28 May 2009, members of the SA Navy Command Council,
together with some members of the Fleet Board, held a
traditional naval mess dinner at the Naval Mess to bid
farewell to the Master at Arms of the Navy, WO1 M.A.
Hyde, who is retiring after 40 years of dedicated
service to the SA Navy.
C Navy, Mrs Mudimu, Mrs Hyde and Master Hyde
dinner commenced with grace said by the Flag Captain. R
Adm (JG) D.J. Christian then said a few words about the
wonderful memories of the times when Master Hyde was
still a coxswain and his life at sea.
expressed his gratitude in his farewell words to Master
Hyde and his family. He continued and said, “All that
you see and have become is a clear testimony of the life
lived with sacrifice and patriotism. I stand here to say
farewell to the hero found amongst us. He can know fully
well that his journey ends where many others begin”.