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They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old,
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun,
and in the morning,
We will remember them...
Lest we forget


ALSOP Kevin John - 342684  RAEME - SGT 
 

Kevin served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 22 Apr 68 until 23 Apr 69 as a radio mechanic.

Date of Birth - 14 May 1938.       Date of Death - 30 August 2002.
 


BANKS Patrick Lee - 6708734  AACC - CPL 
 

Pat served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 16 Dec 69 until 18 Aug 70
as a CPL Cook before being posted to HQ 1ATF from 19 Aug 70 
until 3 Dec 70.

Date of Birth - 15 July 1946.       Date of Death - 13 July 2006.


BANK-SMITH Stuart Russell - 61755  RAA - GNR  

Stuart served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 16 Dec 69 until 17 Dec 70
as a Batman and GD (General Duties).

Date of Birth - 01 October 1949.       Date of Death - 21 July 2008.

 


BANNER Christopher Howard - 5716524  RAEME - CFN 
 

Chris served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 13 May 70 until 04 Mar 71 as a clerk in the Maintenance Control Section.

Date of Birth - 24 July 1948.        Date of Death - 08 April 1977.


 BARNES Harry - 29134  RAINF - WO2 
 

Harry served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 16 Dec 70 until 
09 Dec 71 as the SSM.

Date of Birth - 31 May 1931.        Date of Death - 29 December 1974.
 


BARWELL Gordon Richard - 3796875 RAAC - 2LT  

Gordon served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 07 Jul 71 until 
21 Dec 71 as the Admin Officer.

Date of Birth - 30 March 1949.        Date of Death - 02 March 2008.

 


BASS Robin Alan - 36631 RAINF - SSGT  

Robin (Bob) served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 08 Apr 68 until 
02 Apr 69 as the SQMS.

Date of Birth - 31 August 1937.        Date of Death - 01 September 2008.


BAXTER Ronald ‘Sno’ Stanley - 6319  AAAvn - WO2

Ron served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 09 Dec 68 until 
10 Dec 69 as an Air Traffic Controller.

Date of Birth - 15 December 1927.       Date of Death - 30 December 2004.


 BENES Alois - 61312  AACC - SGT  

Alois served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 25 Nov 69 until 26 Dec 70 
as the Sgt Cook. 

Alois had previously served in Vietnam with 1RAR 
from 27 Mar 68 until 18 Feb 69.

Date of Birth - 28 November 1927.       Date of Death - 1986. (TBA)

 


BENJAMIN Geoffrey Vincent - 61194  RAEME - SGT 
 

Geoff served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 27 May 69 until 02 May 70 
as the NCO in charge of the Maintenance Control Section.

Date of Birth - 31 October 1934.      Date of Death - 27 February 1996.


BENSON Henry Arthur Francis, DFC - 25516  RAA - MAJ 
 

'Harry' served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 10 Jun 68 until 18 Jun 69 
as the Officer Commanding. 'Harry' was Possum Master #4.

Date of Birth - 07 November 1930.      Date of Death - 29 May 2014.


BLACK John Wallace - A19208  RAAF - CPL 
 

John served with 161 Recce Flt from 14 Sep 65 until 05 May 66 as 
an airframe fitter.

Date of Birth - 16 July 1939.        Date of Death - 25 June 1996.


BLAKEY John (Geordie) - 311406 RAINF - PTE

John served with 161 Recce Flt and 161 (Indep) Recce Flt
from 14 Sep 65 until 20 Sep 66
in the Ops Section and CP.

Date of Birth - 06 May 1936.        Date of Death - 31 December 2016.

 


BLISSETT Peter Michael - 18415  RASIG - CPL 
 

Peter served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 29 Mar 67 until 12 Feb 68 
as a driver and CP operator. He also worked for a period in Kangaroo Control.

Date of Birth - 10 April 1946.       Date of Death - 14 February 2002.


BONSER David Henry - 214920  RAA - BDR 
 

David served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 24 Jun 69 until 16 Jun 70 
in Ops Section and as a CP operator.

Date of Birth - 21 July 1944.       Date of Death - 22 April 2012.
 

 


BOOTHROYD Richard Peter - 4719223  AACC - CPL 
 

Richard served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 02 Sep 69 until 11 Jun 70 
as a Corporal Cook.

Date of Birth - 06 January 1947.       Date of Death - 01 February 2009.


BROOKES Beven Winston - 1202697  RAE - SPR 
 

Beven served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 29 Aug 71 until 18 Nov 71 
as a member of the Fire and Crash Rescue Team.

Date of Birth - 18 November 1951.     Date of Death - 21 December 2008.

 


BROWN David Frederick - 29175  AAAvn - SGT  

David did two tours of duty with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt as an 
Air Traffic Controller from 26 Sep 67 until 17 Sep 68, and then 
from 29 Sep 70 until 29 Jul 71.      

Date of Birth - 26 January 1937.       Date of Death - 03 May 1982.


BROWN John Athol - 16318  RAEME - CPL  
 

John served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 22 Sep 66 until 20 Jul 67 
as an airframe fitter.

Date of Birth - 26 May 1940.        Date of Death - 24 March 2001.


BUROW Darcy Joseph - 11709  RAASC - CPL  
 

Darcy served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 25 Jun 68 until 10 Dec 68 
as a transport NCO.

Date of Birth - 28 July 1926.        Date of Death - 15 June 1994.

 


CAIRNS Kenneth Robert - 17112  AAAvn - CAPT 
 

Ken served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 25 Jun 70 until 23 Jun 71 
as a rotary wing pilot.

Date of Birth - 25 June 1944.       Date of Death - 23 May 1987.


CALLAGHAN Maurice Raymond - 216795  RAE -
SPR  

Maurie served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 21 Jun 67 until 21 Nov 67 
as a member of the 161 Fire and Crash Rescue Team.

Date of Birth - 19 September 1936.       Date of Death - 15 September 2007.

 


CAMPBELL Colin Joseph - 12845  RAA - WO2 
 

Colin served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 26 Aug 66 until 23 Aug 67
as the Warrant Officer in charge of the CP and the 
Flight Operations Section.

Colin also served in Nui Dat Arty.

Date of Birth - 18 February 1931.       Date of Death - 29 October 2003.
 

 


CHANDLER Donald William - 3410191  RAASC - CPL 
 

Don served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 25 May 66 until 14 Jun 67 as a driver.

Date of Birth - 01 September 1936.       Date of Death - 23 January 1985.
 


CHANNELLS Garry Clifford - 2783056  AACC - PTE 
 

Garry served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 19 Apr 67 until 06 Dec 67 as a member of the catering staff.

Date of Birth - 20 February 1945.       Date of Death - 11 September 2016.
 


COCKERELL Donald - 243041  RAEME - 2LT 
 

Don served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 14 Sep 65 until 20 Sep 66 
as a fixed wing pilot.

Date of Birth - 17 March 1940    Date of Death - 08 January 2010.
 


COCKING Colin David - 342930  RAEME - CPL 
 

Colin served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 15 Apr 69 until 09 Apr 70 
as an airframe fitter.

Date of Birth - 07 January 1947    Date of Death - 08 December 1992.


COFFEY Dennis Brian - 1732683  AAAvn - 2LT 
 

Dennis served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 29 Apr 70 until 01 May 71 
as a fixed wing pilot.

Date of Birth - 28 March 1945    Date of Death - 14 September 2013.
 


COLLIN David John - 216984  RAEME - CFN  
 

David served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 17 Jun 70 until 23 Jun 71 
as a radio mechanic.

Date of Birth - 28 January 1946.      Date of Death - 15 October 2005.
 


CONSTABLE George Alfred - 235125  RAA - MAJ  
 

George served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 18 Jul 67 until 23 May 68 
as the Officer Commanding. George was Possum Master #3.  

George had visited Vietnam from 15 Sep 64 until 24 Sep 64 whilst posted to 102 Fd Bty RAA (Malaya).

Date of Birth - 24 March 1936.      Date of Death - 23 May 1968 (KIA).
 


COOMBS Ronald - 3842  RAINF - L/CPL 
 

Ron served with 161 Recce Flt  from 14 Sept 65 until 29 Apr 66 
as a B2 storeman.

Date of Birth - 04 April 1926.        Date of Death - 29 March 1999.
 


CORBETT Glen Charles - 1730919  RAAOC - PTE

  Glen served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt  from 28 May 66 until 11 May 67 
as a B2 clerk/storeman.
 

Date of Birth - 09 March 1945.        Date of Death - 05 March 2013.
 

CRAWFORD Robert Ian - 18272  RAEME - CFN  

Bob served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt  from 23 Aug 67 until 13 Aug 68
as a Vehicle Mechanic.

Date of Birth - TBA.        Date of Death - TBA.

 

CROOK Cecil 'Honk' Dallas - 14871  AACC - PTE  

'Honk' served with 161 Recce Flt  from 14 Sep 65 until 20 Sep 66 as a Cook.

Date of Birth - 26 April 1925.        Date of Death - 03 January 2012.

 


DAVIS Peter Charles - 53685  RAEME - SGT 
 

Peter served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt  from 20 May 70 until 14 Jan 71 
as the Sergeant Instrument Fitter.

Date of Birth - 24 February 1940.        Date of Death - 13 October 2007.


DAVIS Terence Gabriel (TD) - 53442  RAEME - WO2 
 

TD served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt  from 11 Jun 70 until 23 Jun 71 
as the ASM.

Date of Birth - 18 August 1934.        Date of Death - 26 July 2015.


DAWBER Laurence Shelley - 37722  RAAOC - SGT 
 

Laurie served with 161 Recce Flt  from 14 Sep 65 until 16 Aug 66 
as the B2 Store Sergeant.

Date of Birth - 29 September 1934.        Date of Death - 30 July 2012.


DOBROWOLSKI Stanislaus - 5714661  AACC - PTE 
 

Stan served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt  from 23 Aug 67 until 20 Aug 68 
as a member of the Catering Staff.

Date of Birth - 23 May 1946.        Date of Death - 26 March 2007.


DOCEN Roland Arnoud - 2412296  RAASC - PTE 
 

Roland served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 10 May 67 until 06 Jan 68 as a clerk.  

Following his posting to the Recce Flt, Roland was posted to HQ1ALSG from 07 Jan 68 until 08 May 68.

Date of Birth - 09 December 1947.        Date of Death - 17 March 2004.


DONALD Barry Creig DSM - 29745  AAAvn - CAPT 
 

Barry served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 26 Aug 68 until 17 Dec 68 
and then, from 10 Jun 69 until 03 Dec 69 as a fixed wing pilot.

Date of Birth - 03 June 1940.        Date of Death - 03 December 1969 (KIA). 


DOYLE Lawrence Gerard DFC - 25621  RAA - MAJ 
 

Laurie served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 29 Jul 66 until 01 Aug 67
as the Officer Commanding. Laurie was the #2 Possum Master.

Date of Birth : 29 December 1928.        Date of Death - 14 June 2005.


DRIFFIELD Michael Carus - 2789461  RAAC - TPR 
 

Michael served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 18 Mar 70 until 17 Sep 70 as a driver.

Date of Birth - 23 September 1947.    Date of Death - 10 January 1987.
 

 


DUUS Glen Martin - 1200637  RAEME - 2LT 
 

Glen served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 26 Sep 67 until 24 Sep 68 as a rotary wing pilot.

Date of Birth - 02 May 1942.    Date of Death - 10 June 2008.
 


EINAM Keith Archibald - A1647  RAAF - F/SGT 
 

Keith served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 28 Mar 68 until 23 Oct 68 as the NCOIC Aircraft Maintenance.

Date of Birth - 13 July 1928.    Date of Death - 04 July 2010.
 

 


FLORIAN Davide Guerino - 3793660  RAEME - CFN 
 

Davide served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 07 Jan 69 until 21 Jan 70 as a Vehicle Mechanic.

Date of Birth - 23 August 1945.    Date of Death - 22 November 2011.
 


GISSANE George Joseph - 216613  RAEME - CPL 
 

George served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 21 Oct 69 until 20 Oct 70 as an Aircraft Electrical Fitter.

Date of Birth - 16 June 1941.    Date of Death - 13 January 2012.
 

 


GOLDSPINK Ross Derick - 58680  RAE - 2LT

Ross served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 26 Sep 66 until 27 Sep 67 
as a rotary wing pilot.

Date of Birth - 01 October 1942.       Date of Death - 18 February 2001.


GORDON Colin Joseph - 15164  AACC - CPL 
 

Colin served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 05 Aug 68 until 06 Aug 69 as a cook.

Date of Birth - 24 March 1938.        Date of Death - September 1991.

 


GREEN John David - A217505  RAAF - SGT
 

John served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 20 Apr 67 until 23 Mar 68
as the NCO in charge of the Radio Section.

Date of Birth - 12 October 1938.       Date of Death - 07 March 1994.
 


GRIMMER Reginald George - 37436  AACC - SGT
 

Reg served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 01 Oct 71 until 21 Dec 71 as a SGT Cook.

Date of Birth - 27 January 1930.       Date of Death - 06 August 2001.

 


GUILD John Allan - 235224  RAINF - CAPT 
 

John served with 161 Recce Flt from 14 Sep 65 until 24 May 66 
and then with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 25 May 66 until 24 Sep 66 
as a rotary wing pilot.

Date of Birth - 18 February 1942.        Date of Death - 28 September 1971.


GUIVARRA Thomas William - 19994  RAA - 2LT

Tom served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 22 Sep 66 until 27 Sep 67 
as a fixed wing pilot.

Date of Birth - 27 March 1940.       Date of Death - 08 May 2004.


HAND Donald James - 2788515  RAINF - L/CPL

Don served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 19 Jun 68 until 04 Jun 69 
as a L/CPL 'General Duties' and OC's Batman.

Date of Birth - 06 March 1945.       Date of Death - 15 June 2008.

 


HARDEN Neil Hilton - 27240  AAAvn - MAJ

Neil served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 03 Feb 71 until 23 Dec 71. Neil was the Officer Commanding (Possum Master #7) effective from 11 February 1971.

Neil was also attached to the Flight from 17 September 1970 until 22 October 1970 as a member of the Army Headquarters Battle Analysis Team.

Date of Birth - 18 May 1932.       Date of Death - 18 October 2008.

 


HARDING David John - 36206  RAE - CPL 
 

David served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 28 Jun 67
until 26 Jun 68 as an
operator at Nui Dat Arty and within the 161 CP and Operations/Planning Section.  

Date of Birth - 26 July 1940.         Date of Death - 25 June 2016.
 


HARRIS Allan Leslie DFC - 1200965  RAINF - SGT 
 

Allan served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 22 Sep 66 until 27 Sep 67
as the NCO in charge of the CP and Flight Operations.

Date of Birth - 20 January 1925.         Date of Death - 06 November 1989.
 


HART Robert John - 2410879  RAA - BDR 
 

Bob served with 161 Recce Flt from 14 Sep 65 until 24 May 66 
and then with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 25 May 66 until 26 Jul 66 
as a driver and radio operator.

Date of Birth - 27 December 1938.        Date of Death - 17 February 1992.


HAYNE James - 216901  RAEME - SGT 
 

Jim served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 21 Oct 69 until 22 Oct 70
as the NCO in charge of the Radio Section.

Date of Birth - 02 July 1939.        Date of Death - 25 June 2000.
 


HEAPY Warren Joseph - 243386  RAEME - CPL 
 

Warren served two tours of duty with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from
13 May 69 until 14 May 70 and then from 23 Feb 71 until 23 Dec 71 
as an instrument fitter.

Date of Birth - 16 March 1948.        Date of Death - 17 May 2004.


HERITAGE Neil Ernest - 34025  RAINF - WO1 
 

Neil served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 16 Jan 70 until 24 Dec 70
as the SSM.

Date of Birth - 09 July 1919.       Date of Death - 02 August 1978.
 


HODGES Ronald William (Woodstock) - 312651  RAEME - CFN 
 

Woodstock served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 14 Dec 70 until 11 Aug 71
as an Engine Fitter.

Date of Birth - 08 June 1948.       Date of Death - 23 October 2015.
 


HOWARD John Francis - 1200955  AAAvn - LT 
 

John served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 27 Apr 71 until 23 Dec 71 as a fixed wing pilot.

Date of Birth - 18 May 1947.       Date of Death - 04 November 2009.
 


HUMBY John Achille - 18226  RAEME - CPL 
 

John served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 09 Dec 68 until 26 Nov 69 
as an airframe fitter.

Date of Birth - 13 March 1942.       Date of Death - 16 December 1996.


HUMBY Raymond James- 311520  RAEME - CPL 
 

Ray served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 18 Feb 68 until 19 Nov 68 
as an electrical fitter.

Date of Birth - 05 November 1939.       Date of Death - 19 November 2015.


HUMPHREY Richard Creigh - A13197  RAAF - CPL 
 

Dick served with 161 Recce Flt from 14 Sep 65 until 01 May 66 
as an airframe fitter.

Date of Birth - 05 September 1933.        Date of Death - 12 February 2005.
 


HUNTLEY William Ernest - 2790127  RAASC - CPL 
 

William was attached to 161 Recce Flt from 14 Jan 69
until 24 May 69.

Date of Birth - Unknown.        Date of Death - Unknown.
 

 


HYDE Leslie - 53584  RAEME - CPL 
 

Les served with 161 Recce Flt from 22 Dec 69 until 26 Aug 70 
as an engine fitter.

Date of Birth - 01 December 1935.        Date of Death - 03 July 2012.
 

 


HYDE William Francis - 2787423 RAAC - TPR

Bill served with 161 Recce Flt from 01 July 1968 until 04 June 1969 as a transport driver.

Date of Birth - 05 November 1946.       Date of Death - 26 November 2006.


 

 


JELLIE Alan Douglas - 39510  AAAvn - 2LT 
 

Alan served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 10 Mar 69 until 03 Dec 69 
as a rotary wing pilot.

Date of Birth - 25 October 1947.       Date of Death - 03 December 1969 (KIA).


JOHNSON Bruce Arthur - 36127  RAEME - SGT 
 

Bruce served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 19 Aug 68 until 27 Aug 69 
as a Sergeant Elec Fitter.

Date of Birth - 22 March 1938.       Date of Death - 28 October 2009.

 


JONES Robert James (Jimmy) - 243076  RAEME - SGT 
 

Jimmy served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 08 Apr 67 until 12 Mar 68 
as a Sergeant Engine Fitter.

Date of Birth - 07 November 1941.       Date of Death - 26 March 2017.
 


KENNETT Douglas William MID - A11639 RAAF - SGT 
 

Doug served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 07 Jun 66 until 07 Jun 67 
as the NCO in charge of the Airframe Section.

Date of Birth - 15 September 1930.        Date of Death - 22 September 2002.


KIPPAX Peter William - 216038 AACC - CPL
 

Peter served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 29 Apr 68 until 26 Feb 69 
as a Cook. From 26 Feb 69 until 30 Apr 69, Peter was posted to A Sqn, 3 Cav Regiment.

Date of Birth - 05 April 1947.        Date of Death - 30 September 2011.


KRAUSE Gordon Reuben - 18443  RAASC/AAAvn - LCPL/SGT
 

Gordon served two tours of duty with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from
25 May 66 until 14 Jun 67 as a driver and radio operator and then from 
29 Jul 69 until 30 Jul 70 as an Air Traffic Controller. 

Date of Birth - 14 May 1934.       Date of Death - 09 May 2001.
 


KWAS Bruno - 18808  RAEME - CFN
 

Bruno served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 10 Sep 68 until 10 Sep 69
as an Airframe Fitter. 

Date of Birth - 27 Apr 1946.       Date of Death - 13 Jun 2013.
 


LANGRIDGE Carl William - 52901  RAASC - SGT
 

Carl served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 10 May 67 until 12 Feb 68 as the Chief Clerk . 

Date of Birth - 11 February 1938.       Date of Death - 11 October 2007.
 

 


LAPPIN Michael Hugh - 39017  RAEME - CPL
 

Mick served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 24 Mar 69 until 04 Mar 70 as a Corporal Radio Mech. 

Date of Birth - 17 November 1947.       Date of Death - 22 September 2010.
 


LESLIE Roy Grant - 5411280  RAA - BDR
 

Roy served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 10 Feb 71 until 23 Dec 71 as a member of the Command Post staff. 

Date of Birth - 17 May 1944.       Date of Death - 29 April 2009.
 


LEWIS Kevin Harry - 42647  RAAMC - SGT 
 

Kevin served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 09 Sep 69 until 10 Sep 70 
as the Sergeant Medic.

Date of Birth - 13 December 1928.       Date of Death - 18 October 2000.

 


LIDDLE Harold Leslie - 16720  AACC - SGT 
 

Harold served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 24 Jun 68 until 27 Jan 69 
as the Sergeant Cook.

Date of Birth - 13 December 1937.       Date of Death - 20 January 2012.

 


LIPSCOMBE Paul Desmond - 61007  RAASC - MAJ 
 

Paul served with 161 Recce Flt from 14 Sep 65 until 24 May 66 and then with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 25 May 66 until 14 Aug 66 as the Officer Commanding.

Paul was the #1 Possum Master.

Date of Birth - 15 September 1935    Date of Death - 15 December 2005.
 


LOCKWOOD Desmond Luis - 43765  RAE - CPL

 Des served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 17 Apr 70 until 10 Sep 70 as a Corporal Fireman.

Date of Birth - 08 January 1933    Date of Death - 30 August 2002.


LYON John Burkitt - 1732101  RAINF - PTE

 John served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 01 Oct 67 until 05 Jun 68
as a unit driver.

Date of Birth - 28 March 1945    Date of Death - 04 October 2015.
 


MACHIN Leonard Arthur - 11073  AAAvn - LT 
 

Len served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 26 Nov 69 until 26 Nov 70 
as an Air Traffic Controller.

Date of Birth - 03 May 1931    Date of Death - 26 May 1998.


MALEY Colin Gerard - 25712  RAA - WO2
 

Colin served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 13 Aug 67 until 17 Dec 68 
as an Air Traffic Controller.

Date of Birth - 03 August 1924    Date of Death - 11 January 1993.


MATEER Brian James - 15224  RAINF - SGT 
 

Brian served with 161 Recce Flt from 14 Sep 65 until 24 May 66 
and then with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 25 May 66 until 20 Sep 66 
as a driver and radio operator.

Date of Birth - 11 May 1933.       Date of Death - 07 August 1986.


MATTHEWS Robert Palmer - 34974  RAAOC - WO2 
 

Bob served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 22 Dec 70 until 23 Dec 71
as the Warrant Officer in charge of the B2 Store.

Date of Birth - 04 December 1935.        Date of Death - 16 August 1984.
 


MAUDSLEY Wayne Neville - 18861  RAEME - CFN 
 

Wayne served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 24 Mar 69 until 18 Mar 70 
as an engine fitter.

Date of Birth - 26 June 1947.       Date of Death - 08 July 1971.


McGREGOR Robert John - 19999  RAAOC - SGT 
 

Bob served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 22 Apr 68 until 30 Apr 69 
as the NCO in charge of the B2 Store.

Date of Birth - 01 May 1933.       Date of Death - 08 March 1981.
 


McLEAN Ronald - 43140  RAEME - CFN 
 

Ron served with 161 Recce Flt from 14 Sep 65 until 24 May 66 
and then with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 25 May 66 until 20 Sep 66 
as an airframe fitter.

Date of Birth - 06 March 1939.         Date of Death - 07 March 1976.


MORERO Michael James - 42364  RAEME - WO1 
 

Jim served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 01 Jun 71 until 23 Dec 71 
as the ASM.

Date of Birth - 25 February 1932.         Date of Death - 16 August 2009.

 


MORRIS Rodney Guy - 48630  RAEME - CPL 

Rod served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 15 Apr 68 until 16 Apr 69 
as a Corporal airframe fitter.

Date of Birth - 22 November 1945.        Date of Death - 22 February 2017.

 

 


MULLENS Peter ‘Sno’ James - 2412559  RAEME - CFN 

Peter served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 01 Apr 69 until 16 Apr 70 
as an airframe fitter.

Date of Birth - 08 March 1947.        Date of Death - 05 December 1988.


MUSGROVE Douglas Roy - 212571  RAA - SGT 
 

Doug served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 30 Apr 71 until 23 Dec 71
as the NCO in charge of the CP and Flight Operations.

Date of Birth - 23 February 1935.        Date of Death - 06 June 1979.

 

NELSON William John - 214974  RAEME - CPL  

Wally served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 26 Aug 70 until 05 Aug 71 
as an engine fitter.

Wally had previously served in Vietnam with 1 RAR from 05 Jun 65 until 03 Jun 66.

Date of Birth - 08 October 1945.        Date of Death - 11 October 1972.
 

NEW Ronald Arthur Leslie - 1684  RAEME - SGT  

Ron served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 25 May 66 until 24 Apr 67
as the NCO in charge of MCS.

Date of Birth - 13 December 1925.        Date of Death - 05 June 2014.


NOCKOLDS Howard Frank - 18217 RAINF - CPL

Howard served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 23 Sep 68 until 24 Sep 69 as a CPL General Duties.

Date of Birth - 15 March 1945.        Date of Death - 16 September 2006.

 


NURSE Martin Robert - 55565  RAAOC - PTE 
 

Martin served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 17 Mar 70 until 15 Mar 71 
as a B2 storeman.

Date of Birth - 27 October 1950.        Date of Death - 10 April 1989.


O'BRIEN Paul ‘Paddy’ - 213821  RAAC - CAPT 
 

Paul served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 13 Nov 67 until 15 Oct 68 
as a rotary wing pilot.

Date of Birth - 06 March 1941.         Date of Death - 24 July 2000.


O'BRIEN Terrence William - 1734607  RAEME - CFN 
 

Terry served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 25 Mar 69 until 11 Mar 70 
as a member of the GD Section employed as a driver.

Date of Birth - 08 August 1947.         Date of Death - 19 January 2016.

 

 

OLIVIERI Vincent Paul - 18652  RAEME - CPL   

Vince served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 07 Apr 67 until 09 Apr 68 
as a Corporal Engine Fitter.

Date of Birth - 13 December 1943.         Date of Death - 14 July 2012.


O'MARA Trevor Michael - 2781609  RAINF - PTE 
 

Trevor served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 22 Sept 66 until 10 May 67
as a batman and GD (General Duties).

Date of Birth - 21 June 1945.        Date of Death - 14 June 1987.

 


O'REILLY James (Blue) Patrick - 1731685  RAEME - CFN 
 

Blue served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 14 Jun 67 until 06 Dec 67
as a Craftsman, General Engineering.

Date of Birth - 19 May 1945.        Date of Death - 12 November 2011.
 


ORREAL Rodney Kenneth - 18434  RAAOC - SGT 
 

Rod served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 23 Apr 69 until 24 Sept 69
as the
B2 Store Sergeant.

Date of Birth - 17 July 1943.        Date of Death - 09 October 2011.
 

 


O'SULLIVAN Timothy Samual - 214989  RAINF - LT 
 

Tim served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 19 Aug 69 until 09 Apr 70 
as the Admin Officer.

Date of Birth - 16 February 1942.        Date of Death - 13 June 1996.


PACEY Ian Frederick - 1731979  RAASC - PTE 
 

Ian served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 20 Apr 67 until 02 Mar 68 
as a Q Store storeman.

Date of Birth - 09 January 1945.        Date of Death - 06 October 2015.


PAYNE David John - 43181  RAA - SGT 
 

David served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 06 May 70 until 06 May 71
as the Sergeant in charge of the CP and Flight Operations.

Date of Birth - 23 October 1937.       Date of Death - 08 July 2005.


PEACOCK Kevin Lyle - 214641  RAASC - LT 
 

Kevin served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 21 Apr 67 until 09 Jan 68 
as a fixed wing pilot.

Date of Birth - 26 June 1939.        Date of Death - 19 June 1979.


PETERSEN Arthur Thomas - 135432  RAINF - PTE 
 

Arthur served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 16 Sep 71 until 23 Dec 71 
in the role of General Duties and Driver.

Date of Birth - 12 November 1945.        Date of Death - 26 January 2011.
 

 


PHILLIPS Albert Ernest 'Chooka' - 36953  RAAOC - CPL 
 

Albert served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 22 Sep 66 until 23 Jun 67 
as a B2 storeman.

Date of Birth - 30 July 1933.        Date of Death - 12 August 2002.

 


PHILLIPS Terence Phil - 13897  RAEME - WO2 
 

Terry served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 25 Jun 66 until 24 Apr 67 as the SSM.

Date of Birth - 25 May 1928.        Date of Death - August 1988. (TBA).


PICKERING Richard Ronald - A190  RAAF - WOFF 
 

Ron was posted to 9 Sqn at Vung Tau from 12 Jun 66 until 14 Jun 67 during 
which time he was attached to 161 (Indep) Recce Flt as the 
Warrant Officer in charge of maintenance.

The exact dates that Ron was attached to 161 (Indep) Recce Flt are not known.

Date of Birth - 12 January 1920.        Date of Death - 13 January 1997.


POTTER Errol Ross - 17631 RAASC - L/CPL

Errol served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 25 May 66 until 10 May 67 as a Unit Driver/Aircraft Refueller.

Date of Birth - 22 November 1945.        Date of Death - 05 April 2010.

 


POTTS Leon Dorn 'Bert' - 16557 RAEME - CPL

Bert served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 18 Feb 68 until 26 Nov 68 as a Corporal Engine Fitter.

Date of Birth - 06 February 1938.        Date of Death - 11 November 2012.

 


PURVIS John Anthony - 213816 RAASC - LT 

John served with 161 Recce Flt and subsequently 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 14 Sep 65 until 20 Sep 66 as the Admin Officer.

Date of Birth - 09 December 1940.        Date of Death - 20 January 2008.

 


QUEE Brian - 4637 RAINF - WO2 

Brian was first posted to Vietnam with the Australian Army Training Team from 29 July 1962 until 19 June 1963. He then served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 10 May 67 until 09 Jan 68 as the SSM.

Date of Birth - 14 December 1930.        Date of Death - 31 August 2011.

 


RAISON Kelvin Charles - 16715 RAAC - CPL 
 

Kel served with 161 Recce Flt from 14 Sep 65 until 24 May 66 and then with
161 (Indep) Recce Flt 25 May 66 until 20 Sep 66 working in the 
CP and Flight Operations.

Date of Birth - 28 December 1942.        Date of Death - 23 May 2002.

 


REID Ian Victor - 61409 RAA - CAPT 
 

Ian served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 15 May 67 until 19 Jul 67 
as the Admin Officer.

Prior to being posted to the Recce Flt, Ian served with 1 Fd Regt from 
12 Dec 66 until 14 May 67.

Date of Birth - 19 January 1944.        Date of Death - 06 January 2002.

REID Reginald Frank - 54747 RAAMC - CPL  

Reg served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 29 Apr 68 until 30 Apr 69 
as the Corporal Medic.

Date of Birth - 19 October 1939.        Date of Death - 30 September 2012.

 


ROBINSON Peter Mervyn MBE - 34018O  RAEME - CAPT 
 

Peter served in 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 03 Mar 67 until 23 Dec 67 
as the Engineering Officer.

Date of Birth - 01 February 1938.        Date of Death - 24 July 2004.


ROOK Geoffrey Stanley - 39961  RAASC - PTE 
 

'Rookie' served in 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 24 Jun 70 until 23 Jun 71 
as the Barman in the OR's Mess.

Date of Birth - 31 January 1951.        Date of Death - 30 November 2013.

 


ROSS James William - 216798  RAEME - L/CPL 
 

Jim served in 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 13 Apr 71 until 23 Dec 71 
as an airframe fitter.

Date of Birth - 29 February 1948.        Date of Death - 17 June 1980.


RUTTLEY John - 214268  RAINF - PTE 
 

John served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 25 Aug 66 until 11 May 67
as a storeman in the Q Store.  

Prior to being posted to the Recce Flt, John was posted to HQ1ATF from 14 May 66 until 24 Aug 66.

Date of Birth - 19 December 1943.    Date of Death - 09 September 1999.


RYAN John Owen 'Skeeta' - 18594  RAEME - SGT 
 

'Skeeta' served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 03 May 67 until 16 Jan 68 
as a Sergeant Airframe Fitter.

Date of Birth - 07 May 1941.        Date of Death - 09 July 2014.
 


SCAFE Charles Owen - 10976  RAINF - WO2 
 

Owen served with 161 Recce Flt  from 19 Sep 65 until 24 May 66 
and then with161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 25 May 66 until 19 Sep 66 
as the Warrant Officer in charge of the CP and Flight Operations.

Date of Birth - 15 February 1925.        Date of Death - 28 October 1983.
 


SCOTT Colin Walter James DFC - 17699  RAINF - 2LT  

Colin served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 22 Sep 66 until 26 Jul 67 
as a fixed wing pilot.

Date of Birth - 16 July 1944.        Date of Death - 14 February 1985.


SCOTT Keith William - 16069  RAEME - WO2 
 

Keith served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 07 Oct 68 until 25 Jun 69 as the ASM.

Date of Birth - 07 April 1927.         Date of Death - 15 July 1993.


SCROGGIE Thomas Edward - 3788426  RAEME - CFN 
 

Tom served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 12 Sep 67 until 02 Mar 68 as an Instrument Fitter.

Date of Birth - 08 June 1945.         Date of Death - 24 November 2007.


SHEPPARD Keith William - 16195  RAASC - CPL 
 

Keith served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 12 Sep 67 until 10 Sep 68 as the Transport NCO.

Date of Birth - 07 April 1937.         Date of Death - 18 June 2008.

SHIER Charles Henry - 54192  RAA - BDR  

Charlie served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 24 Mar 69 until 11 Mar 70 as a storeman in the Q Store. 

Charlie had previously served in Vietnam with the 1st Field Regiment from 24 May 66 until 03 Mar 67.

Date of Birth - 11 February 1941.         Date of Death - 03 June 2008.


SIMPSON Denis Allen - 34925  RAINF - L/CPL 
 

Denis served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 25 Jun 68 until 25 Jun 69 
as a GD (General Duties).  

Denis had previously served in Vietnam with 5RAR from 12 May 66 until 12 May 67.

Date of Birth - 19 July 1928.          Date of Death - 25 August 1973.

 


SMITH Alfred Valentine - 21354  RAINF - WO2 
 

Alf served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 13 Jan 69 until 14 Jan 70 as the SSM.

Date of Birth - 08 February 1926.          Date of Death - 05 November 1994.


SMITH Charles Alfred- 14832  AACC - CPL 
 

Charlie served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 14 Sep 65 until 19 Sep 66 
as the Corporal Cook.

Date of Birth - 02 September 1926.        Date of Death - 09 July 2012.
 


SMITH Robert Joseph - 18705  RAEME - CPL 
 

Bob served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 22 Sep 66 until 27 Sep 67 
as an Instrument Fitter.

Date of Birth - 01 November 1944.        Date of Death - 08 August 2015.


SMITH Ronald Herbert - 16295  RAASC - SGT 
 

Ron served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 26 Sep 67 until 03 Sep 68 
as the NCO in charge of the Transport Section.

Date of Birth - 22 September 1934.        Date of Death - 15 July 2001.


SPARKE Thomas Bruce - 219673  RAE - SPR 
 

Tom served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 09 Nov 70 until 18 Nov 71 
as a member of the 161 Fire and Crash Rescue Team.

Date of Birth - 26 October 1951.        Date of Death - 02 September 2002.


STEVENS Rodney John - 64353  RAASC - SGT

Rod served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 17 Jan 68 until 14 Jan 69 
as the Chief Clerk.

Date of Birth - 17 June 1946.         Date of Death - 10 May 2003.


STOCKLEY John William - 1734355  RAAOC - PTE

John served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 06 May 69 until 18 Mar 70 
as a B2 storeman.

Date of Birth - 22 May 1947.        Date of Death - 22 June 2000.


SULLIVAN John - 27773  RAAOC -
SGT

John served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 23 Nov 66 until 03 Apr 67 as SNCO of the B2 Store.

Date of Birth - 06 June 1934.        Date of Death - 25 December 2016.

 


SWAIN Michael Stuart - A21811  RAAF - FSGT

Mick served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 31 Mar 67 until 01 Apr 68 
as the ASM.

Date of Birth - 13 August 1929.        Date of Death - 15 September 2015.


TAYLOR John Anthony - 18728  RAEME - CPL 
 

John served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 05 Oct 67 until 10 Dec 68 
as an engine fitter.

Date of Birth - 23 October 1943.    Date of Death - 04 June 2005.


THURLOW Gaven Gerard  OAM - 1202226  RAAC - TPR 
 

Gaven served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 14 Jan 71 until 23 Dec 71 
as a driver.

Date of Birth - 01 November 1950.    Date of Death - 13 October 2013.

 


TIMMINS Charles Percy - 28587  RAA - SSGT 
 

Charles served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 26 May 66 until 09 May 67 as the SQMS.

Date of Birth - 13 February 1927.        Date of Death - 24 March 2005.


TOWNSEND Gregory Hugh - 2792136  AACC - CPL 
 

Greg served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 24 Jan 70 until 21 Jan 71 as a cook.

Date of Birth - 15 January 1948.        Date of Death - 17 March 1993.

TURNER Gary James - 1732806  RAASC - LCPL  

Gary served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 15 Apr 68 until 10 Dec 68 as a driver.

Date of Birth - 20 July 1946.        Date of Death - 19 June 2011.


VON MUENCHHAUSEN Holger - 15508  RAAC - LT 
 

Holger served with 161 Recce Flt from 14 Sep 65 until 24 May 66 
and then with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 25 May 66 until 20 Sep 66 
as a rotary wing pilot.  

Holger had a second short tour of duty in Vietnam with a visit to HQAFV from 22 Apr 70 until 30 Apr 70.

Date of Birth - 10 March 1941.    Date of Death - 11 September 2002.


WALLDER Malcolm Richard - 5715184  RAEME - SGT 
 

Malcolm served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 14 Mar 68 until 26 Mar 69 
as the NCO in charge of the Instrument Section.

Date of Birth - 05 February 1945.        Date of Death - 06 May 1985.


WALSH Michael John - 1202600  RAA - BDR 
 

Mike served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 03 Feb 71 until 23 Dec 71 
as a member of the Command Post staff.

Date of Birth - 24 December 1946.        Date of Death - 03 May 2015.


WEBSTER Michael Courtney - 37498  RAINF - CAPT 
 

Mike served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 25 May 66 until 24 Apr 67 
as the Admin Officer.

Date of Birth - 18 December 1935.       Date of Death - 23 December 1993.


WHITE Maurice Michael - 2793100  RAINF - PTE 
 

Maurie served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 26 Jun 70 until 02 Jun 71. 
His role in the unit was General Duties.

Date of Birth - 12 September 1948.       Date of Death - 09 June 2014.


WILLIAMS Alan Clive - 42629 RAAMC - SSGT

Alan served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 23 Sep 70 until 16 Sep 71 
as the SSGT Medic.

Date of Birth - 29 April 1942.      Date of Death - 28 September 2006.


WILLIAMS Roderick Carrol - 61491  RAEME - CFN 
 

Rod served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 12 Dec 66 until 05 Dec 67 
as a radio mechanic.

Date of Birth - 30 December 1944.  Date of Death - 01 September 1970.
 


WILLIS Owen Henry - A14240  RAAF - SGT 
 

Owen served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from  02 May 68 until 15 Oct 68 
as the NCO in charge of the Instrument Section.

Date of Birth - 27 August 1924.        Date of Death - 15 January 1998.


WILMER Quentin - 1734432  RAAOC - PTE
 

Quentin served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from  24 Mar 69 until 11 Mar 70 
as a Storeman in the B2 Store.

Date of Birth - 27 August 1947.        Date of Death - 07 January 2017.

 


WILSON Alan William - 243305  RAEME - CPL 
 

Alan served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 02 Dec 68 until 28 Nov 69 
as an corporal engine fitter.

Date of Birth - 30 January 1946.        Date of Death - 28 December 2016.
 


WILSON Eardley James - A15767  RAAF - CPL 
 

Eardley served with 161 Recce Flt from 14 Sep 65 until 05 May 66 
as an electrical fitter.

Date of Birth - 09 April 1930.        Date of Death - 06 January 1997.
 


WINTERTON Trevor Albert - 11456  RAEME - CPL 
 

Trevor served with 161 Recce Flt & 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 14 Sep 65 until 20 Sep 66 as an airframe fitter.

Date of Birth - 07 August 1927.        Date of Death - 01 August 2015.
 


WOOD Harold George - A18534  RAAF - LAC 
 

Harry served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 30 Apr 66 until 01 Jan 67 
as an electrical fitter.

Date of Birth - 20 July 1935.        Date of Death - 16 July 1994.


WOOD Laurence Roland  - 215186  RAEME - CPL 
 

Laurie served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 02 Dec 70 until 25 Nov 71 
as an airframe fitter.

Laurie had previously served in Vietnam with 1 RAR from 26 May 65 until 11 Jun 66.

Date of Birth - 21 March 1942.        Date of Death - 30 May 1972.


WOODLEY Thomas Rowland - 15509 RAA & AAAvn - CAPT  

Tom served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 27 Aug 68 until 09 Jul 69 
as a rotary wing pilot.

Date of Birth - 20 February 1939.        Date of Death - 30 September 2013.

 


WRIGHT Jeffrey William - 1735580  RAINF - PTE 
 

Jeff served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 26 Jan 71 until 23 Jun 71 
as a batman and GD (General Duties). 

Prior to being posted to the Recce Flt, Jeff was posted to 1ARU 
from 24 Dec 70 until 25 Jan 71.

Date of Birth - 04 June 1949.        Date of Death - 17 November 1980.

 


YOUNG Robert Arthur - 42857 RAAMC - SSGT  

Bob served with 161 (Indep) Recce Flt from 12 Sep 67 until 10 Sep 68 
as the Staff Sergeant Medic.

Date of Birth - 05 June 1943.        Date of Death - 02 October 2015.

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