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Mon 24 Sep, 2018, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Andrew (Andy) Mackinnon joined the RAN in 1963 and trained as an Officer in the UK and Australia .He served in HMAS VENDETTA off Vietnam 1970.Andy’s early career consisted of further training in the UK, exchange duty with the USN , service in, and command of patrol boats culminating in the command of HMAS CAIRNS and duties as NOC Cairns and Commander Australian Patrol Boat Forces. Promoted Captain in 1990,he then served with the Dept of Defence as Director, South West Pacific branch ,International Policy Division. Subsequently he was C O HMAS COONAWARRA in Darwin throughout 1995-96.Three years service followed as our Defence Advisor in NZ from 1997-99 ,during which the Bougainville and East Timor interventions occurred and major changes to NZDF capability were developed. Subsequently he served as Director UN, Peace Operations and Arms control in the Strategy and International Policy Division in Canberra. He retired from the RAN in 2001 but his involvement with Navy didn’t finish there !!!. Join us on September 24th and hear Captain Andrew B Mackinnon, CSC,RAN (Retd) tell us the full story of his Naval Career in and out of uniform.
The Waverley RSL is conveniently situated opposite the station in Glen Waverley, and the parking is free, but you need to display a ticket on your dash board.(Obtainable from reception)
ALL WELCOME: ‘The Warramunga restaurant ‘ opens at 5.30 PM and a growing number of us take the opportunity of enjoying a lovely meal and a few drinks before the meeting.You are very welcome to join us! We need to book tables and suggest you contact our Secretary Rodney Phillips, who makes the booking and co-ordinates the tables for us. Rodney can be contacted on 0466 983 313 , or on email : firstname.lastname@example.org .