Lofty Wendt is finally at rest after a long and gallant battle with cancer.  He had been looking forward to marching at the 50th Long Hai Day Commemorative Service in February this year, his towering presence will be missed.

16663 Kevin Stanley (Lofty) WENDT OAM,BEM. served 28 years in the Army in various units and ended his career in July 1990 as the WO1 RSM of the Army. He served in both Malaysia and Vietnam with 8RAR and was wounded on 10 July 1970 in Vietnam.

Lofty’s Funeral is to be conducted at Biggerden on Fri 07 Feb 2020, at 11.00am. location TBC, however, Biggenden is a small place it will be easy to find.

FUNERAL SVC: It will be a MIlitary Funeral Service be conducted by 8/9 RAR Padre.

BUS: 8/9 RAR Assn is proposing to provide a bus with toilet with a capacity for 55 pax at $35 PH if numbers reduce cost PH will go up.

It is intended that the bus ETD Enoggera Station 0600/6.00AM via Albany Creek Pub and at Caboolture BP servo northbound Bruce H/Way

If you want to use the bus please advise ASAP to Greg Decker [email protected] or 0417 464 251

IF we don’t get the numbers confirmed by No Later Than Tue 04 Feb, then there will be no bus


  1. A true legend and gentleman.

  2. Bruce Blackburn says

    RIP Lofty. Stand Down, Rest Easy, your final patrol is complete. ONWARD