Mick Rudkins - Joining the Colac
I joined up down at Moreton on Alice Street down behind the Botanical Gardens there, then I was there quite a few months and they send you off to Flinders Naval Depot, in Victoria, where you done three months training.
Then they shoved you off to a ship. The first ship I went on was a minelayer, the Bungadore. There was about twelve of us from the one class went on that. It was in Sydney Harbour and all they sent us there for was, the crew was on leave, to strip and paint the bloody thing and when they come back, I went to the Colac. I don't know where the other boys went but I went to the Colac for about eighteen months on that.