Introducing Huck Ennis DFC (Garry Ennis)
Huck says: “I spent 15yrs growing up on Tamborine Mt, riding a horse to school, the longest being some 9 miles from Camp Cable to Logan Village aged 8yo. Thank God I am a Country Boy.
After, becoming an Apprentice in the Post Master General's Department in 59, I lasted 2 years and joined the Air Force.”
In 1961, Huck joined the RAAF, 10 Squadron, as a Rad Tech Air.
In 1965 he applied for Pilots Course, graduating to Fighters in 1966.
He spent the next 5 yrs as a Single man bouncing between Williamtown and Butterworth flying Sabres and then Mirages.
He was posted to Vietnam in 69 as a Forward Air Controller, flying the O-1 Birddog, then OV-10.
Huck was awarded the British DFC for his efforts.
Posted to RAF College of Air Warfare at Manby, Linc, to undertake the 6 month course in Weapons Employment!
Joined Aircraft Research and Development Unit, Laverton as the Weapons Officer to assist in assessing two Mirage Projects.
Huck spent the next about 10 years flying and on projects associated with Fighters.
He resigned in 1996 to join Pel-Air Target towing out of HMAS Albatross Nowra.