Peter Clemence

Vale- Peter Clemence

Station Year Season
RAAF Antarctic Flight 1955/56 Resupply Pilot
Mawson 1957 OIC RAAF Flight
Polar Medal 1960
PCM and Lambert Glacier 1969/70 Pilot
PCM and Lambert Glacier 1971/72 Pilot
Enderby Land 1974/75 Pilot

Peter Clemence passed away last Tuesday and his daughter has asked to advise ANARE Club members of this. He is well-known to many. He suffered unexpected lung failure and died in hospital, aged 94.

His funeral is to be held on Thursday 27 June at St James the Less Church cnr Nepean Hwy & Koetong Pde, Mt Eliza. Refreshments afterwards at the Ranelagh Club – Rosserdale Ave, Mt Eliza. All friends & ANARE people who knew him welcome.

Peter was on the 1955/6 Changeover/Resupply trip on the Kista Dan as a Pilot with the RAAF Antarctic Flight and involved in erecting the hanger at Mawson.
The following year 1957 he wintered at Mawson in command of the RAAF Flight for the IGY program.
In 1969/70 and 1971/2 summers with Jayrow Helicopters, he flew supporting the surveying of the the Prince Charles Mountain & the Lambert Glacier.
He completed a Round Trip on the Thala Dan Jan-Feb 1973 & was part of the Helicopter Support in Summer 1974/5 in Enderby Land. He received a Polar Medal in 1960.

Memories of an Antarctic Aviator – July 2019

Email received from Liz Parer-Cook , 22/06/19