Vale- Bob Dingle
|Heard Island||1951||Winter||MET / OIC|
We received information today on the passing of an ANARE pioneer, Bob Dingle aged 95, at his nursing home in Swansea. Tasmania.
Bob was a pioneer weather man and Station leader who wintered seven times between 1950 and 1968, serving first at Heard Island in 1951. Mawson 1954, 1956 at Macquarie, Davis 1957 and Station Leader Wilkes 1959 taking over from the USARP. A fulsome obituary of Bobâ€™s Antarctic (and WWII career) will also appear in the forthcoming Aurora.
Email received D. Dodd 13/9/16