Graham Bessell-Browne, aka ‘B-stroke’, passed away on 12 February 2018 after a battle with cancer.  

He had a long and varied career after enlisting in January 1959 in Western Australia as a Naval Airman ( Aircrew ).   He became a Midshipman A/SBLT (O) before gaining a permanent commission. 

He spent some time at HMAS Waratah which was the RAN Administration post in Washington DC.

In later years he was CO of 816 Squadron. ( Trackers )

His Memorial Service was held in St Mary’s Anglican Church in Mirboo North (Victoria) on Friday 23rd February at 1330, attended by a few FAA personnel such as Frank Doe, Jeff Dalgleish, Albert Riley and Robin Spratt, amongst many locals. 

Rest in peace, old friend.