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Bradley Livingston

A Memorial Service has been held for HMAS Warramunga crew memebr, LSM Bradley Livingston, who passed away while ashore on leave in Cambodia on November 10. 

During the service abroad the ship on November 13, LSBM Livingston was described as a larger than life character, a loving father and friend to many.

Warramunga's  WEEO, LCDR David Buttell, said the sailor, who leaves behind two much-loved children, would be rememberd around the fleet as a hard-working and fun-loving member of the bosun community. 

"Rest in peace Doc, and may fair winds and following seas find you," LCDR Bettell said.

During serveral moving speeches from his felow gunnery rates, LSBM Livingston was described as a highly competen sailor and "on of the best bosuns a  ship could hope to have".

"Never backward n coming forward, he was an excellent teacher and mentor who always gave his heart and soul into ensuring that everyones's potential was reached," one member of the ships's company said.

LSBM Livingston was repatriated to Australia on November 15 abroad an Air Force C-17 Globemaster, which flew into RAAF Base Pearce from Phon Penh.

His casket was carried fromt the plane by sailors from Stirling, led by CHAP Stephen Gunther.

The deceased sailor was met on the tarmac by a small group of family membersm friends and military personnel.

Chaplins, the Defence Community Organisation and Stirling.

Berevement Support Team have been providing support to LSBM Livingston's family and friends. 

The cause of the sailor's death is under investigation. 

 

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