Rocket scientist?

Well, yes. I spent about 30 years of my life as a defence research scientist at the Weapons Research Establishment, Salisbury SA (near Adelaide), first known as the Long Range Weapons Establishment, and latterly, the Defence Science and Technology Organisation. For 20 of those years I led Australian teams working with our allies in various defence projects. Because the research was security classified I cannot discuss it here, however I have included a list of unclassified publications. I should just like to say that Australian scientists made a largely unrecognized contribution to our joint security during the Cold War.

        And the recently declassified WRE Report SAD 20

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Brian J. Polomka and myself have prepared a history of some of the work mentioned above - that done by Systems Assessment Division on the mathematical modelling and computer simulation of guided missiles.