A time of transition
From page 1 Mr Hunter said he entered at a time of transition.
“We were the first of the permanent service personnel after the cessation of the hostilities,” he said.
“We were learning things were changing so damn fast because the training they have for war is to give you the knowledge and get you out to sea as fast as they could.
“Now we were going as the peace-keepers up into Japanese waters.
“We had to learn a lot in a very short time.”
Mr Hunter’s Navy career saw him travel the world transporting food parcels, monitoring Australian and Pacific waters, and carrying out rescue missions.
He was drafted to HMAS Cerberus to be a chief instructor and promoted to chief petty officer in 1956.
He was discharged in January 1957.