Author Archives: Frank Rands

New Chairperson for National RSA

A new Chairperson has been appointed to replace outgoing Chair, Phillip Meyer.

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Looking For?

Bruce Gee is looking for ‘Spanner Spence’ (not the Writer).  My Father John (Butch) Gee served on various vessels including Black Prince, Royalist, Lachlan and Stawell Spanner was one of the three musketeers along with Tug (Don) Wilson.  If you … Continue reading

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TITANIC/HMNZS WAIKATO SHIPYARD HARLAND AND WOLFF SINKS INTO ADMINISTRATION

Administrators have been appointed to the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast where the Titanic was built, putting the future of 123 workers in doubt. It employed more than 30,000 people at its peak and is closely associated with the … Continue reading

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NGAPONA NEWSLETTER

LONGCAST 11 August 19 – William Sanders VC Church service 16 August 19 – Ngapona Assn Lunch & EGM at Birkenhead RSA 17 August 19 – Navy Club AGM, Remuera Club at 1100 13 September 19 – Navy Club, Remuera … Continue reading

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BCT 1/70 – 50 Year Reunion

Calling all matelots who joined the RNZN in January 1970. A 50 year Reunion has been planned for 24 – 27 January 2020 (Auckland Anniversary Weekend). If you are interested in attending this reunion please contact Jock Towler on jtowler@hotmail.co.nz … Continue reading

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Communicators Meet

Twelve Communicators met today at Palmerston North Navalmens Association and together with another group of trades boosted the number to a total of 58.  Well Done Des Sanson for taking the initiative and pulling the group together.  Here is an … Continue reading

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35 Servicewomen Evacuated From Royal Navy Ships Due to Pregnancy

The figures are only related to those pregnant servicewomen who were evacuated by UK Defence Ministry flights, with female sailors who had to return home on their own not recorded. At least 35 sailors have been airlifted from Royal Navy … Continue reading

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