Spot the Communicator

Here is an image of a number of sailors whose hometown was Wellington.  The sailors who were serving in HMNZS ROTOITI were talking to the Navy Secretary – Mr D Wraight (right).  The image was taken whilst serving on the Far East Station.  To make it easier, the sailor to the left of the Navy Secretary was a Communicator,  Can you name him?

Yes it is Radio Operator Don McMurray.  The occasion was an informal visit to HMNZS ROTOITI in Singapore.  From Left to Right Captain of ROTOITI Lieutenant Commander R.L. Harding, Ordinary Seaman T.A. Dawkins, E. Dore, P.W. Smith and Radio Operation D.L. McMurray.  ROTOITI was in Singapore after taking part in SEATO exercise Sealion which was held in the Gulf of Thailand and the South China Sea.

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2 Responses to Spot the Communicator

  1. Jim Dell says:

    Don McMurray

  2. frank (mac) elliott says:

    operation sea lion if i remember correctly we managed to get a target towline round a prop .scathing comment from flag ship . we also narrowly missed a collision with a destroyer which appeared out of a fog bank . Don was a great ship mate .

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