Author Archives: Frank Rands

November 18, 2019 – The Navy accepted delivery of its third Expeditionary Sea Base (ESB) ship, USNS Miguel Keith (ESB 5) on Nov. 15. The delivery marks the official transfer of the ship from the shipbuilder to the Navy. ESB … Continue reading

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Which One is ‘EIGHTY’?

One of these buntings climbed the rung recently and had his 80th Birthday. Congratulations Russ Hockley on achieving this milestone.  When we first looked that the image we thought it was the guy on the left of the picture.  Looking, … Continue reading

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Moose Milk Recipe

I know that some of you may have mixed this up in the past but I have been asked for the true recipe of MOOSE’S MILK.  If you can help please leave a comment to this post. Navy Moose Milk … Continue reading

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Can You Help Kevin?

I am the eldest son of William Thomas Bowden (Bill) he was from Liverpool and served on H.M.N.Z.S. Gambia, he served in Radar I believe and served from 1943-45ish. I am trying to find out all I can about his … Continue reading

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NZDF Land Gifted Back to Iwi

Land used by the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) to provide valuable support to ships during the Second World War has been vested back to Ngāti Rangi, a central North Island iwi. Click HERE to view comments The move to … Continue reading

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Maggie Barry MP not standing in 2020

Maggie Barry National MP for Devonport and the OPPOSITION SPOKESPERSON ON VETERANS AFFAIRS has announced her retirement from politics and will not be standing at the next election.  Not sure how effective she has been on looking out for veterans … Continue reading

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Jack Passings – November 2019

The following Sailors ‘Crossed the Bar’ during the month of November 2019. Details of funerals etc can be found by clicking HERE. HUTT Lyall Joseph Stoker BELL, Dennis Roy MUSSON Murray Band CORRIGAN, John Randall (John) SA WARREN, Denis Alfred … Continue reading

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