Kevin Charles TAIT


TAIT, Kevin Charles

Service Number: R55146
Enlisted: 2 February 1959, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Leading Cook
Last Unit: HMAS Voyager II
Born: Glanville, South Australia, 23 March 1941
Home Town: Glanville, South Australia
Schooling: Le'fever High School
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Killed in Service (sinking of HMAS Voyager ll), Jervis Bay, New South Wales, 10 February 1964, aged 22 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Body never recovered from sea
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2 Feb 1959: Enlisted Royal Australian Navy, SN R55146, Adelaide, South Australia
10 Feb 1964: Involvement Royal Australian Navy, Leading Cook, SN R55146, HMAS Voyager II

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Kevin charles Tait, son of Harold McNicol Tait & Vera Elsie Tait. Kevin was 1 of 10 siblings.

Kevin following in his fathers footsteps decided to enlist in the Royal Australian Navy to join the crew of the HMAS Voyager ll becoming head cook.

The guilt of Kevins father for signing the papers allowing  Kevin to join haunted Harold on the news that the HMAS Voyager ll had collided with the HMAS Melbourne during a night flying exersise Harold never stopped blaming himself.

Kevins body was never recovered he left behind his wife Loraine of only 6 months and his family.