Member Douglas Morris S2442, “Crossed the Bar” early in the morning of Tuesday 24 November 2022.
Doug was born on 11th of March 1929 at Brixham, South Devon, England, and he joined the Royal Navy as an Air Mechanic 11.
After serving on many ships including the Heron, Hornbill & Daedalus, he transferred to theRoyal Australian Navy, on temporary loan, in April 1950. He joined 808 Squadron as part of the 21st Carrier Air Group employed as a Pilot’s Mate, & was involved in the daily servicing of the airframe and engine of Sea Furies.
He then boarded H.M.A.S. Sydney and arrived at Jervis Bay, N.S.W. on 7th December 1950, where the squadron disembarked to H.M.A.S. Albatross near Nowra N.S.W. On 19th April 1951. He re-embarked on H.M.A.S. Sydney and operated in the Far Eastern area involving the Korean Conflict until 4th March 1952. He then transferred back to the Royal Navy until his discharge in 1954.
Following his Navy career, he worked in the Aviation lndustry until 1955 when he was then employed by Standard Telephones until 1954 when he left to emigrate to Australia.
On his arrival in Australia in January 1965, he went to work for Car Fastners where he continued for 29 years until he retired in March of 1994.
On the 27th Jan 1987, he proudly became an Australian Citizen.
He moved to Strathalbyn in 1998 where whilst enjoying retirement, he, alongside his wife Ruth, managed & worked at the Strathalbyn lnformation Centre for 14 years whilst also running the Strathalbyn Market for 9 years.
Thank You For Your Service Doug.