- Storey, A.S, DSC, Commander, RAN (Rtd)
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- December 1997 edition of the Naval Historical Review (all rights reserved)
He played a leading part in the Commonwealth Reconstruction Training Scheme after the War and on his retirement from the Navy in 1946 became the chief Rehabilitation Officer for the Commonwealth. As such he was responsible for the post-war training of more than 11,000 men and women.
In 1954 Captain Moyes was approached by some of his old shipmates in what is now known as the Naval Association of Australia and shortly afterwards was elected their State President.
For the 15 years that he occupied this position of leadership, he continued to display this deep fellow feeling for his fellow man that I have referred to earlier. The presence of so many representatives of the Naval Association here this morning and of Captain Gulliver, representing the Navy, is testimony to the esteem and respect in which he was held.
In his later years Captain Moyes still retained his interest in contemporary affairs and his brain and his mind were active to the last. Within the last hour of his life, he spoke to his nephew Allen and said “I think Father Time is catching up on me”.
And so we mourn the passing of Captain “Daddy” Moyes, O.B.E., R.A.N. – a leader – a philosopher and a friend.
But we shall remember him, and that hearty, infectious chuckle that used to echo through the wardrooms and the messdecks of the Fleet.
His body lies at rest but his spirit lives on – once more sailing through the wide seas and the silence and the vastness of the unknown and – once more – leading us – we who are left behind – by the shining light of his example.