LADIES FROM OUR PAST

Here are some images of Communications Wrens from our past.  It would be nice to put some names to the images, where the image was taken and also the year. So give it a go and leave a comment.

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L-R CPOWREN Quarters Assistant Kathy Minogue, POWREN SIGNALS Ella Dickinson (nee Guy) CPOYEO Ray Higson, ?

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POWREN SIGNALS Ella Dickinson (nee Guy)

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?, POWREN SIGNALS Ella Dickinson (nee Guy)

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4 Responses to LADIES FROM OUR PAST

  1. Peter Broom says:

    The GYEO was higsen can’t remember his Christian name

  2. frank (mac) elliott says:

    HI. I SAT ENTRANCE EXAM IN NEWPLYMOUTH AT BOARDING SCHOOL . I WAS ACCEPTED INTO THE NAVY AS A BOY IF MY FATHER PROVIDED A LETTER OF PERMISSION .AT AGED FOURTEEN I JOINED AT PHILOMEL 26TH BOYS . MY FATHERS LETTER WAS PLACED
    INSIDE MY PAPERS WHICH I SIGNED AT AGE FIFTEEN AS A BOY TELEGRAPHIST .
    FRANK ELLIOTT .

  3. albert cross says:

    I may be digressing a bit but we had a boy who joined with us 12th Boys in 1947 and after training at Tamaki for 9 months ,one night he and another unlawfully took a 16 foot skiff AWOL for 17 hours which incurred 14 days jankers (8A) and he was drafted to Bellona. After numerous “off caps” for various misdemeanours and,when asked if he had anything to say, he told the First Lieutenant that he had forged his father’s signature on the Entry Papers which for all intents and purposes made him (in todays venacular) a persona non-grata a la KR @ AI’s . Urgent messages from NZNB to his father flew back and forth in an endeavour to have the matter reconciled but his father was of the opinion that his son was not happy in the service and he declined to sign. He joined the Merchant Navy and signed on for a round trip to the UK. I met up with him in Queen St. Auckland one afternoon and he was 9 sheets to the wind. The next time I met up with him was in the Coronation Hotel in George St. Sydney on Anzac Day 1953. He was wearing the uniform of a Staff Sergeant, Australian Infantry Force , was carrying a walking stick and his display of Korean medal ribbons included the DCM.

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