Author Archives: Frank Rands

RNZN RETIRED SURVEY

Who is Dr Doug King?  Doug King was a retired RNZN medic and on leaving the RNZN he completed training to become a Registered Nurse.  He then went on to do a Masters Degree and completed a PhD specialising in … Continue reading

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HMS BLACKPOOL’s BELL

Here are some images of the Bell off HMS Blackpool. The bell was mounted in the Gisborne District Council’s main foyer until the council building was demolished earlier this year. The bell will be reinstated in the new council building … Continue reading

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A Recruiting Poster from the Past

Self Explanatory.  Courtesy of the Navy Museum.

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What is this?

This item was worn on the lapel and is 20mm long and 4mm wide.  What club issued this item and what did you have to do to receive one?  Courtesy of the Navy Museum.

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An Interesting Approach

Is this sailor a TIFF!!

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Crossing the Line

Here are some images of a bygone era when Crossing the Line for the uninitiated could be a little intimidating.   Thanks to Navy Museum for the images.

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WAITANGI

These images provide a different view of Waitangi.  Still lots of Navy around and some would say not much has changed.  Thanks to the Navy Museum for the images.

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