on the 08.12.2011
The inaugural meeting of the Trustees of the Navy Clearance Diver
Trust took place on Thursday 08 December 2012. A wide ranging
agenda confirmed the establishment, administration and function
of the Trust. The Trustees were focused throughout the meeting
on their role of acquiring funds; managing those funds; and then
distributing those funds to Clearance Divers and their families
in accordance with the Trust Deed and with consideration to high
level pastoral care.
Planning was commenced on the Official Launch of the Trust in
2012, along with consideration of additional prominent Australian’s
to support the Trust as either Trustees or Ambassadors
Posted on the 02.11.2011
Mr Paul Papalia, CSC, MLA Member for Warnbro, hosted a luncheon
and small signing ceremony at WA Parliament House on Tuesday 01
November 2011. The lunch was an opportunity to celebrate the completion
of the Navy Clearance Diver Trust Deed, to facilitate the formal
signing of the Deed, to introduce Trustees to each other, and
to thank those who have helped the NCDT get to this point (including
the Trustees, Allens Arthur Robinson, and the SAS Resources Trust).
Posted on the 21.09.2011
From 19 to 20 September key members of the NCDT Steering Committee,
including Mr Paul Papalia CSC, MLA (Member for Warnbro), Captain
Michael Edwards, OAM, Dr Simon and Mr Ian Milliner completed briefings
of Clearance Diving branch members throughout the country.
In addition to a number of one on one meetings, formal presentations
were made to AUSCDT Four, AUSCDT One, TAG-E and the RAN Diving
The CO of AUSCDT Four commenting after the brief noted that “it
[the NCDT] was very well received and is still being talked about!”
Posted on the 31.07.2011
The Steering Committee of the NCDT has announced
that intends to hold a number of meetings in September to engage
eastern Clearance Diving branch members in the goals of the Trust.
The meetings will inform Branch Members of the background, purpose,
structure, and proposed operation of The Navy Clearance Diver
Once dates of briefings have been confirmed, Branch members will
notified via their units.
Posted on the 20.05.2011
Captain Michael Edwards, OAM, is pleased to announce the
formation of a steering committee to help create the “Navy
Clearance Diver Trust”.
The committee is made of eight former RAN Clearance Divers, with
strong links to the business community in WA. The committee will
help put in place the structure of the Trust and complete the
“leg” work necessary to make the Trust happen.
Posted on the 22.03.2011
Mr Paul Papalia CSC, MLA (Member for Warnbro) hosted
a luncheon today at Parliament House Perth for key members of
the SAS Resources Trust (SASRT) and local WA Business people with
links to the Clearance Diving Branch of the Royal Australian Navy.
The luncheon was an opportunity for the SASRT Trustees, led by
Ms Anne Edwards, to outline the structure and work of their Trust
in support of the families of SAS soldiers, injured or killed
in the service of the nation.
Captain Michael Edwards, OAM, a former RAN Clearance Diver, has
been considering for some time trying to establish something similar
to the SASRT for Clearance Divers. The luncheon gave all an opportunity
to explore the structure and work of the SASRT and how it could
be applied to the support of RAN Clearance Divers.
On completion of the lunch Mr Dusty Miller, the local Business
Development Manager for the international marine and subsea contracting
group DOF Subsea, threw his full support behind the idea of creating
charitable trust to support Clearance Divers noting “that
the SAS Resources Trust gives us a clear, effective and professional
model to support divers and their families”.