Happy Tuesday Friends!
Good Afternoon Heather B!It’s a sunny Saturday here in Perth and I was having a rather slow day of duty on HMAS Farncomb when I was delighted to see that a package had arrived for me with my Quilt!I absolutely love it and I am very pleased that I was finally able to get a quilt of my own!A bit more about me, if you’ll indulge me. I grew up on the south coast of NSW and joined the Navy in 2016 straight out of high school as a Submariner entry. I attended the Australian Defence Force Academy in Canberra and studied a bachelor of business. Afterwards I served on HMAS Launceston out of Cairns and Darwin for Operation Resolute, completed my training as a warfare officer in Sydney, and moved to Perth in 2021 at the back end of COVID after only having been once before on a short trip to commence my training as a submariner. I have come to love Perth, her beaches, cafes, restaurants and parks very much, especially in summer. I have found my time on submarines to be equally challenging and rewarding, with our 7 month trip last year taking us to from Perth to Sydney, Hawaii, Guam, Japan and Indonesia.Swimming sounds like fantastic hobby to maintain, I really should get into it myself. I think post swim coffee would be enough of a temptation to keep me enthused. I hope now that covid has calmed down you will have a lot more time to get those trips in that you have planned!I have attached a picture of me with my quilt on the boat today!Thank you very much again,Warm Regards,
Hello Noelene W (and Jim),I just wanted to drop you a quick note to let you know that I received my laundry bag yesterday…. thank you, it looks great… I love the ANZAC theme too!I discharged due to injury from the Army in 2012 after a little over 21 years. I injured myself in Timor and I’m positive I would still be in if not for that as it was all I ever wanted to do from a very young age. Since getting out I have been doing security work at a Defence site… pretty mundane stuff but it pays the bills. I’m actually waiting to hear back about a couple of jobs I applied for last year… fingers crossed!My wife is from the this area so we moved back here when I got out of the Army… it’s a nice place to raise the kids – we have one of each, 17 and 16.Again, thank you for taking the time to make my laundry bag… it certainly is a one of a kind and I know I will put it to good use.Sincerely,
Dear Wendy B,
Thank you so much for the wonderful Laundry bag (and snakes!!!!). It is brilliant
It will cop a lot of use as we gear back up for operations.
I am the Engineering Officer on Leeuwin and it is a little strange as I am an Electrical Engineering Officer (WEEO) undertaking a role that has predominantly been a Marine Engineer (MEO). My cohorts aboard Frigates and Destroyers are responsible for the Weapons, Radars, computer systems and communications with the other Engineer (MEO) looking after main engines, generators etc… I am fulfilling both roles (well we do not have missiles or large guns) so will be doing a lot of walking to cover the systems every day – in the tropical heat. I am still a Tasmanian lad so the heat and humidity have a tremendous impact. As such I can honestly say this incredible bag is most appreciated and shall be used continuously.