A tribute to a mate lost too early will be presented to Holbrook Submarine Museum on Sunday.
After the funeral of Chief Petty Officer Phillip Vine at Adaminaby in 1992, mourners signed a white naval ensign in his memory.
This flag eventually went missing but was later found in a Queensland op shop and given to the RSL for safe keeping.
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Now riders from the Silent Service Motor Cycle Club, for retired and serving submariners, are escorting the memento to Holbrook for the handover.
“It was never just going to be put in Australia Post and just arrive,” museum curator Cathy Mann said.
“They felt it needed to be on display somewhere like Holbrook.
“It’s a pretty amazing opportunity for the museum.”
Chief Petty Officer Vine served 20 years in the Royal Australian Navy and was one of only a few men to have served at sea on all six of the RAN’s Oberon class submarines.
Sadly, he was killed in a car crash just days after his retirement, aged 40.
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