Frank does the job at RSL

Frank Baldry (RSL President). Anzac profile
Frank Baldry (RSL President). Anzac profile

He served on ships in Iceland, the West Indies, Middle East and Australia, when, in the mid-1960s, he was part of the biggest fleet to enter Sydney since World War II.

‘I joined Surrey police (in 1969) and took over the underwater diving section because I was a navy diver,’ he said.

‘I joined the Surrey bomb squad after the Guildford bombings.’

Everything in both his Navy and police roles was interesting, the former Serviceman said.

Mr Baldry retired from the police in 1985 and worked in a family business and as a private investigator until he moved to Australia with his wife Rosemary in 2004.

He joined the Quinns Rocks RSL soon after and became its president in 2008.

‘My attitude from my naval training is ‘you are given a job, do it to the best of your ability’,’ Mr Baldry said.