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This is the HMAS Leeuwin 28th intake's 2009 Reunion and beyond Information site.

We have recently celebrated a huge milestone in our lives. It was 40 years since all of us joined the RAN as boys in July 1969.

Our objectives are: First, to promote and inform visitors of progress for the preparations of our National reunion to be hosted by the Queenslanders, Second to report on the activities of the 28th intake in general.




This website was commissioned in an attempt to locate all the Junior Recruits who enlisted with me in July 1969 from the 28th intake at HMAS LEEUWIN. Of this intake there were approximately 205 boys between the age of 15 and 17 in the original intake, however only 184 eventually passed out according to our booklet. Some boys went on to become Midshipman at HMAS Cresswell via the Topman scheme, several transferred to RANATE HMAS Nirimba for Apprentice training and a couple disappeared which we and RAN records cannot account for.

This site is dedicated to those who joined the Royal Australian Navy in July 1969 and were named the 28th Collins & Walton Intake. It is also for all the Junior Recruits that passed through the gates of HMAS LEEUWIN who are still serving in uniform, civvies or just plain retired. We must also reflect upon those who are no longer with us due to unfortunate circumstances. May they Rest in Peace. V

I welcome all serving and retired members of the defence family including civilians to this website, and hope you enjoy your visit now and in the future. Please feel free to leave a message in our guestbook to assist us as we march towards our reunion in 2009.

It is anticipated that this website will remain active for many years to come, providing a written and pictorial history of all our endeavors and achievements. It will also become focal point where we can remain in contact well into the future.

John Hogg


26th January 2006










Better mates you'll never find and I'm so proud you are friends of mine!
With your great memories and experiences...


Background song was recorded by Gerry and the Pacemakers on 2nd November 1963.






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