Category Archives: General Updates

ENGRAVING OF MEDALS

The following has been received from Brian Henman on his experience with Veterans Affairs and the NZDF Medal Section. In the year of the sailor, I received in the mail an A4 envelope containing my medal for being at Mururoa. … Continue reading

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THE HISTORY MEDALLIC RECOGNITION – FESR & ANZUK

A number of you may still be scratching your heads as to why the sub-Committee of the RNZN Communicators Association has been pushing this barrow for so long. Attached is the history laid out in written form, which is the … Continue reading

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Unofficial Luncheon – Whangamata

A number of ex-naval personnel gathered at the Whangamata RSA, 324 Port Road, Whangamata on the 7th January 2020.  Some words of welcome were provided by Rod Berry on behalf of the Communicators Assn. The President of the Whangamata RSA, … Continue reading

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An Opinion

NGA MIHI 0 TE TAU HOU.  By Neal Catley. THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS IMPOSSIBLE – IT IS MERELY A FAILURE OF PRIOR PREPARATION AND PLANNING. The days of ‘ostrich denialism’ is well and truly alive.  It’s hard for … Continue reading

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Jack Passings – January 2020

The following Sailors ‘Crossed the Bar’ during the month of January 2020. Details of funerals etc can be found by clicking HERE WHAITES, Joan Courtenay (née Barker) WREN Writer McGOWAN, John Narey Seaman RIDDELL, Kenyon Elder (Ken) Naval Airman MEIKLE, … Continue reading

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Whose MONEY is this?

The Defence Force has been ordered to pay out more than $25,000 after a “flawed” investigation into who sent an email critical of the organisation to the Deputy Prime Minister.   Click HERE to read the Stuff report. .

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Jack Passings – December 2019

The following Sailors ‘Crossed the Bar’ during the month of December 2019. Details of funerals etc can be found by clicking HERE. BRAKENBURY W Jim ABS LAWRENCE, Anthony Gwynne (Tony) HOLMES, Herbert Clive . AB Seaman SPAIN John Cook FORD, … Continue reading

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