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HMAS Leeuwin - Junior Recruit Training Establishment  

October 1966 to October 1967

This website is dedicated to Michael John BROWN who passed away 3 December 2006
Mike did an enormous amount of work to make this site a reality

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John Patrick DUNNE

Official No: R95730 Aged: 15 years 6 months Joined: 8th October 1966
Division: Marks Home Port: Sydney Discharged: 1977

ME (Stoker)

Postings: Leeuwin, Sydney, Cerberus, Supply, Kuttabul, Melbourne, Supply, Darwin reconstruction team (after Tracey), Torrens, Albatross, Dapto Hotel.
Current Occupation: Account Manager for a company in Sydney
1966 today

Whooa, this could be messy. Spent just on 11 years in the mob, not very successful but had a pretty good time generally.

Major points would be:

·1  Running the Navy’s tanker (Supply) out of fuel coming through Sydney Heads. That was when I really made friends with Commander (E) Holthouse.

·2  Going to Mururoa on the Frog-Flogging anti-Nuke exercise in (I think) 1975.

·3  Working on re-construction team in Darwin after Cyclone Tracey.

·4  Spending a year as a lagger at FMP, this introduced me to asbestos in a big way and am still waiting to see where this one lands.

·5  After Pusser's I decided I wanted to be a hippy for a while, did so and had a bloody brilliant time for a couple of years.

·6  First marriage was to an Iranian lady, two beautiful daughters (hard to believe I know, but some of the lads have seen one of them at our Anzac re-union)

·7  Divorced and re-married to a very classy English lady who keeps me on my toes (again hard to believe but check with Ray and Sandy on that one).

·8  Am currently on 100% DVA disability allowance, big thanks to Steve Bock, Ray Green and Ben Stock for their help on that one.

That is pretty well it I think. I must say I have been very impressed with the work put in by Steve, Mike, Ray and Wally both with the website and the effort generally in pulling this lot together. A big well done.

Personal photographs



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