Yes it is a small world.
Did you by chance get your Warbirds interest from Sid Beck's?
After starting a cadetship with the Townsville Harbour Board I then wasted my time starting a Degree at JCU and then finished it off at QIT in Brisbane. Then worked in Rockhampton with QR
, Newman (WA) with BHP-Utah as it was then, back to Brisbane with a Consultancy, up to here to work for the republic (Comalco) which then became the evil empire (Rio Tinto), so left to do contract work "outside" (but still based in Weipa as Wife continued to be enslaved by the evil empire) as well as finishing a Graduate Diploma, then took a FIFO job in WA
(earning heaps of points with AN
and lost em all because of the Kiwis), and now am a sub contractor to a Business working mainly in the Bowen Basin (hence the regular trips on the QFLink New Generation Caribou) as well as trying to progress (badly) on a Masters.
So never really worked in Townsville apart from the Harbour Board and vacation jobs at QR
and Copper Refineries.