New Life Member

Congratulations to Jim Dell on becoming a Life Member of the RNZN Communicators Assn.  Jim’s nomination as a Life Member was confirmed by all attendees at the Annual General Meeting held Saturday, 27th September 2014.  Bravo Zulu Jim and thank you for your continued contribution to the association.

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Rank Abbreviations

The Navy Museum has asked for some assistance in identifying some ranks descriptions. Please leave a comment if you can assist.  Some of these ranks look incomplete to me.

LSG – Leading Signalman
EM [1]/EM [2] – EM1/ EM2 Electrical Mechanic 1st Class/ 2nd Class
ME1 – Marine Engineer 1st Class
CPOMF -Chief Petty Office Marine Fitter
CMEA – Chief Marien Engineer Articifer
A/CL [S] -
LME – Leading Marine Engineer
POME – Petty Officer Marine Engineer
PREM – Petty Officer Radio Electrical Mechanic
PORS – Petty Officer Radio Supervisor
LSWP – Leading Seaman Weapons (normally followed by 1st or 2nd Class)
T-LRO – Temporary Leading Radio Operator
CSG – Chief Signalman
POCEA – Petty Officer Control Electrical Artificer
CRE – Chief Radio Electrician
ASO – Assistant Supply Officer
MEA – Marine Engineer Articifer
LMF – Leading Marine Fitter
REM – REM1/REM2 Radio Electrical Mechanic 1st Class/2nd Class

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Question 033

Here is this weeks question.  Click Play to Listen

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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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RNZN Communicators Assn – Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of the RNZN Communicators’ Association will be held at the Birkenhead RSA in the Downstairs Room commencing at 1100, 27 September 2014.   Please make a note in your diary of the date and time.

Click HERE for the AGENDA

Click HERE for the proposed amendments to the Constitution.

The current Constitution can be viewed by clicking HERE.


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Navy Unveils New futuristic Weapon

This is nuts!!  The U.S. Navy revealed a weapon that’s been under secret development for years. The electromagnetic rail gun can shoot a projectile well over 100 miles at Mach 7, and the projectiles cost much less than missiles that perform the same feats. Click HERE to view the new weapon.  Thanks Jim B for the link

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Jack Passings – September 2014

The following Sailors ‘Crossed the Bar’ during the month of September 2014. Details of funerals etc can be found by clicking HERE.

RITCHIE, John Anthony
FINN Frederick (Fred)
BAMFORD, Frederick Augustus (Fred)
CAWTE, George Thomas John Houghton
CLEMENT Adam Lawrence
WELCH, Rear Admiral John Edwin Nugent (Jack)
RAINES, Kenneth Henry (Ken).
HOBBS Anthony Martin (Tony)
MARSHALL George Frederick

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