PREMIER Mark McGowan visited his old office at HMAS Stirling where he worked as a legal officer 21 years ago before embarking on his career in politics.
“I was stationed at HMAS Stirling as a naval legal officer before entering Parliament in 1996,” he said.
“A lot has changed in 21 years, but the memories are fresh.”
Mr McGowan said the navy was a huge part of his life and was grateful for everything it had taught him.
“Navy servicemen and women do an outstanding job and we should always recognise the important role they play,” he said.
“It’s a great privilege to be able to meet with navy crews and thank them for the work they do.”
Mr McGowan was at the base last Friday and presented a commendation to a crewmember of supply ship HMAS Sirius.
He thanked the commanding officer of HMAS Stirling, Captain Brian Delamont and the crew of HMAS Sirius for their hospitality during his visit.