The Air Defence soldiers listed below are those known by the Association as having passed away between 1957 and the present day.

 For a comprehensive list of soldiers who served in some form of Air Defence, Anti-Aircraft capacity during the Second World War and paid the ultimate sacrifice, click here.

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AA, LAA and AD Honour Roll


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rising-sun-150A.D. Price

GNR – 110 BTY

Passed – 26 Feb 1988

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A.J. Logan

GNR – 111 AD Bty

Passed – 28 Aug 1987

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poppy-150A.L. Keith

GNR – 111 AA Regt

Passed –

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A.R. Davidson

GNR – 110 LAA Bty

Passed –

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active-service-45-75-150poppy-150Barrington Algar

BDR – 111 LAA Bty

Passed – 23 SEp 1964

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Barry Peters

WO2 – 111 Div AD BTY (Lt)

Passed –

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Ben Casey

SGT –

Passed –

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Beresford Lindsay Nyman MBE, LVO

COL – CO 16 LAA Regt: Jan 1973 – May 1974

Passed – 4 Jan 2012 (aged 79)

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Bill Culla

? – 111 Bty

Passed – 1974

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Bill French

WO1 – RSM 16AD Regt: May 1974 – Dec 1975

Passed –

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Brian Paddick

? – ?

Passed –

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rising-sun-150D.S. Roberston

GNR – 110 BTY

Passed – 11 Aug 1988

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rising-sun-150D.J. Newton

GNR –

Passed – 19 Oct 1976

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rising-sun-150poppy-150D.W. Turpin

GNR –

Passed – 1 Mar 2005

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Dave Payne

WO2 – 16AD/A Fd Bty/School of Arty

Passed –

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Darren (Blue) Searle

GNR – 111 AD Bty 85-87, SOA 87-89

Passed –

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Arthur Gordon (Doc) Luxford

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Passed – 5 Jan 2008 (aged 68)

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D.C. (Doc) Singleton

BDR – 111 AD Bty

Passed – 3 Jun 1983

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Geoffrey David Carter AO, DSM

MAJGEN – CO 16AD Regt: Dec 1980 – Oct 1982

Passed – 30 Jul 2001

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Geoff Sexton

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Passed –

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geoff-henderson-150Geoff Henderson

SGT – 110 AD Bty

Passed – 14 Sep 2013

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George Laudenbach

WO1 – RSM 18 LAA Regt

Passed –

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Greg Scott

SSGT –

Passed –

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I. Barrett

GNR – ?

Passed – 19 May 1967

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Ian (Shorty) Anderson

LBDR –

Passed – 25 Oct 1979

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J.M.R Brunker

MAJ – 2IC

Passed – 21 Jul 1972

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rising-sun-150J.P. Ferreira

GNR – ?

Passed – 10 Feb 1988

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J.P. Snook

GNR – ?

Passed – 26 Dec 1981

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rising-sun-150J.R. Jarrett

GNR – ?

Passed – 11 Nov 1999

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James (Jim) Staveley

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Passed –

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James Challenger

? – 111 LAA Bty 1964

Passed –

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Jerry Rouwhorst

GNR –

Passed – 16 Mar 2014

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James David Ponting

?

Passed – 18 Dec 2003

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Terry Michael Roesler

L/BDR – 111 Bty

Passed – 2 Feb 1976

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John Bird

? –

Passed –

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Joseph M. Egan

GNR –

Passed – 11 Nov 2005

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Ken Daly

? –

Passed –

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Kierin L. Schaeffer

GNR – 110 Bty

Passed – 19 Sep 1982

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lindsay-black-150Lindsay Colin Black

WO1 – RSM 16AD Regt: Dec 1981 – Aug 83

Passed – 2 Jun 2008

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poppy-150Lofty Hayes

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Passed 14 Dec 2011

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poppy-150M.A. Cooke

CFN – 16 AD Regt (Wksp)

Passed – 23 Sep 1979

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poppy-150M.D. Brooke

CPL – ?

Passed – 14 May 2001

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poppy-150M.R.J Gallagher

PTE – ?

Passed – 28 Apr 2002

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Marshall (Fang)

? – HQ Bty

Passed –

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Mervyn Alaxander Blair

WO2 – BSM 111 Div AD BTY (Lt).

Passed – 1 Jan 1994 (aged 55)

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Mick Davidson

WO2 –

Passed –

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Mick Lappin (RAEME)

WO1 – 16AD Regt Workshops

Passed – 22 Oct 2010

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Neil Andrew Court

111 Bty

Passed – 2 Feb 1976

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bindi-150Noel (Bindy) Colley

SGT –

Passed –

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CPL – ?

Passed – 3 Apr 2002

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poppy-150Paul Logon

? – 110 Bty

Passed –

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Peter Bradshaw

SSGT –

Passed –

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peter-gustafeson-150Peter Gustafson

MAJ – BC 110 Bty, 2IC 16 Ad Regt

Passed – 12 Jul 2011

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Peter Verkuylen

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Passed –

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SGT – ?

Passed – 11 Nov 1961

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rising-sun-150R.A. Boyd

GNR – ?

Passed – 19 May 67

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Robert J. Coppleman

GNR – 110 AD Bty

Passed – 6 Jun 1984

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Rodney Wedemeyer

SGT –

Passed –

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poppy-150Ronald James Glew

MAJ – QM 16 AD Regt

Passed – 8 Aug 2009 (aged 65)

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Roy (Blue) Leslie

WO2 – 111 Bty

Passed – 28 Apr 2009

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Roy (Bunny) Mellier

SGT – 110 Bty, 111 Bty

Passed – 28 Nov 1993

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rising-sun-150S.F. Joseph

GNR – ?

Passed – 24 Jun 71

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active-service-45-75-150Stephen Danks

GNR – 111 LAA Bty

Passed – 24 Jan 1965

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SSGT – 110 Bty

Passed – 15 Mar 2014

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W. Keith

SGT – ?

Passed – 1 Jan 2014

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W. Tanis

GNR – ?

Passed – 21 Jun 1970

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Warren Murray

LTCOL – CO 16AD Regt (Lt): Dec 1974 – Jun 1976

Passed –

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Vic Baker

WO2 –

Passed –

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Just a Common Soldier (A Soldier Died Today)
by A. Lawrence Vaincourt

He was getting old and paunchy and his hair was falling fast,
And he sat around the Legion, telling stories of the past.
Of a war that he had fought in and the deeds that he had done,
In his exploits with his buddies; they were heroes, every one.

And tho’ sometimes, to his neighbours, his tales became a joke,
All his Legion buddies listened, for they knew whereof he spoke.
But we’ll hear his tales no longer for old Bill has passed away,
And the world’s a little poorer, for a soldier died today.

He will not be mourned by many, just his children and his wife,
For he lived an ordinary and quite uneventful life.
Held a job and raised a family, quietly going his own way,
And the world won’t note his passing, though a soldier died today.

When politicians leave this earth, their bodies lie in state,
While thousands note their passing and proclaim that they were great.
Papers tell their whole life stories, from the time that they were young,
But the passing of a soldier goes unnoticed and unsung.

Is the greatest contribution to the welfare of our land
A guy who breaks his promises and cons his fellow man?
Or the ordinary fellow who, in times of war and strife,
Goes off to serve his Country and offers up his life?

A politician’s stipend and the style in which he lives
Are sometimes disproportionate to the service that he gives.
While the ordinary soldier, who offered up his all,
Is paid off with a medal and perhaps, a pension small.

It’s so easy to forget them for it was so long ago,
That the old Bills of our Country went to battle, but we know
It was not the politicians, with their compromise and ploys,
Who won for us the freedom that our Country now enjoys.

Should you find yourself in danger, with your enemies at hand,
Would you want a politician with his ever-shifting stand?
Or would you prefer a soldier, who has sworn to defend
His home, his kin and Country and would fight until the end?

He was just a common soldier and his ranks are growing thin,
But his presence should remind us we may need his like again.
For when countries are in conflict, then we find the soldier’s part
Is to clean up all the troubles that the politicians start.

If we cannot do him honour while he’s here to hear the praise,
Then at least let’s give him homage at the ending of his days.
Perhaps just a simple headline in a paper that would say,
Our Country is in mourning, for a soldier died today.