We have been advised by Peter Lonergan of the death recently of ex WO2 Bernie Trapp. Bernie spent most of his CMF/Army Reserve time with the 11th Field Regiment and in particular, 41 Battery on the Gold Coast. He was the Battery Guide of that Battery in the mid-60s.
In his civilian life, Bernie worked for Carl Robertson Ford in Southport before moving to Warwick in 1975 and setting up his own bearing shop with a mate. In his own words, “ he made a killing.” This move caused Bernie to transfer to 25 Bn RQR HQ in Toowoomba with a rifle company at Warwick. We do not know how long he served in 25Bn. He did say that as an ex Arty WO2, he was like a square peg in a round hole.
RIP Bernie Trapp.