Author Archives: Frank Rands

Northern Luncheon

The Bay of Islands Yacht Club is the venue but we have had to move to Saturdays due to the local children having a very busy sailing programme on Sundays.  So can you make, Saturday the 23 June for our … Continue reading

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F11 SQUADRON

The Designator 11th Frigate Flotilla was assigned to the Loch-class Frigates when they were commissioned into the RNZN.  A number of questions have arisen Did the Loch’s ever go under the designation 11th Frigate Squadron? If so when did this … Continue reading

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Veterans Travel Concessions

If you’re a New Zealand veteran with severe disability, you may be able to get help with travel costs through a Travel Concession. Travel must be personal travel within New Zealand (North, South, Stewart or Chatham Islands). Click HERE to read … Continue reading

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Jack Passings – May 2018

The following Sailors ‘Crossed the Bar’ during the month of May 2018. Details of funerals etc can be found by clicking HERE. WAITITI Sam BOYD, Ainslie Altona (Pipi): Reg. WITIKA Maia (Trakka) CPOMT(P) NORTON-TAYLOR, Mary Jane Leading Comcen Operator HUNTER … Continue reading

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Briefing to Ron Marks – Minister for Veterans

Click Here to read the complete briefing package provided to Ron Marks MP on him assuming the role as Minister for Veterans in Oct 2017. On page 8 of the briefing package the following is very interesting and obviously money … Continue reading

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Qualifying Operational Service

Click HERE to read the latest list of those deployments and qualifying dates for the Veterans Support Act 2014 as at 9 April 2018.

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The Veterans Independence Program

Here is a notice with regard the Veterans Independence Program.  This programme is for Veterans with qualifying operational service, or service before 1 April 1974.  Is this a fraudulent slip or are personnel who served prior to 1974 now classed as … Continue reading

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