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October 1966 to October 1967

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Ian Edward  ATKINSON

Official No: R95700 Aged: 15 years 8 months Joined: 10th October 1966
Division: Marks Home Port: Adelaide Discharged: April 1974


Postings: Leeuwin, Sydney, Cerberus (3), Vampire, Brisbane and Coonawarra
Current Occupation:  Retired
1966 April 2006

Posted to Sydney (Vung Tau ferry) with a few others on this site.  A few postings to Cerberus when you used to get posted for sport!!!!  Vampire for a short at GI.

1971 Brisbane on the last gun-line run.  Cerberus again and then Coonawarra in Darwin (played League with South Darwin).

1974 got out and joined Australian Customs, Federal Narcotics Bureau and then in 1980 integrated into the Australian Federal Police where I have been ever since.

Mainly drug investigations and training.

Have served in Adelaide, Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney and have been posted overseas to the Philippines (3 years 89-92) and PNG (95-2000) as a Police Liaison Officer and relieved at posts in Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta.

Awarded APM (Australian Police Medal) in 1999 Queens Birthday Honours List for services as Police Liaison Officer PNG.

Very happily married to Josie with 4 kids.





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