Author Archives: Frank Rands

New pledges for the Armed Forces announced in Queen’s Speech

The Queen’s Speech prioritises both veterans and service personnel with a promise to further incorporate the Armed Forces Covenant in law. The Government has reaffirmed its solid commitment to protecting and supporting the armed forces in the Queen’s Speech. The … Continue reading

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HMNZS ROTOITI 1960 Comms Crew

Here is an image of the Communicators crew who served in HMNZS ROTOITI in Hongkong 1960.  Thanks, Billy B for the image. Back Row L-R  Jake Huka, Herbie Anscombe, Don McMurray, Stu Boys, Miles Dalrymple, Laurie Leef, Dave Synott, Chas … Continue reading

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How others see their Veterans

The following are brief extracts from our “Five Eyes” coalition partner governments, i.e. Australia, Canada, United Kingdom and the United States prescribing their definition of “What is a Veteran”! Australia The Australian document is quite lengthy, so click on this … Continue reading

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Meri Kirihimete

On behalf of the RNZNCA Committee, I would like to extend the compliments of the season to not only association members, but also other members of the Navy Communications Branch, both ex-serving and currently serving. Wishing you peace, joy and … Continue reading

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AN OPINION

By Neal Catley First, the Association commentary [11/12/2019] on ‘What is a Veteran” is endorsed. My earlier ‘RECTUM REACH’ comment in the margins that MOVA will more than likely decide to release the outcome of his VAB interim report about … Continue reading

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The Commissioning of HMS PRINCE OF WALES

A little bit of pomp and ceremony.  Well worth a look Click HERE

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What is a Veteran?

The Government have released the Veterans Advisory Board (VAB) Report on What is a Veteran and how will New Zealand acknowledge a Veteran.  Click HERE to read the full report which was provided to Government on 28 June 2019. The … Continue reading

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