Category Archives: History News

Operation Deepfreeze – Weather Picket Ships

Weather Picket ships have been deployed for many years and a short history of these ships which included a number of New Zealand ships has been developed.  To read more please click HERE.  Thanks to Jim D for the contribution.

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Eric Lewis James REVELL A/1857

I received notice from Eric’s son that his father Leading Signalman Eric Lewis James REVELL passed away last year in Australia and that he had stumbled upon our Association Blog.  I have done a little digging and have come up … Continue reading

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HMNZS Tasman – The Story Continues

You will remember that during WWII Communications Training was conducted at the shore establishment HMNZS TASMAN located in Lyttleton.  John Bullock has been digging and has come up with the following information. click on image to enlarge Here is a … Continue reading

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1983 Defence Council Report

This report was missing from the Our History section of the blog.  Thanks to Tony Bullock for providing the Association with a copy of the report to complete our listing.  If you wish to read this report go to the … Continue reading

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IRIRANGI Files

Here are a couple of pictures which might take a few of you back in time.  Double click on image to enlarge.  These pictures and a few more have been loaded up under the HMNZS IRIRANGI in the Gallery Section.   … Continue reading

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Blog – Update

The timeline of HMNZS IRIRANGI has been posted under the history tab or you can access the article by clicking this LINK Two more reports by the Naval Board to the Defence Council have been posted.  These cover the years … Continue reading

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History Blog – Update

I have uploaded the oral history of Signalman Albert Steven BANBURY known as BAM. BAM joined the Navy in 1941 and was posted to Singapore.  He was present at the ‘Fall of Singapore’ to the Japanese.  An interesting insight to … Continue reading

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