R36570 WOCOXN D V Harper, AM, RAN, Rtd.

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SLSU1966
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R36570 WOCOXN D V Harper, AM, RAN, Rtd.

Post by SLSU1966 » Thu Jun 24, 2021 9:19 am

Death reported in the Sydney Daily Telegraph Saturday 19 June, 2021. Naval parade marshal Sydney for many Anzac Day marches. Kuttabul 1971.

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R36570 WOCOXN D V Harper, AM, RAN, Rtd.

Post by SLSU1966 » Thu Jun 24, 2021 4:35 pm

I meant Harman 1972 as he replaced the Coxswain Jack Hunt.

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R36570 WOCOXN D V Harper, AM, RAN, Rtd.

Post by SLSU1966 » Fri Jun 25, 2021 12:54 pm

Last met Des at Anzac Day, c. 2019. He was talking to Captain John Stevenson. I assume they had served together long ago. Then met him with his daughter at Tattersall's Club. Took some photos and promised to send them on. Which I did later. Found his address and an item in a local Blacktown or Penrith paper. Des kept fit running and took up social dancing. Feel his AM was also for work among the district's troubled youth. An inspiration.

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Post by coxntug » Sat Nov 27, 2021 11:55 am

Des also had a BEM awarded in 1975 whilst serving as CPOCOX Apprentices reg office Nirimba I was one of his LSCOXNS. I a bloody good Coxswain and boss VERY firm but VERY fair

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R36570 WOCOXN D V Harper, AM, RAN, Rtd.

Post by SLSU1966 » Sat Nov 27, 2021 8:53 pm

VMT Tug, as I was not aware of an earlier BEM decoration. Yes, he was very pusser, an inspiration, who embodied naval service values before self.

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