EXAMS OF THE PAST

Here is an examination taken by Midshipman for promotion to the rank of Lieutenant from a bygone era 1919.    Trouble is there is no one around who will know the answers or have any publications which might assist.  I wonder if Mr Google might know?

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A Yeoman on Parade

Here is an image of a Yeoman Billy Bartlett.  What was the occasion, what was the date, what was the location and who were the two officers in the image?

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RNZN COMMS ASSN AGM

Attached for your information is a copy of the Draft Minutes for the 2015 AGM.  Click HERE to view the minutes.  If you are not going to be present at the meeting then please send in your apologies so they may be recorded.

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We have just been advised that the 2016 AGM will now be held in the Birkenhead RSA, ‘downstairs room’ adjacent to the Dining Hall and not as previously advised as the Upstairs Committee Room.  See you there.

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Jack Passings – September 2016

The following Sailors ‘Crossed the Bar’ during the month of September 2016. Details of funerals etc can be found by clicking HERE

NEIL, Gilbert David (Casper) LRO
WILSON, Oswald Darcy Seaman
BENFELL Edward A Writer
ADAMS, Graeme Ross Sig
CARRICK, Monica Irene PO WREN COOK
FRIEL Peter Charles Seaman
STEVENS Douglas Seaman
SMITH Bryan Murray WOREA
STEEL, Nancy Sophie Marie  WREN COOK
STANLEY-BODEN Eric Leslie
WAKEMAN, William Joseph. WME
WILLIAMS, Leslie Victor
ARLIDGE, Allan Stephen
QUINN, Gerald Cornelious (Gerry) Seanman
BAKER, John Fitzelle Victor Telegraphist
GLASSEY Lindsay David WOSIG
JACKSON, John Henry  ABS
THOMPSON Api  Stoker
HORNBROOK Girvan Ross  SIG

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The Rainbow Warrior Incident

This document is a good read and was written in 1987 by Ian Clarke who was the Senior Launchmaster for the Maritime Police.  In 1973, serving in the Navy was Phil (Red) Matthews, an Able Signalman who decided he needed a change in career and when he left the Navy to join the NZ Police and was later transferred to the Maritime Section in 1985. The article is forwarded for interest sake.  Phil is now a Senior Launchmaster with the NZ Police.  Click HERE to read the article.   Thanks Phil for the contribution.

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Flowers to Loch’s

Following on from Jim Dell’s post on Flower class ships.  Peter Smith has provided Flowers to Lochs which again provides us an insight into the development of warships. Thanks Peter for the contribution.  Click HERE to read on…

 

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Flower Power

This article is provided by Jim Dell and I am sure you will find it an interesting read.  Thanks Jim again for a great article.  Click HERE to read the article.

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