Bruce (Blue) Frederick Lukey
Petty Officer Safety Equipment
24 September 1944 – 16 July 2023

Bruce joined the Royal Australian Navy on 08 February 1963 and completed 9 years service until 07 February 1972. On completion of his recruit training at HMAS Cerberus he was posted to HMAS Albatross and completed the Safety Equipment category branch course and served in the Fleet Air Arm.

During his period of service he completed 2 deployments to Vietnam on HMAS Melbourne  from 31 May 1965 to 22 June 1965, and on HMAS Hobart involving patrols off the North Vietnamese Coast from 07 March 1967 to 27 September 1967.

Bruce passed away peacefully at home on the evening of Sunday 16 July 2023 surrounded by his loved ones. A much loved Larrikin, Mate, Dad, Brother, Pop and Great-Grandfather and will be dearly missed by his loving family friends and shipmates.

Bruce was a member of the WA Division and will be fondly remembered.

Jim Bush
Secretary WA Division