Over The Bar

Cliff Dabbs


10th February 1937 ~ 26TH May 2011

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Cliff was born on 10th February at Croxdale County Durham England

He joined the Royal Marines on 5th September 1954 and left 5th September 1956.

He served at Fort Cumberland Portsmouth and did a divers course and served in 3rd Cdo St Andrews Barracks Malta and 45 Cdo Cypress. After leaving the Corps he re-joined the city of London Police, on leaving the Police Force he became a Publican.

He arrived in Australia in 1968 with his then wife Jennifer. Their Son Richard was born in 1969. For many years Cliff was a volunteer with the Air Sea Rescue on the Gold Coast.

Cliff died on the 26th May 2011 while on holiday in Genoa Italy, after a sudden and short illness.

Cliffs Funeral was held on the 16th June at the Gold Coast and was well attended by members of the Queensland and Gold Coast branch of the RMA. Our Condolences go to his wife Joan his Son Richard and Daughter in Law Emma, his Brother Derek Cliffs step children and Grand Children.