around 0515 in his sleep on 11 July 2019.

Have talked to his wife and daughters yesterday

Also statement on Facebook site of Vendetta Veterans Association.

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Kevin Slade
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Re: WOCOX Timothy Collins R28178

Post by timvan » Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:57 pm

A real straight shooter, and never varied so you knew exactly where you stood. Served with him in Vendetta when he was the CPOCOX and myself the POSN. Sad to hear of his passing but it comes to us all.

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WOCOX Timothy Collins R28178

Post by SLSU1966 » Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:41 am

Fairly sure I met him in the outfit on joining in 1966 and later on Anzac Days in Sydney if he was kitted up. More later. A very heroic figure in the RAN.

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WOCOX Timothy Collins R28178

Post by SLSU1966 » Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:41 am

Correction. I conflated him with CPOCOX Samuel James Parke, R34372 who served in WWII, Korea and Vietnam. Both decorated MiD for Vietnam role. The aforesaid in Perth in its first deployment 1967/68. First met him in 1966 when I got a message to report to the Naval Recruiting Office at 77 York Street Sydney near Wynyard. I was a CRB road sweeper after finishing my leaving certificate and had dipped out on Duntroon (twice). Wanted to join the army as a private but mother would not sign papers. Same in 1964 when I wanted to join as a Cerberus J R after my intermediate certificate. Too young for OCS Portsea (at 19) and probably over-qualified as they had an I C in only four subjects for entry. Sam was the chief at the NRO and got all applicants sorted out for psych tests, interviews and subsequent appointment. I remember I along with others had to thump a much pounded King James bible to swear an oath to HM, etc. Feel I met Tim later if he was a parade marshal on Anzac Days Sydney if not marching with the D-08 push.

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