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Addison, Steve 

aka Addo

Beth

1 August 1954
23 July 2005

POUWSM

RAN
HMAS Onslow
HMAS Ovens
HMAS Oxley

On Eternal Patrol

13 Lyndal Crt.
Morayfield
Qld.

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Looking through Bungy`s great site, brought back many cherished memories of the great times spent with some top mates.

Steve died 23/7/05 from Leukemia

 

Adams, Peter

aka Possum

Partner Dale

11 September 1952

CPORSSM

RAN

HMAS Platypus
HMAS Oxley
HMAS Onslow
HMAS Otway
HMAS Orion
HMAS Otama
148 Oaky Creek Rd.
Gheerulla. 4574.
QLD.

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What a fabulous period in my life (to date) - such a waste of more than 20 odd years!! Would do it all again in the blink of an eye (sigh)!!!It's great to be back in The Squadron - even if only in spirit & would be glad to hear from anyone - luckily I can still type & talk - nothing much changes - we all still seem to be able to "Shoot the Breeze" pretty well .
Affleck, Barry

aka Ted

Partner Chris

27 November

LSETS SM RAN HMS Alaric
HMAS Ovens
HMAS Oxley
62 Adelong Ct, Morayfield Qld 4506

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Can not understand why, at 63 years of age, I still miss those years in boats.

Love to go back and do it again....No I have not been certified ..YET!!!

   
Ainsworth, Dale

aka Bluey

17 September 1956

POETC3

RAN

HMAS Platypus 148 Oaky Creek Rd.
Gheerulla. 4574.
QLD.

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Only served a year at Plats' (as a Skimmer) but enjoyed the time and companionship of many Submariners'.  Really enjoyed the long and arduous Divisional meetings, especially Wed. arvos' - couldn't understand why they had to be moved from SS Mess to the Squadron Club half way through!!!! 
Allen, Bob

Darby

Marion

21 May 1951
POCOXSM

RN/RAN
HMS Churchill
HMS Odin
HMS Ocelot
HMAS Orion
HMAS Otama
7 Mary Avenue
Cranebrook NSW

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Glad I did it, glad I'm not doing it now!!    
Aldred, Alan

aka Jefff

Lourdes (Julie)

22 July 1940

WOETSM

RN/RAN

HMS Talent
HMS
Tiptoe
HMS
Artemis
HMS
Alliance
HMS
Amphion
HMS
Grampus
HMS Onslaught
HMAS Ovens
NSW Wouldn't change the time I served in boats for a quid (34 years). Most rewarding time was S/M Trials team with Tom Duncan. Now working for Thales testing Aircraft simulators.  
Allinson, Michael

aka Mick

Partner Phyllis

02 January 1943

LEUT

RN

HMS Porpoise
HMS Narwhal
HMS Alliance
HMS Taciturn
HMS Tabard
HMS Repulse
HMS Renown
HMS Revenge
28 Gumeracha Rd
O'Sullivan Beach
SA 5166

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34 years best of my life. Met many good mates and often wonder what happened to them all
Anderson, Gordon

aka Kaffa

Sheral

01 June 1957
POMT(E)SM

RAN

HMAS Onslow
HMAS Ovens
HMAS Oxley
HMAS Otama
 
1 Orlick Street
Ambarvale NSW 2560

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Good to see some old mates names and faces. Now serving on "Skimmers" but keep the Faith, still wear my Dolphins on my grey probans. Miss boats but got to admit that being on a "cruise liner" has its benefits.  
Anderson, Geoffrey

aka Geoff

18 June 1946

 

CMDR SMNSM†

RAN
HMS Ocelot
HMAS Otway
HMAS Onslow
HMAS Ovens
HMAS Oxley
HMAS Otama
HMS Walrus
11 Kawana St Frenchs Forest NSW 2086

Ph 0413980091

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Best 20 years of my life, sorry I left. Now at Thales working on Sonar for Collins SM. Recently rode Sheean in Hawaii, great SMs, but too many gadgets for us old blokes.

President:  SAA NSW

 

Andison, Michael

aka Mick

Faye

13 September 1967

LS HMAS Ovens
HMAS Otway
9 Coolibah Place
Narangba  QLD 4504
0733855320 

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I was medically discharged in 1996 after 8 years.
   
 
Andrew, Bruce

aka Ewok

Partner, Wendy

14 November 1960

ABMTHSM

RAN

HMAS Otway
HMAS Ovens
HMAS Oxley
Kearns, NSW

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Still working for Defence, but miss the boats.    
Andrews, Richard

aka Andy

Margaret

17 July 1942

RO2 (g) HMS Alaric
HMS Amphion
HMS Ambush
UK

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Don't know if I qualify to join this site. Had some great times with the Aussies on the above boats.    
Andrews, Ray

aka Andy

Margy

17 September 1948
ABEMWR

RAN
HMAS Onslow
HMS Porpoise
Buderim,
Queensland 4556

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I stumbled onto this site. and there you were all my mates off the Onslow. I was thrown out of the navy with PTSD with no discharge papers or follow up medical help.
Margy and I bumped into John Rana and his wife one week before his first child was born. We were going back to Scotland to live. John gave us the best farewell party. We lasted three years in Scotland.
   
Andrews, Max

Partner, Jacqui

3 October 1958

LEUT RAN HMAS Onslow
HMAS Orion
HMAS Oxley
HMAS Ovens
6 Jordan Close
Rockhampton QLD 4701

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I have been out now more than 20 years; and people still ask me "Do you miss submarines?" I always answer that I never did miss the job but I did miss the people; and still do! It took me a long time to realise that it was the people that made a tough job really great.
Angel, Trevor

aka

Rosemary

22 October 1952 

POMTP3SM

RAN

HMAS Otway
HMAS Orion
HMAS Otama
22 Corella St.
Nuriootpa
Sth Aust 5355

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Working in the Barossa enjoying the red wine.
 
Armes, Andrew

aka Andy / Shorty

Partner Susan

23 Jan 1952

CPOUCSM

RAN

HMAS Otama
HMAS Oxley
560 Moreys Rd
Brucknell Vic 3268

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Paid off in 92 and look back at the five years in boats as some of the best. Still a Rockie but have joined the dark side. Never stopped wearing my Dolphins; if nothing else it pissed every TASO and one or two COs off!
 

Arnold, James

aka Arnie

11 February 1953
POCKSM

RAN
HMAS Orion
HMAS Otway
HMAS Oxley
HMAS Ovens
HMAS Onslow
HMAS Otama
2/13 Tower St
Wodonga Victoria 3690

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I'm glad I found the site, also good to see others have as well. Had a great time but unfortunately, all good things must have an end as well as a beginning. Certainly will not forget my twenty odd years. Que Sera Sera!
beginning
   
Atkinson, Graham

05 March 1949
CMDR SMNSM

RAN (Rtd)
HMS Otus
HMS Porpoise
HMAS Ovens
HMAS Onslow
HMAS Otama
43 Myrtle Street, Alexandra Vic 3714

 

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A week in OXLEY as a Midshipman in '69 convinced me to join boats. Qualified in '70 and finally got to sea in an RAN boat in '76 then seemed to be at sea continuously for the next five years. Still the best fun filled years of my life.    
Atkinson, Barry

aka Shorty

Partner: Vicki

21 June 1947

CPOUCSM

RAN

HMAS Ovens
HMAS Oxley
HMAS Onslow
HMAS Otway
NSW

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Submarine Intake Mike, June 1969. Chartered 707, ran out of beer before Darwin. Anyone else remember that?
   
Bacon, Bill

aka Billy

28 June 1947

 

LSMTL

RAN
HMS Otter
HMAS Onslow
1 Ironbark Court
Frankston North, Victoria 3200

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Been out of touch for a while, nice to be back in contact! Submitted to the advances of the technological world, now I just gotta learn how to use this bloody thing!  
Baker, Terry 

aka Bagsy

Louise

14 January 1956
POMTPSM

RAN
HMAS Onslow Fremantle WA

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10 years in the mob - last three in boats. Enjoyed every minute and despite being out for 22 years still in touch with many old friends. Been with BP since leaving the mob and like the Navy, have had 9 posting is 6 countries - pays a bit better though.    
Ballantyne, Paul

aka Tiny

Joyce

3 June 1947
POUW
RN, RAN
HMS Odin
HMS Artemis
Western Australia
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Served with a great bunch of guys. Brought Odin over to Plats then saw the light and changed over, mainly to try to bring some couth and culture to the RAN, but it didn't work... Hi to Freddy Bucket if you see this.    
Barend, Edward

aka Rev's 

18 May 1959
 

LUWSM

RAN

HMAS Orion
HMAS Ovens
ACT

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Some of the best years experienced with the best mates a bloke could have.
Bateman, Keith

aka Keith

Janice

20 October 1960

ABROSM

RAN

SQLDR

RAAF

HMAS Onslow
HMAS Otway
HMAS Orion
HMAS Otama

6 Hayley Cr, Queanbeyan NSW 2620

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Dedication to team work and duty, acceptance of diversity, a great sense of fun, are just some of the trademarks of a Submariner. Little did I realise how much Submarine values would assist in negotiating the highs and lows of daily life. Often misunderstood, Submariners are a Pedigree
Breed. Life is no dress rehearsal. Proud to have served with you all. I'm keen to keep in touch.
 
Baker, Robert

AKA Bob

Partner Jeni

16 September 1956

ABUCSM

 RAN

HMAS Orion
HMAS Otama
WA

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Had some great times in some memorable places with the best people. Now in WA working for the RAAF (what can I say). Miss the runs ashore in those memorable places, good times. DBF    
Bailey, Greg

aka Pickles

2 June 1953
LSMTPSM
RAN
HMS Odin
HMAS Oxley
HMAS Orion
75 Willard St.
Carina Heights, QLD 4152


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Served 74/79, now living in Brisbane. riding a trike with the Vietnam Vets QLD MC Chapter. Divorced with 2 grown boys living near Port Macquarie. I do a fair bit of travelling.    
Barnes, Michael

aka Jelly

Partner, Pauline

30 March 1946
 

LRO

RAN

HMS Tiptoe
HMS Finwhale
HMAS Oxley
8 Eckford Close
Boambee East
NSW 2452

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Commissioning crew Oxley  
Bass, Tim

aka  ,Biggles

Partner, Rowena

23 March 1965

 

ABMTPSM

RAN

HMAS Ovens
HMAS Otama
HMAS Oxley
Queensland

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Originally a birdie (ATA), joined boats in 84 as ABMTP, Gained my Dolphins on Ovens. Spent the next two years on her, then Otama till 87 and a month on Oxley taking her to the West. Left in 90 and moved into Computer engineering and then to Information Security. Now acting as Web Manager for SAA and Up Periscope.
Batty, Kevin

aka  ,Boot, Pommy Bastard

Partner, Linda

30 August 1960

 

ABMTPSM

RAN

HMAS Onslow
HMAS Oxley
HMAS Ovens
Queensland

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To quote a famous passage " 'Twas the best of times 'Twas the worst of times". Far from popular opinion my time in the RAN and then The Squadron was the proudest time of my life, only surpassed by the arrival of my two children. My eventual leaving may have been by mutual relief, but I will always be proud to say I served on those black bastards (oops there I go again). This is a great site, some of the comments are funny some are deep all are made by people proud of what they achieved in let's face it adverse conditions, as big Wally used it to apologise for those he may have hurt, so I apologise for those I may have offended, as some one else says "or not that dickhead" I am aware I may have fallen into that category for some, but for those that really knew/know me they will attest I wasn't always myself. There that's another of the 12 steps on the program done !!!!. Now as someone else said "drink more Piss".
Bayly, Chris

aka Perl

Helen

23 June 1947
LEMP

RAN
HMS Opportune
HMS Porpoise
HMAS Otway
12 Arivruaich
Isle of Lewis
Scotland HS29LE

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Found this web site and can still smell the diesel!! Have a second house in Skye overlooking the deep diving range off the Isle of Rassay and can vividly remember the first deep dive on Otway' s sea trials there and the look on the dockyard matey's face when the water came pissing in!! A very nostalgic site and keep up the good work !

 

Baff, Joseph

aka Joe

Betty

13 July 1929
POSM

RN
HMS Trespasser
HMS Alliance
Deceased Very interesting site. Well done Bungy, you should be up for a medal of some kind. My time in boats was 1950 to 1954.    
Bax, Garry

Bendy

Anne

8 November 1946 died 6 March 2014
CPOMTP4

RAN
HMAS Oxley
HMAS Otway
HMAS Onslow
HMAS Ovens
HMAS Orion
HMAS Otama
Nambucca Heads NSW

Email

   
Beauchamp, David

aka Beachy

24 January 1964
LSETC2SM

RAN
HMAS Ovens
HMAS Otway
HMAS Onslow
51 Taleeban Rd, Riverview NSW 2066

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Joined the Squadron in Feb 1983 and for the next 9 1/2 years worked, drank and served with the best of the best. Without doubt the most fun you can have with your clothes on.

 

Bell, Michael

aka Dinga

Tanya

08 May1959
CPOAWASM

RAN
HMAS Otama
HMAS Otway
HMAS Onslow
NUSHIP Farncomb
NUSHIP Dechaineux
NUSHIP Sheean
NUSHIP Rankin
PO Box 117
Gumeracha SA 5233
0438865036

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Found site through good friend Rosco Tanimu. Paid off in July 2000 after over 20 years in Squadron.  New toys are great but the boys can't have as much fun as we used to. Any Dolphin wearer has a spare seat at the bar and a room if required in Adelaide Hills.    
Belton-Perkin, John

aka 'Polly' or BP

Gwen

2nd April 1935

CRSSM

RN

HMS Selene
HMS Scythian
HMS Subtle
HMS Talent
HMS Tally Ho
HMS Tactician
HMS Ambush
HMS Tiptoe
HMS Aeneas
HMS Artemis
30 Rhind Street
Bodmin
Cornwall PL31 2EL UK

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I joined the submarine service in October 1953, went to the 2nd Squadron in Portland, from there Malta and Singapore. I loved the life, both at sea and ashore. My last job was as Chief of FOSM Comcen in Blockhouse. I retired from the 'Andrew' in April 1975.    
Beekman, John 

aka

Maree

9 October 1948 

CPOETSM

RAN

HMAS Onslow
HMAS Otway
54 Macquarie Drive
Petrie 4502
Qld

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The best years of my life I would do it all again if I could. The trip home from UK on Onslow would rate as the best  
Bennett, Lance
 

 

LSSNSM

RAN

HMAS Oxley
HMAS Otway
Victoria

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Great time , Great bunch of mates got out too early    
Bennett, Wayne

aka Wiggy

04 November 1970

POETC4SM

RAN

HMAS Otway
HMAS Onslow
HMAS Ovens
HMAS Oxley
HMAS Otama
4/85 West Esplanade
Manly NSW 2095

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Great to view the web site, as all have said, brought back a lot of great memories, and I have been able to contact a few.
 
Beresford, Patrick

Partner Hayati

10 March 1950

LCDR MLO RAN

(POCK SM)

RAN

HMS Odin
HMAS  Otway
HMAS Onslow
HMAS Ovens
HMAS Orion
Seaford Victoria 3198

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Started my career on targets in 72 then to guzzunders in 73 then back again in 82 and still here. Served with a bunch of really great guys, best times best travel best experiences of a life time and being a cook never a dull moment.  
Beven, Guy

aka Bev

Partner Michele

31 May 1959
LEUT TS (Schoolie)

(POEWASM)

RAN

HMAS Oxley
HMAS Otway
HMAS Otama
HMAS Collins
Victoria

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Had some good runs ashore in foreign ports with a great bunch of people. Enjoyed my time in boats on the most part, just a few individuals spoilt an otherwise enlightening experience.

Miss the sea time, but I think it may have changed too much, from what I hear there is very little fun onboard a boat these days. Bring back the pirate rig and trips up top.

   
Bilbow, David

aka Dildo

Partner Sue

13th March 1962

LSETCSM

RAN

HMAS Oxley
HMAS Onslow
HMAS Otama
Willoughby NSW

Email

I certainly learnt a lot and grew up (kinda) during my time in the Squadron.  
Birch, Les

aka bruno the goffa scoffa

Partner Janeth

4 April 1959

ABUWSM

RAN

HMAS Orion 8 Leopold St,
Crowdy Head, NSW 2427

Email

Only served on Orion, albeit for a very short time.  It is good to see a lot of old faces, well young faces, have heard about the reunion coming n hope to make it.
Black, William

aka

Verna

1934

LSEM & LCdr (EO)

RCN

HMS Token
HMS Alcide
HMS Amphion
HMS Ambush
HMS Acheron
HMCS Ojibwa 
40 Millford Ave,
Ottawa, Ontario Canada
K2G 1C2

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I served 33 years in the RCN and since retirement in 1983 I still like to refresh my memory with a wee tot and a good run ashore. I still value the memories of my time in the Navy and often reminisce with old (and I do mean old) shipmates at our annual reunions. It would be great to see a few 'downunders' at our forthcoming Submarine reunion in Halifax NS in August 2004.   
Blackburn, Brian

aka Blackie

Robin

24 April 1936
Leading Seaman

RN
HMS Scotsman
HMS Taciturn
HMS Aurochs
HMS Anchorite
HMS Tapir
57 John Street.
Redcliffe 4020
Queensland.

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Boats, the real meaning of Esprit de Corps. What a bunch of cards, the most motley crew of the Greatest bunch of Men, yes I said Men. You could only be so lucky to serve with. To all my ex-shipmates, Safe Passage. It was UNREAL.    
Blake, Lloyd

aka Joe

Elaine

9 July 1944
POUCSM

RAN
HMS Alliance
HMAS Ovens
HMAS Otway
Western Australia

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Plank owner OTWAY. Honoured to serve with some of the best submariners in the world.
Bond, Lee

aka Bondy

Julie  

ABUCSM

RAN

HMAS Otway
HMAS Oxley
HMAS Orion
Victoria


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Submariners live on in new breeds and memories of the past, but P&O's where the last of the real boats. DBF  
Boorman, Greg

Mandy

1969

LSETSM

RAN

HMAS Onslow
HMAS Otway
Victoria
From boats to a Law Firm, go figure!  Hope they don't find out about the past...
 
Bowden, Mike

Partner Julie

6 December 1949

CMDR RAN (Ret) HMAS Onslow
HMAS Otama
West Pennant Hills, NSW,2125 Paid off in 1994 after a 29 year career including 14 years in the Submarine Squadron. Tremendously dedicated people with whom it was a pleasure to serve.    
Boyd, Steve

aka Boydy

Partner, Lynn

29 October 1965

WOMTSM

RAN

HMAS Ovens
HMAS Otway
HMAS Otama
HMAS Waller
HMAS Dechaineux
Tanzania Serengeti

Email

20 YRS in boats what a ride. Great mates and enough stories to put some of my mates away for life. Never a day of regrets. currently running a Safari company in Tanzania and living my dream.  
Bray, Ian 

ka Donkey

Vicki

7 June 1958

CMDR SM+

RAN

HMAS Ovens
HMAS Otway
HMAS Otama
HMAS Onslow
HMAS Dechaineux
7/31 Tallara Parkway, Narrabundah ACT 2604

Email

Still serving. I joined boats by complete accident. I was bored in skimmers and my girlfriend at the time dumped me for some pot smoking, uni type. So a three month holiday in the UK at HMS Dolphin seemed just the ticket. I was right!  
Brazier, Kenneth 

aka Patches

Pat

24 September 1944
POETPSM

RAN
HMS Narwhal
HMS
Opossum.
HMAS Onslow
HMAS Ovens
1/11 Payne Place Sth Morang Vic 3931

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Just to say we have moved from Caloundra to Victoria    
Braund, James 

aka Bronski

10 August 1967
LSUCSM

RAN
HMAS Otway
HMAS Onslow
HMAS Otama
1 Lawson Street, Mysterton, Townsville, Qld 4812

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Thanks for the memories lads, I won't forget any of you. If ever in Townsville please look me up.   
Briggs, Eric

aka Johnny

Partner Rosemary

6 May 1946

POREL

RN

HMS Opportune
HMS Resolution (Port )
HMS Revenge (Stbd )

 

282 Downside Street, Albury, NSW 2640

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Had good times and bad but always remember the good times and the mates I had    
Britton, Ross

aka Battla

Donna

1 April 1953
RAN HMAS Oxley
HMAS Onslow
HMAS Otama

Queensland

Email

Paid off in '81. The time spent in boats was to me the best of the best - cheers to all!

 

Brennan, Paul

Sammy

Gaylene

1962
CPOMTSM
RAN
HMCS Okanagan
HMAS Otway
HMAS Onslow
HMAS Ovens
HMAS Orion
HMAS Otama
HMAS Collins
HMAS Farncomb

New Zealand
Email
Enjoying life now as an old chief tiff in New Zealand but still miss the boats and mates, so if any of my old mates visit NZ drop in, there's always a cold beer for ya!    
Bretherton, Robert

aka Head

Partner Carolyn

02 November 1968

LSAWASM

RAN

HMAS Onslow
HMAS Ovens
HMAS Otama
HMAS Otway
HMAS Farncomb
335 Gap Road
Sunbury, Victoria
 

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Some of the best times of my life were with the ratbags on these pages and always happy to have more good times    
Brewer, Andrew

aka Brewster

Jane

12 October 1966

CPOAWASM

RAN

HMAS Otway
HMAS Onslow
HMAS Ovens
HMAS Orion
HMAS Otama
NSW

Email

Spent 14 years in submarines and loved every minute. All that time viewing the world through the bottom of a beer glass takes some recovering from. Currently working for a defence industry company and sea riding Collins boats from time to time.  
Brough, Nick

aka Scouse

Partner Anne

24 September 1957

ABSSM HMS Oberon
HMS Otter
HMS Opossum
Isle of Man

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The best years of my life 76-88, Good site, Is Lester Piggot still in the land of the living, would love to get in contact with him again, he is a Chief Ops in your mob, Keep up the good work, All the best to all Aussie boat mates, Scouse    
Bromfield, Keith 

aka Brom

Veronica

21 February 1967
UC
UCSM
ROEWSM
EWSM
EWASM

And now.....

CPOCTSSM

RAN
HMAS Otama
HMAS Oxley
HMAS Otway
HMAS Ovens
HMAS Farncomb
HMAS Collins
HMAS Waller
Western Australia

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Joined Boats on 04 Feb 84. Payed off in HMAS Stirling in October 05 and went to work for ASC at SubSchool. Got out after 21 years in 2005, worked for ASC at the Submarine School and loved it.

More money bought me back to the Puss full time in Sept 2008. Currently the CT (Cryptologic) category sponsor for the WA region.
   
Brown, John

aka Bomber

Veronica

19 November 1943

RSSM

RN RAN

HMS Otus
HMAS Onslow
HMAS Ovens
HMAS Otway
HMAS Oxley
22 Sowden Drive
Samson
WA 6163

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Had a great time but got too old. In boats 1968 - 1973. Now happily retired after 30 years with the Electoral Commission in WA. Built Onlsow and a minor claim to
fame was to be publisher of the "Bog Bulletin" which I used to post on the inside of Onlow's traps when on passage from
UK to Oz.
   
Bryant, Dave

aka SausageFingers

Sandra

07 May 1948
WOUCSM

RAN
HMS Grampus
HMAS Otway
HMAS Onslow
HMAS Ovens
HMAS Orion
HMAS Oxley
26 Sunnyview Crescent
Ridgehaven SA 5097

Email

The best 23 years of my life!

 

Budden, Mark

aka Budds

Heidi

19 October 1967

WOAWASM

RAN

HMAS Otama
HMAS Ovens
HMAS Collins
HMAS Onslow
HMAS Dechaineux
HMAS Waller
35 Gnangara Drive
WAIKIKI W.A. 6169

Email

Have spent my entire time in the RAN in the Submarine Squadron and loved every minute of it. I would do it all again. the friends I have made over the years standby you for life.  
Buck, Dennis

Deborah

15 January 1950
CPOMTP3 SM

RAN
HMAS Otway
HMAS Orion
PO Box 662
Gunnedah NSW 2380

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Best time of my life, submariners are different but wonderfully so. Joined NSW TAFE in 1980 as Teacher of Welding, moved to Gunnedah for a short stay in 1983, now Teacher of Information Technology at Gunnedah TAFE    
Buhlmann, Ashley

aka Bully

Joy

25 August 1962
CPOMTPSM

RAN
HMAS Oxley
HMAS Otway
HMAS Onslow
HMAS Ovens
HMAS Orion
HMAS Dechaineux
HMAS Farncomb
72 Dorothy Street
Brahma Lodge SA 5109

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Joined Plats in 82, paid off Feb 03 for a cushy job with ASC. Gave the kidneys a hell of a time at Plats thanks to most of you older fellas that made me drink. Pity we haven't got a setup like Plats these days, I really miss the porn and prawns and lunch time tots!
Bullivant, Len

aka Bulli

Partner Kylee

28 September 1970

WOET(C)SM

RAN

HMAS Oxley
HMAS Ovens
HMAS Onlsow
HMAS Farncomb
HMAS Sheean
WA Great life for nearly 24 years and will be moving on shortly, will still be around SM's though.    
Bundy, Bob (Robert)

aka Bob (Suitcase)

22 February 1948

WOMTP4SM

RAN

HMAS Otway
HMAS Onslow
HMAS Ovens
HMS Odin
16 River Rd Mossy Point NSW 2537

Email

G'day    
Burgess, Wilfred

aka Bill

Partner Pat

30August 1935

M(E)1

RN

HMS Scythian
HMS Thorough
HMS Telemachus
HMS Tabard
HMS Tapir
Dulcinea Kaputar Rd
Narrabri NSW 2390

Email

I would enjoy talking to old mates    
Burgess, Steven 

aka

Victoria 

8/4/1968

WOAWASM

RAN

HMAS Otama
HMAS Otway
HMAS Collins
HMAS Farncomb
19 Miller St
Prospect SA

Email

Good to see some old faces surface from the depths. Having a great time down here in sunny Adelaide, if anyone ever feels like a beer whilst down here, send us a e-mail.  Proud to say that I have had the honour to work with and alongside the best bunch of people in the business, and who are also well known to conduct themselves in the finest traditions of the RAN.  
Burton, Guy

aka Guy

Chris

28 September 1957

LCDR SMN SM Q    

RAN

HMAS Onslow
HMAS Orion
HMAS Oxley
13 Birkdale Crt
Woodbridge Estate
Cooloongup  WA  6168

Email


Had a great time in O-boats; nothing like a bit of Rocky Horror!!  Oh the OXLEY days and pink champagne!!  Finished with boats in ''93 but stayed in the submarine fold after driving HMAS Protector and SETF and tripping the world as SERM.  Now in the SMFEG HQ.
 
Burns, Geoff

aka Fred

Chris

11 December 1950
CPOMTP5SM

RAN
HMAS Otway
HMAS Onslow
HMAS Ovens
HMAS Orion
HMAS Oxley
Belungarie Field
420 Cullulla Rd
Tarago NSW 2580

Email
The 18 yrs I served in Subs (the best arm of the Navy), where the best of my 25 years in the Mob. The men I served with were the most professional in the Navy, also some of the best "Runners" ever, those were great days. Thank you Norm for maintaining this site and allowing us all to keep in touch.    
Buxton, Trent

aka Bruce

Partner Nat

02 November 1970

POAWASM

RAN

HMAS Otama
HMAS Orion
HMAS Collins
HMAS Farncombe
HMAS Sheean
HMAS Dechaneaux
12 Salvatore Court
Morayfield QLD 4506

Email

Good day to all, left the navy in 2004, and guess what i am a "used car salesman" who would have thought! Would you buy a car off me?????? I did! Anyone who remembers me and Nat are welcome to contact us!    
Bushell, John

aka Bushy

7 February 1932
EM 1

RN
HMS Tradewind
HMS Scythian
HMS Tally Ho
HMS Sea Scout
HMS Alliance
HMS Thermopylae

Victoria

Email

Anybody out there?
Byrne, David

aka Dave

Partner Sue

02 June 1963

 

LEUT SMN SM

RAN

HMAS Onslow 54 Woodcutters Rd
Tolmans Hill
TAS 7007

Email

Served in boats 1987-90 and they were the best years of 13 years in the mob.  Met some great people and had some great times - would do it all again!  Drop in if you're ever in "God's country".

Tasmanian Branch Secretary

 
Bywater, Richard

aka Swampy

Terise

22 September 1962

CPOCISM

RAN

HMAS Onslow
HMAS Otama
HMAS Otway
HMAS Ovens
HMAS Farncomb
HMAS Dechaineux
Tasmania


Email

Finally have left the squadron after 23 years, was a hard decision to make, but the squadron is no longer what it was, made a lot of good friends and hopefully not too many enemies.  
Caesar, Graeme

Wendy

23 April 1943

 

POUWSM

RAN

HMS Talent
HMS Grampus
HMAS Ovens
Brisbane

Email

Web

I have now retired and am based in SE Queensland from where Wendy and I travel around Australia in our 4WD with all of the other grey nomads.  
Cain, Terry

aka TopCat
 

Died on Monday 29th October 2007

ABETSM

RAN

HMAS Otway
HMAS Ovens
South Australia

Terry died on Monday 29th October 2007 at the Mary Potter Hospice, Adelaide  aged 54 years. Terry had been ill with cancer for some time.

He did his Part Three in HMAS Ovens in 1973, later in that year he joined HMAS Otway serving in her until 1976.

Carr, Len

aka Dac Dac

Tanya

11 Dec 1961
 

WOMTSM

RAN

HMAS Orion
HMAS Oxley
HMAS Ovens
HMAS Otama
HMAS Sheean
HMAS Dechaineux
10 Voyager Crt
Cooloongup WA 6168

Email

DMEO Otama, Sheean and Dechaineux. Just been promoted to Warrant Officer working in the SMHQ HMAS Stirling. Still enjoying the Squadron and am looking forward to any contacts from this site.    
Carroll, Danny

8 August 1948

ABEMWR

RAN

HMAS Oxley Queensland

Email

Good times.
 
   
Carew, Michael

aka Mick

Nil Stock

13 March 1953
LCDR

RAN

RANR

HMAS Orion
HMAS Otama
HMAS Oxley
HMAS Ovens
HMAS Onslow
 
NSW

Email

If you're in the area drop in it would be good to catch up    
Cashion,  Grant

Miriam

23 March 1965

 

LSCKSM


RAN

HMAS Orion
HMAS Otama
HMAS Collins
HMAS Ovens
HMAS Farncomb
HMAS Dechaineux
HMAS Rankin
HMAS Sheean
HMAS Waller
Western Australia

Email

I am on Collins in Adelaide (again) still enjoying myself.    
Carter, Bob

Partner, Roz

2 October 1951

CMDR GLEXSM

RAN

HMAS Onslow
HMAS Ovens
HMAS Otama
HMCS Onondaga
4/11 Howitt Street
Kingston ACT 2604

Email

Good people, hard work (sometimes), great memories.  
Carter, Mike

aka Nick

Partner: Jill

23 February 1935

Leading Signalman

RN

HMS Upstart
HMS Untiring
HMS Sturdy
HMS Sanguine
HMS Aurochs
HMS Telemachus
HMS Andrew
Mandurah West Australia

Email

Had good and bad times, but really enjoyed my time in the 4th Squadron and as a Swimboy    
Carter, Peter

aka Shorty, Lil Horse

Linda

25 Mach 1958
LSMTPSM

RAN

HMAS Onslow
HMAS Oxley
HMAS Orion
34 Carson St
Parafield Gardens SA 5107
Email
Great part of my life, would not have missed it for quids

Cattell, Adam

aka Moo

Partner Helen

12 June 1964

 

POUCSM

RAN

HMAS Oxley
HMAS Ovens
HMAS Otama

 

 

Castle Hill,

NSW

Email=

 

Served 12 years on boats, left in 95. Would have been happy to stay on. Just didn't want to live on the west coast. Looking back, it occurs to me that I may be more civilised, but I doubt I'll ever be totally civilianised.    
Chaplin, Neil

aka Chappy

Patrisha

19 July 1970
 

CPOMTSM

RAN

HMAS Ovens
HMAS Otway
HMAS Collins
HMAS Farncomb
PO Box 1125
Rockingham
WA 6168

Email

Some of the best times of my life!! The people I have meet and have become friends with will be friends for life! Highlights would be Ovens Japan trip '91 and Collins Alaska trip '00 (outstanding run!). Still serving at the FEG, waiting for a drive as C'Tiff!!    
Chapman, George

Partner: Peggy

21st November 1951

POMTP3D SM

RAN

HMAS Ovens
HMAS Otway
HMAS Oxley
18 Rita Street
Para Hills West
SA 5096

Email

Really loved my time in boats and the genuine people who served.    
Charlesworth, Anthony

aka Chass

17 October 1949

L/Sea

RN

HMS Sealion
HMS Odin

Dolphin Attack teacher

Norwich, Norfolk UK

Email

1st boat was the Sealion, sad day when the Tot was stopped. Drafted to the Odin which was heading to Australia, spent a year onboard before returning with a wife and son. "What a trip", Great crew in contact with some, would like to contact others.
Charlton, Michael

Partner: Audrey

11 January 1942

CPO TASI

RN

HMS Thermopylae
HMS Anchorite
HMS Amphion
HMS Repulse
HMS Renown
HMS Dreadnought
Arroba de Hornos 172 Catral Alicante Spain

Email


I had a great time in boats and hope to meet some of the lads I served with who went to live in Australia
 
Chegwidden, Peter

aka Cheggers

28 February 1946

ABRP  -  CPOCOXSM 

RAN

HMAS Ovens
HMAS Onslow
HMAS Oxley
HMAS Otway
HMAS Orion
HMAS Otama

PO Box 863 Double Bay
NSW 1360

Email

Been there done that!!! Who"s got a blacker Cat? Loved the Times Men and the Jollys, hated workups!!!!!!
 
 
Chilvers, Ken

aka Bilko

Jean

24 October 1941
LEUT (ME) RAN HMS Thermopylae
HMS Grampus
HMAS Otway
HMAS Onslow
HMAS Ovens
HMAS Oxley
HMAS Otama
22 Outrigger Drive,
Robina, Queensland 4226
Email
Its a great page to see how all the blokes you have met and known in submarines have got on with their lives.

 

Christie, Scott

aka Scottie

Lisa

26 August 1965
 

ABMTP3SM

RAN

HMAS Onslow
HMAS Ovens
HMAS Otama
HMAS Orion
36 Wordsworth St
Bulimba, Qld, 4171

Email

I now understand why Queenslanders like it up here so much.    
Clare, Alan

aka Scouse

Partner Alison

15 July 1935

LM(E)

RN

HMS Thermopylae
HMS Selene
HMS Thorough
HMS Aurochs
HMS Turpin
HMS Grampus
HMS Porpoise
HMS Tabard
Rosebud, Victoria

Email=
Most of my time was spent in 4th Submarine squadron. Had sad experience of being on Maidstone when Sidon went down alongside. Third Division North Sound Trials - changing props every other day was an experience of its own. Happy days. Memory fading <I think> with names but not with faces.    
Clarke, Chris

aka Nobby

12 April 1947

CPOWEA (Radio)

RN

HMS Valiant
HMS Warspite
HMS Orpheus
6 Awdry Close
Chippenham
Wilts
SN140TQ

Email
Great times would do it all again, now retired for three years after working in electronics spending a fair time in Aus. Now part time Gamekeeper, Shepherd and Water Bailiff and general layabout.    
Clarke, Don

aka Nobby

Amanda

7 May 1967
 

ABCKSM

RAN

HMAS Orion Queensland

Email

Served on Orion mid 80s.    
Clarke, Martin

aka Nobby

Partner Ann

22 August 1959
LSUCSM
RN
HMS Finwhale
HMCS Okanagan
HMS Onyx
HMS Porpoise
HMS Oracle
21 Priest Rd.,
Darton, Barnsley
South Yorkshire
England UK
Email
Served for 10 years on British O boats left in 1986 as a kellick UC and have worked in the telecommunications industry for the last 14 yrs. Any one who recognises me drop me a line or 2.

Clarke, Peter

aka Nobby

Partner Edwina

31 December 1936

LSME

RN

HMS Artful
HMS Telemacus
HMS Tiptoe
75 Aberdare St
Kurri Kurri NSW

Email

Still remember my time in boats with fond memories and all the great times we had ashore. Enjoyed the two years spent from 1957-1959 with the 4th submarine squadron here in Sydney. Would love to catch up with anyone else from that time.    

Clarke, Ray 

aka Nobby

Partner Heather

24 November 1948

CPOMTPSM

RAN

RN SM Trg

HMS Sealion
HMAS Ovens
HMAS Oxley
 HMAS Onslow
 HMAS Otway
HMAS Orion
190 College Ave, Busselton, WA 6280

Email

Comment
Great site for catching up
 

 

Clark, Russell

aka Nobby

Kim

3 April 1954
LSMTSM

RAN

HMAS Onslow
HMAS Otway
HMAS Otama
7 Honeysuckle St.
Caboolture,QLD

Email

I have been out now for 22 years but the mates and memories are still crystal clear. If your coming to Gladstone, let me know. 

Clayton, Bill

Partner, Leeann

24 February 1952

CPOMTPSM

RAN

HMS Odin
HMAS Oxley
HMAS Otway
HMAS Otama
76 Wades Rd.
Bellmere,
QLD 4510

Email

 

Still see a lot of old shipmates and enjoy their company    
Cleary, Paul

aka cockroach

23 July 1956

LSUCSM

RAN

HMAS Onslow
HMAS Oxley
Church St Parramatta, NSW

Email

The RAN was the best part of my life, but boats was my life. Civies find the life and times of a submariner unbelievable. But then again as they say jealousy is a curse. "What a life" it was.
 
Collins, Steven

aka Blue

18 July 1957

LSSNSM

RAN

HMAS Orion
HMAS Oxley
9/19-27 Elizabeth St
Pottsville, NSW 2485

Email

I miss the characters like WOMT Bungy Williams, Jumper Cross my instructors, Arab, Checkers who entertained us with his stories when on duty, Rugrat with flower power overalls and way he gave a certain stores chief a lot of grief at Zetland. Or the times on parade when a huge fart would suddenly erupt from the senior sailors ranks and echo down Neutral Bay. There was a lot of very good people there and I am proud to have known them. It is a shame that nobody has ever told story of what it was like as a submariner in Oberon class submarines, not the serious side but the funny side of it.    
Collins, Graham

aka Jumper

Karen (Deceased)

23 August 1947
 

WOUCSM

RAN

HMS Alliance
HMS Artemis
HMAS Otway
HMAS Ovens
HMAS Onslow
HMAS Otama
B210 Princes Hwy;
Jaspers Brush
NSW; 2535

 

Email

A great life that I would not never want to change. I know there were  'whinging' times but I now only remember the great runs ashore, good mates and the humorous times both at sea and ashore. It is not until these 'twilight' years that you really appreciate the people, camaraderie, life long friends and good fortune that we were able to be part of submarine history. It was a privilege to know so many great people. Thank you. Great to see some of you at Subcons etc.
Coathup, Richard

08 February 1965
 

LSCKSM

RAN

HMAS Otway
HMAS Oxley
HMAS Orion
HMAS Otama
PO Box 269
Ferntree Gully Vic 3156

Email

Life has never been the same again after serving in boats. Great friends good food and fantastic runs ashore. Always time for bar o'clock or the back door sessions in Plats piss bar or late night runs in overalls.    
Coombe, Garry

Maureen

14 January 1948
CPORPSM

RAN
HMS Opportune
HMAS Oxley
HMAS Otway
WA

Email

Best 16 years of my life - good times and great mates.
   
Conlon, Stephen

aka Steve

8 July 1952
LSUCSM

LSCKSM

RAN
HMAS Otway
HMAS Onslow
HMAS Ovens
HMAS Orion
HMAS Oxley
7/70 Boultwood St

Coffs Harbour NSW

Email

Had a ball.  Now in Coffs Harbour, look me up.  
Cope, Craig

10 March 1958


 

ABSTDSM

ABCKSM

HMAS Otway
HMAS Ovens
HMAS Orion
HMAS Oxley
77 Wagner St, Oonoonba
Townsville, QLD

Email

Best mates, best parties, best job, sorry now it has stopped.    
Copeland, Ray

aka Jock

Jenny

26 June 1941
LSUCSM

RAN
HMAS Otway
HMAS Onslow
HMAS Ovens
HMAS Oxley
15 Coorong St,
Macleay Island Qld 4184

 
Retired to Macleay Island, Qld. Busy fishing, sailing and caravanning. Don't drink, don't smoke, don't do drugs and I'm not gay. I'm so boring that I oughtta top meself.!!!!    
Costello, David

28July 1968

 

LSUCSM

RAN

HMAS Orion
HMAS Ovens

 

UK

Email

I'm still living in England. Biggest mistake of my life not staying in boats. I wish I could do it all over again.

 

   
Crawford, Jan

aka Cindy

Hayley

09 June 1971

POAWASM

RAN

HMAS Otway
HMAS Otama
HMAS Waller
HMAS Sheean
Secret Harbour, West Australia

Email

Still serving coming up 18.5 years. Recently came off Waller and now at the Sub School. Love the job and being a Submariner is something you cherish forever. DBF .  
Cripps, Paul

Partner Jean

9 November 1943

CPOUWASM

CPOCOXSM

RN & RAN

HMS Onslaught
HMS Talent
HMS Grampus
HMS Valiant
HMS Acheron
HMAS Otway
HMAS Onslow
HMAS Otama
28,Belvedere Avenue, Castle Hill NSW 2154

Email

Submarine Escape Tank Instructor, in 1979 Completed Transfer 280 In Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicle Avalon (D.S.Rv-2) At A Depth Of 368 Feet.

Between 72-75 Completed Submarine Escapes From The Oberon Single Escape And The S.S.B.N Twin Escape Tower Down To A Maximum Keel Depth Of 350 Feet.  S.E.T.T Instructor 73 To 75.

 
Cross, Roy  

aka J

M

27 July 1948

CPOMTP

Chief Stoker

RAN

HMS W 21 Camidge Close
Kelso NSW

Email

T
Culnane, John

 

23 August 1942

POME(M)SM RN

CPOMTP3*SM RAN

HMS Taciturn
HMS Token
HMS Finwhale
HMS Valiant
HMS Resolution
HMAS Otway
Western Australia

Email

Been there, done that and got the T-shirt to prove it and I'd love to do it all over again with a few more embellishments... No matter who you are, or wherever you come from, if you have been a submariner, you have my utmost respect and I'm proud to have served in the same 'Trade' as you...
Cummings, Garry

aka Bart

24 March 1959

 

ABRPSM HMAS Onslow Tasmania

Email

Besides the boat memories how about those days and nights spent at RA,s after a big day of study at HMS Dolphin?    

Cupples, Jason
aka JJ 

Partner Tanya
18 May 1966

CMDR MWOSM+

RAN

HMAS Ovens
HMAS Otway
HMAS Waller
HMAS Collins 
HMAS Dechaineux
Western Australia


Email
 
Great 23 years in boats, enjoyed it all. Miss it but its still a young (ish) mans game.  
Curr, Edward  

aka Ted

Partner Sue

27 July 1951
 

LCDR ENWESM

RAN

HMAS Otway
HMAS Ovens
HMAS Onslow
3 Ketch Place
Waikiki WA 6168

Email
 

From a baby Tiff in UK to SWEEWO and lots of points in between. Was a great adventure for a boy from the bush, 28 years in Pussers and 25 in boats, must have liked it. Gave me a life experience that would be hard to beat and impossible to afford! Still working supporting boats after all these years. New people, new toys, same game.
Currie, John

aka Tid

Anne

02 December 1939 - 3 August 2010
REM
RAN
HMS Alaric
HMAS Oxley
HMAS Otway

 

Eternal Patrol

1 Loxton Court
Hope Valley
SA 5090


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Joined boats Dec 63. Great times on Alaric with Ian MacDougall, Darkie Henwood and Mick Corran. Will never forget joining Oxley in Pearl Harbor on maiden voyage home, what a crew, magic days. Paid off from Otway late 69, thanks for the CV Noel, I recon I could have gotten a job as a doorman at the Hilton. Retired now, the good life, both kids working in the UK, Anne and I 'empty nesters'.

 

Curtis, Rodney

aka Rod

Toni

17 July 1949
CPORSES
RAN
HMAS Otway
HMAS Onslow
HMAS Orion
HMAS Otama
Island Breeze Villa 51/74 Cotterill Ave Bongaree Bribie Island Qld 4507


Email

Part III on Otway as RO, Onslow as LRO, Orion commissioning crew LRO, Otama Patrols

 

Czabotar, Zdzislaw

aka Sid

Partner Lynn

27 March 1948

 

LCDR WESM RAN HMAS Otway
HMAS Oxley
HMAS Orion
HMAS Onslow
19 Bermuda Rd. Safety Bay WA

Email

Joined Boats in 1971 Part3 on Otway (Highlights periscope bent back by frustrated/excited whale. Rescued marooned sailors of the yacht One and All off Middleton Reef. SAP on Oxley. WEEO of Orion after Officers Part 3 (highlight coming home via Suez Canal and visiting Spain Greece and Seychelles Islands. WEEO Onslow (highlight joining Jolly Boat for trip to NZ, Hawaii, West Coast USA and Canada and Pearl Harbour