Percy Meredith Update

Went up to Caboolture Staurday and chatted with Percy.  The doctors told him “anytime now” so if you haven’t called him do so – Percy’s mobile is 0401 868 886.

UPDATE:  Too late to call him now. Percy is in a coma and only has hours left.  Will advise as more details come to hand

Percy Meredith

Percy Meredith, Mortars and Recce 2nd tour, is terminally ill with pancreatic cancer and as is the man’s nature, is holding a pre-demise wake.


Date/Time: 29 September 2013 at 14:30

Loc: 220 Newmaqn’s Lane Delaney Creek Quuensland


Take the M1 North from Brisbane… take the D’Aguilar exit drive through Wamuran on the  Highway then Left onto Mt Mee Road at the D’Aguilar Pub.  Turn Right onto Newman Lane at the Delaney Creek Town hall – look for number 220 on the RHS.

Percy’s mobile is 0401 868 886.  Phone if you are attending so he can cater.

Refreshments and snacks provided.


Percy Meredith ill

Percy Meredith, Mortars and Recce 2nd tour, is  sick and resident at Caboolture Private Hospital.  You can phone him on 0401 868 886 but if you do call do so after lunch.

Recce Pl had a reunion last week and  about a dozen of us visited Percy for a chat and drinks.

L to R: Pixie Priestly, Bozo Eaton (partly obscured), Ray Lawrence, Arthur Taylor, Jim Pappandreas, Rob (Flea) Edgel and Percy


A yonger Percy in South Vietnam

John Costello in hospital

John Costello, 2nd tour, is in John Flynn not in a real good way. His wife Annette asked me to pass on to you that he took ill yesterday 16th and was taken to John Flynn with suspected heart problems.

John is apparently in an induced coma at the moment in a lot of strife. Will try to find out more tomorrow.

Reg Bandy in Hospital

Email from Don Cruden

Reg Bandy entered Hollywood Private Hosp yesterday (Ph. 08 9346 6000 gets you reception and they can direct you to his bedside if necessary) – has fluid on the lungs – sounds OK and going OK – we have John Davies on site checking and I intend to visit next few days will keep you informed

regards Don

Ron Allan not well

I received a phone call from Tony Keech with the bad news that Ron Allan is not travelling well and is undergoing treatment.  Jim Husband tells me that Ron particularly wants D Coy 1st tour guys to be aware of his health issues so if you are D Coy and aware of someone without web access then please give them a call.

Ron’s home number is 02 4353 5534 and he is currently living at Wyalong,  Wyong, NSW.  People are welcome to call.

I will post more info as it comes to hand

Kev the Webmaster

Reg Bandy Update

Got this good news from Jim Husband on Reg Bandy

Status report on Reg. He is OK and will be in Brisbane for the AATTV reunion, thence to Melbourne for the 7RAR do.


Doug Gibbons Update III

Doug’s situation remains essentially the same with limited visits, calls etc.  Will advise of any changes.

Doug Gibbons Update II


From John Dwyer


Doug’s procedure went well today however he is totally knackered. He will be undergoing more of the same on Wednesday so the all contact embargo remains on visits and calls.


I will be in touch again mid-week.


Cheers, JD



Doug Gibbons Update

Received this email tonight


On behalf of the Gibbons family

Many thanks to you all for the tremendous amount of calls and communications this past week.  Doug’s situation is still as advised previously.

Could you now spread the word to all those relevant folk on your address lists, that as of 8.00PM tonight, no more visits, calls or text messages until further notice.

Doug will be undergoing major surgery tomorrow (Thursday) and will be incommunicado at least until the weekend.

I will advise you all by email of any changes to this embargo or change to his condition.

Many thanks,

John Dwyer