Vale Notice 2020

Royal Australian Air Force

Vale Wing Commander Lindsay Bennett  (Retired)

Dear All,

The following funeral details, the sad passing of Wing Commander Lindsay Bennett  (Retired): God bless Lindsay lest we forget.

The funeral for Lindsay Bennett is on Wednesday 10th June at 11am at the Great Southern Memorial Park, Mount Cotton. Address: 1774-1794 Mount Cotton Road, Carbrook QLD 4130.

Medals to be worn.

Please Note: Current Covid -19 restrictions limit the number of friends and family that may be seated within the inside and outside chapel to 50. However, we have been advised that additional friends are permitted within the grounds, including close proximity to the chapel to provide Lindsay’s friends with the opportunity to attend his farewell. However, it is important to note that social distancing will be required.

Blue Care Wynnum Aged Care Facility provided loving support and care to Lindsay and his family during his final days. To honour Lindsay and thank the beautiful staff for their dedication to ours and other families, in lieu of flowers on the day we would love if you could please make a small donation in Lindsay’s name.

For all who came into contact with Lindsay he had a positive effect on us all, it is a very sad day for everyone. Lindsay was the type of person that was always willing to move along with modern technology while retaining the old values, for this is very rear in this modern permissive society Lindsay was such a person, lest we forget, Lindsay you live on in our harts the things we do with our hands, things we say and with our eyes things we see. 


Warrant Officer A113600 Raymond Herbert Townsend OAM (retired)

Late of Ipswich, passed away on 22nd June 2020, aged 84 years.Retired RAAF Warrant Officer Engineer. Dearly beloved Husband of Marjorie, loving Father of Kerryn and Donna, much adored Pop of Baeli, Koby and Jailyn, Great Grandfather of Airlie Marjorie and very good friend of the grandchildren’s father Chris.

If you wish to attend Ray’s Service, please contact the family to register your attendance.

Raymond was a true Australian a role model for all levels within the ADF and after his retirement the civilian sector, passing on his experience and marking time with modern technology all who he encountered him benefited from him.

Raymond you will live on in our thoughts and our hearts as we forge on into the future lest we forget.    

Dennis Earl Linnane – Life Member of Pine Rivers and Sandgate Branch

Pine Rivers and Sandgate Branch and ex-Sandgate life member Dennis Earl Linnane passed away on 17th June 2020. Dennis was just short of 96 years of age. 

Rest in Peace Dennis. Lest We Forget