Ken King served in the RAN Fleet Air Arm from 1966 to 1985-86 when he transferred to General Service as a result of the Fleet Air Arm cut-backs of the time. Shortly afterwards, he paid-off as a CPO.

He returned to HMAS Albatross as a Reservist on a number of occasions to assist in various projects.

Ken passed away in Nowra at the David Berry Hospital’s Karinya Palliative Care Unit on Sunday, 27 June 2010. His funeral service was held at Worrigee on July 2.