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Cmdr Sir Laurence Street, KCMG, AC, QC, RANVR, 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 Sir Laurence Street, KCMG, AC, QC, RANVR, Rtd.

Post by SLSU1966 » Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:48 pm

Obituary in the SMH Monday 25 June, also on-line. Born 3 July, 1926 and died 21 June, 2018. "The Weekend Australian" 23-24 June, reported that: " At the age of 17, he lied about his age to enlist in the Royal Australian Navy during World War II." Chris Merritt, the legal affairs editor, has a wonderful imagination. Not sure where he got this log-cabin story from. Sir Laurence was an honourable man and had no need to lie about his fine wartime service. He joined as a sailor with the RANVR on the last day of 1943 at the legal age of 17. He was appointed a midshipman in 1944 and was in Tokyo in HMAS Ipswich for the Japanese surrender. See the "Weekend Australian" 8-9 March, 2014. He also had an extensive profile in the "Sun-Herald", 21 September, 2008. He was also featured in a TV documentary, "Dynasty." Possibly the ABC or SBS and around 2005. He was a great Australian jurist.

SLSU1966
Posts: 14
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 Sir Laurence Street, KCMG, AC, QC, RANVR, Rtd.

Post by SLSU1966 » Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:38 am

ABC radio news said AM that a state memorial service will be held at the Sydney Opera House at 0930 today. Big event with key figures attending.

SLSU1966
Posts: 14
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 Sir Laurence Street, KCMG, AC, QC, RANVR, Rtd.

Post by SLSU1966 » Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:45 pm

Wiki said he was an Honourable Commodore in the RAN (Reserves). Did not know of that but surely he would be an Honorary/Commodore, if promoted?

SLSU1966
Posts: 14
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

Re: Cmdr Sir Laurence Street, KCMG, AC, QC, RANVR, Rtd.

Post by SLSU1966 » Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:46 pm

Today's Australian (on-line) has a report on his send-off.

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