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Life on the Line tracks down Australian military veterans and records their stories.

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Life on the Line tracks down Australian military veterans and records their stories.

    #135 Donald McDowell

    #135 Donald McDowell

    Angus Hordern interviews AATTV veteran Donald McDowell.
    Life on the Line tracks down Australian military veterans and records their stories. Donald McDowell is a veteran of the Australian Army Training Team Vietnam. The AATTV was a specialist unit of Australian Army military advisors, active from 1962 to 1973. It was specifically raised as part of Australia’s contribution to the Vietnam War. It’s one of Australia’s most heavily decorated units, including four Victoria Crosses. Don spoke to Angus Hordern about his military career, his time in Vietnam, and his reflections on the war.
    Episodes referenced at the end of the podcast include:
    #15 Adrian Clunies-Ross
    Panel - The Vietnam War
    Keith Payne VC - No One Left Behind
    #133 Peter Watt
    To see photos related to today's interview, visit our website - www.lifeonthelinepodcast.com - or follow us on social media: @lifeonthelinepodcast on Facebook and Instagram, @LOTLpod on Twitter and 'Thistle Productions' on LinkedIn.

    • 1 hr
    #134 Graham Goodwin

    #134 Graham Goodwin

    Sharon Mascall-Dare interviews Timor and Afghanistan veteran Graham Goodwin.
    Life on the Line tracks down Australian military veterans and records their stories. Brigadier Graham Goodwin CSC is currently the commander of 9th Brigade Australian Army. As a Reservist, Graham has had a significant career in the ADF and South Australia Police, including deployments to Timor and Afghanistan, and serving in recent domestic operations in response to bushfires and COVID-19.
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    • 45 min
    #133 Peter Watt

    #133 Peter Watt

    Alex Lloyd interviews Australian Army veteran Peter Watt.
    Life on the Line tracks down Australian military veterans and records their stories. Peter Watt enlisted during the Vietnam War. He has been a soldier, articled clerk to a solicitor, prawn trawler deckhand, builder's labourer, pipe layer, real estate salesman, private investigator, police sergeant and adviser to the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary. Today, he is a volunteer firefighter with the Rural Fire Service and an author. His new novel, CALL OF EMPIRE, is out now in print, audiobook and ebook, and Alex is Peter’s publisher at Pan Macmillan.
    To see photos related to today's interview, visit our website - www.lifeonthelinepodcast.com - or follow us on social media: @lifeonthelinepodcast on Facebook and Instagram, @LOTLpod on Twitter and 'Thistle Productions' on LinkedIn.

    • 47 min
    #132 Michael Greenway

    #132 Michael Greenway

    Angus Hordern interviews Australian Army veteran Michael Greenway.
    Life on the Line tracks down Australian military veterans and records their stories. Michael Greenway served in the Australian Army for 36 years. He was in the Royal Australian Army Ordnance Corps, and spent most of his career working in supply. He deployed to Namibia, Timor, Iraq, the Solomon Islands and Afghanistan, as part of peacekeeping and military operations. Michael spoke with Angus Hordern about highlights from his career and the vital role of supply in allowing our armed forces to do what they do.
    To see photos related to today's interview, visit our website - www.lifeonthelinepodcast.com - or follow us on social media: @lifeonthelinepodcast on Facebook and Instagram, @LOTLpod on Twitter and 'Thistle Productions' on LinkedIn.

    • 36 min
    #131 Sabrina Smeaton

    #131 Sabrina Smeaton

    Alex Lloyd interviews Afghanistan veteran Sabrina Smeaton.
    Life on the Line tracks down Australian military veterans and records their stories. Sabrina Smeaton is a veteran of the Australian Army. She served in the artillery corps, working as a Weapon Locating Radar operator and a Scan Eagle UAV operator. She deployed to Afghanistan in 2011. Sabrina spoke to Alex Lloyd about her passion for military service, why she joined, her experiences in artillery and in Afghanistan, her transition coming home and life after service.
    Episodes referenced at the end of the podcast include:
    #110 Carly Box
    Panel - Veteran Suicide
    To see photos related to today's interview, visit our website - www.lifeonthelinepodcast.com - or follow us on social media: @lifeonthelinepodcast on Facebook and Instagram, @LOTLpod on Twitter and 'Thistle Productions' on LinkedIn.

    • 53 min
    #130 Trent Burnard

    #130 Trent Burnard

    Sharon Mascall-Dare interviews army veteran Trent Burnard.
    Life on the Line tracks down Australian military veterans and records their stories. Colonel Trent Burnard has worn an army uniform for 32 years. He went from soldier to officer, deployed to Rwanda and East Timor, and worked in Intelligence. Today he focuses on teaching leadership and resilience as a co-founder of Hindsight Leadership. 
    Episodes referenced at the end of the podcast include:
    #33 Tracy Smart
    #66 James O'Hanlon
    #80 Robyn White
    #124 Mick Burgess
    To see photos related to today's interview, visit our website - www.lifeonthelinepodcast.com - or follow us on social media: @lifeonthelinepodcast on Facebook and Instagram, @LOTLpod on Twitter and 'Thistle Productions' on LinkedIn.

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
430 Ratings

430 Ratings

paddyboomsticks ,

Great work

Great podcast and very informative. There’s still along way to go to prevent veteran suicide but with the help of people like these guys we’ll keep moving in the right direction.

greening2712 ,

Easy 5 Stars!

Such a great podcast. Not only do they have amazing stories, but the lessons that come from those stories are so valuable. The interviewers are of the highest quality, they are trauma informed, they come up with very valuable questions and they care about the service of our veterans and their families. Highly recommend it!

0anny301 ,

Awesome

One of the best podcasts!
The episode with Billy is one of my favourites!!

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