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October 1966 to October 1967

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Barry Claude RADNIDGE

Official No: R957772 Aged: 16 years 1 months Joined: 8th October 1966
Division: Rhoades Home Port: Sydney Discharged: 4th January 1971

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Postings: Leeuwin, Sydney, Watson, Nirimba, Melbourne, Penguin
Notes: 3 trips Vietnam.  Was on the Melbourne when the incident with USS Evans occurred
Current Occupation: Bricklayer
1966 today

Did apprenticeship in bricklaying after discharge.  Married Maureen in 71. I have 2 sons, Paul & Tim. Paul is a sports  fields greenkeeper and wants to work at the SCG.  Tim finally settled down after meeting a Chinese girl and now heís married and doing Computer Science at University.  Although they get their brains from me, Maureen (other half) finally made it to University herself and became a teacher in 1992.  I worked for myself in Cessnock (I havenít got far) until we went to Sydney and worked on some of the major city buildings till it got too hectic for both of us.  Still working for myself (I canít get the trowel out of my hand).


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