Author Archives: Frank Rands

LSG John (Merry) Peters Crossed the Bar

This is to advise that Leading Signalman Johannes Nicolaas (Merry) Peters Q22531 crossed the bar on Friday, 18 January 2019.  Merry joined the RNZN 26 January 1977 and served in TAMAKI, TASMAN, CANTERBURY, PHILOMEL, TARANAKI, WAKEFIELD, WELLINGTON, OTAGO and ROTOITI.  … Continue reading

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Some RSA Clubs get BLUNT Message about SURVIVAL

Well the writing is on the wall for some clubs. Click HERE to read on.

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Jack Passings – January 2019

The following Sailors ‘Crossed the Bar’ during the month of January 2019. Details of funerals etc can be found by clicking HERE. GAMSER Colin John (CJ) LWTR GRIFFIN Glenn Raymond Stoker GEORGE Bryan Douglas Cook RAILTON Russell AB RP* TOOTILL, … Continue reading

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HMNZS NGAPONA ASSN

LONGCAST 18 January 19 – Ngapona Assn Lunch at Swanson RSA 19 – 20 January 19 – Ngapona Assn Boating Weekend 28 January 19 – Auckland Anniversary Day 6 February 19 – Waitangi Day 8 February 19 – Navy Club … Continue reading

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New figures reveal changes to the UK’s veteran population

The MOD has released new projected figures on the numbers of ex-service personnel living in Great Britain over the next ten years.  Click HERE to read further…

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A Trip to Wellington

Laurie and I took our two grandchildren to Wellington for an experience.  Called into the Backbenchers for lunch and saw a few well known politicians hanging about. Also saw an interesting way of displaying the NZ Flag on the Corner … Continue reading

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Gold card for Australian doctors and nurses of the Vietnam War

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Darren Chester announced that members of the Australian civilian surgical and medical teams that provided medical aid, training and treatment to local Vietnamese people during the Vietnam War will be eligible for the Department of Veterans’ Affairs … Continue reading

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