Author Archives: Frank Rands

Wearing Medals

This is a great way of getting the message out there.  Click HERE for the message.  

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VETERANS ADVISORY BOARD

You will be aware from a previous post the composition of the Veterans Advisory Board which was established in August by the Minister of Defence.  This Board has been tasked with determining what is most probably the most fundamental question … Continue reading

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Who are the Veterans’ Advisory Board Members

Members of the Veterans’ Advisory Board are appointed by the Minister for Veterans. Leith Comer, Chair – Served in the New Zealand Army for 21 years, including as a senior officer. Has extensive knowledge of the workings of government, as … Continue reading

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Speech to the RSA National Conference 2018

For those members who were not at the National RSA Conference, here is the speech by the Minister of Defence, Ron Mark 31 OCTOBER 2018 Speech to the RSA National Conference 2018 Ron Mark HON RON MARK Veterans It has … Continue reading

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Jack Passings – November 2018

The following Sailors ‘Crossed the Bar’ during the month of November 2018. Details of funerals etc can be found by clicking HERE. CUPPLES, John William LSG MORELL, Edward John (“Ted”) Seaman RUSSELL, Norman David Stoker

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REUNION – 1965 – REGISTRATIONS OF INTEREST

If you joined the RNZN as part of Class CS82 – January 1965 this could be just for you.  We are looking for Registrations of Interest for a Reunion for CS82 recruits.  This would be the 55th Year since we … Continue reading

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DID YOU SERVE ON THE ROCK?

“SURVIVORS” OF ‘THE ROCK’ “Ake Ake Kia Kaha“ From 1941 to 1963 there were approximately 12,400 trainees who completed their basic training at HMNZS Tamaki on Motuihe Island, known as “The Rock”. I wonder how many are alive today who … Continue reading

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