CMDR D E Clinch, OBE, RAN, Rtd

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SLSU1966
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Joined: Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:47 pm
Real Full Name: Michael Fogarty
Rank and Rate/Category: LEUT
Enlistment Date: 28 Feb 1966
Date of Discharge: 12 May 1972
Ships and Depots Served: Cerberus, Duchess, Melbourne, Kuttabul, FHQ, Harman

CMDR D E Clinch, OBE, RAN, Rtd

Post by SLSU1966 » Sat Oct 10, 2020 7:12 am

Born 29 February, 1936 and died 3 October 2020. Another leap year baby in the Olympic tradition, as was the late CDRE Bill Kemp (1928). Had been ill for some years, lived Weston Creek, ACT, maybe cared by a daughter. Keen sportsman and played hockey. Had a major command once. Former secretary to Governor of Queensland. From memory, a navigator. The training officer for the SLEX Gunroom c. 1969? More details Canberra Times.

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Paybob
Posts: 280
Joined: Sun Jul 01, 2018 2:53 am
Real Full Name: Robert Hall
Rank and Rate/Category: LCDR GLSU
Enlistment Date: 31 Jan 1962
Date of Discharge: 14 Feb 1983
Ships and Depots Served: RANC, ANZAC, Yarra, Melbourne, Sydney, Swan, Cerberus, FOCEA, Harman, Waterhen, SO 1st Aust Submarine Squadron

Re: CMDR D E Clinch, OBE, RAN, Rtd

Post by Paybob » Sat Oct 10, 2020 7:19 am

Fair winds and following seas David. He was the Navigator of HMAS Yarra when I was a Mid in 1966.

timvan
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Real Full Name: Martinus (Tim) van Wyck
Rank and Rate/Category: CMDR GLSU
Enlistment Date: 23 Sep 1962
Date of Discharge: 30 Jun 1988
Ships and Depots Served: cerberus, albatross(x7), watson, sydney, yarra, vendetta, waterhen, platypus, tarangau, brisbane, hobart, FOCEA, NO, coonawarra, cairns

Re: CMDR D E Clinch, OBE, RAN, Rtd

Post by timvan » Sat Oct 10, 2020 11:11 am

Sad to hear. I have vague memories of him during my time in Yarra in 1966 as a LSSN. AJ Robertson was the CO and then GJ Willis. WK Bird (a 'birdie') was XO and Phil Mulcare was the Pusser.

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