David Whiteman: A yearning to join the Navy (Part 1)
Posted on: Mon 11 Feb 2019
In 2016, 89 year old David Whiteman sadly passed away. He had served in the Royal Australian Navy during World War Two, and kept extensive letters and notes from that period. Shortly before his death, a friend, Vicki Crowley sat down with David and recorded his story. Thanks to Vicki, we are fortunate enough to be able to bring you David’s story in his own words. Today we start with an introduction, and will continue his story in the week to come.
Produced by Helen Meyer. Audio provided by Jan Grosvenor and Vicki Crowley and used with permission.
Photo: A stern view of HMAS Strahan 1944 www.navy.gov