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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. 255 June 1981, Item 3231 (continued)

Reg was also the President of the Bureau Social Club for several years, and you could guarantee that every year in September the Bureau would have a terrific Ball at venues like No 2 Darling Street.

Reg was always a driving, dedicated officer who thought and worked for the good of the Bureau. He played a major role in building up the Bureau facilities, particularly the radiosonde and radar networks and other meteorological instrumentation. He prepared functional design drawings, including wind finding and storm warning radar and microwave link equipment.

He visited areas all over Australia and the islands, carrying out site selections for meteorological establishments and discussed designs with works architects and engineers. He took part in the atomic bomb tests at Emu Field and Maralinga in SA and actually built the met establishment at Emu. He planned and participated in the first Moving Ships project to South Africa, computing the upper temperatures from radiosonde flights across the Indian Ocean to South Africa and back to New Zealand.

More recently he completed the design and supervised the new training annex at Broadmeadows, the new remote weather radar for Sydney (Letter Box site) and the new proposed radar building complex for Lord Howe Island.

Now, after a long and distinguished career, Reg has completed a new home on the west of a volcanic hill overlooking the Gold Coast. Two of his brothers, and two of his five children also live on the Coast. Reg and Lorna will also spend their time travelling around Europe.

Reg says he has one ambition now and that is to beat the Superannuation Board, and live as long as his old Director, Mr Timke, who is well over 90 and still going strong.

He has many "thank you"s for his most interesting career at the Bureau, particularly his old boss Bill Brann. "They threw away the mould after they made him. There'll never be another guy like him, and it was a pleasure to work for him", said Reg.

All his colleagues in the Bureau wish Reg and Lorna a long and happy retirement.

People in Bright Sparcs - Stout, Reginald William (Reg)

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