MacLEAN David

RAN Born 1942

Service No: R55641. 27 June 1959 – Joined RAN, HMAS Cerberus, Flinders Naval Depot, Victoria, trained in communications as a Radio Operator. June 1960 – Joined HMAS Voyager, Daring Class Destroyer at Garden Island, Sydney NSW, Australia Station with numerous tours on the Far East Strategic Reserve. July 1962 : Drafted to HMAS Harman, Canberra Naval Wireless Station. November 1962 : Took discharge, joined Department of Civil Aviation as a Communications Officer at Port Moresby, TPNG. Served for one year as a Rifleman/Signaller in Comms Platoon, D Company, 11 Battalion PNGVR at Murray Barracks, Port Moresby.
Served in PNG, WA, NT, ACT, VIC & NSW retiring as Air traffic Controller Class 6 in February 1994. Air Traffic Control provided a rewarding career post service. 17 years Volunteer member : WA State Emergency Service. In retirement, served as a volunteer advocate, wellbeing and compensation from 2000 until 30 June 2022.

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