FRANK CARVILLE, EAST FREMANTLE, ROYAL AUSTRALIAN NAVY 1961-1984
FRANK Carville was part of the second ever intake at the Junior Recruit Training Establishment at HMAS Leeuwin in Fremantle in 1961 and spent the next 23 years in a variety of secretarial roles.
He served on HMAS Melbourne (twice), HMAS Parramatta, HMAS Vampire and HMAS Swan, often dealing with classified communications being transmitted and received by high-ranking officers, including the captain of the vessel.
He was also among the staff of the Australian Naval Attaché in Washington DC from 1977-79 and was stationed at Australian Fleet Headquarters for two years after his return.
Mr Carville opened the very first branch of the Navy Credit Union at HMAS Stirling on August 14, 1984 – the day after discharging with the rank of Warrant Officer Writer. He then spent 25 years working for the Australian Defence Credit Union.