Rear Admiral Carr

Here is an image of Rear Admiral LG Carr who was the Chief of Naval Staff at the time. Possibly the opening of the new HMNZS IRIRANGI when it relocated from the old camp to facilities inside the Waiouru Army Camp.   Can anyone confirm? RA Carr was also a Long ‘C’ Communicator having completed his course in 1947 at HMS MERCURY.


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7 Responses to Rear Admiral Carr

  1. John Bullock says:

    Further historical, after WW II, the naval wireless station at Waiouru became HMNZS Irirangi, being formally commissioned as a Royal New Zealand Naval Establishment late in 1951. Its first commanding officer was Lieutenant- Commander L.G. Carr, RNZN, later to become a Rear Admiral and Chief of Naval Staff,

  2. gunther says:

    the more i look at this picture i cant remember if there was any area that looked like this at the new camp..he’s certainly not anywhere near the q’deck..dont remember women wearing hats at any ceremony i attended..

  3. Jim Dell says:

    Why would the piping party be wearing night clothing i.e. half blues and cumberbunds?

  4. Jim D says:

    Murray O Donnell has confirmed that it is Irirangi and he is the Leading Hand on the right.

  5. Jim Dell says:

    Opening of the Frigate Block 21 January 1971

  6. Peter Broom says:

    Lt Cdr Carr was Comms officer in Bellona about 1950 succeeding Lt CD-R Wake-Walker. He was also our commanding officer on Kaniere during our 12 month stint in Korea 1953/54

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