Reunion Registrations

You will all remember that about 6 years ago we did a survey on how often we should run reunions and the results of the survey were clear that you wished for them to be run on a 3 yearly basis.  Taking your response into account, a reunion was run in 2012 and again we are scheduled to run the next in May 2015.

I know it appears to be someway off, but come on guys and gals, lets get behind the association and the sub committee, who are working hard to ensure that 2015 is a great reunion.  At the very least get your registration in.  Here is the link for the Registration Form.  Details are on the website and can be found here.  You should also be thinking about booking your accommodation.  Again details are all on the web site.

A list of who is coming will be updated as registrations come in.

So come on lets be having ya!


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Access to the Naval Base

The NZDF has increased its security alert level from Ringfence White to Ringfence Grey.  The key is that the level of direct threat, while increased, remains non-specific.  The responses to that threat level are therefore generally appropriate to Business as Usual (BAU) with a heightened level of awareness and deterrence.

For non-members of the NZDF you will not be able to enter the Naval Base unless the Main Gate has been advised of your proposed visit.  I am not sure how this will effect visitors attending funerals but watch this space.

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Comms Crew HMNZS Southland

Here is an image of the Communications Crew HMNZS Southland 1987.  Can you fill in the blanks?


Standing L – R  Darren Thurlow, Harry Hankins, Anthony Kenny, Fred Luke, Donald Ripia, Peter Martin, Dean Kirton, Jim Cassin, Mark Vause, Pouto Taua, Trevor Smith, Stu Gillon.

Kneeling L – R  Glen McSkimming, Vince Alcock, Bounce Sping, Steve Sewell, Mark Hannah, Steve Lowson, Greg Davis.

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Some Memories of Singapore

Here are a couple of utube videos which might bring back some memories

A walk down through Sembawang

A drive through the Singapore Naval Base

Old Chong Pang

Bugis Street

Travelling around Singapore 

Raffles Hotel Singapore

Old Singapore and Raffles Hotel 1961

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Unofficial Communicators Lunch

The venue for the next Communicators unofficial luncheon is the Birkenhead RSA and the date is the 13th November 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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Question 036

This one should be fairly easy.  Click Play to Listen

morse key

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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 reunion is open to ex and serving communicators, their wives, partners and significant others.

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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