This makes for an interesting read on the rules regarding beards in the Royal Navy.
With the exception of a pioneer sergeant in the army, the Royal Navy is the only British armed force that permits beards. Click HERE for the item.
I am unsure if you have to request to dis-continue shaving in the current Navy. maybe someone can enlighten me.
One of our members has discovered this new Naval Recruit Video. He has a sense of humour…. I wonder if you can identify who this might be! Click HERE for video
The following Sailors ‘Crossed the Bar’ during the month of February 2016. Details of funerals etc can be found by clicking HERE.
LAUCHLAN, Brett Robinson (Steve) PO Cook
PARKER, Allan WORS click HERE for Allan’s Biography
The following Sailors ‘Crossed the Bar’ during the month of January 2016. Details of funerals etc can be found by clicking HERE.
KERSEL, Brian Raymond:
HARGREAVES, Alfred Edward Earl (Alf) OSIG
BLACK, Bernard Roy (Bernie) Seaman
BRANT, Peter Alfred (Lofty) LREM
RONGONUI, Abraham Diddie Stoker
MANNERS Margaret NZ WREN 898 LCK
SAUNDERS Kyrene Michelle (nee Hunt) PORP
TOMLIN Harold Ernest ME1
DUNLOP, Stephen Desryck (Des) RNZNVR
PECK, George William Bertrid (Bill) Seaman
MORLEY-HALL, Nicholas St John LTCDR
MORRISON, Hugh Adair SLT
TATANA David Joseph LEM
PATTERSON, Jack Sherwood Telegraphist
Here is an image of the senior rates who were serving at the old HMNZS IRIRANGI before it moved to its new location at Waiouru Army Camp. Can you name them? Some even have hair!!
Rear Row L – R: Tony Locke, LLoyd Mitchell, Ian (Joe) Moroney, Paul Howell, Charlie Pont, Len Bilton, Greg Hartley, Tony Topine, Scouse Newell, Gary Moles, Blue Tyler, ?, and Mike Hodson.
Front Row L – R: Piggy O’Neill, Dave Fletcher, Henry Hay, Tug Wilson, Pete Schultz and Gary Johnson.
Jim Dell was on watch keeping the communications lines open.