We have been advised by the daughter of Ronald Dempster that he passed away on 17 May 2023.
Ron joined the RAN in Sep 1973 on transfer from the RN with rank of CPOATA3. Joined ASU HMAS Albatross as CPO I/C Engine Division.
Promoted to CPOATA4 and placed I/C of Sea King Rebuild when aircraft shipped to Albatross from UK. Then posted as first CPOATA4 I/C HS 817SQN, but subsequently took voluntary redundancy with medical discharge in February of 1984 with rank of CPOATA4. He had been living in Queensland.
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