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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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Laurence Kenneth MENADUE

Official No: R95754 Aged: 16 years 6 months Joined: 6th October 1966
Division: Morrow Home Port: Brisbane Discharged: 9th January 1984

Air Tech Communications

Postings: Leeuwin, Sydney, Albatross, Penguin, 805 Sqn, 724 Sqn, Lonsdale, RAAF Support Command Melbourne.
Notes: Transferred to the RAAF on 10 Jan 1984 (1st of 240) as part of "Bob Hawke's Fleet Air Arm Redundancy Programme", as a  Rad Tech A in Townsville while at Support Command. Was one of 2 RAN sailors attached to Support Command.

Received Long Service Medal, with clasp and National Medal. Discharged 12 Oct 1986, Served at RAAF Support Command Melbourne, Point Cook, Wagga, 492 Sqn Avionics, 492 Sqn Deployments

Current Occupation: Since discharge- lived & worked in Bowen. Employed as sales clerk at local Hardware store. Sales / orders/ computers/ etc.
1966 today

Married twice, divorced twice, 2 children (1st marriage) and 3 grand children (4th on way). Was involved in local Brass Band (one of oldest in Qld), have a hobby business of locating & suppling items that are hard to find, from around the world. (books/CDs/nuts & bolts/tools/model kits/etc) Also build models on commission.


Hobby is Model Railroads, Family Tree and Computer.


Have become a recluse by choice, belonging to no club or group.


Attend Anzac Dawn Service in Bowen- paying respect to all servicemen, in particular those who fell for us as well as my 7 family members including 4 who did not return from WW1.




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