Fifty years on from when HMNZS BLACPOOL was commissioned into the RNZN. HMNZS BLACKPOOL was on loan to the RNZN while HMNZS CANTERBURY was being built. Here is an image of the Commissioning Crew of Communicators.
Back Row L-R OSG John Titmus, ARD Eddie Tottman, OSG Dan Warrington, ASG Bob Ratu, ARD Ken Beattie,
Centre Row L-R ASG Gordon Kyne, ORDN Lee Hallmond. ORDN Keith Walsh, ORDN Frank Lewis, ARD Alan Wakerley, ARD Gene Autridge, ASG John Cupples, ORDN Greg Knaggs
Front Row L-R LRD Jeff Still, CPOTEL Ian Bugs Hewson, LTCDR Neville Winn, CSG Bob Hill, LSG Nick Carter, LSG Dave Crick,