Bernie joined the RAAF in Feb 1980 and trained as an Education Assistant.
After a posting to Officer Training School, he deployed to SINAI Desert with the Multi Force Observers in 1983.
Sailed around the Greek Islands with a boatload of Kiwis.
He then had a series of postings: 3 Control and Reporting Unit, 481 Maintenance Squadron, Amberley, School of Languages and Training Command.
In 1995, Bernie was commissioned to Flying Officer rank and had a series of Administrative Officer postings.
He again deployed to Middle East Area of Operations in 2004 as Executive Officer C130 Combat Support Squadron.
He was promoted to SQNLDR in 2005 and in 2007 joined the Air Force Active Reserve.
He then joined the Public Service in Nov 2010 working with Airborne Early Warning. He then was appointed as Enterprise Manager AEWC in Jul 2017
He returned to the Active Reserve in Jan 2019 with the Air Force Centenary Team.
He is now the Manager of Fighter World, Aviation Heritage Centre at Williamtown.