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October 1966 to October 1967

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Trevor Victor John BERTWISTLE

Official No: R95707 Aged: 15 years 8 months Joined: 8th October 1966
Division: Marks Home Port: Sydney Discharged: October 1970

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Postings: Leeuwin, Sydney, Watson, Harman, Watson, Hobart, Penguin
Current Occupation: Retired. TPI.
1966 today
Stayed in the Navy till 1970 then joined WD & HO Wills (Coca Cola - Amytal) until 1984 in that time I married Robyn    in 1976 had a son (Anthony) and divorced in 1978.
I then married Kay in 1981 again had a son (Craig), unfortunately this didn't work out and got divorced in 1996.    Finished with WD & HO Wills in 1984 and bought a video library until 1989. Sold the video library and house in Menai Sydney and moved to Coffs Harbour. Had 16 months off work while I built in Coffs. (On acres away from people).
In August 1990 bought a transport business which I had until January 2003 at which time I went TPI.    Have had many relationships which I couldn't hold onto until the one I have with me now (Toni).

Have severe trouble bonding with first son, Anthony, however my relationship with second son, Craig, is very close Craig became Australian Champion in Go-Karts until he drove at International level where it was discovered he had minor spina-bifida from birth and also have grandchildren from first son with webbed toes and fingers. (Chemicals didn't hurt us much did they?)  I got my TPI for  PTSD, Irritable bowl syndrome, alcohol abuse and dependence, tinnitus ,hearing loss, gout, gastro-osoephical reflux, hiatus hernia, diabetes, cluster headaches, glaucoma and skin cancers (just the usual that everybody  has).   

I have trouble being around and mixing with people so sold house in 2003 and bought a caravan and have toured around Australia in between psychiatrist visits. In February this year I bought a 45ft Yacht and I will continue living between both away from people.                                                                                                                                 

God Bless,  T V J Bertwistle. R95707.

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