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Happy 90th Birthday to Trevor Thatcher – 18 November 2016

18 Nov 16
Peter Bull


Congratulations on achieving this significant milestone.

I am told by the 95 year old father of one of my golfing mates that 90 is the new 80!

Please accept my best wishes for a happy and healthy 2016/17.

Peter Bull



  1. Peter Bull November 18, 2016 at 10:21 am

    A significant milestone indeed, and it just goes to show what can be achieved with “the good life”.
    Pass on my very best wishes.
    Is has been a pleasure to know him, and in fact there has always been a special attachment, as he was instrumental in actually getting me into the OTC training school way back when.
    Best regards
    Jim Hulme

  2. Peter Bull November 18, 2016 at 10:36 am

    Thanks, and if you have a chance please pass on my congratulations to Trevor (although he may or may not remember me).

    But also is there any chance you could ask Trevor whether can he still do Morse Code?

    I remember clearly getting “tested” for my Morse Code ability by Trevor at his desk in the managers office downstairs in Broadway. I am guessing that it would have been in the mid to late 1980’s. Before that test he was rather incredulous that I could even do it at all but I recall what he said to me afterwards, “Yes I do believe you now!”

    Ian Weldon

  3. Peter Bull November 18, 2016 at 10:51 am

    I don’t have an address for TWT, but would you please pass
    on my congratulations as well?

    John Lilley.

  4. Peter Bull November 18, 2016 at 10:53 am

    Please pass on my congratulations and best wishes to Trevor, with whom I worked for some years in Operations at the Martin Pl Head Office.

    George Kennedy

  5. Peter Bull November 18, 2016 at 12:46 pm

    Here, here. Well done Trevor. Enjoy the day. I hope you have many years of good health ahead of you..
    Rob (Bob) McAulay.

  6. Peter Bull November 18, 2016 at 12:55 pm

    I do not have Trevor’s email address so I can’t send congratulations, however I remember Trevor Thatcher working on the 10th floor of OTC House Martin Place, when I was also working in 1969 that was 47 years ago when I was 19, just before I was sent off to Carnarvon

    So Trevor must have been 43 years old at the time.

    His nickname was TWT, after travelling wave tubes I think, some others said the TWT was TWIT but that was unkind

    He also used to complain a lot about bad spelling typewriters, all the typewriters he used did not spell correctly

    I think I remember he was responsible for restoration plans / outages planning and the like

    Trevor certainly made us feel that work was not all too serious, thank goodness

    I hope he lives many more years, as we all hope for.
    Matt Saunders

  7. Peter Bull November 18, 2016 at 1:20 pm


    Sa da qase saraga na tamata gai me bula balavu o iko.

    Loloma Yani,

  8. Peter Bull November 18, 2016 at 1:27 pm

    Trevor signed up myself and my bother, Jim, years ago in 1965/66. I owe him a great debt. A real gentleman.
    cheers Terry Hulme.

  9. Peter Bull November 18, 2016 at 1:31 pm

    Thanks for telling us Trevor and Ray Baty interviewed me for my traineeship in OTC
    Bob Murray

  10. Peter Bull November 18, 2016 at 1:57 pm

    Congratulations Trevor ….. 90 and not out … it’s a great score so far …. I hope you’re in good health and that there’s many more Birthdays to come.

    Best regards
    Mike Elliott

  11. Peter Bull November 18, 2016 at 3:25 pm

    Congratulations Trevor.

    My father is 96 and would like to be 90 again!

    Ron Beckett

  12. Peter Bull November 21, 2016 at 8:04 am

    Congratulations Trevor

    All the best Trev .. keep it up…catch up with me on the 10th of next month my 95th birthday…

    Best wishes also from Hope who is having her 94th a few days after.

    From John Grosbard

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