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Created by rhys245 Thursday, 11 Oct 2018
rhys245
7 posts
Thursday , 11 Oct 2018 8:53AM
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hi how many ex navy guys must be a few of us ddg stoker back in the day

MagicCarpet4
17 posts
Thursday , 11 Oct 2018 9:42AM
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Hi, Ex C rate greenie dischrged in '89.

Ramona
NSW, 4388 posts
Thursday , 11 Oct 2018 5:51PM
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Dibdab{UC} for 6 years, 14 years as aircrew. Paid off in '83.

NowandZen
WA, 304 posts
Thursday , 11 Oct 2018 2:56PM
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Did 9 years, ETP on DDG 41 - Brisbane.
Escaped 1989.

MorningBird
NSW, 1988 posts
Thursday , 11 Oct 2018 6:24PM
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Joined in 1972 as Supplementary List aircrew, paid off in 98.
S2G Tracker Observer until the MELBOURNE and fixed wing were scrapped then a couple of years on helos including a helo Flight on FFG SYDNEY in 1984.

Toph
WA, 1271 posts
Thursday , 11 Oct 2018 3:40PM
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NowandZen said..
Did 9 years, ETP on DDG 41 - Brisbane.
Escaped 1989.


NowandZen, my old man retired as a Buffer in 89 off the Brisbane. UC known as Fred (John is his real name).

cisco
QLD, 10697 posts
Thursday , 11 Oct 2018 10:51PM
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Ex Engine RoomTiffy 2. Joined 1966 and assessed as unsuitable in 1974. Moresby, Stalwart, Barbette and Assail.

It was a good life except for the double standards I refused to accept. The time of my discharge was when the outfit changed from Ratstruc to Sailstruc.

rapscallion
QLD, 11 posts
Friday , 12 Oct 2018 8:21AM
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Muppet stoker. 90 to 98. Swan, Torrens, CD team 4
I got out when they wanted to send me to the east. Sydney wasn't a place for me.

NowandZen
WA, 304 posts
Friday , 12 Oct 2018 4:14PM
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Toph said..

NowandZen said..
Did 9 years, ETP on DDG 41 - Brisbane.
Escaped 1989.



NowandZen, my old man retired as a Buffer in 89 off the Brisbane. UC known as Fred (John is his real name).


Hi Toph, I was on the Moresby just before I got out. Brisbane was 81 - 83.
I was 18yo old then and some of the old boys - (yeah, ancient - like 30 or even 35) - used to have some funny sayings:
" I've seen more lighthouses than you have $hithouses".
"I was in a rig (uniform) in Baghdad before you were liquid in ya Dads' bag".
No doubt some of the crusty ex Navy men on this thread will know a few more.........

cisco
QLD, 10697 posts
Friday , 12 Oct 2018 11:06PM
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NowandZen said..
Hi Toph, I was on the Moresby just before I got out. Brisbane was 81 - 83.




You were ETP and on Moresby. She was diesel electric as I recall. We have both been down the same noisy hole, me 10 years earlier. I was ERA 3 then.

"Mad Mick" Calder was the skipper then and also the chief hydrographer I believe. His son Nigel wrote a really good book or two on yacht electrics etc.

Old pusser sayings?? Best I can come up with is "If it moves, salute it; if it shines, polish it; if it doesn't do anything, paint it.

The PTIs used to come out with some pretty rough stuff if they had a squad of WRANS.



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