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October 1966 to October 1967

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Stephen John McLEOD

Official No: R95767 Aged: 16 years 1 months Joined: 8th October 1966
Division: Morrow Home Port: Sydney Discharged: April1980


Postings: Leeuwin,   Sydney,   Albatross,   Cerberus,   Melbourne,   Kuttabul,   Penguin,   Perth
Notes: Paid off Leading Cook
Current Occupation: Employment Officer as part of the Job Network
1966 today

After Leeuwin, drafted to the Sydney for the Vung Tau runs, as a lot of us were, then Albatross, Cerberus for the Cooks course, back to Albatross, Melbourne, Albatross, Penguin for the Divers Course, back to Albatross, drafted to the Perth, seconded to Kuttabul while the ship was refitted, back to Vietnam on the Perth for her third deployment, back to Albatross and then discharged.

Tried to join NSW Police but the good ol’ Navy stuffed that up, changed to truck driving for a couple of years, heard of a good job as a Gardener with a Govt Dept, went to TAFE and did the Horticulturist Certificate, got a job as Head Gardener at Port Kembla Hospital, was asked to apply for a position in the Personnel Dept, got the job, back to TAFE for the Advanced Certificate in Personnel Management, did that for 8 years, got sick of Health Funding blues, applied and got a job with the C E S, (good career move that was, they closed it down 4 years later).  Went into the employment sector and have been there ever since.

Married in 1971, 2 beautiful girls, divorced in 1985.  Remarried in 1989, a son and another beautiful girl.  Been married now for 15 great years.

To top it off, life is great, having a great time, health good and I always say, “here for a good time, not a long time” so get out and enjoy yourselves.


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