Happy 80th Birthday Noel

Shipmates and family gathered over the weekend at the Whangamata RSA to celebrate the 80th birthday of Noel (Skin) Kininmont. A longtime resident of Whangamata, Noel enlisted in the Royal New Zealand Navy in January 1955 as a Boy Tel and served in HMNZS HAWEA, ROYALIST, IRIRANGI, OTAGO and PHILOMEL.   Noel departed his Navy life on 24 May 1965 as an RO(G) 1.

Noel is an active member of Coastguard Whangamata and operates as a ‘home base’ radio operator.  Click on image to enlarge.

L-R  Rod Berry, Barry King, Leigh Staples and Noel sitting.

Noel is very keen to make contact with his old shipmates. If you remember Noel he would love to hear from you.  His email address is nellietreetops@gmail.com

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4 Responses to Happy 80th Birthday Noel

  1. Dave says:

    Hi Noel , Congratulations and best wishes for your 80th I had mine on 13th April all well with us how is everything going with you now
    Kind regards

  2. davesyn says:

    Noel Noel, does that very determined look come all the worry over guarding all the T gold in the high hills of your home town?

    Great to see you still going strong.

  3. Mike Catlow says:

    Happy birthday Noel – how time flies but hang in there for many more

  4. Jim Blackburn. says:

    Happy Birthday Skin..But as you were my Killick in Otago in 1962 how come you went out as an RO1……….or did you?.
    Hope you didn’t have another of those “Funny Spells” that landed you in the rattle.
    Take care of yourself and that Dear Girl too.

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