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October 1966 to October 1967

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Graeme James McARTHUR

Official No: R95761 Aged: 15 years 8 months Joined: 8th October 1966
Division: Morrow Home Port: Sydney Discharged: 1974

Weapons Mechanic

Postings: Leeuwin, Sydney, Lonsdale, Cerberus, Sydney, Stalwart, Ibis, Teal, Waterhen, Sydney, Kuttabul
Notes: Pretty ordinary Naval Career, much the same as everyone else.  Took the option to get out early as the branch was changed, promotion stopped (someone had to die or discharge) for us to advance up the ladder so decided to get out and do something else with life.
Current Occupation: Master Mariner
1966 today
Still married to my gorgeous wife Vicky (34 years) and have two sons, one is married and given us two lovely grandsons, the other is still building a great career for himself.                                                                                 

Decided to go back to TAFE and University when I got out, did all the courses, did lots of sea time and eventually got my Master's Certificate and then my Engineer's Certificate.  So now I get to sit on the starboard side and try to look like I know what I'm doing.  No longer doing that much time away at sea, now mostly local stuff 4 or 5 days a week.  For the last 9 years I have been teaching all the subjects at TAFE for Certificates of Competency, Radio Invigilator for the Maritime College in Tasmania.  I also teach Sea Survival at Qantas in Sydney and Marine Fire Fighting, also in Sydney.  I guess I have been in the industry for so long, they think I know all about it.  However this is all changing as I am giving away the teaching at the end of this month.                                                                                      

So, I have been busy, still wearing a uniform, still have the hair cut regularly... oh dear... how dull is that....




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