Charles Flesfader

Rookie (August 1950 / Adelaide, South Australia)

Biography of Charles Flesfader

see poem 'This Family of Jack'
Of illegitimate birth, war veteran, former alcoholic.
1963-5 Educated to year 10 High School
1966-71Apprentice Diesel Mechanic
1971-87 Engine Room Artificer / Chief Marine Technicia plus ships diver, then Chief Training Design Specialist, in Royal Australian Navy 1971-1987. (Reserves 1984-87)
1984-92 Training & Business Development Consultant
1993-2005 Itinerant Speaker, Teacher, Counsellor
2006- Community Radio Journalist & Reporter, Writer

Charles Flesfader's Works:

nil as yet. Desiring to publish book of verse, prose, anecdotes on Naval Life - 'This Family of Jack' Updates

Old Man Navy

Parade ground, Cerberus, one dismal, foggy morn,
Weather-beaten face, beneath a battered old hat
This man was “Navy; ” to the sea, surely born,
With swaggering gait, he left no doubt of that.

Three rows o’ ribbons up on his chest,
Telling that he’d been there, to hell and back,
Hammering Hitler, Mussolini, and Tojo’s best
Even giving “Charlie” a serve too, this old Jack.

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