Author Archives: Frank Rands

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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Do You Remember?

Here are two images which may bring back memories which you have either forgotten or wish you had never been reminded of.  Thanks, Neill Dorset for the reminder.  Click on images to enlarge.

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UPDATE ON THE LONG SERVICE AWARDS REVIEW

21 August 2019 Changes to the eligibility rules for the existing ten New Zealand military long service awards are expected to be announced by the end of 2019, once the governing Royal Warrants and accompanying regulations are in place. As … Continue reading

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Ngapona Newsletter

LONGCAST 13 September 19 – Navy Club, Remuera Club at 1200 20 September 19 – Ngapona Assn Lunch at Tauranga RSA 11 October 19 – Navy Club, Remuera Club at 1200 18 October 19 – Ngapona Assn Lunch at Glen … Continue reading

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