IT was with great interest that I read your your article on Rex Clark that has taken me way back in time.
I have just turned 88 years of age and knew Rex well. Rex and Noeline lived and rented a house on the corner of High Street and Campbell Street when they arrived in Wauchope.
My Mum and Dad (Arthur and Isobel Robins) owned this house and we lived next door.
There was a gate in the dividing fence for easy access.
I remember the day we were in the back yard and an aeroplane flew overhead. Barry who was very young said “is there mens in there?”
His wording was laughed about for many years.
I had recently left West Kempsey High School (travelled by train each day) and Rex suggested that I sit for a NSW state wide exam that was coming up for entry to the PMG Telecommunications Training college in Sydney, as he had done in earlier years.
I was successful and commenced training on January 3, 1943 for a five year course.
I rose up the technical ladder and was O.I.C. Technical in many areas but that of course is another story. This was all due to Rex Clark.
It is of interest that on December 10, 1984 I retired after some 42 years plus service and now in the Telecom era and today December 11, 2014, I celebrate 30 years or some 10,958 days of retirement.
Thank you Rex for another good deed.
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