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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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Denis Clive METCALF

Official No: R95755 Aged: 16 years 6 months Joined: 8th October 1966
Division: Morrow Home Port: Sydney Discharged: 16th October 1970

Postings: Leeuwin, Sydney, Cerberus, RUN, Sydney, RUN
Notes: Denis went AWOL from HMAS Sydney in 1969. The last we heard of him. 
Current Occupation:  
1966 today


After being discharged in 70, I worked for an electrical company laying cables for about a year. Then I moved on to Firestone tyres who I worked for about 10 years until they closed operations in Australia.

Then went to a few other positions with companies which i could not settle into.

I then went to a concrete company at which I stayed for 5 years working as a batcher and then to Bulmer's Cider until 1996 and then I was put on the service pension which I am still on today.

I have been married twice and have 6 kids youngest son 21 years and second marriage still going strong, I have spoken about some of you guys to my wife for a few years now, now with this website Cathy can see who I have been talking about. The first person to contact me was Bill Gunnee it worried me a bit at first as I thought I still owed him $20 which I had borrowed in 66.




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