Members of the FAAAA will be saddened to hear of the recent death of Chaplain Walter Wheeldon.

Wally originally came from England and joined the RN during World War 2. He became a fighter pilot and flew combat missions from HMS Implacable in the Pacific. After the war he settled in Australia and in the early 1950s became an Anglican priest.

He joined the RAN and served as a chaplain for many years including two postings in Albatross and three in Melbourne. On one occasion he visited the RAN Helo Flight Vietnam and was in a Huey when it came under enemy fire. Despite his protests, Wally was ordered by the pilot to man the waist gun and return fire. Wally claimed he aimed high.

Wally was always a FAA chaplain and the Association extends to his family our condolences.