David Mattiske - Attempting to join

Running time
37 sec
Date made
Department of Veterans' Affairs


At the alleyway beside the Mechanics' Institute where the Saturday night pictures were held every night, there was a desk with some RAAF officers there recruiting. And I was a fairly big lad and looked older than my years, so I went there and asked about joining up. And they were taking notes and one of our dear family friends, a lady behind me, said "You can't take him, he's only 15 and a half!" So that put the kibosh on that.

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