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Dr. Kevin Spillane: The Quality of Tenacity
Taking the World View [John Zillman]
Fred Bell, the Pilot's Friend
Mildura's Harry Storer
Computers—New ADC [Ross Maine]
H. G. Bond
The Sky is the Limit [Bettye Macnicol / Jenny Hopwood]
Hobart Weather Birds [Judy Morris / Felicity James]
Professional Officers' Association Award to Henry [Phillpot]
New Assistant Director Facilities is Keith Henderson
Tasmania's New Regional Director [Ted Phillips]
New Head for ANMRC [Doug Gauntlett]
Tony Powell New Regional Director Victoria
Lynn Mitchell Takes Over the Reins in SA RO Fillerup!
Pat Sullivan New Regional Director, NSW
Bettye Dixon Heads Canberra Liaison Section
Dr Michael Manton Chief of BMRC
Graeme Furler, Regional Director South Australia
Ian Mason, Regional Director ACT
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Don Linforth, STPM
Bob Brook, Asst Director (Observations)
Jim Arthur, Regional Director, Northern Territory
Neil Streten Appointed Deputy Director (Services)
Bill Downey, Assistant Director (Executive)
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Agrometeorology's Leading Lady [Gloria Bedson]
Ken Wilson—Focus on the 'Big Picture'
Sue Barrell's 'Balancing Act'
Dr Geoff Love Appointed Deputy Director (Services)
Serendipity at 33,000ft: A Win for Metrology—Bruce Forgan's WMO Vaisala Award
Pressure's On for New NCC Head [Mary Voice]
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Tasmania's New Regional Director [Ted Phillips]

No. 233 Feb/Mar 1976, Item 2875

Ted Phillips, the new RD in Tasmania, first came to appreciate the forces of the weather when flying as a Wireless Air Gunner with the RAAF during the latter part of the 1939–45 war. After completing his B.Sc. the Queensland University in 1948, Ted renewed his interest in meteorology by joining the Met. Bureau's first postwar meteorologists' course in 1949 (see picture on the back page).

In his 27 years with the Bureau, Ted has obtained a wide and varied experience in many facets of meteorology.

Early in his career he worked briefly as an aviation forecaster at Eagle Farm airport and for a short period at the. Tasmanian Regional Office, then returned to Brisbane for 10 years forecasting in the Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre.

The greater part of his career has been spent working in a variety of Head Office sections—Special Studies, Water Studies, Observations Standards and Practice, Networks, Codes and Traffic, the National Meteorological Analysis Centre and for the last year in Co-ordination and Planning, along with field offices for Hibal forecasting at Mildura and for Maralinga operations. From 1964–67 Ted was OIC at Woomera where in addition to providing meteorological services for rocketing distinguished himself as a googly bowler for the Senior Mess Cricket Team. For the greater part of 1974 he was in the Vic RO supervising the RFC.

Overseas conferences include a visit in 1970 to Geneva with John Lillywhite (then ADS) for the WMO Fifth Session of the Commission for Synoptic Meteorology Systems (CBS). He is currently a member of the WMO Technical Committee of CBS.

He has been active in encouraging youth activities as secretary and president of scout groups at Woomera and Waverly, in coaching the junior cricket team at Woomera and his current interest is in Little Athletics where his two children are keen competitors.

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