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I have recently starting seeing a guy who is in the RAAF and based at Amberlay QLD but he is moving to Newcastle next week. Anyway I wanted to send him a thank you gift to say thank you for such a wonderful weekend but the thing is his house was packed up this week and has become a "base rat" until he leaves end of next week so Im not sure how to send something to the base. Do I just send it to the Base address listed?????
Contact him or the duty officer at the base and give them his name and try and find out what corp he is in and what rank he is, it will make it ALOT easier for it to get to him that way.
Try get his "number", his name with rank and then the section he is in etc and the address of base. If he is on a course you write the name of the course. Get him to ask his bosses or other guys if he doesnt know.
When i have sent stuff to DH it normally looked like this
(this just made up info)
12345677 Sergent D. Slapper
Subject one for finding nemo
Humid house NT 1234
I used to just write the the name, and the section address and then Amberley's base address.
I have no way of contact him cause his phone has really bad reception on base and i wanted it to be a surprise. I know that he is a sergeant and works in the ground security for deployments i think.
Maybe I should just send it to his old home address as he only finished packing up yesterday so hopefully he will still be checking his mail
I hope you won't mind if I play devils advocate here... my husband has told me that quite a few females ring up looking for "so and so". It is not really appropriate for them to give out any details unless you have his full name and unit details etc. Some people do ring just to find out stuff on ex's, (if they have been promoted, posted, where their units are etc).
What I am trying to say is sometimes ringing up can be viewed with suspician or scepticism. If you are having trouble contacting him, they can sometimes be less than helpful as they might think he does not want to hear from you.
If you want to have something delivered, and he is a sergeant, you can try and see if you can get it delivered at the sergeants mess. However that would only work if there is only one sergeants mess, (which can depend on the base).
If you have his full name, you can ring the switch, (it will be in the phone book), and find out what unit he is and then send it there. Given that they are starting holidays it could take time to get through the mail system and he might not get it. Or, ask the switch to put you through to Ground Security.
Alternatively, send a text through and make a time to meet up and give it to him in person. It will still be a surprise and you will get to see his face when you give it to him too.
Hope this has helped. Sorry to be so negative, I have been treated this way and I am married to my man. They change their attitude when they find out you are "the wife".
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