Edward Chapman - Enlistment

Running time
1 min 14 sec
Date made
Department of Veterans' Affairs


I was working for the Queensland Royal Aero Club as a cleaner, cleaning the aircraft and they mentioned it.

It was another twelve months before I … I was only sixteen at the time and I joined the navy in May 1941…

Well, why I joined the navy, I belonged to the sea cadets which had quarters down at Petrie Point and I was in that for a few years and it was disbanded with the outbreak of war so I eventually joined up to the navy because I liked the navy and I joined up in May.

I think it was the 6th May 1941 and I was transferred down to Flinders Naval Depot and I was there for six months.

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