David Mattiske - Attempting to join
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.