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unions to join or not to join ? 1 Reply

Started by Richard Thomas Sanderson. Last reply by Bill Gardner Sep 6, 2009.

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Comment by Justo on December 15, 2010 at 2:15am

Hi Guys,

Anyone know of any work commin up in the west? I'm currently on the east coast and looking to branch out

Comment by Stephen Diver on March 15, 2010 at 3:28am
anyone know about the ruckus going on off Avoca Beech in my neck of the woods?
its about the scuttling of the ex HMAS Adelaide.
some locals don't like the idea of her going down in 35 Meters of water (IE away from the shore) off 'their beech'.
Strange i thought the water was Ours not theirs!
Anyway do a search under the ships name is good for a giggle if nothing else.
Myself i plan to be in one of the earliest groups i can be to say hello to the old girl when she's in her new home.

From my family's view point its also quite fitting - ya see in ww2 we had 6 serve of which 5 were killed with either RAAF or RAN by 1945.
Two of those (1 RAAF and 1 RAN) were on HMAS Sydney in 1941.
Now the RAAF Lad was the seaplane Pilot and that side of the Family came from Adelaide...
he also did his training and operated at a place called RAAF Rathmines (long closed), which was up near Newcastle...
so yeah i think its perfect to have the old girl scuttled here
the home town of the Airman and also his old stomping ground flying Seagull MK Vs and Walrus - most fitting!


the other boy on HMAS Sydney came from the Melbourne side of the Family he was regular RAN joined in 1925 after serving in France in 1918 with AIF.
Names were Ray Barrey RAAF 407000 and Don Ross RAN 16199.
Don Joined HMAS Sydney in 1939, while Ray joined her in mid 1941 replacing the pilot who had been on board ever since the prewar period.
The RAN did not have the policy that some of the Naval Combatants had of separating Family Members so that they did not serve on the same ship...
The Honor Rolls of both HMA Ships Sydney (1941) and Perth (1942) show several cases where Families had more then one member on board and in both the above cases nearly all of them were Killed.
Comment by Stephen Diver on March 15, 2010 at 2:09am
NSW Australia
Comment by Tomer Kochan on February 6, 2010 at 10:43am
Does any one know about commercial diving work in Asutrlia??
any agriculture diving???
companies name??
Comment by rachmat indragunawan on October 11, 2009 at 4:34am
beauty point.............. heya steve
Comment by Sarah Jane PELL on September 12, 2009 at 6:32am
great southern land....down under!
Comment by Ronald Francis on August 2, 2009 at 10:03pm
hye thre...can somebody help me how to get in with new company?
Comment by Richard Thomas Sanderson on August 2, 2009 at 4:51am
under the southern cross
Comment by Ely on July 28, 2009 at 9:27pm
Port Lincoln in SA at the moment
Comment by Ryan William Jones on July 22, 2009 at 3:38am
mate where u workin

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