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Noel Unwin - 2011

NOEL UNWIN 1 October 2011 Of "Wingala" Kingstown and formerly of Widgeiwa Estate. Adored husband and sole mate of Sue. Loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather of their families. Funeral Service to be held at Piddington's Crematorium Chapel, Uralla Road, Armidale on THURSDAY, 6 October, 2011 commencing at 12:00pm. Piddington's AFDA- Phone 0267722288
5/10/2011 The Canberra Times


   Noel Unwin was the senior member (engineer) of a contingent of (5 or 6) Australians who were seconded to the British Diplomatic Technical Maintenance Service (DTMS) at Hanslope Park, circa 1967/8.  The purpose of their secondment mirrored that of the Canadian secondees and that was for the purpose of training in the art of Technical Security with a view to establishing their own profession within their Foreign Service.  He arrived at the Park after having served in the Australian foreign service as a maintenance engineer following a posting in Singapore.  It was intended and eventually transpired that he establish and head the Australian Technical Security group once his training period was completed.  A position he held until retirement.  He was very personable and popular with his colleagues as well as the his British and Canadian counterparts. 
    Accompanying him to the UK was his first wife, Ruth and three children, Lorraine, Steven and David.  His personal interests included the acoustic guitar and flying.  He held a private pilot's licence, occasionally flying out of Sywell airport.  Over the course of time, he would eventually marry three times (Ruth, then Lynda and finally Sue).   He remained in contact with all of his wives and children throughout the years, remaining with Sue.

DGW 27 October 2011

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OFARTS Canada 2006-2011 Old Foreign Affairs Retired Technicians, Canada