Author Archives: Frank Rands

The Silence is Deafening!

Well, the Veterans Advisory Board have had 12 months to work out What is a Veteran and how is New Zealand going to recognise a Veteran.  They were tasked with providing a report to the Minister of Veterans Affairs by … Continue reading

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VA Case Management Clinic

As part of Veteran Affairs efforts to increase their face-to-face outreach, they are running a monthly case management clinic in Auckland. These clinics are happening following on from the success of our Christchurch and Auckland Vietnam Veterans Health and Wellbeing … Continue reading

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Unofficial Communicators Get Together

Des Sanson is looking at arranging an unofficial get-together of Communications sailors and wrens in the Wellington Region. Also invited are any ex pussers/jennies of all branches. The luncheon will be held in the Palmerston North Navalmens Club which is … Continue reading

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Trafalgar Day Luncheon 2019

To all matelots past and present, who have served under any of the white ensigns. The President and Quarterdeck Division of the Te Atatu Memorial RSA will host a luncheon on Friday 18 October 2019 to celebrate in true naval … Continue reading

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Aircraft Fun!

Flightradar24 is a global flight tracking service that provides you with real-time information about thousands of aircraft around the world. Flightradar24 tracks 180,000+ flights, from 1,200+ airlines, flying to or from 4,000+ airports around the world in real time. You … Continue reading

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Jack Passings – July 2019

The following Sailors ‘Crossed the Bar’ during the month of July 2019. Details of funerals etc can be found by clicking HERE. BERRI, Anton Guiani (Tony). 32nd W/T. ROSEWARNE, James (Jim): Able Seaman GRAF, Vicki SOLOMON, John Te Tarehu ROBB, … Continue reading

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‘Doc’ Watts

Image of Petty Officer Radio Supervisor ‘Doc’ Watts instructing Singapore students in the fine art of sending and receiving Morse code.  Interesting uniform?

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