HMNZS HAWEA = Communicator

Question – Who was the communicator onboard HMNZS HAWEA in 1977 when Lt Malcolm Jackman was the Commanding Officer?

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The Recipe

Put all ingredients in a large bowl and mix.  sprinkle with cinnamon.

4 litres Tip Top Vanilla Ice Cream
2 litres Cream ( or 50 / 50 Milk and Cream )
Ten drops Vanilla Essence
1 Litre Squirt ( best rum option is Captain Morgan Overproof ) (Underproof is sort of OK )
6 Eggs, whisked until foaming
Cinnamon Powder

and what do you have?

Click HERE for some alternative recipes.

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RNZNCA Newsletter 2014

The RNZN Communicators’ Association Newsletter for 2014 can be read by clicking HERE.

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Question 037

A matter of war.  Good question click on play to listen.

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QUESTION:

What RNZN ship was present in Tokyo Bay when Japan formally surrendered aboard USS Missouri and what was the date?

ANSWER:

Gambia was present in Tokyo Bay when Japan formally surrendered aboard USS Missouri 02/09/1945.

REFERENCES:

http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/war/royal-new-zealand-navy/second-world-war    (Page 5 – Final Operations)  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_Instrument_of_Surrender

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A Musical Interlude

Here is something a number of you will be able to relate to.  Press Play  to Listen.

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REUNION 2015

Well the budgets have been set and we are off, and now running down to the next Communications Reunion.  The Reunion will be held over the period 28 – 30 May 2015 in Wellington and the Petone Workingman’s Club is the venue.

Your committee and sub-committee has worked hard to keep the costs down and you will be pleased to see there has been no increase since the 2012 Reunion. Registration Forms and Programme can be selected from the Reunion 2015 tab on the Main Menu.  An early bird registration is in place so register as soon as you can.  This reunion is open to ex and serving communicators, their wives, partners and significant others.

So, if you see any ex communicators in your travels tell them about the reunion and we look forward to catching up.

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Cap Tallys

I now have a source for getting cap tally’s reproduced in the UK.  If anyone wants a cap tally from a bygone era then drop me a comment to this post advising the name(s) of the ships required.  I have just purchased HMNZS ROYALIST and HMNZS BLACK PRINCE for one of our members and it took just on two weeks for delivery to NZ.  The cost is $20.00 per cap tally and you name it we can get it.

I will be placing an order on the 31st October so you still have time.

 

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