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    Ensign Rear Admiral Peter Dingemans CB DSO

    Co of Lowie 73-74, Rest in Peace Sir
    http://www.oldbrightonians.com/news/...-has-died.html
    Wij zjin Ajax, Wij zjin de beste

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    Rear Admiral Peter Dingemans who was the C.O. of Lowestoft from Oct 1973 to Sep 1974 'crossed the bar' on the 6th Dec aged 80.
    A TAS Officer by branch he also commanded HMS Maxton, HMS Torquay and HMS Intrepid during the Falklands War, being awarded the DSO. On promotion to Rear Admiral in 1985 he became FOGIB with his final appointment as Chief of Staff to CinC Fleet.

    I made contact with him prior to our first reunion in 2011 but regretfully he was unable to attend as he was suffering from 'Parkinsons'. He wished us a successful reunion and said how much he enjoyed being in command of Lowie.

    I had the pleasure of serving on his staff for a short while when he took over as FOGIB in 1985.

    RIP Sir

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    Great Shame. A real Gent.
    RIP Sir

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    I didn't serve under him but he seems to be well respected by those who did. RIP Sir.
    "Wot,no Airlocks on the Lowie!!!!"

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    Admiral Dingemans funeral will be held at Steyning Church. West Sussex on 18 12 2015 @ 1430. Any cards etc can be sent to the Forever Jack HQ and George will pass them on to the family
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richie View Post
    Admiral Dingemans funeral will be held at Steyning Church. West Sussex on 18 12 2015 @ 1430. Any cards etc can be sent to the Forever Jack HQ and George will pass them on to the family
    Cheers for that Richie.
    "Wot,no Airlocks on the Lowie!!!!"

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    Well very sad news today. Captain Dingemans was a memorable character indeed. I have nothing but respect for this guy. I talked to him on many occasions as he walked around the ship and also remember his brother the monk coming aboard in Gib for the journey back to UK. Sad news.
    It is never too late to be what you might have been.

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    What a sad day indeed, I served under many good Captains during my time in the mob and I still rate him as one of the very best.
    Thoughts are of his family at this difficult time for them.rip

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    A good skipper indeed. He let me, Dave Goodman and Scouse Topping off at defaulters when we were AWOL on a Monday morning following weekend leave in Brighton at Dave's when our train was cancelled because he knew what that line was like as he used it too. RIP sir.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
    Great Shame. A real Gent.
    RIP Sir
    I had the privilege of serving with him 73-75, the BEST Skipper I had in the mob, especially when he was a witness for me when I was up in front of the Jimmy for being adrift with a couple of OPPO'S after a weekend at home in Shoreham, he had to catch the same train as he was a Townie., so he was adrift as well. Also when we were in Lowestoft, I had to go on the Bridge with a message and he asked if I wanted to fly off in the Budgie, when we sailing up channel to the western approaches for exercise, he'd arranged to pick up the mail from Shoreham Airport, so we flew off from Brighton over my house then onto the Airport to pick up the mail, then off over Steyning where he lived RIP Sir, fair winds and calm seas

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