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    Ensign Ken Long

    We have been informed that one of our members Ken (Dodger) Long who was a Sparker (RO) on the 64-67 commission sadly "crossed the bar" on Sat 30th November 2013.

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    "If you think you know the answer then you don't really understand the problem." ​

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    R.I.P. Dodger, you were a great mate and run-ashore oppo. Memories of legendary runs down Bugis Street come to mind. You will be seriously missed by all those who came in contact with you. A larger-than-life type who was always smiling and offering to help. I will miss you.
    Jock Dickson
    "Up Spirits, Stand fast the Holy Ghost"

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    Mick Drake Guest
    Although Dodger and I must have been onboard together for a period in 64/65 I cannot say I recall him, but never the less I can say that he was a shipmate of mine as we were there together.
    Rest in peace shipmate & I will raise a toast to you this evening in rememberence.

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    RIP Dodger my thoughts are with your family.

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    Memories 65/67

    Didn't know you too well Dodger,but always a damn shame when a shipmate crosses the bar,condolences to your family and friends
    Remember the golden rule he who has the gold Rules

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbob View Post
    Didn't know you too well Dodger,but always a damn shame when a shipmate crosses the bar,condolences to your family and friends
    And from me too.
    "Wot,no Airlocks on the Lowie!!!!"

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    Posted on behalf of Pete "Happy" Harper

    Very sad news to hear about my dear old mate "Dodger" Long. We were good mates and had some great adventures. RIP
    "Up Spirits, Stand fast the Holy Ghost"

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    Copied from the 'Guestbook' from Ken's niece, Alison Pettitt

    Ken (Dodger) Long was my Uncle & he kept us entertained often with his Navy larks - the one's that stand out are one that involves an Orangutang being taken aboard after a particularly raucus evening ashore, & the image of it walking down the gang plank hand in hand with the crew member who has taken it from the Zoo (in Singapore I believe), & when he was arrested whilst in charge of a broomstick & appeared in court the following morning. The officer charging him said something like: 'When I asked where they thought they were going with the broom, Mr Long replied, To the moon, hop on.' Miss him loads.
    "If you think you know the answer then you don't really understand the problem." ​

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ianmac View Post
    Copied from the 'Guestbook' from Ken's niece, Alison Pettitt
    Brilliant that RIP Ken.
    "Wot,no Airlocks on the Lowie!!!!"

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