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Raymond Philip GREEN

Official No: R95738 Aged: 16 years 3 months Joined: 8th October 1966
Division: Rhoades Home Port: Sydney Discharged: 16th July 1973


Postings: Leeuwin, Sydney, Albatross, Tarangau (PNG),  Cerebrus,  Kuttabul,   Supply,  Stalwart, Nirimba.
Notes: Paid off Killick Chef
Current Occupation: Retired (TPI) and may I say it is great to still be alive when retired.

Ray and Sandy Green at daughter's wedding August 2003

1966 today
One of the few good things to come out of pussers for me was going to Cerberus in ‘68 for chef’s course. I was asked to go on a blind date , 36 years on and we’re still dating. Sandy and I married in Jan’71 and have one daughter, Jody, who in turn is married to a terrific young guy, Charles. They have presented us with 2 gorgeous grandchildren, Nicholas James, 20 months and Emma Sylvana who is 5 days old.

Left pussers in ‘73 and bummed around for 2 years trying this, that and everything. Finally fell into a job in Consumer Credit which I did for 2 years till opting to further the career in Commercial Credit.

Was with G.E.C. (electrical) for 4 years and finished up Credit Manager (Victoria) with them.

Then too A.E.Smith & Son (Air Conditioning) as Credit Manager also in Victoria for further 4 years.

‘83-’90 with Albright & Wilson (Chemical) as National Credit Manager in which time we transferred back to NSW.

‘90-’98 spent as National Credit Manager, Carter Holt Harvey-Insulco division (Building). That’s when I finally woke up that I was making millions for some other a…holes and getting nothing out of it for me.

Bought my own business in ‘98, V.I.P. Home Maintenance Franchise which we ran successfully until I was awarded T.P.I. in Oct’2002. Sold the business and retired then talked Sandy into retiring in Feb’03

Since then my best mate (Sandy) and I have bought an on site caravan down the south coast (Gerringong) and we head down there every second Thursday and return home the following Monday. We have been baby-sitting Nicky Jim every Tuesday and Wednesday till just over a week ago and now have 5 months off till Jody goes back to work, at which time we will baby-sit both Nicky Jim and Emma to enable the kids to get ahead. We travel as often as we can around this great country of ours and hope to do an OS trip in about 4-5 years. Since we’ve been retired I don’t know how we found time to go to work. You just can’t beat it.

Ray Green


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