Comms in Western Australia

This photograph taken 22 March 2015 onboard HMNZS Te Kaha when it visited Fremantle Port WA.

These two “White haired & bearded”  retired gentlemen of the newly formed WA ex RNZN
group were invited onboard  for a tour (along with their families).

HMNZS Te Kaha 036

Hopefully you will still be able to recognise them as Neill Dorset (ex Lt
Comms) and Jeff Brown (ex CSG). Unfortunately they both missed the ‘Colours
Ceremony’ but took their old position in front of the Ensign anyway!!!

Neills comments were that they were given a very instructive tour of the ship by the Command Warrant Officer (CWO) John Leybourne who is a credit to the Todays  Navy.  The changes made, certainly since my leaving, have been simply amazing and impressive.  John Leybourne is an excellent example of a Senior Senior rating and to see how highly regarded and respected he is held by the Ships Company was a delight to see.

Thanks Neill D for the image and all the best to the newly formed WA RNZN group.  Good to see Brownie was up in time for sunset!

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4 Responses to Comms in Western Australia

  1. Tiny Johnson says:

    Isn’t it hilarious how they are both getting taller than their hair.

  2. Jim D says:

    Was in Fremantle that day gorging on oysters, prawns, mussels and crayfish at Joe’s Fishing Shack. Did a tour of HMAS Ovens afterwards. Took some great pics and was surprised how big the wireless office was. Sorry that I missed Neill and Jeff.

  3. Brownie says:

    Jimbo – the Oysters were off. Neill and I are sorry too – sorry we never got any oysters.

  4. Neill Dorset says:

    Tiny and Jim, thank you for those comments!!
    Jim- I am not surprised about the oysters etc as your ‘eating habits’ have obviously not changed since the Otago days. Tiny, if I remembered correctly back in Gore you had less hair than I have now- so be nice to your ‘elders’ please!! Jim if you come back this way it would be good to catch up.
    Cheers

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