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Denis Hitchens: Reminiscence

Operator on LEO III/15 at Shell Australia
Neil Lamming interviewed me and conducted the aptitude test. But the person I was really trying to dredge from my memory was Bill Cheek who along with Jack Dankert encouraged me to return to full time study. I was 19 and 20 at the time, turning 21 about a fortnight before I went to RMIT -- imagine a 20 year old shift leader with the fate of SCO in his hands!! So for me as a whippersnapper training 35+ year olds was a life defining experience and one which a bit later in life when I was President of the Students' Representative Council (elected leader of some 12,000 students) I was able to refer to when addressing Melbourne Rotary (yes, all the bigwigs).

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