Vale Brigadier Neil Weekes AM MC

Mid muffled drums, bugle calls, sobs and cries

We fondly recall his soldiering days gone by

Weep not for him as we bid a fond farewell

There are so many proud deeds of his to tell

In peace and war he was always there

Standing tall and never reluctant to dare

Always were his thoughts for others

He was a leader, patriot, soldier and brother



Now he leaves to join old comrades far, far away

Yet his spirit still lives with us, forever and a day

Marching alongside us as we seek tomorrow

All in step together, with Duty First as our proud Motto

George Mansford ©


  1. Antainee "AJ" Ó Flannagáin says

    Brig Weekes MC, AM was my Skipper when he was a Col. Taught me to fish and to this day when I bait my hook, I hear his voice in my ear.

    A Boss who actually stopped and talked to us Diggers, cared about us and took time out for our families as well.

    RIP Skipper. I for one am proud to have served with you as my CO.

  2. Dean Deighton says

    On behalf of the late Brig.JPA Deighton AM MC and family , RIP Brig.Neil Weekes AM MC . RIP.

  3. Bruce Relph says

    RIP boss, your duty is done.
    I had the pleasure of serving under Neil in Canberra and he was an exceptional boss, he led by example and always protected his troops like they were his own children,
    I kept in contact with Neil over the years and had him as my friend eventually on Facebook, my respects to family and friends at this terrible time.

  4. Phillp Pyke says

    We served on PMAC together and shared our experiences between at the AWM between Neil’s experiences at Firebase Coral – Balmoral and mine with the Iraqi sea mine. A short but memorable time – Lest We Forget

  5. David Phillips says

    I had the privilege of serving under the Brig when he was an instructor Lt Col at RMC Duntroon. As a war experienced officer he was highly respected by us staff cadets. Despite his rank he displayed all the hallmarks of outstanding leadership when dealing with cadets in training. I do recall one occasion the Brig riding his horse out to Majura rank to visit training.


    David Phillips Lt Col (Rtd) HMF

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