Memories of Len Eaton

I arrived at Seletar from Australia may 1961, posted to work at CK2 in Signals. My introduction to Seletar was that of wonderment. I was 19, first time on deployment in a foreign country. I made immediate friends due to my involvements in Scouting, quickly linked up with the two Cub packs on base….17th and 66th (Air Scouts). Became firm friends with Tom and Dot Cooper and their young son Melvin, think they lived at 35 Lambeth Walk, on base. Absolutely haunted such places as the swimming pool, Astra theatre, Jalan Kayu shops and markets. Cycle was the most popular form of transport although did have a favourite cabbie name of Lee who drove a dark blue Fiat 600. I undertook a deployment to Penang for six months in 1962, returning to find our small unit had been moved to Amoy Quee army base. I finally departed Singas mid 1963 for home, sadly leaving so many good British friends behind. I have finally caught up with Davey Patrick who was RASC 55AD Coy, along with several of the lads who were Cubs in those years. I still retain my interest in trying to find any old friends from these. Unfortunately have so far been unable to contact the Cooper family. Am now retired in Brisbane, play and teach bagpipes, am ham radio enthusiastic operator VK4FIAA

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