Reunion Activities

Where: – The golf is to be played at the Shandon Golf Course – Located at 471 Jackson St, Petone.
When: – Sat 30 May, Four tee times from 10am have been booked. Should we get in excess of 16 entries we will attempt to extend the booking, although there is no guarantee we will be able to do that. So far 10 entries have been lodged. Note entries are open to ladies and men.
Green Fees: – $50 for an affiliated member of an NZ golf club. $70 for a non-affiliated visitor.
Format: – We will run a Stableford Competition on handicap and a two’s competition. The “Reunion Championship” will also be at stake.
A bit about the golf course: – Shandon is an 18 hole championship course. It is conveniently located, just a ten-minute drive from the village of Petone. It is a challenging but picturesque layout and “easy walking”. For more information about the golf course follow the link –

Ten Pin
Where: – The venue for the Ten Pin is the Strike Entertainment Centre, 99 Hutt Road, Lower Hutt.
When: – Sat 30th, start time approx. 10am.
Format: Once the numbers are finalised Bob Mack will advise further details. Currently cost will be approx $25 for an hours bowling plus nibbles.
For more information on the venue please follow the link

Darts and Pool are also being planned and details will be announced on the Friday Greet and Meet.

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Reunion Reminder

There is now just 6 weeks to go to the Communicators Reunion in Wellington. I am aware that a number of Communicators have indicated verbally that they intend coming to the reunion but have yet to register.  There are target dates that the committee has to meet with regard printing and catering so please, please make a decision and get your registrations in now.  The committee do not want to be handling registrations on the night as they want to enjoy the reunion as much as you.  Have a look at ‘Who is Coming’ page which may be selected from the Reunion 2015 tab on the main menu.

Remember if you wish to take part in the Saturday activities then please advise the organisers direct of your interest.  Your sub committee continues to work hard to ensure that this will be a great Reunion, so come on lets get those registration in.

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Communicator Recognised

Jan Kingham (nee Bucholtz) was recently recognised by the presentation of a Chief of Defence Force Commendation.  BZ  Jan.


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I am about to place another order to the UK for Cap Tally’s.  So if you missed out last time and want to order a cap tally please leave your requirements by placing a comment to this post.  The cost is NZ$20.00 per cap tally.  Orders will close on Monday 20th.  Thanks Frank

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Link to Lochs

Click HERE for a link to the Loch Class Frigates website which a number of you will find interesting.  Thanks John B for the link

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Thoughts on Reunions

This was recently posted by Jack Donnelly on facebook and it really is food for thought.

REUNIONS – “What will tomorrow bring?” I want to share with you all the importance of Reunions. What has prompted me to write this post is the sad loss of Trevor Kingi who sadly passed away just days after the “Long time no see” reunion. Those who attended were so lucky to have seen him before he passed. It also brought back sad memories of one of the few reunions that I attended, the Gunners one several years ago when “Hans” McRoberts dropped dead during that evening. As we age, mature and approach the “Twilight” of our lives, we have more opportunities now to attend reunions. There are the Ship, Class, Branch, Intakes and other occasions to meet, reflect and remember the times when we were young fit and robust sailors. We are life time friends with a unique back ground and life in the Navy, we have created that special mateship, and bond that “civvies” have never experienced. Who knows what tomorrow will bring, So next time you see a fellow matelot cherish the time you have with them. If you can make a reunion go for it. 

“Let us never forget who we are and where we have come from.”

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A Place to Remember

This brings back memories.  Remember walking through the gate for the first time.



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