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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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Our Actor Steve [Lloyd]

No. 236 Aug/Sep 1976, Item 2957

Steve Lloyd still claims he should have received an Emmy award for acting. "I've acted in more jobs from a Class 3 Met to Assistant Director than anybody else I know," he said on retiring in August. "In all, I have acted in 10 positions since 1960 including RDs and AD."

Steve, who retired as SRER (a job in which he was not acting), joined the RAAF met service in 1940 "along with a lot of others" after 10 years as a teacher. Wartime forecasting courses and postings in Perth and northern Australia followed in quick succession.

The highlight of Steve's wartime career was two years with the Australian Chemical Defence Unit at Prosser Pine where he was involved with the investigation and countering of irritant and poisonous gases. In May 1946 Steve was discharged and resumed forecasting in NSW RO before being transferred to Melbourne.

He was promoted to the Central Analysis Office in 1959 and became acting OIC until 1961. In 1962 he was promoted to SRCP. Between 1960 and 1974 he acted as RD in three regional offices— Tasmania, Victoria and NSW. In 1974 he was transferred from SRCP to head SRER. From then until retirement Steve spent short periods acting as ADM.

Steve is not only an actor. He has made valuable contributions to meteorology, particularly in aviation.

He pioneered the met aspects for the aerial spraying of crops and has represented the bureau at four international conferences including WMO, ICAO and SPATC. Steve has also participated in international meetings, for example, tropical cyclone warning conferences.

Steve has his retirement well planned. He is now playing a lot of golf and is involved with outdoor photography. He also has plans for touring Australia and Europe and helping with community projects.

"But," he said rather ruefully, "from now on I think I'll give acting a miss."

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People in Bright Sparcs - Lloyd, Stephen Henry (Steve)

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