ANZAC Day coming up, how many KFDUers have served in ADF

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ANZAC Day coming up, how many KFDUers have served in ADF

#1 Post by ScuLL&fIsHbOnEs » Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:00 pm

With ANZAC day coming up very soon,
How many KFDU members out there have served in the Australian Defence Force, either current or former.
Army, Navy, Air Force?
Full time or Part Time Reservist?

I guess to start off, I served 7 years full time in Navy and also did 4 years part time in the Army Reserve.
Have a couple of ex service mates who like kayak fishing.

Cheers Bones

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#2 Post by rocky » Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:05 pm

20 years RAE (army reserve)
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#3 Post by ua5qb » Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:31 pm

A few years with a few injuries :)

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#4 Post by FishNhunter » Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:42 pm

20 years, 1968-89 Regular Army with Infantry.

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#5 Post by XDCammer » Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:35 pm

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#6 Post by StevenM » Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:04 pm

ScuLL&fIsHbOnEs wrote:With ANZAC day coming up very soon,
How many KFDU members out there have served in the Australian Defence Force, either current or former.
Army, Navy, Air Force?
Full time or Part Time Reservist?

I guess to start off, I served 7 years full time in Navy and also did 4 years part time in the Army Reserve.
Have a couple of ex service mates who like kayak fishing.

Cheers Bones
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#7 Post by StevenM » Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:05 pm

rocky wrote:20 years RAE (army reserve)
Thank you

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#8 Post by StevenM » Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:05 pm

ua5qb wrote:A few years with a few injuries :)
Thank you

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#9 Post by StevenM » Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:06 pm

FishNhunter wrote:20 years, 1968-89 Regular Army with Infantry.
Thank you

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#10 Post by cwsco » Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:21 pm

ditto ,thank you for your service to our country
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#11 Post by ua5qb » Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:52 pm

Not whinging but gee it would nice if government, DVA and Dept of Finance would acknowledge our efforts more positively. It would save a great deal of anguish on the part of those injured in service and reduce the suicide rate amongst ex-service personnel.

Excluding the breaks and tears of bone and tendon, hearing goes first as one matures, followed by frontal lobe damage from too close encounters with explosives or fire support guns, etc. Used to share a room with lead scout at Lon Tan, took 32 rounds and still got out alive, number 32 was still in place. Going out on Friday nights with him in Brisbane was dangerous in so many ways. But someone had to lookout for him, PTSD & survivor guilt is my guess. A good mate RIP.

You can be dead for a longtime so respect and enjoy what you have in front of you!

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#12 Post by johnh » Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:05 pm

32 years of Army service here... and my poor body feels 20 years older than it is lol

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#13 Post by dinodadog » Sat Apr 21, 2018 6:08 am

23 years, 21 regular army,one year full time army reserve and one year part time reserve.

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#14 Post by Slick Mick » Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:59 pm

Four years ArmyRES (Infantry).

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Re: ANZAC Day coming up, how many KFDUers have served in ADF

#15 Post by beetle » Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:18 pm

28 years Air Force. Joined as an apprentice when I was only 16. Nowadays an active Reservist doing a little bit here and there when I can.

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