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).
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!