Remembering Brigadier General Max and Richard Simkin

Today is a difficult day

On this day, over a decade apart, both my father, Brigadier General Max Simkin and brother, Richard Simkin left this world for hopefully a much better place.

Brigadier General Max Simkin and Richard Simkin

Memorial Max Simkin

Brigadier General Maxwell Byron Simkin, CBE, K.Stj, was born in Victoria in 1922.  He was commissioned in 1942 and served on operations in the Middle East and South East Asia during World War II. He commanded both 49th and 11th Australian Squadron Air Liaison Sections, and was appointed a staff liaison officer with Headquarters Morotai Force.  He attended the Australian Staff College in 1948 and has served as a parachute instructor, with the 2nd and 3rd Battalions, The Royal Australian Regiment, and Commander of the 1st Recruit Training Battalion.  In 1968 he w