Below is a map for the reunion venue, which is the Petone Working Men’s Club.


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Reunion Registrations Closing

There is now just 3 days to go to the Communicators Reunion in Wellington and registrations are still being received.  REGISTRATIONS WILL CLOSE 1800 ON WEDNESDAY, 27 MAY 2015.  There will be NO repeat NO registrations taken after this time due to committee and catering requirements.  However, there is still time for you to join us, so make a decision and we look forward to seeing you there.  Have a look at the ‘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.

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Promotion to Warrant Officer

Communications Warfare Specialist Darren Crosby was promoted to Warrant Officer on 21 may 2015.  Darren was previously from the Radio specialisation.  Here he is reading his Warrant Officer Pledge to the Basic Common Trainees.  Congratulations Darren.


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The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo – Priority booking period for NZDF staff families and friends

The New Zealand Festival is pleased to be able to offer the New Zealand Defence Force staff, their families and friends a priority booking period for The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, coming exclusively to Wellington from 18-21 February 2016.

Tickets are available from Ticketek from now until Sunday (31 May 15), and the password you will need to access this priority booking period is NZDFTATTOO. You can book online, over the phone by calling 0800 TICKETEK (842 538) or by visiting any Ticketek outlet nationwide.

If you are booking eight or more tickets in A or B Reserve, please call the Ticketek Group Booking line on (04) 384 3842 as you will receive 10% off the advertised Adult ticket price. There are also discounts in A and B reserve for Seniors and all price categories for Children 15 & under.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with either Ticketek on the number above, or the Festival office on (04) 473 0149.   Click HERE for website

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The Relevance of Training

The skills we learn during training, stand us in good stead for our naval career.  We can all associate this training with situations we have had to deal with during our own careers. Keep your head down and don’t swallow was always good advice.  Click HERE

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ANZAC Day – Blenheim

This image was taken just after the ANZAC Parade in Blenheim 25 Apr il 15 . Two ex RNZN Communicators (my Father David Dorset – 94 yrs old and ex Signalman WW2 and WO RNZE Vietnam and Neill Dorset a young signalman)  along with my son-in-law S/Const Doz Grzinic of the WA Police. Whilst Dad had a front seat, my son-in-law and I had been invited to march with the NZ Police contingent and had been each presented with a HUIA feather replica badge which is representative of all the police officers who had died in any conflict.  Thanks Neill for the image.


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Not in my Backyard!

Here is an image of the Chernobyl Vehicle Scrapyard.  Thanks John B for the image.


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