Jim began his career in OTC in VIM (Melbourne) as a CRS Operator back in the late 1950’s.
Jim and Keith McCredden studied for their Cable certificates in Sydney in 1961 along with Geoff McDonald.
Jim was posted to Suva around 1962 and he & Keith were together at Cocos Island in 1964/5.
Jim went into the Commercial Branch sometime after Cocos closed and was later appointed to the position of WA Manager for OTC Sales.
Jim was the manager of the Perth OTC office in the early 90’s.
Keith was not sure of dates for any of these moves and thinks that Jim possible retired about the time of the Telstra takeover (circa 1991).
Keith believes that he took up gliding and was in the same club as Graham Watts.
Unfortunately Jim did not keep in touch with the Vets or any of his old OTC workmates so details of his wife, Sandra, or any of their children are unknown.
More to follow if we hear anything.