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October 1966 to October 1967

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Richard William WHITE

Official No: R95796 Aged: 15 years 7 months Joined: 9th October 1966
Division: Rhoades Home Port: Melbourne Discharged: 9th January 1987

ME (Stoker)


Leeuwin, Sydney, Vendetta, Vampire (3 times), Duchess (2 times), Kimbla, Cerberus, Nirimba, Penguin, Kuttabul (F I M A), HMS Defiance exchange posting for 4 months in 1985.


I am currently living in Kings Park NSW where I have been for 28 years. Married to Gail for 30yrs. And have 2 sons Andrew and Adam.  I am a member of the Blacktown Aussie masters swimming club. Up until 2003 I was playing baseball but a broken leg put an end to that.

Current Occupation: Plant technician at the Prospect water filtration plant.  It is situated on Prospect reservoir in Sydney.  Ten years service up in November.


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1966 today

As you can see I became a Daring Dusty for most of my time in the mob.  I paid off a CPOMTP3 in 1987 not long after paying off the Vampire, the reason I paid off.  In 1978 I started a mechanician course at Nirimba.  !n 1985 I went on a exchange posting to HMS Defiance a Fleet maintenance depot in Devonport England for 4 months. The RN sent me to Holland and Gibraltar as well as around England.

After I paid off I worked as a fitter for 2 years, before going to I C I at Rhodes in Sydney as a shift engineer.  In 1995 I started my present job, still working near water.





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