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Remembering John Hordern with Angus Hordern

Alex Lloyd speaks with Angus Hordern about his late father, John Hordern, a World War II veteran.

Life on the Line tracks down Australian war veterans and records their stories. Today's bonus episode is with Angus Hordern, who shares with his Thistle Productions colleague Alex Lloyd some memories of his late father, John Hordern. John served in the Royal Australian Navy in World War II, including the largest naval action in history.

#67 Ian Knox

Angus Hordern interviews former Vice Chief of Defence Force and Vietnam veteran Ian Knox.

Life on the Line tracks down Australian war veterans and records their stories. Today's conversation is with Vice Admiral Ian Knox. Ian spoke to Angus Hordern about a few highlights from his career, from Vietnam to captaining HMAS Melbourne to his time as Vice Chief of Defence Force.

#64 Jodi Farmer

Alex Lloyd interviews currently serving sailor, Jodi Farmer.

Life on the Line tracks down Australian war veterans and records their stories. For this episode, Royal Australian Navy servicewoman Jodi Farmer spoke to Alex Lloyd about her experiences at sea, including border security operations and a deployment to the Middle East, and the intensity of being on a boarding party.

#53 Vic Battese, David Cronin and Bob Ray

Angus Hordern interviews Vietnam veterans Vic Battese, David Cronin and Bob Ray.

Life on the Line tracks down Australian war veterans and records their stories. Today's conversation is with three veterans of the Vietnam War. Vic Battese, David Cronin and Bob Ray served in the Royal Australian Navy Helicopter Flight Vietnam. They spoke with Angus Hordern about their EMU days, serving in the war with the United States Army 135th Assault Helicopter Company.

The Great Navy's War with Dr David Stevens

Angus Hordern speaks with Dr David Stevens about Australia's naval war in World War I.

Life on the Line tracks down Australian war veterans and records their stories. Today's bonus episode is with Royal Australian Navy veteran Dr David Stevens, who is currently an Official Historian at the Australian War Memorial. Angus Hordern spoke with David about his own military career, and the history of Australia's naval war in World War I.

#48 Tamara Sloper-Harding

Thomas Kaye interviews Timor and Bougainville veteran Tamara Sloper-Harding.

Life on the Line tracks down Australian war veterans and records their stories. Tamara Sloper-Harding served in the Royal Australian Navy as an intelligence officer, and saw multiple deployments to East Timor and Bougainville. She spoke to Thomas Kaye about her experiences in the navy as a woman, the highs and lows, her time overseas and her passion to help those in need.

Frankston Naval Memorial Club with Harry Kime

Life on the Line tracks down Australian war veterans and records their stories. Every week we also have a bonus episode, where we speak to historians, authors and others in the veterans community. Today's bonus episode is with a group of Royal Australian Navy veterans at the Frankston Naval Memorial Club. The club invited Alex Lloyd to one of their Friday night gatherings to speak with its Korean and Vietnam war era veterans about their time at sea. The episode features a few short vox pops, and a longer chat with the club's president, Harry Kime.

The mine sitting out the front of the Frankston Naval Memorial Club.

The mine sitting out the front of the Frankston Naval Memorial Club.

#32 Peter Jones

Life on the Line tracks down Australian war veterans and records their stories. Today's conversation is with a career navy man, Vice Admiral Peter Jones AO, DSC (Ret'd). Peter served for many years, including commanding the Maritime Interception Operations in the Arabian Gulf. He is now the President of the Australian Naval Institute and has launched the Australian Naval History Podcast.

A Family at War with Doug Symes Snr

Life on the Line tracks down Australian war veterans and records their stories. Every week we also have a bonus episode, where we speak to historians, authors and others in the veterans community. Today's bonus episode is with a World War II and Korean War navy veteran, Doug Symes Snr. Doug shared stories of his childhood, his family's wartime service and his own experiences of life on the sea. This conversation focuses a lot on Doug's life pre-war, showcasing how this cataclysmic conflict affected the average Australian family.

#17 Dave Stafford Finney

Life on the Line tracks down Australian war veterans and records their stories. Today's conversation is with Bougainville, East Timor and Middle East veteran Dave Stafford Finney. Dave served as a marine technician and was medically discharged in late 2017.

Dave returned to the podcast in the episode Panel - Life After Service, and again in Christmas on the Line.

Dave tragically passed away in February 2019. Find out more here.