Author Archives: Frank Rands

Jack Passings – June 2017

The following Sailors ‘Crossed the Bar’ during the month of June 2017. Details of funerals etc can be found by clicking HERE. JOHNSON, Ronald Samuel Seaman NOAKES Steven Miles DAVIES, George Henry. Seaman KENNEDY, Grant Morriss Cook HALL, Colin Richard. … Continue reading

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Three Communicators Here

Here is an image taken in 1985 when three members of the Communicators Branch were commissioned. Rear L-R  WOYS Nick Carter,  WOGI Ken Johnson, CPOCK Brett Docherty (RIP) and CPOCEA Grant Finlayson Front L-R  WOPTI Darby Allen, CPOMEA Mike Goldsworthy, WOME … Continue reading

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HMNZS HAUTAPU v HMNZS IRIRANGI

Did you know that one of the names for the Waiouru W/T Radio Station might have been HMNZS HAUTAPU which means ‘sacred wind’.  In 1956 there was obviously some discussion as to what the Waiouru W/T stations might have been … Continue reading

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Visual Signalling In The Royal Australian Navy

Visual signalling (V/S) has been used by navies the world over for centuries. The origins and history of V/S, at a time when the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) is embracing new technologies, and all that it promises for the future … Continue reading

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Unofficial Communicators Luncheon – Wellington

This is an opportunity for Communicators in the Wellington Region to get together to re-tell a few lies, have a beer/wine and eat some food with other like minded people.  The unofficial get together will be held at the Thistle … Continue reading

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Some Likely Lads Here

This is an image from TAMAKI Winter Intake of 1965. Can we put names to faces. Rear L-R  Chris Fletcher, Kevin Griffin, Derek Johnson, Wayne Jenkins, Tony Vickers (Class Leader), Fred Potu, Wayne Tautau. Sitting L-R   Pete Trainor, Roy … Continue reading

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Review of the Veterans Support Act 2014

Okay, we have all got down on Veterans Affairs over the past couple of years about anomalies and how veterans are treated under the Act. So here is your chance. A review of the Veterans Support Act 2014 is about … Continue reading

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