Last Friday There were six remaining members of the forty plus WW2 crew of the battleship HMS King George V, or 2.5 percent of the original crew Who chose to remain in or migrate later to Australia.
Yesterday another friend and shipmate passed on leaving only five wartime crew members. myself being the youngest.
Vale. Phil Tavender, KGV Crew member who crossed the bar Saturday April, 30.,2011.
On behalf of our Association, I send condolences to Phil's Widow Rita and her family.
Rosemary and I will be attending Phil's funeral in Sydney this Thursday 7th. at 1pm.
Assoc/members are requested to attend if possible. Les Bowyer KGV Assoc, Rep.