Premier McGowan pays visit to old office at HMAS Stirling


Premier Mark McGowan and HMAS Stirling commanding officer Captain Brian Delamont in the office where he worked as a navy legal officer in the early 1990s.
Premier Mark McGowan and HMAS Stirling commanding officer Captain Brian Delamont in the office where he worked as a navy legal officer in the early 1990s.

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.

MORE: State Govt set to introduce life sentences for convicted meth traffickers

MORE: South Perth traders want help as business falls

MORE: HMAS Stirling-based warship HMAS Arunta part of significant drug seizure off coast of Africa