Gentlemen, It is with sadness that I inform you of the death of 237688 Colonel Graham Muir “Curly” Templeton, aged 84 years. Curly was a through-and-through proud 1st Armoured Regt soldier.
He served with the incomparable AATTV from 7/5/68 to 23/4/69 and during his career was also D-ARMD. It was after he finished that posting that I Curly when I marched in on posting from 2 Cav to HQ 2 Div in June 1980 where he was the A-Commander to the late Maj General Kelvin Murray QC.
I loved the way he welcomed myself and Sgt Mal Hundt 8/12 Med Regt RAA, to our new posting with 2 ARRLS; “Gentlemen welcome, its great to see two professional solders from two senior Arms Corps in this place especially from Armour.” He wore his 1AR Stable Belt at every opportunity with great pride.
Curly was a very good listener, a dynamic operator and with his SO1 Lt Col John Mc Pherson RAA formed a formidable duo.
I had a tremendous amount of respect for him and my big regret was that I never had the chance to serve under him in an Armoured unit.
To Deborah Jane Templeton: Deborah, on behalf of the RAAC Corporation and all Black Hats serving and former, I offer you and your family our sincerest condolences. Your Dad is now in Valhalla. May he rest in peace. Lest We Forget.
FUNERAL DETAILS Monday, 31 August 2015
Hillside Chapel Palmdale Lawn Cemetery and Memorial Park 57 Palmdale Road Palmdale (In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Salvation Army.) Yours in sorrow, Noel Mc Laughlin Chairman RAAC Corporation