T D A Bowra, submariner

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SLSU1966
Posts: 204
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

T D A Bowra, submariner

Post by SLSU1966 » Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:48 am

Saw a recent entry in the SMH for the above, but did not record it. Name sounded familiar as with the recognisable initials. The notice did not describe his rank or any association with the RAN, by logo. While initially curious, I let it go, despite feeling it may be a former submarine officer. An SM chum confirmed it was he but I did not check the SM site. The history of the RANC records that a T D A Bowra was a normal entry cadet joining in 1956. An old RN Navy List for 1965 has him serving in Leeuwin, presumably as a divisional officer for the J R intakes by division or class or year, etc. So I will let others confirm if it is he, that is from those who knew him better. Suspect he left the service early. Let others who know of Tim Bowra report in.

SLSU1966
Posts: 204
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

T D A Bowra, submariner

Post by SLSU1966 » Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:54 pm

His death is confirmed. Details in SMH 5 December. Will return later with more information.

SLSU1966
Posts: 204
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

LCDR T D A Bowra, GLEX, SM, RANEM

Post by SLSU1966 » Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:15 am

Death on 1 December at Rozelle reported in the SMH Wednesday 5 December at age 78. Funeral service St Thomas Church Rozelle today Wednesday 12 December. Regret late advice. RANC in 1956 and transferred to RANEM in 1971. Believed to have been the XO of several O boats. Unsure if he ever held an individual command of one.

SLSU1966
Posts: 204
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

T D A Bowra, submariner

Post by SLSU1966 » Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:51 am

Transferred to the RAN Emergency Reserve as reported in the September 1970 Navy List.

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