Author Archives: Frank Rands

From Navy to Mitre

Well another Sparker has made good.  Need some household goods and passing through Opotiki or Whakatane.  Drop in on ex LRO Wayne Fowler and you never know you may get a discount.  Well done Wayne and Adair.

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Jack Passings – February 2017

The following Sailors ‘Crossed the Bar’ during the month of February 2017. Details of funerals etc can be found by clicking HERE COOK, John Watt (Ian) Cdr RNZNVR ALLEN, John William BARBER, Ronald Peter (Ali) LS FC1 EAGLE, Maurice John … Continue reading

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Service at Bougainville Peace Talks Qualifies for Medal

23 February 2017 New Zealanders who served at the Bougainville peace talks in 1990 are now eligible for the New Zealand Operational Service Medal. Recent research by the New Zealand Defence Force has determined that service at the peace talks … Continue reading

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What a Dagg

Here is an image which has always had us worried.  Who is the shepherd with the crook? What was the Sheep’s name and who is the killick taking an interest in this animal and lastly what ship?  Answer – LSA … Continue reading

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Mobile Communication Centre

Here is an image of two operators who clearly are still looking up the meaning of ZMB2.  A sparker in whites.  This has surely got to be some occasion. Who are these chaps and what year was this mobile comms … Continue reading

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Admiralty Order in Council

Admiralty Order in Council No. 2.- Signalling and W/T 30 Jan 1893 Allowance for Charge of Signalling School at Chatham Whereas Your Majesty was graciously pleased by Your Order in Council of 21st October, 1890. to sanction the payment of … Continue reading

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Looking For?

If you are looking for someone or something leave a message on our ‘Lost and Found’ Link and we will post it for you.  If you can provide any answers or information, leave it as a comment, and I will … Continue reading

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