ARMY: RNZAC, TF, 1952-56; RNZA, RF, 1956-67.
RF: Instructor gunnery, radar, survey 1956-58. Commissioned as Lieutenant 1961 - to 161 Bty, 16 Field HQ, HQ NMD (G3), School of Artillery 1964-65 incl Acting Chief Instructor, Viet Nam Feb-Nov 1966. Resigned on return to NZ, disillusioned.
Problems with holding jobs 1967-1991, breakdown attributed to PTSD, forced into early retirement. Still have problems dealing with life - Quite Deaf!, anxiety, agorophobic, limited walking.
Widower 18 months, live alone. Two married sons, 2 d-in-laws, 4 grandchildren.
I would like to participate in the oral history as I believe I have something to contribute, bot from a military and personal point of view.