This is an image of some of the ships company of HMNZS IRIRANGI taken outside the Frigate Block in Waiouru Camp.  When was it taken – Late 1976/early 1977 What was the occasion – Funny hat competition,  and can you name any of these sailors?


L-R   Stan Stobie, Mick Burrett, Dave Johnson (EO),  Jock Hilton, Wade Marshall, Lloyd Mitchell, Woolf Walsh, Ron Bryant,, Lawrence Hunt, Rueban Waaka?, ?, David Jones, Frank Maika, Ron Bryant, Dave Paku, Vince Pakinga, Waaka Nathan, Hooky Walker, ?, George Randall, ?, Ian Napier

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7 Responses to A MOTLEY CREW

  1. Jim Dell says:

    Stan Stobie far left. David Wiremu Jones in the middle at the back underneath the open louvres and George Randell third from the right.

  2. Jim Dell says:

    I think the S/R next to Stan is Mick Burrett (CPORM). Behind Jock Hilton is Wade Marshall (SPO) and next to Wade is Lloyd Mitchell (XO)

  3. Jim Dell says:

    Far right – Ian Napier

  4. Jim Dell says:

    I think the officer next to Mick Burret is Johnson (EO)

  5. Butts says:

    Funny hat competition either late 76 or early 77.
    Woolif Walsh 5th left front, Ron ? sparker (cowboy hat), Dave Patu, ? Hooky Walker (red hat)
    I have the winners photo as well, a copy is in the album under Irirangi.

  6. David Logan says:

    Looks like Chris Farrow Back with a pink feather in his hat 🙂

  7. Ron Bryant says:

    Gee, this is getting the grey matter working! In the front row is (I think) Woolif, Lawrence Hunt, Rueben Waaka, Ron Bryant, Dave Patu, Waaka Nathan (behind Dave), Vince Pakinga, Hooky Walker and George Randell. I remember the last guy’s face but can’t put a name to it….

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