Dou­ble joy for RAAF dad

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TWINS Tobee and El­ly­jah Dyer have an iden­ti­cal am­bi­tion to give their daddy lots of big cud­dles when he gets home af­ter six months in Afghanistan.

Lead­ing Air­craft­man Dyer will re­turn to Townsville in three weeks and get to see his iden­ti­cal twin sons for the first time since they were three months old. The fam­ily has lived in Townsville for two years.

His wife San­cha is also ea­gerly an­tic­i­pat­ing the re­union, al­though the sep­a­ra­tion has been made eas­ier by reg­u­lar phone calls home.

‘‘ When I put the phone re­ceiver up to the boys’ ears they freeze, stop what­ever they are do­ing and lis­ten, so they ob­vi­ously recog­nise his voice,’’ Mrs Dyer said. ‘‘ He’s a real hands-on dad.

‘‘ It’s been chal­leng­ing and test­ing at times but I have lots of friends in our church who help me out and my neigh­bour is also lovely and comes to check on me ev­ery day. We’re look­ing for­ward to see­ing him so much, we’re count­ing down the hours.’’

Mrs Dyer said there was never a dull mo­ment in her house­hold with her gig­gling baby boys around but it would be nice to have her hus­band home again.

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