MOORE, “Pony”

MOORE, “Pony”

We have been advised by WA Division of the death of Jeff ‘Pony’ Moore, who served in the first contingent of the RAN Helicopter Flight Vietnam. 

Ian Wilson has provided a few thoughts about him:

Jeff joined pussers with only one lung. He became an AE and spent time on a number of squadrons and covered both fixed and rotary wing.

Known to many as Pony but to quite a few AE’s as Shoe, being a Pom.

Jeff was on the first RANHFV Flight and flew a considerable number of missions as a Crew Chief. I think he was awarded the Air Medal with a “V” but that could be my memory playing up.

He was a mean snooker player and was quite proficient in some self defence disciplines.

On return from ‘Nam, I lost touch as I did my Kellicks course and went to Cerberus for the last 2 of my 12-year sentence. After I paid off we caught up a few times at the Noble Park RSL along with Wayne Sissing.

Later on when I was having health difficulties I was advised to see someone in the Pensions areas and Noble Park was the closest….only to find out he was a Pensions Officer. Many months passed and eventually with my reports and application in hand, Pony submitted all docs and 3 months later I was advised my condition had been accepted. So I owe him a great debt of thanks for all his work.

We met socially a few times and I believe he and his wife separated. 

Last known was on facebook which he seldom used and he lived in a caravan park with his Mum halfway between Dandenong and Frankston. Next news was that he had passed away.

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9Oct20

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  • Ta1lz2ER

    Another gone from the First Contingent; the most recognised thing about “Pony”/”Shoe” was his belly laughter..
    Gone but not forgotten.
    squizzy

    October 27, 2020 at 12:10 pm

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