On the 11/12th October there will be a large model warship display at the Ngataringa Sports Club with around 20 large models ranging from battleships to minesweepers. This will most probably be the last time these models will be seen together as the owners are now getting on and handling these models is becoming something of a chore. Ngataringa will be open from 1000 till 1600. So if you want to see what your old navy used to look like come along and you will be pleasantly surprised.

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Jack Passings – July 2014

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

BOYLE, Allan Palmer (Bill)
RIDGWAY Brian George Sonarman
MINTO Neville James
LEITH, Ruby Joan.
FABER, Ronald Fletcher  CDR
BROWN, James Gerald Percy (Gerry)
BOOTH John Kenneth
HESSELL,Charles Frederick (Charlie)
PETERS-TUNUA, Albert John Lewin
PARNELL, Reginald Kevin (Reg)
WOODFORD Andre Carl (Kiwi) ASG
DOUGHERTY David William
CAMPBELL, William Barbour (Bill)
SPROAT, Joyce Antoinette
MATHIE Richard Gregory SIG

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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 page will be updated with accommodation, transport and other details as it comes to hand.

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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Unofficial Communicators Lunch

The venue for the next Communicators unofficial luncheon is the Birkenhead RSA and the date is the 14th August 2014 at 1200.  Please note that this is not an official lunch or reunion activity run by the Committee, but is just seen as an opportunity for communicators to get together informally.  So if you are at a loss and would like to catch up, make your way to the RSA and see who else turns up.

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The Russian Scares

Jim Dell has written a saga on the Russian Scares.

Chapter 1 – Introduction.  To access click  HERE

Chapter 2 – Otago Harbour.  To access click HERE

Chapter 3 – Lyttelton Harbour.  To access click HERE  New

Thanks Jim for your efforts they are much appreciated

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Some of you may remember this place for others it will just be a complete blur!  Click on image to enlarge.

Sembawang Strip July 2014

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Air NZ’S Latest

See what some of you will be flying in shortly.  Boeing’s expert crew rehearses the flight program for the 2014 Farnborough Airshow. Watch the show before the show and take a flight! Click HERE.  Thanks John B for the link.

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