on the 19.11.2012
Thanks to all those who attended the NCDT launch
in Sydney last week. The support was outstanding!
An opening address from the Trust Chair, Mrs Sue Murphy (CEO WA
Water Corporation), gave some very clear context on why the Trust
was a necessary part of our longer term fabric. VADM Russ Crane
used his time at the podium to welcome divers, and reinforce the
purpose of the Trust.
A silent auction was conducted with some sports memorabilia and
Nowell Stewart topped the bill buying a Reds signed jumper, backed
by Warren Bishop with a Scorcher's jersey. Paul De Gelder also
donated some signed copies of his book and saw some of them in
good hands at the end of the night.
The Navy Clearance Diver Trust is a long term project. You can
continue the effort of the launch by donating as you see fit at
any time by going to the Donations
Posted on the 30.10.2012
The NCDT met on Tuesday 30 October 2012. The focus of the meeting
were preparations for the Sydney function, and the importance
of selling tickets for the event.
The Trust is also working closely with Legacy and looks forward
to inviting representatives of Legacy to the next Trust meeting.
Posted on the 01.09.2012
View your invitation here.
Posted on the 31.07.2012
The NCDT met on Tuesday 31 July 2012. The focus of the meeting
were preparations for the Sydney function, which was confirmed
for Wednesday 14 November 2012. Further Details can be found here.
The Trust is now fully operational, raising and managing funds,
and giving considerations to divers in need.
Posted on the 18.06.2012
On Wednesday evening, 13 June, 2012 the Navy Clearance Diver
Trust (NCDT) was officially launched at a black tie function at
the WA Maritime Museum in Fremantle. The launch was a resounding
success with approximately 170 attendees including a mix of serving
and retired Clearance Divers and Mine Warfare Clearance Diving
Officers, business representatives and members of WA Parliament.
Thanks to all who supported the night and made it the successful
launch it was.
The next function will be held in Sydney on Wednesday 14 November
Posted on the 14.05.2012
View your invitation here.
Posted on the 27.03.2012
The NCDT met on Tuesday 27 March 2012. The
Trustees agreed to disconnect the two launches, moving the Sydney
launch to the end of the year.
The Trust agreed that it would adopt the Clearance Diving
Branch crest as its logo. The work on the NCDT website and facebook
page is nearing completion and will be online shortly to promote
the first launch event in Fremantle.
The NCDT noted the importance creating and maintaining a close
connection with the members of the Clearance Diving Branch.
Posted on the 02.02.2012
The NCDT took the opportunity at their last meeting to
congratulate Lieutenant Richard Eric Brikacek RAN, who had been
awarded the Distinguished Service Medal (DSM).
The Trustees noted that LEUT Brickacek had been awarded the DSM
for distinguished leadership in action on 20 and 21 August 2010
while leader of an explosive ordnance team in Kipto and in Shah
Zafar in Afghanistan on Operation SLIPPER.
LEUT Brickacek distinguished himself through his exemplary courage,
composure, selflessness and leadership in perilous circumstances.
On two occasions following fatalities and injuries from improvised
explosive device attacks, he ensured timely and effective first
aid and evacuations were achieved and he protected others from
some of the worst experiences of battlefield action by peronally
sanitising the incident scene and recoving fallen comrades.
Posted on the 30.01.2012
The NCDT met on Monday 30 January 2012. The Trustees have continued
their work to finalise the set up of the Trust. Detailed planning
on the launch and first fundraising event has commenced in earnest.
The Trust recieved detailed briefings from key members of the
SASRT. The work of the SASRT to date was described, particularly
the pastoral care provided to families of service personnel injured
or killed. The NCDT notes, and is particularly thankful, for the
ongoing support of the SASRT.