| In 1971, I
applied for and won a position as a Technical teacher with the Further
Education Department, starting at the Panorama Technical College.
After 3 years I transferred to Port Pirie for 3 years, then came back to
the Elizabeth TAFE, where I stayed until I accepted a separation package
I am still an active member of the
Air Force Reserve, based at 24 Squadron at Edinburgh. I have been in
the reserve for about 30 years, but next July, they are kicking me out at
A couple of years ago, I was in charge of a group of
RAAF members and we went to Woomera to do some maintenance and installation
in some of the old buildings at the old Tech Area. It brought back
some great memories of my younger days. The whole place is derelict,
the building we worked on was the one where the teletype centre was
housed. The Jazza is now a storehouse for village maintenance, and
the ELDO is a private hotel/motel.
My wife Merilyn and I have two sons, 31 and 29. The
elder did his apprenticeship at DSTO exactly 25 yrs after me. He
then completed a computer science degree with honours and now works for
the Oracle Corporation in San Fransisco.
The younger son works for Compaq in Sydney as a
project manager supporting Optus.
In my limited spare time, I buggerise around in my
shed, we go caravanning when possible and generally enjoy my retirement..