Author Archives: Frank Rands

Jack Passings – September 2019

The following Sailors ‘Crossed the Bar’ during the month of September 2019. Details of funerals etc can be found by clicking HERE. JENNINGS, John Wilfred (Jack) LTCDR NEPE, Brian Quentin William LCO TURNER Cliff Radio Fitter WAEREA Barry ROFF, Paul Philip. … Continue reading

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Delays in processing claims — what we’re doing about it

Veteran Affairs Website – Updated on Wednesday 18 September 2019 If you’ve put a claim into VA, and haven’t had a response to it yet, please accept our apologies. The high number of claims we’re processing has led to delays. … Continue reading

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Letter to the NZ Herald – 26 September 2019

Letter by Andrew Lister, Howick HELP FOR VETERANS – Thursday, September 26, 2019 In the article “Military Vets facing gaps in care,” Veterans’ Affairs Minister Ron Mark states that the gap left by the underfunded No Duff organisation is not … Continue reading

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HMAS AE1 Commemoration

The Australian War Memorial hosted a solemn service last week to commemorate the 105th anniversary of the loss of 35 officers and sailors in HMAS AE1, Australia’s first submarine. It has been almost two years since the discovery of the submarine’s wreck, which was found off … Continue reading

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A US Military View on Suicides

This is very sobering. Officials said they changed this year’s report to focus solely on veterans to avoid confusion about the population they monitor and directly assist. If the other military and never-activated reservist numbers were included, it would have … Continue reading

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THE LOCKER

Heard of a Foot Locker, RA Locker, Cable Locker and some other types of lockers in my time but never an APP LOCKER.  Click HERE to view.  Thanks, John B for the link.  

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Ngapona Newsletter

LONGCAST 29 September – Change Clocks Adv I hr to NZDT 11 October 19 – Navy Club, Remuera Club at 1200 18 October 19 – Ngapona Assn Lunch at Glen Eden RSA 18 October 19 – Trafalgar Day Luncheon at … Continue reading

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