CPO Leon Coppins R51098 joined the Navy on 16th June 1955 as a recruit EM and apart from HMAS Cerberus, served in HMAS Albatross and HMAS Melbourne where on October 30th 1963, he paid off as a Chief EA (Air) in charge of the Air Electrical Workshop. He also qualified as a Clearance Diver in December 1961. He served on 816 Squadron, LRS and the Electrical Repair Section as well as the Instrument Repair Section and Autopilot Service Section. He remained the SA State President for over 4 years up to his death February 2014.