Author Archives: Frank Rands

Australian Operational Service Medal – Special Operations

The Australian Operational Service Medal (AOSM) – Special Operations recognises the service of Australian Defence Force members on special operations as declared by the Chief of the Defence Force from 1 November 2019. Eligible Service The AOSM – Special Operations … Continue reading

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Jack Passings – December 2019

The following Sailors ‘Crossed the Bar’ during the month of December 2019. Details of funerals etc can be found by clicking HERE. FORD, Walter James (Wally) ABSEA

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Results.. Yeah Right!

Members will be well aware that over the past two years or so there’s been a number of activities that have occurred in the area of Veterans. To briefly recap, a Veterans Advisory Board [VAB], without RNZN representation, was established … Continue reading

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Old Salts Celebrate

A recent 50th Wedding Anniversary saw three old salts reuniting,  The anniversary for Neill and Lynn Dorset was attended by members of their wedding party Richard and Heather Blackmore and Chris and Julie Sonntag. The story as told by Neill, … 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. EATON, Ronald Albert (Ron) Sub Lt SANDERS, Peter Joseph Stoker HUTT Lyall Joseph Stoker BELL, Dennis Roy MUSSON … Continue reading

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AN OPINION IN SUPPORT OF THE RECENT RNZNCA FESR/ANZUK ARTICLE.

By Neal Catley. That it has taken the Office of the Chief of Defence Force following its protracted South East Asia Medallic Review [aka threat assessment analysis phase] to state it presently remains inconclusive in some areas and needs more … Continue reading

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Skirmish at Yeongdo Island

By Graeme Tricker, NZ13444, Steward, (4 inch gun supply). Browsing the Communicators Association site I see that  LTCDR  Jeremy HALL passed away recently.  I remember Lt, HALL well on Taupo.  In Korean waters, his bunk was always covered with photos … Continue reading

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