Tag Archives: Royal Australian Navy

Last year marked 20 years…

  … since I joined the Royal Australian Navy in July – 1991. I was jogged into remembering it whilst sitting in the Karratha Airport with an artist who was only just recovering from my dragging him all over the … Continue reading

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“Last Dog!”…

… you scream a muffled declaration through your facemask to the fire team clustered around you! This is the ‘GET READY!’ signal to the team, that you’re set to open the door.  Your pressed hard up against a steel hatch, … Continue reading

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It’s been a long time since I stepped off the Gangway of HMAS Westralia…

… for all it’s static masts and aerials, all it’s rust and steel, all it’s drab greys and dirty whites – Westralia for most of us remained a living thing – a breathing entity. Westralia heaved with a life force … Continue reading

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