A number of you will remember the PHILOMEL Steps where the Commodores Barge used to come alongside and deliver its VIP’s. Well time has taken its toll and some of the coxswains as well when they came in with a bump. The old steps have been removed and will soon be replaced by a floating pontoon. Here are some images of its removal.

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2 Drops of Skin

Here is an image of two very young communicators doing the town.  Can you name them?

Clue- image taken in 1953


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Some Communicators Here

Have a look at a class from April 1978.  Can we put some names to these ladies, nice hats?


Rear L-R  Raylene Souter, Michele Clewett, Karen Thackwell, Dalene Nelson, Raey Anstis, Maree Brown, Denise Rehua, ?, Barbara Poppelwell, Julie Petley, Kym Bradley, ?, Leonie Mills.

Front L-R  Caroline Davis, ?, Jenny Jones, Leigh Currie, Penny Smith, Lesley Delore, Mary Maddox, Anne Lambert, Tremain Lancaster (Owen), Liz Kranenbury, Debbie Ford.

Communicators in RED

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General Question – 028

What ICS3 fitted ship was initially offered to the RAN?

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General Question 027

Name, class and country – clue: has a great uncle in Wimbledon


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To Change or Not!

CaptureAnother perspective from David Round who is a sixth generation South Islander who teaches law at the University of Canterbury. He is the author of Truth or Treaty? Commonsense Questions about the Treaty of Waitangi (Canterbury University Press, 1998) and a contributor to Twisting the Treaty, A Tribal Grab for Wealth and Power (Tross Publishing, 2013). He is currently the chair of the Independent Constitutional Review Panel.  His view on changing the flag can be read HERE

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General Question – 026

Name of country. Class of ship and the name of the first two. Clue – Delightful confectionery.

Turkey – Corvettes of the ADA Class
TCG Heybeliada F511
TCG Buyukada F512

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