Joined the army in January 1951 as 6th Intake Army Apprentice. Discharged in January 1981 with the rank of Warrant Officer Class 1.
Served 3 years at Army Apprentices School, Balcombe and 1 year at Apprentices Wing, School of Military Engineering, Casula and qualified as Carpenter & Joiner – ECN 072.
Served with the following Units – 22 Const Sqn (Karrakatta, Perth), 7 Indep Fld Sqn (Casula, NSW), 17 Const Sqn (Randwick, NSW), 24 Const Sqn (Wewak PNG), 5 Base Ordnance Depot (Midland, WA), 131 Div Loc Bty (Holsworthy, NSW), Albert Park Barracks (Melbourne, Vic), RAEME Wksps Stores Sect (Puckapunyal, Vic), 33 Supply Bn (Sth Kensington, Vic), Logistics Comd (Melbourne, Vic) and again at 5 Base Ordnance Depot (Midland, Perth).
Served overseas at Wewak, Papua New Guinea, 1960 -1961.
Joined RAE Association of WA in 1988 and elected Secretary / Treasurer in May 1995.