Please be advised that Leslie Herbert Childs ( R47032) passed away on the 15th April 2018. Les joined the Fleet Air Arm on the 7th May 1952 and trained as an engine fitter, both at Albatross and Nirimba, and worked on DC3, Firefly, Sea Fury, Vampire, Wirraway, Sea Venom, and Gannet aircraft.

He was one of those members who was unfortunate not to have done sea time, although he was drafted to HMAS Melbourne in 1957, but that was aborted when a Sea Venom crashed from the catapult grounding the other aircraft. He discharged from the Navy on the 6th March 1958.

Ian Henderson (Jnr)