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CMDR D E Clinch, OBE, RAN, Rtd

Posted: Sat Oct 10, 2020 7:12 am
by SLSU1966
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.

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

Posted: Sat Oct 10, 2020 7:19 am
by Paybob
Fair winds and following seas David. He was the Navigator of HMAS Yarra when I was a Mid in 1966.

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

Posted: Sat Oct 10, 2020 11:11 am
by timvan
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.