Don Anderson - A helping hand

Running time
1 min 3 sec
Date made
Department of Veterans' Affairs


I was friendly with a WRAN when I was in Flinders Naval Depot for a course. She was a relative of mine and I met her two or three times. I kept telling her I was sick of these 10 knot convoy leads, corvettes, they were the lowest form of naval power.

I kept telling her I wanted to go to a destroyer. Months later, as I explained before, I received that change from the north of New Guinea all the way down to Victoria to join up with a destroyer.

When I met up with her again, I said to her, she worked in the drafting office, I said, "Did you have anything to do with that draft of me from New Guinea aboard the Napier?"

No comment except "You wanted to go to a destroyer, didn't you?"

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