We are sad to advise of  the passing of Allen Rodney HOSKINS on 18 November 2018. He was 90 years old.  

Born on 09 February 1928, Allen was the much loved husband of Elaine for 68 years.   He was also a devoted father to Peter and Amanda, Graham and Anke, Robert, and Janice; a grandfather of seven, and a great-grandfather of five.

Allen served as a Radio Mech from 1946 to 1959 and rose to the rank of CPO(AR).  He was well known amongst the Radio Mechanics Association and also wrote an extremely good biography some years ago, entitled “Make It So”. 

After his discharge from the RAN he worked for IBM in Sydney and Perth, and retired in 1988 after 29 years. 

His funeral was held on 24 November 2018 at the West Chapel – Fremantle Cemetery, and was attended by no less than six Radio Mechanics who wished to pay their respects to an old mate.He was a gentle man who will be sadly missed.