Stephen Dacey (Navy)
Stephen Trevor Dacey (March 2021)
Australian Service: Joined the Royal Australian Navy in July 1966 to commence a 5 year apprenticeship, commencing at HMAS Nirimba in the western Sydney suburb of Quakers Hill. HMAS Nirimba was RANATE; Royal Australian Navy Apprentice Training Establishment. January 1970 I was deployed to HMAS Brisbane II and undertook service in Vietnam in 1971. HMAS Brisbane was the last ship to be deployed to Vietnam.
Brisbane was also deployed for 2 RIMPAC exercises and we also undertook tours to S.E.Asia and all ports around Australia. A considerable HMAS Brisbane service highlight was as disaster relief for Cyclone Tracy in Darwin over Christmas and New year of 1974/75. In August 1976, after 10 years of service, I voluntarily discharged from the RAN, with a rank of Chief Petty Officer.
Current RSL related activities: I am a member of City New Farm RSL Sub Branch and have been a delegate to SED Council.
I am passionate about issues that currently affect past and current serving members of the Australian Defence Forces and I strongly advocate a commitment to ensuring our membership is kept at levels commensurate to the viability of us all, to ensure we continue to support the ideals of the RSL and that our efforts and diligence is all undertaken with the support of RSL QLD.
Throughout my life I have served varying communities such as school P&C’s, a member of APEX, a Body Corporate Chairperson, to name a few. I have held senior management positions throughout my working life.
Now, only working a 3 day week, I have time to use my energies in supporting the RSL community.