|Unfortunately, I won't be able to make it to
the reunion but here are some notes about what I
have done post ATS.
I finished my apprenticeship working in the Electrical
Instrument Workshop and worked there until September 1967. That was
an eventful month as I married Miriam (we have three children - Janet, Ben
and Rachel) and I moved to a technical job in the Thin Film Physics Group,
HQ 11. I worked there until 1979 and it was during that period that
I completed the Applied Physics Certificate, several subjects from a
"proposed" Advanced Applied Physics Certificate and other
"useful" related subjects at the (then) South Australian
Institute of Technology.
In 1978 I felt the urge to do something different and,
after securing a position to set up a Radiation Safety Section with the
Capital Territory Health Commission, we moved to Canberra in 1979. I
am currently the Director of Radiation Safety in the
Department of Health, Housing and Community Care and Secretary to the
Radiation Council of the Australian Capital Territory.
I have very positive memories of the ATS. The
training I received from skilled and dedicated instructors gave me the
interest in "technical things" that has provided me with so much
satisfaction during my working life.
Away from work, I enjoy spending time with my family and
being actively involved in Salvation Army ministries.