Captain Ian Stewart Pullar, RAN, Rtd.

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SLSU1966
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Real Full Name: Michael Fogarty
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Enlistment Date: 28 Feb 1966
Date of Discharge: 12 May 1972
Ships and Depots Served: Cerberus, Duchess, Melbourne, Kuttabul, FHQ, Harman

Captain Ian Stewart Pullar, RAN, Rtd.

Post by SLSU1966 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:11 pm

Born in 1938 and died on 3 January aged 80. Late of Seaforth. Remembered as a long serving and distinguished hydrography senior officer having held several key commands in his service. Details of his funeral next Wednesday are published in the SMH today 12 Jan. Only briefly met him once in 2017.

SLSU1966
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Real Full Name: Michael Fogarty
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Date of Discharge: 12 May 1972
Ships and Depots Served: Cerberus, Duchess, Melbourne, Kuttabul, FHQ, Harman

Captain Ian Stewart Pullar, RAN, Rtd.

Post by SLSU1966 » Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:02 am

See SMH online today for his obituary by Jerry Lattin. Not in hard print yet but it may follow.

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Captain Ian Stewart Pullar, RAN, Rtd.

Post by SLSU1966 » Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:39 pm

Being the commissioning CO of Cook may have had its frustrations. He told me that it had too many defects on building and he could not in good conscience sign over for it despite some pressure to do so in recognition of its scheduled vital operational commitments to the fleet. Understood he joined the Torres Strait Pilot Service and he was held in high regard for his practical experience in navigating those waters. A big pay rise on joining.

SLSU1966
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Real Full Name: Michael Fogarty
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Enlistment Date: 28 Feb 1966
Date of Discharge: 12 May 1972
Ships and Depots Served: Cerberus, Duchess, Melbourne, Kuttabul, FHQ, Harman

Captain Ian Stewart Pullar, RAN, Rtd.

Post by SLSU1966 » Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:44 pm


SLSU1966
Posts: 297
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

Captain Ian Stewart Pullar, RAN, Rtd.

Post by SLSU1966 » Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:31 am

Hard copy published in SMH today, written by Jeremy Lattin. A good obituary as it got the balance right, proving that anybody can get a life after their time in the service, if they are prepared to show initiative and take the opportunities available to them. An inspirational story on his success outside.

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