It is my sad duty to announce the passing of long term member and former committeeman Peter Barnes.
Peter joined as a Junior Recruit and served from 1964 to 1970.
Upon leaving the service his rating was EMAC.
The majority of his service was spent between Albatross and Melbourne.
He was my predecessor as Secretary of the FAAAA (Vic) and was a great help to me when I took over the position.
He was a great servant of the division and nothing was ever too much trouble.
Peter moved from Melbourne to Gulmarrad outside of Maclean in Northern NSW several years ago but remained a member of the Victoria Division.
I spent quite some time with Peter and along with John Champion and George Self we had regular lunches usually at the Cranbourne RSL.
One of the great passions of Peter was his love of the Collingwood AFL football club.
Peter’s wife Millie was also a long time associate member of the Victoria Division and we extend our sympathies to her and the family.

Mal Smith, Secretary VIC Division.
12 May 2023.