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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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Jeffrey George LOGAN

Official No: R95751 Aged: 15 years 7 months Joined: 8th October 1966
Division: Morrow Home Port: Sydney Discharged: 20th February 1968


Postings: Leeuwin, Sydney
A Big thankyou to Ray for making contact.  I am very much looking forward to catching up with you all.  I will support any endeavour to help out those who travel long distances to the 2006 reunion if it is to be held on the eastern seaboard.  This Website is, to me, the most fantastic concept to be derived.  Well done to everyone who started it & to all that are still maintaining this wonderful site. I cannot explain it but the bond I feel for all those in the 17th intake is overwhelming.
Current Occupation: Retired TPI
1966 today
After “Nightmare on Sydney” (which still haunts me today) I headed back to Coffs Harbour where I worked as a chippy’s assistant building & fitting timber table tops for trucks at the local International Truck Dealership for about six months.  Then I got a job as an assistant manager for an electrical wholesale firm.  Met my first wife in 68 & in 73 married, separated & lost my job all in three months.  Fell into a job with the Dept. of Agriculture as a Plant Quarantine Inspector which took me to Sydney, Day street Export-Import Inspection & Fumigation centre, Glebe Island Silos (export wheat), Rydalmere Research Institute (growing & testing imported plants & seeds for diseases), Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area (Fruit Quarantine) back to Day street & Glebe Island then left in 77.  After several de-facto relationships since my marriage break-up & failure to produce children (maybe it was something in the water) I met my present wife Shirley in '78.  Shirley had two boys (from her previous marriage); Mark was 9 & Brett 6, which turned out to be a big challenge.  Shirley & I married in '81.  The boys were really happy because the other kids couldn’t tease them about their mum living in sin.  Mark is the Queensland & Northern NSW Territory Manager for a Western Australian company supplying fertilisers.  Mark's previous job was 3IC of the green keeping staff at Royal Pines Golf Resort on the Gold Coast.

Brett is currently on the green keeping staff at Bonville International Golf Resort at Coffs Harbour.  He has just returned to Coffs after stints at Hope Island & Sanctuary Cove Golf Resorts on the Gold Coast.  We have three grandchildren, Tahlia 8, Ty 4, Cody 3.  Mark is married to Tanya & Brett and Deb believe in partnership without marriage.  I owe a great deal to my wife, Shirley, for if not for her I know for sure I would not be writing this BIO today.  She only has one fault, nagging & it always happens about the time I open my first stubby & continues till my last or she goes to bed, which ever comes first.


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