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Mr. B. W. Newman
Retirement of Walter Dwyer
Gerry O'Mahony—Thirty Years On
The Retoubtable George Mackey, Retd.
Retirement of ADR [Neil McRae]
A Long and Fruitful Innings [John Lillywhite]
Pat Ryan Retires
Harry Ashton Retires
'Fly Boy' Retires [Bill Brann]
Our Actor Steve [Lloyd]
Our Man in the Region Retires [Keith Hannay]
ADM Retires [Allen Bath]
Regional Director Queensland Retires [Arch Shields]
ANMRC Head Retires [Reg Clarke]
Vic Bahr's Last Bow
Long Serving Officers Retire [Jack Maher and Kev Lomas]
Allan Brunt Retires, 38 Years in 'the Met'
Henry Phillpot Retires
A Stout With a Dash! [Reg Stout]
Around the Regions [Keith Stibbs]
Bill Smith Bows Out—47 Year Record
Smooth Traffic Ahead for Keith Henderson
Happy Retirement, and Happy Birthday too! [Ralph de la Lande]
Air Dispersion Specialist Calls it a Day [Bill Moriarty]
Bob Crowder Retires
Grass Looks Greener for Tony [Powell]
Farewell France [Lajoie]
Forty Four Years in Meteorology—John Burn Remembers
Des Gaffney bows out
After Only 41 Years . . . Shaw, Enough! [Peter Shaw]
Brian Bradshaw departs, 45 Years On . . .
Bill Ware Ends on a High Note
Peter Barclay Retires
Mal Kennedy Retires
'The Ice Man Goeth . . .' DDS Neil Streten Calls it a Day
Dan of the 14,016 Days [Dan Lee]
A Launceston Boy Gone Wrong: Peter Noar Bows Out
It's Official—Climate Change Confirmed [Bill Kininmonth]
Victorian Forecasting Legend Bids Us Farewell [Ian Russell]
Gentleman Doug Gauntlett Retires
Queensland Regional Director Calls it a Day [Rex Falls]
Assistant Director (Services) Retires and Tributes Flow In [Bruce Neal]
NSW Regional Director Retires [Pat Sullivan]


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No. 138 January 1968, Item 1433 (continued)

Walter Dwyer became a member of WMO's Commission for Aeronautical Meteorology in 1947 and in 1964 was elected its president the first Australian to hold such a high office. He has also served on the Commission for Maritime Meteorology since 1950 and was a member of the Commission for Synoptic Meteorology from 1947–58. In addition, he has been chairmen of various Working Groups and Committees as well as being Australian delegate at international and regional conferences of WMO and the International Civil Aviation Organisation. He has also been Closely associated with the work of the South Pacific Air Transport Council since its inception in 1946.

Latterly, Walter has been a member of joint DCA-Bureau committees which have been investigating the meteorological aspects of the introduction of sonic aircraft to Australia.

Even though he has retired, Walter has still not severed his connections with aviation meteorology. He has been busy organising CAeM's scientific and technical conference to be held in London later in the year and over .which he will preside. He is also preparing his report to WMO's Executive Committee on his term of office as president of the Commission. He will personally present the report in Geneva.

In the early 1920s Walter Dwyer began studying law in Perth as an external student of the London University College (there was no law faculty at the University of W.A. in those days) but later turned to his first love—engineering and science. He gained his Diploma of Civil Engineering but then passed a P.S.B. examination which led to him remaining with the Bureau.

Walter and Mrs Dwyer left on January 3rd on a world trip that will take them about 12 months. And after having flown many thousands of miles since his first plane trip in 1930, Walter is travelling by ship.

His many friends at the Bureau wish him a sincere bon voyage, a wonderful trip, a safe return and a long and pleasant retirement. At a farewell ceremony in the conference room at Peters House, Walter was presented with a silver candelabra and a travelling case.

People in Bright Sparcs - Dwyer, Walter Anthony

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