Articles Categorized: Obituaries

Eulogy For Major Raffaele Scicchitano

By Lieutenant Colonel Stanley Papastamatis, CO 3 HSB 8th October 2009 Few men can have had as many rich, varied and ultimately satisfying lives as Raffaele. Physician, teacher, mentor, scholar and finally Officer in the Australian Defence Force within the Royal Australian Army Medical Corps. Raffaele Scicchitano was commissioned as a Major on the 28th October 2004 and posted to the 3rd… Read more »

In   Issue Volume 18 No. 1 .

Surgeon Captain ‘Sandy’ Ferguson AM VRD RFD RANR RTD

Sandy” Ferguson graduated in Medicine at Melbourne  University in 1942 and following his residency at The Alfred Hospital was commissioned as a Surgeon Lieutenant in the Royal Australian Naval  Reserve in 1943. Prior to studying medicine he had tried to commence a naval career and having been accepted to join the Naval College at the… Read more »

By Michael Dowsett In   Issue Volume 17 No. 1 .

Bruce James Cheffins, Surgeon Lieutenant RAN 1965-1971

Dr Bruce James Cheffins died at the Fremantle Hospital on 14 March 2008, as the result of a vehicle accident.   He left behind his wife Andrae, sons Peter and Richard, daughters Bridget and Susie, and four grandchildren.   His RAN service was noteworthy for his compassion and leadership aboard HMAS Perth (DDG 38, Captain P.H. Doyle… Read more »

By Neil Westphalen In   Issue Volume 17 No. 1 .