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RAAF Base Tindal chapel was a sea of
blue uniforms as more than 200 family,
friends and colleagues gathered for the
funeral service of SGT Mick Dunn.
SGT Dunn died on September 20
from injuries he sustained in an explo-
sion at Rockhampton Airport in July
while deployed on Exercise Talisman
Commander Air Combat Group
AIRCDRE Mel Hupfeld, representing
CAF at the service on October 5, said
SGT Dunn was well liked by his work
colleagues, the wider Air Force com-
munity and the local community.
"Mick holds a special place in
all of our hearts, and I know this
because of all the people here today,"
AIRCDRE Hupfeld said.
"SGT Dunn was supporting essen-
tial high-end war-fighting activities
during Exercise Talisman Sabre, and
has spent significant time in Tindal
and Katherine. Mick and his family
were an integral part of the commu-
nity in Katherine."
Commander Combat Support Group
AIRCDRE Noddy Sawade also paid
tribute to SGT Dunn who had served
for 28 years. AIRCDRE Sawade said:
"SGT Dunn served his family, friends,
Air Force and country with honour and
Colleagues and friends spoke of
SGT Dunn's love of the Liverpool
Football Club and CHAP Robert
Pagent placed a Liverpool jersey and
football alongside the casket.
The funeral paid tribute to SGT
Dunn as a compassion and gener-
ous father, grandfather, colleague
Tindal's sad farewell
and mate, as well as light-hearted
moments about his love of karaoke.
Poppies were laid by AIRCDREs
Hupfeld and Sawade, followed by
family, friends and colleagues. The
casket was then carried outside, for a
three-volley salute and honour guard.
GOODBYE TO A
MATE: Left, the
casket of SGT
Mick Dunn who
died from injuries
he sustained in an
leaves the chapel.
SGT Dunn was
buried with full
Photos: LAC Terry
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