Stan (Bruce) Weaver passed away 27th August 2019 aged 61
Bruce (Stan) joined the Australian Regular Army on 19 July 1978 and was discharged on 18 July 1984.
After the normal three-month stint at 1 Recruit Training Battalion Kapooka, Bruce was posted to the Armoured Centre at Puckapunyal where he was trained as a Leopard driver (Driver, AFV).
He was posted to the 1st Armoured Regiment on 20 December 1978 and no doubt spent many months on the ‘Pucka Range’. During his time at the Regiment, Bruce was also trained as a Dozer driver (Driver Special Equipment (Tank Dozer) and Crewman Gunner/Signaller.
Bruce was attached to 31 Supply Battalion on two occasions in 1979. In May 1980 Bruce was selected for Exercise Northern Star 80 in West Germany and was attached to 5 Inniskilling Dragoon Guards.
It is clear from many comments made on Social Media that Bruce was highly respected by those with whom he served – in both the Army and the Fire Brigade - and indeed many considered it was an honour to have served with him.
After leaving the Army Bruce joined the Metropolitan Fire Brigade (MFB) in Victoria and spent 34 years serving the people of Victoria. Bruce completed many courses in the Fire Brigade and was promoted on a number of occasions. Bruce gave 34 years of dedicated service to the people of Victoria through his service in the Fire Brigade.
Bruce was a keen sportsman and runner and participated in many events that supported charities and his local community.
May he rest in peace in the green fields beyond.
(Thanks to the MFB for information concerning his service).