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Robert John DINES

Robert John DINES

AKA  Bob DINES, Rob DINES, Dinesy 

Late of Shoalhaven Heads Formerly of Taree, Penshurst and Tahmoor, NSW

 

NSW Police Training Centre – Redfern –  Class #  Initially ‘may have’ been part of Class 044 as a Cadet and ended up in Class 058 who were Sworn In on 17 November 1958.

 

NSW Police Cadet # 1262

 

New South Wales Police Force

 

Cadet # 1262

Regd. #  9125

Uniform # 1248

 

Service:  From 3 January 1956   to   ? ? ? ? years Service 

 

Rank:  Commenced Training at Redfern Police Academy as a Police Cadet on Tuesday 3 January 1956 ( Aged 16 years, 2 days )

Probationary Constable- appointed 1 November 1958 ( aged *18 years, 10 months ) *Bob must have gained 2 months Seniority whilst training at the Academy – most probably through academic methods as “usually” people could NOT become a Sworn Policeman BEFORE their 19th birthday.  He ‘may have been officially a Sworn member but most probably wasn’t allowed onto the Streets until his 19th birthday ( I assume – Cal )

Constable – appointed ? ? ?

Constable 1st Class – appointed 1 November 1964  

Detective – appointed ? ? ?

Senior Constable – appointed 1 November 1968 

Leading Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ?

Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed 1 April 1974

Sergeant 2nd Class – appointed ? ? ?

Sergeant 1st Class – appointed 31 March 1983

Inspector – appointed ? ? ? 

Chief Inspector – appointed ? ? ? 

Superintendent – appointed ? ? ? 

Chief Superintendent – appointed ? ? ?

 

Final Rank?

After Retirement, Bob owned a car wash for a number of years in Taree, NSW.

Stations?, Kogarah ( 1959 – 1961 )(Walked the beat (Beats #1 & 2 – from Kogarah to Carlton Rlwy Stn. to where there was a call box on the western side of the railway lines, then back to Kogarah, around the shops etc, and down the Princes Highway via Regent Street, etc. Did Station Reserve Constable duties, PD work on Car 23, etc.  ), Hurstville ( 31 Division ) ( Sgt )( 1985 ), Peakhurst, Kogarah, ?

 

Retirement / Leaving age: = ?

Time in Retirement from Police: ?

 

Awards:  Silver Jubilee Medal – granted 1 August 1977

National Medal – granted 22 August 1980 ( Sgt 3/c )

1st Clasp to National Medal – granted 15 May 1986 ( Sgt 1/c )

2nd Clasp to National Medal – granted 15 May 1986 ( Sgt 1/c )

 

 Born:   Monday  1 January 1940 

Died on:  Sunday 27 June 2021 @ 4.30pm with his youngest son, Stanley, by his side.

Age:  81 years, 5 months, 26 days 

 

Cause: Cancer – Prostate

Event location:  Shoalhaven District Memorial Hospital, Nowra, NSW 

Event date ? ? 2019

 

Funeral date:  Tuesday 6th July at 1pm 

Funeral location:  The Chapel, Shoalhaven Memorial Gardens, Worrigee Road, Worrigee, ( Nowra ) NSW 

( click here to see Cornona19 Virus Pandemic rules – this will be a limited numbers Funeral )

 

any Future Wake location??? TBA 

any Future Wake date??? TBA

( Due to current Govt. restrictions on ‘Gatherings’ due to Corona19 Virus Pandemic, some families may wish to have a Memorial Service / Wake with friends and family at a later date )

Funeral Parlour: Murphy’s Family Funerals, Nowra, NSW

Buried at: ?

Live Stream Link will become Live on the funeral date

Memorial / Plaque / Monument located at: A Meeting room in Police Bank Head Office, Sydney, NSW 

Dedication date of Memorial / Plaque / Monument: Nil – at this time ( July 2021 )

 

Robert John DINES, Robert DINES, Bob DINES, Cadet Bob DINES, Bob the Bus Driver
NSW Police Cadet Robert John DINES

 

Robert John DINES, Robert DINES, Bob DINES, Constable Bob DINES, Bob the Bus Driver
Constable Robert John DINES

 

Robert John DINES, Robert DINES, Bob DINES, Bob the Bus Driver,Sergeant Robert John DINES & Constable Cathy BARRETT ( background ) at a Hurstville Blue Light Disco in 1983.
Sergeant Robert John DINES & Constable Cathy BARRETT # 19154 Class # 167 ( background ) at a Hurstville Blue Light Disco in 1983.

 

Robert John DINES, Robert DINES, Bob DINES, Bob the Bus Driver
Robert John DINES AKA  Bob DINES

BOB is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance  *NEED MORE INFO


 

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May they forever Rest In Peace

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Condolences to Bob’s family and friends.

 

Bob’s wife of 47 years, Helen ( who was head Matron at Taree Base Hospital ) predeceased him with Cancer in 2010.

Bob, some years later, met up again with a childhood sweetheart, Moira, and they married in 2013 and moved to Shoalhaven Heads ( South Coast ) where Bob was an active member in the local Men’s Shed and would help out the guys on the Wollondilly Historical Facebook page with his wealth of knowledge.

Bob is described as a good guy and a great boss who told me, in 2019, that he is ‘getting on a bit but enjoy a pretty good life despite the old bones and prostate cancer etc.

A bloke who didn’t mind a drop of Traminer TR2.

 

 

 


 

Obituary of Robert John Dines

27th June 2021
Passed away peacefully at Shoalhaven District Memorial Hospital
Late of Shoalhaven Heads Formerly of Taree, Penshurst and Tahmoor
Beloved husband of Moira, formerly married to Helen
Much loved father and father-in-law of Bradley & Melinda, Phillip, Stan & Kelly
Loved and respected by the Doosey family
Adored Pop to his 4 grandchildren Harrison, Connor, Kirralee and Blake
Loving brother, uncle, cousin, mentor and mate to many
‘Forever in our hearts’
Aged 81 years
Robert’s funeral service will be held in The Chapel, Shoalhaven Memorial Gardens, Worrigee Road, Worrigee on Tuesday 6th July at 1.00pm Relatives and friends are invited to attend Due to COVID regulations guests are required to wear masks and register via QR code at the venue The service will be live-streamed on the day and can be viewed via the link on this page Please leave messages and condolences for the family on the tribute wall

 

Police Bank posted a condolence
Friday, July 2, 2021
Bob was one of our original Directors and throughout his 25 years of service on the Board he contributed immensely to where we are today, so much so, one of our meeting rooms in our Head Office is named in his honour.
On behalf of Police Bank, please accept our deepest condolences for your loss.
Sincerely, The Directors, Management and Staff at Police Bank
Phil Posted Jul 2, 2021 at 12:58 AM
Thank you for your condolences, I am sure he would be proud to have a room named after him.
Phil Dines
Brad Dines uploaded photo(s)
Thursday, July 1, 2021
A poem written by Dad for his first Grandson Harrison
Annette lit a candle
Thursday, July 1, 2021
Sending my deepest condolences to you Moira and all the families during this very sad time.
Bob was truly a kindred soul who have touched many lives near and far with his admirable kindness and compassion.
He was a kind of friend who lived his life to the true meaning of friendship.
Forever in my heart.
Will miss you dearly Bob❣️
Brian Chapman posted a condolence
Wednesday, June 30, 2021
Because of our friendship with Brad and Melinda Dines, we met Bob accidentally through FACEBOOK!
We did meet “face to face” finally and our friendship continued through frequent FB exchanges.
Some of my friends have also expressed their sadness as they are going to miss Bob on FB.
We surely are going to miss him very much.
Our sincere sympathy to Moira, Bob’s sons and their families, Bob’s extended families, his Police colleagues and many friends.
Bob has left a great many people whose lives he touched.
May He Rest in Peace
ELISABETH and BRIAN CHAPMAN
Kimberley Posted Jul 1, 2021 at 2:42 AM
Rip popy till we meet again
Rhonda Solomon lit a candle
Wednesday, June 30, 2021
Sending loving thoughts to Moira and to Bob’s sons.
I first met Bob when he was first courting Moira early 60’s ago when Moira’s family lived next to mine.
A lovely fellow.
Condolences from the Cook family
James Whitfield lit a candle
Wednesday, June 30, 2021
RIP Bob.
Sympathy to Moira and families.
Love from Jim & Carole Whitfield.
Mick Wharton posted a condolence
Wednesday, June 30, 2021
I first worked with Bob in 1986 at 31 Division Hurstville Police Station after leaving the NSW Police Academy as a young Probationary Constable.
At the time Bob was my supervising Sergeant. He was an awesome guy and a very respected Officer.
He was firm and measured in his response.
He headed up the NSW Police Blue Light Discos in the Hurstville area which were very well received by the younger members of the community.
I’ve spoken to a number of Bob’ old work mates in the last couple of days and we are all saddened with his passing.
RIP Bob.
You will be missed.
Thank you for your service.
Jim McGregor uploaded photo(s)
Wednesday, June 30, 2021
Jim McGregor lit a candle
Wednesday, June 30, 2021
Remembering the good times.
Lost but never forgotten
Jim McGregor
Liza Grimson lit a candle
Wednesday, June 30, 2021
Kelly posted a symbolic gesture
Wednesday, June 30, 2021
Rest In Peace Bob (poppy / F.I.L) free from pain
“He can only be physically gone but never the life lived or the memories shared.
Have faith, be strong know you are all loved and cared for
May Bobs soul Rest In Peace”
Love Kelly, Kirralee, Chris Carole, Bob, Sharon, Robyn, Lauren, Emma Illingworth

Elaine Erskine lit a candle

Wednesday, June 30, 2021
I’m so sorry to hear of your passing, Bob.
You were a good man and lived according to your principles.
I’m proud to have known you and to be known affectionately as “Cuz.”
The family of Robert John Dines uploaded a photo
Tuesday, June 29, 2021
Bob DINES

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Over 50 years proudly serving the Police Family

 

Here is a brief history of the development of Police Bank.

1970-79

Rapid Growth of Services
The Credit Union employed its first full time administration officers in 1970 to meet the growing demand for services. By late 1971, membership had reached 2,583 and deposits grew by over half a million dollars from the previous year. By 1972 the organisation was lending nearly $50,000 per month.

Appointed Representatives
Bob Dines became Chairman in 1970 with Arthur Sharp taking on the General Manager role the following year, a position he would hold for over a decade. Ian Pettit, Terry Seery, John Gorman, Bob Page, Merv Taylor and Alan Dahl joined as Directors in the early to mid seventies. Alan Dahl was elected Chairman in 1975 with the auditing firm, Nicholls & Thomas (Kevin Thomas principal), appointed in the same year.

Around this time the Credit Union appointed Dennis Neate as a ‘Field & Promotions Officer'(the forerunner to our Business Development Officers of today) to increase awareness of Police Credit Union across the state.

https://webarchive.nla.gov.au/awa/20190315084642/https://www.policebank.com.au/50years/


 

 

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Photos from the Leader’s archives

  • Murray Trembath

 

Blue Light Discos run by Hurstville police in 1983 proved a huge success both socially and financially.

Twelve discos run between May and December that year packed Hurstville Council’s Marana Auditorium and recorded a profit of nearly $20,000.

Teenagers under 18 paid $2 entry to the discos, which were alcohol-free and supervised by off-duty police.

​ “Blue Light Disco Committee treasurer, Sergeant Bob McCloskey, announced a profit of $19,774,” the Leader reported.

”The number of teenagers at the discos regularly exceeded 1200 and forced organisers to pre-sell all tickets and hold none at the door.

“Up to 15 police have donated their spare time to each disco to make sure the dances ran smoothly.

“The discos were so successful that smoking could be banned without fear of numbers falling”.

More than $13,000 from the disco proceeds was donated to St George Hospital for new equipment.

Police Commissioner Cec Abbott attended the final disco of the year to present a cheque to hospital chairman Joe Orr.

A donation was also made to help buy a new bus for the Sunnyhurst special school at Penshurst.

The first Blue Light Disco was held in Victoria and the movement spread throughout Australia and across the globe.

https://www.theleader.com.au/story/4728984/flashback-friday-blue-light-discos/


 

Bob’s Memories of living at Tahmoor, NSW

Dated 19 years to the day.

Robert John DINES, Bob DINES, Tahmoor

Robert John DINES, Bob DINES, Tahmoor

Robert John DINES, Bob DINES, Tahmoor

Robert John DINES, Bob DINES, Tahmoor

Bob DINE's first home in Tahmoor, NSW
Bob DINE’s first home in Tahmoor, NSW

 

Bob DINE's 2nd house in Tahmoor, NSW
Bob DINE’s 2nd house in Tahmoor, NSW

 

Bob Dines on parade on ANZAC day in Picton
Bob Dines on parade on ANZAC day in Picton

 

 

 


 

Photo taken at Govt. House, Escort receives thanks from King Karl Gustav of Sweden. Bob Dines in civvies on the end. 06 Apr 1982 was when King Karl Gustaf of Sweden ended his official visit to Sydney – probably the very last for which I wrote the Operation Orders. The photo was taken at Government house where the King had expressed his wish to personally thank the M/C escort squad before leaving for the airport. I didn’t normally get involved in this phase of such visits, but I was included as the “back room boy” who “looked after him,.” not just the usual flock of dignitaries and higher officials. My previous message gives the location.


 

 

 

 

 

Nothing further, than what is recorded above, is known about this person at the time of publication and further information and photos would be appreciated.

 

Cal
4 July 2021


 

 

 




Colin William Hugh NAPIER

Colin William Hugh NAPIER

AKA  Col 

Son of Colin NAPIER ( B: 16 Dec 1903 – D: 26 Feb 1989 ) who was born in the Police Stn, Johnshaven, Benholm, Kincardineshire, Scotland.  He married Louisa Jena MARSHALL in 1936 in NSW

 

Late of  ?

It’s nice to be nice

 

NSW Police Training Centre – Redfern –  Class #  088

 

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. #  10187

Uniform #  4099

Rank:  Commenced Training at Redfern Police Academy  on ? ? ?

Probationary Constable- appointed 30 October 1961 ( aged 24 years, 3 months, 15 days )

Constable – appointed 30 October 1962

Constable 1st Class – appointed 1 April 1967  

Detective – appointed  2 November 1967

Senior Constable – appointed 1 April 1971  

Leading Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ? ( N/A )

Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed 1 February 1978

Sergeant 2nd Class – appointed ? ? ?

Sergeant 1st Class – appointed 30 June 1986

Final Rank =  Detective Senior Sergeant 

Retirement / Leaving age: =  54 years, 11 months, 29 days

 

Stations:  Parramatta ( 18 Division )(GDs)( 4 December 1961 – 18 August 1963 )( ProCst – Cst ),

Granville ( 18 Division )(GDs)( 19 August 1963 – 2 August 1964 ), Granville ( 26 Division )( GDs )( 3 August 1964 – 1 November 1964 ),

Vice Squad ( 20 Division )(2 November 1964 – 26 July 1965 ), Parramatta ( 18 Division )( Vice Squad )(27 July 1965 – 1 June 1966 ),

Bankstown ( 19 Division )( C.I. Duty )( 2 June 1966 – 6 February 1967 ),

Liverpool Dets ( 22 Division )( 2IC to Bert EDWARDS )( 7 February 1967 – 13 March 1969 ),

C.I.B. ( 20 Division )( Vice Squad )(14 March 1969 – 11 April 1972 ),

( *28 Division )( C.I. Duty )(12 April 1972 – 20 May 1978 ) * 28 Division was the Water Police at Dawes Point in 1978.  In 1988 28 Division was then allocated to Mt Druitt.

Liverpool ( 22 Division )( C.I. Duty )(21 May 1978 – 12 April 1980 ),

Newtown ( 5 Division )( C.I. Duty )( 13 April 1980 – 20 June 1981 ),

Fairfield ( 34 Division )( Det Sgt )( 21 June 1981 – 17 July 1982 ),

Liverpool ( 22 Division )( C.I. Duty )( 18 July 1982 – ? )

Records were then computerised.

Merrylands GDs – Retirement ( 14 July 1992 )

Service:  From ? ? 1961   to   14 July 1992  =  31 years Service

 

Awards:  National Medal – granted 6 November 1980 ( Det Sgt )

1st Clasp to National Medal – granted 2 November 1988 ( Det SenCon )

 

 

Born:  Thursday  15 July 1937 at Strathfield, NSW

Died on:  Friday  18 December 2020 surrounded by family

Age:  83 years, 5 months, 3 days

Cause:  Cancer = Prostate

Event location:  Home of his daughter.

Event date:  Suffering terminal cancer in October 2020 

 

Funeral date:  Wednesday  23 December 2020 @ 10am

Funeral location: Thanks Giving Service: Guildford Anglican Church, 2 Bolton St, Guildford, NSW  ( No coffin )

Live Stream Video link

( click here to see Cornona19 Virus Pandemic rules – this will be a limited numbers Funeral )

any Future Wake location??? TBA 

any Future Wake date??? TBA

( Due to current Govt. restrictions on ‘Gatherings’ due to Corona19 Virus Pandemic, some families may wish to have a Memorial Service / Wake with friends and family at a later date )

Funeral Parlour: ?

Buried at: Col, unselfishly, donated his body to science 

Memorial / Plaque / Monument located at: ?

Dedication date of Memorial / Plaque / Monument: Nil – at this time ( December 2020 )

Colin William Hugh NAPIER, Col NAPIER
” anyway, the fish was thissss big “

 

 COL is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance  *NEED MORE INFO


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May they forever Rest In Peace

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Back row, left to right: Det. SenCon RJW King, Det Cst 1/c K.A. Barr, Det Cst 1/c R J Seery, Det SenCon P.B. Scott, Det Cst 1/c P.W. Gould Front row. Det SenCon B.A. Brown, Det Sgt 2/c J. Waldmanis, Det Sgt 3/c C.W.H. Napier, Det Sgt 3/c D.E. Pike
Back row, left to right: Det. SenCon RJW King, Det Cst 1/c K.A. Barr, Det Cst 1/c R J Seery, Det SenCon P.B. Scott, Det Cst 1/c P.W. Gould Front row. Det SenCon B.A. Brown, Det Sgt 2/c J. Waldmanis, Det Sgt 3/c C.W.H. Napier, Det Sgt 3/c D.E. Pike


 

Colin William Hugh NAPIER, Col NAPIER, Peter GOULD
Col with Peter GOULD

 

Colin William Hugh NAPIER, Col NAPIER

Colin William Hugh NAPIER, Col NAPIER

 

 


 

Col had been suffering from a rare Cancer which failed to show up on tests.

As a result, Col donated his body to science in the hope of helping to cure Cancer.

 

Cal

 


 

David Ritzau
Yesterday celebrating the life of Colin William Hugh Napier, firstly at the Anglican Church Guildford, and the for the rest of the day and evening at one of Col”s favourite spots at the Guildford Leagues Club with Steve Ryan and Anthony Field where we spent time remembering:
Fairfield Detectives 1980’s: Detective Senior Sergeant Colin William Hugh Napier wasn’t just our boss, he was our Leader, our Mentor, our Protector, our Motivator, our Mate, and for us younger Detectives our virtual dad during working hours. We’ve lost a good one. R.I.P. Col and I bet you are already at the bar enjoying a beer with Rod. Thank you. We’ll never forget you.

 

Prior to employment with NSWPF – Col had been an a shop assistant for 3 weeks, Labourer for 3 months, member of the R.A.A.F. for 6 years, A Clerk for 14 months and a Copy boy for 14 months.

He enlisted in the Royal Australian Air Force on 28 April 1955 as an Aero Engine Fitter.

He was Discharged ( from the R.A.A.F. ) ” Termination of period of enlistment ” at the Rank of Aircraftman with a trade as an Engine Fitter.

His proficiency was satisfactory and Conduct was exemplary.

On the 9 January 1962 he was Commended with Constable D.W. Gibbens for keen observation when, on seeing a motor car at Westmead on 9 January 1962, of similar description to one believed to be used in connection with the commission of crime, they followed the vehicle, and after a chase, in which it was abandoned, the three occupants decamping, arrested one of the offenders and found stolen property in the vehicle.

Subsequently, the other two offenders were arrested by Police and all three charged with stealing.

Sign:  N.T.W. Allan – Commissioner of Police

 

At the time of joining NSWPF he was 5′ 11″, 12 Stone in weight, hazel eyes, brown hair with a medium complexion and was Married.

 

He attained 74% at completion of Training Class 089A at the Police Training Centre ( Redfern )

He completed a three day course in Civil Defence Oct / Nov 1962.

He satisfactorily passed his typing test on 17 August 1962 at 20 w.p.m.

Successfully completed Sergeant Course # 4, Class 4 of 1979 with 82.4%

He passed his Constable 1/c examinations on 22 September 1964.

He failed his first attempt at the examinations for Sergeant 3/c on the 15 May 1975 but passed them on the 13 May 1976.

He passed his Sergeant 1st Class examinations on the 10 May 1983.

He completed his Detective Course on 26 October 1966 and was Designated ‘Detective’ on 2 November 1967.

He completed his Solo Motor Cyclist course on the 12 April 1962.

He completed his General duty utilities and light trucks ( Bull Wagons – F100s ) on 29 January 1964.

He completed his High Speed ( Automatics ) course on 17 November 1970.

He completed his 4 wheel driving course on the 15 May 1978.


 

 

 

 




Leon ELELMAN

Leon ELELMAN

AKA  ?

Late of  Taree area, NSW

NSW Redfern Police Academy Class #  110

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. #  12489

 

Rank:  Commenced Training at Redfern Academy on Monday 20 February 1967 ( aged 19 years, 6 months, 6 days )

Probationary Constable – appointed 3 April 1967 ( aged 19 years, 7 months, 20 days )

Constable – appointed 8 April 1968 

Constable 1st Class – appointed ? ? ? 

Senior Constable – appointed 8 April 1976 

Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed ? ? ? 

Sergeant 2nd Class – appointed ? ? ? 

 

Final Rank?

 

Stations?, North Sydney STP, Manly STP ( early 1970s ),  Phillip St ( 1974 – 75 ),

 

Service:  From Monday 20 February 1967  to   ? ? 1979 32 years Service

AwardsNo Find on Australian Honours

 

BornThursday  14 August 1947

Died on: Sunday  12 April 2020 @ 5am ( Easter Sunday )

Age72 years, 8 months

Cause:  Cancer – Prostrate

Event location:  Manning Base Hospital, Taree, NSW

Event date: Sunday  12 April 2020

 

Funeral date? ? ?

Funeral location?  ( Due to current Govt. restrictions of 10 persons at a Funeral due to the Cornona19 Virus Pandemic – this will be a Private Funeral )

 

Future Wake location( Due to current Govt. restrictions of 2 persons only at ‘Gatherings’,  there won’t be an immediate Wake )

Future Wake date: ( Due to current Govt. restrictions on ‘Gatherings’ due to Corona19 Virus Pandemic, some families may wish to have a Memorial Service / Wake with friends and family at a later date )

 

Funeral Parlour: ?

Buried at: Cremated

 

Memorial / Plaque / Monument located at: ?

Dedication date of Memorial / Plaque / Monument: Nil – at this time ( April 2020 )

Leon ELELMAN

LEON is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance  *NOT WORK RELATED


FURTHER INFORMATION IS NEEDED ABOUT THIS PERSON, THEIR LIFE, THEIR CAREER AND THEIR DEATH.

PLEASE SEND PHOTOS AND INFORMATION TO Cal


May they forever Rest In Peace

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At the time of publication, I have no further information about this mans life after he left NSWPF.

 

Cal  220420

 

 


Crowdy Harrington Marine Rescue

 

The unit’s previous unit commander, Bek Brown decided to step down from her position at the last meeting. Deputy unit commander, Leon Elelman is now promoted to unit commander and Cheryl Rowe is promoted to deputy unit commander.

The Crowdy Harrington unit thanked Bek for all her hard work over the last 18 months as unit commander and wish her all the very best in future endeavours.

The unit also congratulated Leon and Cheryl in obtaining their new positions and wished them every success in their new roles.

https://www.manningrivertimes.com.au/story/6540559/one-rescue-one-escort-and-new-leadership-for-crowdy-harrington-marine-rescue/

 


Crowdy Harrington Marine Rescue welcome two new emergency vehicles

Happy days: Crowdy Harrington Marine Rescue members (left to right) Maria Seach (operations), Mary Thomas (treasurer/ administration), Susan Worsley (training officer), Leon Elelman (deputy unit commander) and Bek Brown (unit commander) after picking up their new vehicles. Photo: Rob Douglas.
Happy days: Crowdy Harrington Marine Rescue members (left to right) Maria Seach (operations), Mary Thomas (treasurer/ administration), Susan Worsley (training officer), Leon Elelman (deputy unit commander) and Bek Brown (unit commander) after picking up their new vehicles. Photo: Rob Douglas.

The organisation received $72,000 from the Emergency Volunteer Support Scheme that was put towards the purchase of the vehicles.

Further fundraising efforts completed the purchase and ensured the vehicles could be fitted with required accessories such as a toolbox, canopy, roof racks, electric brakes and tow package.

Unit commander Bek Brown said the vehicles are a crucial asset to the crew’s operations.

“They’re vital for training, meetings, fundraising and transporting fuel to the boat,” Bek said.

One of the key roles for the new ute is to transport a large fuel tank to the rescue boat.

“After each rescue, the tank needs to be refueled,” Bek said.

The vehicles were picked up from Mid Coast Automotive Group earlier this week after Marine Rescue livery was completed.

Crew members have said goodbye to an outdated land cruiser and an obsolete ute. They have each clocked up more than 350,000 kilometres.

The land cruiser joined the Crowdy Harrington family before the new millennium while the ute dates back to when Paul Keating was Prime Minister.

“They’ve served their purpose,” Bek said.

Deputy unit commander Leon Elelman said the rescue crew has come a long way in the last decade.

He said changes to the command, fresh ideas and a strong effort from volunteers has created a tight knit group.

“We’re like a big family,” he said.

You couldn’t wipe the smile off his face when talking about what the new vehicles bring to the table.

“It’s a boost to morale,” Leon said.

The organisation is the eyes on the water between Diamond Head and Black Head.

As a volunteer group, they welcome all funds and assistance. About three-quarters of funds held by the organisation are raised by members.

To find out more about the crew or to donate, visit www.mrch.org.au or call 6556 1564.

https://www.manningrivertimes.com.au/story/6006357/marine-rescues-new-vehicles-are-a-long-time-coming/


 

Leon Elelman, Heather Parker & Wendy Hoare April 18 2017 - 4:59PMHarrington Markets 2017
April 18 2017 – 4:59PM   Harrington Markets 2017   Leon Elelman, Heather Parker & Wendy Hoare

 

 

 


Brett Emerton boots from the 2006 FIFA World Cup to be auctioned

 

A PIECE of Australian soccer history will be up for grabs at Ingleburn next month.

Ingleburn Rotary Club is holding a fundraising event at Sweeney’s Function Centre where a pair of Socceroo and local hero Brett Emerton’s football boots from the 2006 FIFA World Cup will be auctioned.

Emerton, a former Gunners player and Macquarie Fields High School student, is expected to be a part of the Australian team at this year’s World Cup in South Africa.

All funds raised on the evening will go towards the PCYC’s Burn Rubber Burn program, which helps people in wheelchairs develop training regimes.

Ingleburn Rotary Club president Leon Elelman encouraged people to support the evening.

“The boots were made for Brett at the last World cup and are only one of six pairs in existence.”

A similar pair of Emerton’s boots sold for about $2000 recently.

https://webarchive.nla.gov.au/awa/20100528183559/http://macarthur-chronicle-campbelltown.whereilive.com.au/news/story/brett-emerton-boots-from-the-2006-fifa-world-cup-to-be-auctioned


 

 

 




Roderick Lance POWER

Roderick Lance POWER

AKA  ROCKET

Late of  ?

NSW Redfern Police Academy Class #  81A

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. #  9477

Rank:  Probationary Constable – appointed Monday  2 November 1959

Constable 1st Class – appointed2 November 1965

Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed 20 March 1975

Senior Sergeant – appointed 8 December 1984 ( Hornsby )

Final Rank = Senior Sergeant

Stations?, Goulburn ( 1968 ), Crookwell, Hornsby ( 1976 ), Gosford ( 30 Division – mid 1980’s ), Exhibits Officer – Gosford,

ServiceFrom  ? ? pre Nov 1965?  to  ? ? ?? years Service

Awards:   National Medal – granted 15 September 1980 ( Sgt 3/c )

1st Clasp to National medal – granted 10 September 1986 ( Sgt 1/c )

Police Overseas Service Medal – Clasp CYPRUS – granted 8 July 1992 ( SenCon? )

Born:   14 December 1937

Died on:   Friday  15 February 2019

Age:  81

Cause:   Cancer – Prostate

Event location:  North Gosford Private Hospital

Event date:  Friday  15 February 2019

Funeral date:   ? ? ?TBA

Funeral location:   ?TBA

Wake location:  ?

Funeral Parlour:  ?

Buried at:   ?

 Memorial located at:   ?

 

ROCKET is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance  *NEED MORE INFO

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By all accounts, Rocket was a strong and fit man who did many laps of the swimming pool over the years.
Now out of pain.
Further information will be included in this Memorial Post when it becomes known.
Cal
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Australian police leave Cyprus ending ‘rite of passage’ after 53 years

Nicosia: With its flag lowered one final time, Australia has ended 53 years of helping to keep the peace on ethnically divided Cyprus by pulling out its last three police officers serving with a United Nations peacekeeping force.

Australian UN police officers fold the Australian flag during a flag-lowering ceremony to end Australia's peacekeeping contribution in Cyprus on Friday.
Australian UN police officers fold the Australian flag during a flag-lowering ceremony to end Australia’s peacekeeping contribution in Cyprus on Friday.Credit:AP

Some 1600 Australian police officers have served in Cyprus since 1964 following the outbreak of violence between the island’s Greek and Turkish communities.

Three Australians were killed in the line of duty in what was their country’s first policing contribution to a peacekeeping mission.

A flag-lowering ceremony at the Cypriot capital’s defunct airport, which serves as the UN force’s headquarters, brought together many officers who served in Cyprus over the decades, including one who was in the first 40-strong contingent, 79-year-old Ian Hardy.

Ian Hardy, centre, was among the first Australian police officers on the island 53 years ago.
Ian Hardy, centre, was among the first Australian police officers on the island 53 years ago.Credit:AP

“Cyprus has been a rite of passage for Australian police,” retired police superintendent Phil Spence said, adding that all officers who went on to lead other peacekeeping missions elsewhere in the world were veterans of Cyprus.

Australia’s federal police commissioner, Andrew Colvin, said that what served Australians well over decades of service was a “steely determination” and a practicality underneath Australians’ famed laid-back style.

It was the excellent rapport with ordinary Cypriots that saw Australian police through the toughest times, said Allan Mitchell, 70, who served on Cyprus during the northern summer of 1974, when Turkey invaded and split the island along ethnic lines following a coup by supporters of union with Greece.

Australia was also the first peacekeeping contributor to deploy a female officer to Cyprus, in 1988. Its last contingent commander is also a woman – Inspector Bronwyn Carter.

Australian police assistant commissioner Chris Oneill salutes during a flag-lowering ceremony to ended Australia's peacekeeping contribution.
Australian police assistant commissioner Chris O’neill salutes during a flag-lowering ceremony to ended Australia’s peacekeeping contribution.Credit:AP

Colvin said Australia is willing to share its federal policing experience if talks now underway succeed in reunifying Cyprus as a federation.

A 2015 rethink of Australia’s overseas peacekeeping commitments called for the redeployment of personnel on missions closer to home and to help combat the threat of terrorism.

Some 69 police officers from countries including Ireland, India and Italy augment 835 troops wearing the UN’s blue beret in Cyprus.

Australian police officers fold the Australian flag during a flag-lowering ceremony. in Nicosia, Cyprus.
Australian police officers fold the Australian flag during a flag-lowering ceremony. in Nicosia, Cyprus.Credit:AP

https://www.smh.com.au/world/australian-police-leave-cyprus-ending-right-of-passage-after-53-years-20170617-gwt1jt.html


 

 

 




Thomas Ernest WAIBEL

Thomas Ernest WAIBEL 

AKA  TOMMY

Late of Dubbo, formerly of Goulburn

Husband to Sgt Mandy Trindall # ?????

NSW Goulburn Police Academy Class #  ? ? ?

New South Wales Police Force

Original NSWPF  Regd. #  ?????

AFP Regd. #  ?????

Rejoinee  Regd. #  35490

NSWPF Rank 1st time:  Probationary Constable – appointed ???

NSW Constable – appointed ???

NSW Constable 1st Class – appointed ???

NSW Senior Constable – appointed ???

Final Rank = NSW Senior Constable

AFP Rank???

Also Served, for a short time, with AFP, Canberra

Apparently Tommy left NSWPF around the 1990’s and joined the AFP ( Australian Federal Police ).

He apparently spent a few years stationed at Canberra City Police Station on GD’s and also as an Intelligence Officer.

Tommy enjoyed his time with the AFP and it is believed he was commended by his superior officers due to implementing new systems to combat stolen goods being sold in Pawnbrokers stores within the ACT.

Tom left the AFP due to personal reasons and rejoined the NSWPF

NSWPF Rank 2nd time???

Stations?, Canberra City Police Station – AFP – ACT, Liverpool GD’s, Goulburn HWP, Tarago GD’s ( one manner ), Police Academy ( Weapons Instructor, Police Rescue Squad, Goolgowi, Leeton, Griffith, Dubbo – Traffic and Highway Patrol Command – Death

Service 1 – NSWPFFrom  ? ? ?  to  ? ? ?? years Service

Service 2 – AFP:  From  ? ? 1990’s?  to  ? ? 1990’s?? years Service

Service 3 – NSWPF:  From  ? ? ?  to  13 January 2019 =  ? years Service

 

Awards:  No find on It’s An Honour

Born:   ? ? 1958 – 59

Died on:   Sunday  13 January 2019 @ 6pm

Age:  59

Cause:   Cancer – Prostate

Event location:  Dubbo Base Hospital

Event date:   ?

Funeral date:   Friday  25 January 2019 @noon

Funeral location:   St Peter & Pauls Old Cathedral, cnr Verner & Bourke St, Goulburn

Wake location:  Goulburn Workers Club

Funeral Parlour:  R J Sydney Craig, Goulburn  48212122

Buried at:  Goulburn Lawn Cemetery, Sydney Road, Goulburn

 Memorial located at:   ?

 

 

Thomas Ernest WAIBEL AKA TOMMY

Wayne FRIEND # 18288, Tommy WAIBEL, Bill WHITE, Howard JONES, Michelle HOBBINS nee LANGEREIS # 22169 Goulburn Police Academy
Wayne FRIEND # 18288, Tommy WAIBEL, Bill WHITE, Howard JONES, Michelle HOBBINS nee LANGEREIS # 22169 Goulburn Police Academy

Funeral announcement - Tommy WAIBEL 

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WAIBEL, Thomas Ernest (Tom) – 13th January 2019, at Dubbo Hospital.
Late of Dubbo, formerly of Goulburn.
Loved partner of Amanda.
Sadly missed by his children, grandchildren and his many friends.
Aged 59 years.
‘Loved And Remembered Always’
Tom’s family and friends are invited to attend his Prayers of Christian Burial commencing at 12-00 noon Friday, 25th January 2019 at S.S Peter And Paul’s Cathedral, Bourke Street, Goulburn.
Interment will follow at he Goulburn Lawn Cemetery, Gorman Road, Goulburn.
298 Sloane St.,

Goulburn Phone (02) 4821 2122

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January 25, 2019
It was my privilege to know you and call you my friend. I will never forget the time we travelled to Darwin to say goodbye to “Merro” – another good bloke taken from us too soon. The period we worked together at OSTU are amongst the happiest memories of my life and I thank you for sharing it with me.
My heart goes out to your family you all had so much more to look forward to in the years ahead.
Goodbye my friend.
Laurence Barlow
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January 24, 2019
Always in my thoughts my friend you will be dearly missed I know where you are going you will be surrounded by former brothers in blue. Another angel to protect us.

Published in Goulburn Post on Jan. 21, 2019

http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/southernhighlandnews-au/thomas-ernest-waibel-tom-condolences/191304653?
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On the 13th of January, surrounded by the ones he loved, the world lost a gentleman. A kind soul that filled everyone who ever had the honour of meeting him with happiness. His infectious laugh and his mischievous pranks were like no other. The way he would jump around the room, wake us up with a cup of ice then run away giggling… it’s a memory I will never forget.

His dedication to his job, and his unwavering loyalty to his colleagues, who he considered family, earned him the respect of hundreds of people across the world.

The love he shares with his partner will last until the end of time. An unbreakable bond between two of the kindest souls that gave me hope for the future. A woman I respect and will forever be grateful to for everything she ever did for him and for loving him so deeply.

I had the honour of calling this man my Dad. My hero. My protector. There was nothing he wouldn’t do for me or my siblings. His gentle voice, his patience, the way he protected us so fiercely.

My children and my nieces and nephews had the honour of calling him Poppy Tom. He was always wrestling with them, laughing with them, watching cartoons and laughing harder than anyone else in the room. Watching his strength and love while he carried my baby boy in his coffin had me in awe.

Fly high Dad, and watch over my boy.

Until I see you again. I love you.

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Gary James HANLON

Gary James HANLON

Late of  ?, Qld

New South Wales Police Force

[alert_yellow]Regd. #  13082[/alert_yellow]

Rank:  Probationary Constable – appointed  1 April 1968

Constable – appointed 1 April 1969

Senior Constable – appointed 1 April 1977

Had left ‘the job’ by the print of 1988 Stud Book

Stations: ?, “possibly” Five Dock around 1973 – 4,

ServiceFrom  ? ? pre April 1968?  to  ? ? ? = ? years Service

Awards:  No find on It’s An Honour

Born:  15 February 1939

Died on:  Sunday  7 January 2018

Age:  78

Cause: Heart & lung problems together with prostate & bladder problems in 2015

Event location:  Gold Coast University Unit, Qld

Event date:   Sunday  7 January 2018

Funeral date? ? ? TBA

Funeral location? TBA

Buried at?

 Memorial located at?

Gary James HANLON

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Gary passed away on Sunday  7 January 2018.

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Gary was previously mentioned, on this website, in October 2015 under ‘Get Well Soon’.

Much admired member of many years standing, Gary HANLON has for some considerable time now, experienced numerous recurrent problems associated with his quite incapacitating dilemma, respecting heart and lung problems. Gary has also suffered the devastating impact of a debilitating episode of prostate and bladder concerns. His ‘rock’ is Maureen, his wonderful wife, who recently advised me that Gary is commencing to do a little better, having recently been advised that there is no longer any concern apropos to ‘clotting’ or ‘cancer’ with respect to his lungs. Many problems persist, but together, Gary and Maureen confront them resolutely.

Gold Coast RPA – October 2015

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Edward James COHEN

Edward James COHEN – OAM

aka  Ted

late of Hawks Nest

New South Wales Police Force

Joined NSW Police Force via NSW Police Cadet system on 3 March 1952

Cadet # 987

Regd. # 7535

Rank:  NSW Police Cadet – commenced 3 March 1952

Probationary Constable – appointed 26 March 1953

Senior Constable – appointed 26 March 1964

Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed 2 September 1968

Sergeant 2nd Class – appointed 26 October 1976

Inspector 3rd Class – appointed 31 March 1984

Final Rank:  Inspector – retired

Stations:  Cadet:  Regent St ( 2 Division ), M.O. Unit.

Police:  Regent St ( 2 Division ), Vice Squad, Burwood ( 9 Division ), Ashfield ( 11 Division ),  School Lecturing Section ( 1954 – 17 years ), Granville GD’s – 18 Division ( Sgt ), Merrylands ( 26 Division ), Cabramatta – 34 Division ( Sgt 2/C ), Campbelltown – 35 Division ( ten months ), Bowral – OIC ( 2 years & Sgt 1/C ), Mudgee ( Sgt 1/C ) in the late 1970’s for 4 years.  Petersham ( 11 Division ) 1984, Campsie, Balmain, Ashfield – Retirement

ServiceFrom  3 March 1952  to  ? pre 28 May 1990 = 38+ years Service

Awards:  National Medal – granted 28 May 1990

Medal of the Order of Australia – granted 10 June 2002

Born:  26 March 1934

Died on:  Saturday  24 April 2015

Cause:  Cancer – Prostate

Age:  81

Funeral date?

Funeral location?

Buried at?

Ted COHEN
Ted COHEN

EDWARD is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance * NOT JOB RELATED

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Medal (OAM) in the division

June 10 2002

MEDAL (OAM) IN THE DIVISION

Edward James COHEN, Hawks Nest, NSW For service to the community, particularly through the job placement program of the Salvation Army.

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2002/06/10/1022982813569.html

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Ted joined the Cadets on 3 March 1952 and served at Regent Street and the MO Section. He was called to National Service training at Ingleburn during that year and was sworn in as a Probationary Constable on 26 March 1953.

His early service saw him at Regent Street, the Vice Squad, Burwood and Ashfield. In 1954 the School Lecturing Section occupied his energies where he remained for the next 17 years. By this time he had reached the rank of Sergeant and was transferred back to general duties at Granville and Merrylands. Cabramatta was his next port of call where 12 police officers attempted to keep law and order for 48,000 people. Whilst at Cabramatta, he was promoted to Sergeant 2nd Class and transferred to Campbelltown where he remained for ten months.

He was successful in securing a posting to Bowral as Officer in Charge, and after 2 years was promoted to Sergeant 1st Class. Mudgee was next in line where he saw service for another four years and held office in 14 community organisations and was President of Rotary International.

In 1984 Ted returned to Sydney pending promotion to Inspector where he saw service at Petersham, Campsie, Balmain and Ashfield, retiring from Ashfield aged 55.

Retirement did not suit Ted, and for 2 years he occupied himself by assisting ailing business companies as a management consultant. After that time, he retired again. But it was not long before he was back at work. This time with the Salvation Army, not as a box-shaker as his brother thought, but as a human resources consultant, getting people over 40 back into work through the Mature Workers’ Program. This was the zenith of his working career as he was the most successful consultant in the country, securing over 3,500 placements. Such was his success that when he retired in 2000, all tiers of government recognised his achievements.

Federal and State Governments recorded his achievements in Hansard, and Local Government gave a civic reception to mark his retirement. Other recognitions were: the Pride of Workmanship Award by Rotary International; Certificate of Appreciation by the Salvation Army (only one other non-Salvationist has received the award); the Older Person of the Year Award, presented by the Commonwealth Government. In 2002, Ted was awarded an Order of Australia Medal for Services to the Community. This included being a Scoutmaster, President of the Parents and Citizens Associations at various schools, working for the Royal Childrens’ Far West Scheme as well as his career achievements.

Ted has always recognised the advantages of knowledge and spent 22 years studying part-time at various universities and has numerous tertiary qualifications. During his police service, he encouraged others to seek greater knowledge and aspire to achieve. He supervised Ken Moroney, Christine Nixon, Jacqueline Milledge and many others who have made their mark in the community.

http://www.expolicecadets.asn.au/personality.php?id=17