Category Archives: General Updates

HMS NEPTUNE REMEMBRANCE CHURCH SERVICE

Members of the Association are invited to attend the Remembrance Service for HMS NEPTUNE at the Devonport Naval Base. The service will take place in St Christophers and this will be the 77th anniversary of the loss of HMS NEPTUNE. … Continue reading

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Card Scheme for Australian Vets

We obviously live on the wrong side of the ditch.  We are still trying to figure out what a Veteran is!  Click HERE Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has spoken of a “culture of respect” for veterans as he rolled … Continue reading

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WE SERVED

A new tool was launched on 30 November 2018 and has been designed to guide veterans and New Zealand service personnel towards organisations that can help address their health, welfare and social needs. This is an online service directory called WeServed.nz.  … Continue reading

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Status Report by RNZNCA Sub Committee

As you will be aware a sub-committee of the Royal New Zealand Navy Communicators Assn was formed and comprises of Gary Houghton, Rod Berry, John Titmus, Neal Catley and Frank Rands.  (sorry no army or air representatives) We recently met … Continue reading

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WHAT IS OPERATIONAL SERVICE?

This is quite confusing for some so here is a clear definition as to how NZDF and VANZ refer to Operational Service Definition of Operational Service Operational service is service which exceeds the normal requirements of peacetime service, and which … Continue reading

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Three Wise Men

Here is an image of three wise men who met recently in Tauranga.

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Sparker Turns 90

Congratulations to Peter Smith on celebrating his 90th Birthday.  I recently visited Peter at his home at Paeroa and enjoyed the short time we had together.  Peter is a Life Member of the Association and has contributed all his life … Continue reading

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