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Former Navy Skyhawk Pilot new CDF

Old 4th Apr 2014, 01:08
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Former Navy Skyhawk Pilot new CDF

Interesting to see the Chief of Defence designate acknowledge during his press conference that he was an ex 'birdie' (common name used in the Navy for a member of the Fleet Air Arm) and also acknowledge that it was good to see another 'birdie' become Chief of Navy (the 2nd only to do so).

The latest 'Slipstream' (Fleet Air Arm Magazine) has the CDF designate (a former RAN Skyhawk pilot) listed amongst those with a plaque to be placed on the Fleet Air Arm 'Wall of Service' situated outside the Naval Aviation Museum Nowra.
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Old 4th Apr 2014, 02:53
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Well done to 'Binnie'...

From Midshipman to Air Chief Marshall....
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Old 4th Apr 2014, 03:23
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Well done to him.

Interesting bit by Abbott

"Traditionally, Defence chiefs were appointed to three-year terms, but Mr Abbott said appointments would now run for four years."
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Good to see the new Chief of Navy also wears a pair of wings
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A well-deserved appointment!
Congratulations Mark!
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One of my OTHER students is Air Marshal Geoff Brown. Got the Daily Double.
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