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October 1966 to October 1967

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Garry John MULDOON

Official No: R95758 Aged: 15 years 9 months Joined: 8th October 1966
Division: Rhoades Home Port: Sydney Discharged: 20th March 1988

Radio Operator

Postings: Leeuwin, Sydney, Swan, Parramatta, Numerous subs, Harman, Kuttabul, Cerberus, Coonawarra, RAN Detachment in Singapore /Hong Kong, Navy Office Canberra and HMAS Huon


Notes: Represented Navy and Australian Services in Rugby Union and Touch Rugby.  Represented ACT and Northern Territory in Rugby League.

Promoted to Rank of WO

Current Occupation: Recently left Tasmania - Department of Police and Public Safety, Regional Officer State Emergency Service, after 16 years.   Currently Principal Trainer and Sales Marketing Manager for PT Hydraulics Australia specialising in Hydraulic and Pneumatic rescue equipment. 
1966 today

Left Leeuwin and served on HMAS Sydney doing a few ferry trips - then to Cerberus to complete Radio Operator Special Course - followed this to HMAS Harman completing specialised training posted to HMAS Swan (Commissioning crew) swapped ships up top after 9 month's stint - to HMAS Parramatta completing another 9 months - returned to HMAS Harman then overseas to Singapore and Hong Kong 1972 - 74 -again returned to HMAS Harman then posted to HMAS Coonawarra for several years during 1974 1980 were we where caught up in Cyclone Tracy. Got married (first time) in 1973 and divorced in 1984 (2 children). I then remarried in 1987 to Leanne and have two more children, Emily 15 and Joel 12.

Paid off in 1988 from Navy Office, Staff Officer Director Naval Intelligence and Security as a Warrant Officer and came to Tassie where Leanne is from, took a year off and built our home on 6 acres just outside of Hobart below Mt Wellington. Then had to find a job.

Currently enjoy playing golf and touch rugby, bushwalking, abseiling and bike riding. Also involved with the children in numerous sports and hobbies (Emily - dancing, acrobats, singing and swimming. Joel into soccer, motor bike dirt racing, golf, swimming and skate boarding. Leanne enjoys time out, shopping and cooking).




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