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                Brucknell - Victoria

        Medal Mounting
                Western Australia
                New South Wales    

 

Employment OPPORTUNITIES 

Let's help find jobs for submariners, if you can help or have a position available, give me an email.

QUALIFIED EX-SUBMARINERS AND MARITIME TRAINERS

Expressions of Interest

SMA is Australia’s largest military training provider with over thirty years experience across the majority of Naval and Army platforms.  As a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) the company currently graduates in excess of 1500 technical trainees per annum.

SMA is currently tendering for the COLLINS CLASS SM Training at HMAS STIRLING and is seeking expressions of interest from Ex-Submariners, current Submarine School staff and experienced Maritime Trainers for Management, Instructor (including both platform and combat systems maintenance and operation) and training support positions. 
Experience in COLLINS Class submarines is highly desirable.

Interested persons should submit a resume and contact details to smarecruitment@sma.com.au

All expressions of interest will be handled in strictest confidence.


Forstaff Australia Pty Ltd's
Forstaff, a multi faceted HR, construction and maintenance company with operations throughout Australia, is seeking ex defence personnel. The company, like so many others, is currently experiencing difficulty in finding quality tradesman, particularly in the area of diesel mechanics/fitters and the electrical trades.  Having an ex submariner in a position to place submariners in work is a great opportunity.

Established in Sydney in 1981 and Australian owned, Forstaff has emerged as a leader in the personnel services industry. Today Forstaff presides over a nationwide network of 36 offices and unique training and assessment centres. Our temporary workforce exceeds 7,000 and we have over 1200 permanent employees.

Each year we provide our clients with over 4.5 million hours of labour and our annual turnover exceeds $200 million.

Feel like an break and want to send the partner to work instead? Forstaff may also be able to add value for serving spouses particularly if they are looking for part time work or call centre work.  Forstaff can arrange part time work in almost all capital cities (but could be in any industry) and there is call centre work in Sydney, Perth, Melbourne and Hobart.  If you have a technical background and you are considering a change the Forstaff website is worth a visit.

  Kinetic Defence Services is Australia’s ONLY ’Defence Recognised Supplier’ of recruitment solutions to the Defence and Aerospace Industries and is an award winning pioneer in recruitment to this niche.

As Australia’s largest and longest standing recruitment solution provider to this niche, Kinetic Defence Services is renowned for unmatched expertise which has lead to preferred supplier or sole supplier status to the majority of organisations across Australia.

Consultants of the Kinetic Defence Services team have either engineering qualifications or are ex-members of the ADF. This background, combined with membership of key industry user groups is designed to provide employers and jobseekers with the highest levels of expertise and experience throughout the recruitment process.

A personalised service within this niche is extended to both clients and jobseekers and it is this level of service, combined with a deep understanding of the Defence and Aerospace drivers that has been the cornerstone of ongoing growth and success.
 

North Sydney, NSW, 2060
T: 02 9492 7500
F: 02 8904 0958 enquiries@kineticdefence.com.au

Do you have something to sell, then contact the Store Manager

 

 

Holiday Accommodation

Brucknell - South West Victoria

Blue Wren Haven

Blue Wren Haven is set in five acres of Australian bushland and flowering gardens.

The guest house has three bedrooms, two with queen beds and one with two single beds and a sofa bed is also available. Large living area with all the comforts of home. Bathroom with bath and shower. Full kitchen facilities.

Many lovely native birds can been spotted on the property and kangaroos quite often hop through the gardens. There is also a local tennis court within walking distance and your welcome to use this (racquets and balls available). If your looking for a quiet and peaceful location for a holiday or just one night stay while traveling the Great Ocean Road Blue Wren Haven is a wonderful place to relax.

We are only a twenty Min drive to Port Campbell and the Twelve Apostles and Peterborough. If you want to go further the beautiful Otway Nation Park is a 40 min drive where you can see the Triplet Falls, the Otway Fly and so many more attractions in and around this beautiful part of Victoria

  • Barbeque
  • Bedding (Linen)
  • Pay TV
  • Cooking Facilities
  • Air Conditioning
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Linen Supplied
  • Microwave
  • Pets allowed
  • Playground
  • Refrigerator
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tennis Court
  • TV Reception
  • Non-smoking
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Iron
  • Stereo
  • Washing Machine
  • porta cot
  • smoking out side
  • childrens toys
  • electric oven

Contact Andy Armes for more details by email or phone 03 5595 0347.  Discount offered to members of the submarine community.

 

For Sale or Swap 

Visitors to the log that have items that this wish to buy, sell or swap contact US with details - include photo and all details if possible.


SANDY'S STUFF


Mahogany Oberon Models

Oscar Akins managed to obtain O Boat plans from the Museum at Fremantle and has just received images of the first completed model. He said "I reckon it looks great. This particular model is 2 foot long but 4 foot models can be made. Each one is hand crafted from Mahogany. No plastic or metal involved. Ignore the HMS Oberon name, any name ie HMAS Ovens can be supplied. the cost is $350 plus postage."

Contact Oscar for details.


Memorabillia
Back in the mid 1980s John Lannstrom [as a civvy] visited all the Oberon submarines at HMAS Platypus on a very regular basis and provided the crews with gear such as their foulie patches, caps, Zippo lighters, plaques with the submarine profile on brushed metal, etc - all with each submarine crest on all the items.  He didn't have a contract - just dealt with the crew of each submarine.

He is now making up prints of each of the submarines and other ships, etc from the 80's.  To offset costs of printers, scanners, etc I sell a few prints on ebay as Limited Edition prints. He can also do prints of any of the six HMAS Oberon class submarines with a crew member's personal information on a print showing their service aboard.

If any SAA member wishes to buy any prints and mention the SAA, I will donate 50 cents to the Association's Welfare fund from each print sale.

The prints personalised are $5.50 each plus $2.50 safe packaging and postage.  Up to three prints can be safely shipped in the one packet for the $2.50.  The prints are unconditionally guaranteed quality-wise."

To view examples or place an order on the website follow this link.

Books & DVD's

   

North Queensland at War Volume 1
Naval and Merchant Shipping Movements 1939 - 1942

This book of 336 pages is a compilation of ‘Shipping’ in North Queensland (Australia) waters from 1939 to 1942. it includes the arrival and departure dates of all vessels (large and small, military and merchant) that entered the ports of Mackay, Bowen, Townsville, Lucinda, Cairns, Port Douglas, Cooktown, Port Stewart, Portland Road and Thursday Island.

Researched and compiled by Peter Nielsen (ex WOETSM). Cost $69 plus $8 postage. This book has been nominated for the Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards (2004) - Best History Book.

Send orders to:
Nielsen Publishing
PO Box 7226 Garbutt B.C.
Townsville QLD 4814

Email:

panielsen@bigpond.com

Future editions to follow:
Volume 2 will be a continuation of ‘Shipping’ throughout 1943 and
Volume 3 will be a further continuation of ‘Shipping’ from 1944 to 1946. In its ‘Diary’ format, this will be the nearest one will get to an official history of shipping in North Queensland waters during WWII.
Volumes 4 to 6 will concentrate on Army and Airforce activities,
Volume 7 will contain a combined Index and Supplements.

 
HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED WHAT HAPPENED TO YOUR OLD SHIP?
Complete lists of warships of the British and Commonwealth Navies are now available in four volumes. Each volume is A4 size, spiral bound with laminated covers and provides a wealth of detail for each vessel. Entries are listed by class in chronological order and include the builder date the vessel was laid down, launched, commissioned and decommissioned, and the fate. Many entries have a brief outline of the vessels service.

* Capital Ships of the British and Commonwealth Navies (69 pages of battleships, battle cruisers, aircraft carriers and cruisers) $15:75;
* Destroyers of the British and Commonwealth Navies (108 pages) $19:00;
* Frigates of the British and Commonwealth Navies (57 pages) $14:75; and
* Submarines of the British and Commonwealth Navies (64 pages) $15:25. Many entries have details including commanding officers, patrols conducted and tonnage sunk

Bank cheque or money order (no credit cards nor personal cheques) to Garry Coombe, 5 Glencoe Place, Lynwood, WA. 6147. Prices include postage within Australia, overseas add $20:00 for air mail.

Also available:
* Unterseebootes! Submarines of the Kreigsmarine from 1935 to 1945, numerically listed with their commanding officers, patrols and tonnage sunk (115 pages) for $20:00.
* The Kaiserlichemarine § The Imperial German Navy to 1918, listed by class in chronological order within each category, (110 pages) $20:00.
* The Imperial Japanese Navy to 1945, listed by class in chronological order within each category, (85 pages) for $17:25.

 

Bank cheque or money order (no credit cards nor personal cheques) to Garry Coombe, 5 Glencoe Place, Lynwood, WA. 6147. Prices include postage within Australia, overseas add $20:00 for air mail.

HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED WHAT THOSE SHIPS WERE NAMED FOR?
Complete lists of warships of the United States Navy are now available in four volumes. Each volume is A4 size, spiral bound with laminated covers and provides a wealth of detail for each vessel. Entries are listed by class in chronological order and include for whom or what they were named, the builder, date the vessel was laid down, launched, commissioned and decommissioned, and the fate. Many entries have a brief outline of the vessels service.

* Capital Ships of the United States Navy (89 pages of battleships, aircraft carriers, escort aircraft carriers, cruisers and guided missile cruisers) $17:75; includes a FREE copy of The ‘Gator Navy — Amphibious Ships of the United States Navy!
* Destroyers of the United States Navy ( Destroyer Escorts and Frigates of the United States Navy (131 pages of destroyer escorts and guided missile armed frigates) $21:50; and
* Submarines of the United States Navy (117 pages, complete with war patrols and ships and tonnage sunk) $20:00.

Bank cheque or money order (no credit cards nor personal cheques) to Garry Coombe, 5 Glencoe Place, Lynwood, WA. 6147. Prices include postage within Australia, overseas add $20:00 for air mail.


 Medals & MOUNTING

Western Australia

McNamee Medals - Mounting Medals Since 1980

McNamee Medals is a Perth based family owned business which offers a personalised and competitively priced Medal Mounting Service.

We provide Medal Mounting for all Australian and British Commonwealth Military and Service medals (some foreign medals may be accommodated dependant upon ribbon availability).

We provide New Ribbons for and Mount Medals from all wars, military campaigns and police and peace keeping actions up to and including the Australian Defence Medal, United Nations and NATO Medals.

We also Mount Medals and provide Replicas and Miniature Medals for Cadets and service organisations including Police, Ambulance, Fire and Rescue and State Emergency Services.


Call us or send an e mail for a quote and you will be pleasantly surprised not only with the price, but also with our unbelievable turnaround time.

E Mail: mcnamee@bigpond.net.au
Web: www.mcnameemedals.com
Phone: 08 9332 2158
Mob: 0403 308 511
 

New South Wales 

Medals and Memories 

Do you need your medals mounted or that special gift of submarine memorabilia visit Medals and Memories and talk to Barry, he is there to help. Personal Honour Boards Made to Order

Barry (Shorty) Atkinson Ex CPOUCSM Proprietor

Email medalsandmemories@bigpond.com
Mobile: 0419 629 643



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Last modified: 28-Apr-2013