How can you join the Royal Australian Navy and then not serve on a ship?
By serving under the sea as a submariner, says Doug Edwards, who’s addressing the Ku-ring-gai Historical Society on Saturday June 17.
Hear about the privations, stresses and details of daily life submerged hundreds of feet below Australian waters during the 1960s when, for five years, Doug served the Australian Navy as a submariner.
Doug from South Turramurra, joined the Navy as an apprentice at 15 and never served on a ship in nine years of service, but instead was drafted into Australia’s Oberon class submarines.
“It’s not a technical talk but a life talk,” said Doug.
In a red strip at the bottom:
Fancy a week ….feet below in a submarine? Find out more on page 19.
Where: The former Gordon Public School, 799 Pacific Highway, Gordon, next to adjacent to Gordon Library
When: Saturday June 17 at 2pm
Cost: Free. Refreshments served
For more: Call the Ku-ring-gai Historical Society on 9499 4568. You don’t need to be a Society member – visitors are welcome and bookings are not necessary.