Category Archives: General Updates

Naval Receivers 1

This is the dedication stone which is located outside the front doors of new NR 1 at IRIRANGI.

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FESR/ANZUK Recognition of Service – Update

The saga continues.  Earlier this year your Association provided the NZDF with a considerable amount of material supporting Medallic Recognition for service during the period 1965 – 1975. The result of which was that CDF agreed to review the period … Continue reading

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New ship for USN

November 18, 2019 – The Navy accepted delivery of its third Expeditionary Sea Base (ESB) ship, USNS Miguel Keith (ESB 5) on Nov. 15. The delivery marks the official transfer of the ship from the shipbuilder to the Navy. ESB … Continue reading

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Which One is ‘EIGHTY’?

One of these buntings climbed the rung recently and had his 80th Birthday. Congratulations Russ Hockley on achieving this milestone.  When we first looked that the image we thought it was the guy on the left of the picture.  Looking, … Continue reading

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Moose Milk Recipe

I know that some of you may have mixed this up in the past but I have been asked for the true recipe of MOOSE’S MILK.  If you can help please leave a comment to this post. Navy Moose Milk … Continue reading

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Can You Help Kevin?

I am the eldest son of William Thomas Bowden (Bill) he was from Liverpool and served on H.M.N.Z.S. Gambia, he served in Radar I believe and served from 1943-45ish. I am trying to find out all I can about his … Continue reading

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NZDF Land Gifted Back to Iwi

Land used by the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) to provide valuable support to ships during the Second World War has been vested back to Ngāti Rangi, a central North Island iwi. Click HERE to view comments The move to … Continue reading

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