The following was received from Norah Young who is the daughter of Hector F Crichton.
Hector was in the RN as a Leading Telegraphist on the submarines Zeehond, Turpin and Trusty which saw active service in the North Sea, Arctic Circle and North Atlantic during WWII. Hector also served time in the Pacific with the NZ Navy serving in HMNZS Kaniere in the late 1940’s and was part of their Rugby team under Lt Cdr D.B. Holdsworth in 1951. Hector is now 91 years old and lives in Motueka and until recently still played a good game of golf. (There is a tree planted on the occasion of his playing a round of 89 ‘off the stick’ his age at the time.) Last weekend he walked to the war memorial for the Anzac ceremony.
His daughter inquires if any of our members were part of this rugby team. If you can assist in any way please leave a comment to this post.