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March 28, 2013
CPL Aaron Curran
THE School of Air Warfare (SAW) at
RAAF Base East Sale has honoured
the memory of FLTLT Shane Dryden
by naming their bar after him.
Boggy Dryden, as he was affec-
tionately known, was tragically killed
during the Christmas stand-down
period in 2011 when returning from
volunteering at a Gympie speedway
His vehicle crashed on the
Warrego Highway just five minutes
from his parents Gatton home.
FLTLT Scott Breckenridge, OIC
of the Mongili Social Club at SAW,
said FLTLT Dryden's death was a
tragedy that hit all of his workmates
"He was a good man with a big
heart," FLTLT Breckenridge said.
"He enjoyed a beer too, so we
thought it appropriate to name our
bar the 'Boggy Bar' as a lasting sign
FLTLT Dryden was originally a
92WG airborne electronics analyst
who took up a commission as a sen-
sor employment manager, eventually
becoming a qualified aviation instruc-
tor at SAW before being posted back
to 92WG, RAAF Base Edinburgh.
FLTLT Breckenridge said the then
XO of SAW came up with the idea of
naming the bar in FLTLT Dryden's
honour last year, after which it was
"We painted the bar in SAW's
colours -- blue and orange," FLTLT
In Boggy Dryden's name
Breckenridge said. "It gets used quite
a lot so we made it look like home.
We open it every off-pay Thursday
for a chance for the students to inter-
act with the instructors and take a bit
of pressure off."
The bar and the surrounding room
was also redecorated with lots of
"There are items from the
early days of navigation," FLTLT
"There are charts and photos
from bombing runs carried out
in various WWII campaigns. We
also display all the academic and
practical awards presented to past
courses in the bar."
Left, FLTLT Scott
Breckenridge, OIC of
the SAW Mongili Social
Club, in the "Boggy Bar"
at RAAF Base East Sale,
which has been named
in honour of the late
FLTLT Shane Dryden,
pictured below, a former
SAW instructor who was
killed in a car accident in
Queensland in 2011.
Main photo: CPL Aaron Curran
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