LINDSAY BOOKER

Does anyone know the whereabouts of Lindsay Booker who was serving in HMNZS ROYALIST in 1960’s.  Sorry unware of his trade or when he joined the RNZN.

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Jack Passings – September 2018

The following Sailors ‘Crossed the Bar’ during the month of September 2018. Details of funerals etc can be found by clicking HERE.

HIINI Pokihi (Tom) Chief Yeoman of Signals
POOLMAN, Richard Alexander (Dick) Seaman
LESTER Thomas Evan (Tom) Cook
MONTAGUE, Albert Frederick (Monty)
LARSEN, Noel Gordon Seaman
ARNOTT, Frank David LTCDR Gunnery Officer
SMITH Alexander George (Alec) Seaman
SUMMERS Normal Peter (Norm) ERA

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Dickie Dallow Remembers

Here is another chapter in the life of Dickie Dallow.  Click HERE to read on.

Click HERE to read Chapter 2

Chapter 3 is currently being worked on.

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NEW CHIEF OF NAVY

Chief of Defence Force Welcomes Three New Service Chiefs

21 August 2018

After careful consideration, the Government has appointed three new Service Chiefs to command the Navy, Army and Air Force.

Today’s announcement of the new leadership team has been welcomed by the Chief of Defence Force, Air Marshal Kevin Short.

The appointments announced today by Minister of Defence Ron Mark are:

• Commodore  David Proctor will become the new Chief of Navy, upon promotion to Rear Admiral

• Brigadier John Boswell, DSD, will become the new Chief of Army, upon promotion to Major General

• Air Commodore Andrew Clark will become the new Chief of Air Force, upon promotion to Air Vice-Marshal

Change of Command ceremonies will occur on 7 September for the new Chief of Air Force, 10 September for the new Chief of Army, and the end of November for the new Chief of Navy.

Brigadier Boswell replaces Major General Peter Kelly as Chief of Army, Commodore Proctor replaces Rear Admiral John Martin as Chief of Navy and Air Commodore Clark replaces Air Vice-Marshal Tony Davies.

“This is a major change to the leadership of the New Zealand Defence Force,” Air Marshal Short said. “It follows the change of command of Chief of Defence Force earlier this year, and the announcement of a new Vice Chief of Defence Force, Air Vice-Marshal Davies, recently.

“I want to congratulate all the successful candidates, and those who were interviewed for these very important positions. It reinforced to me the depth of talent in the ranks of the Defence Force.”

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CANTERBURY REUNION

Here is an image taken at the recent HMNZS CANTERBURY Reunion held in Tauranga.

These two matelots joined in January 1966 – (the shortest Great Grandfather in seven Navies) Rick Howland and Rod Berry – President of the RNZN Communicators Association.

Another image showing some more communicators at the trough.

Murray Kingham, Matt Fogden and Mary Peters all in view

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75 Years of Memories

Just to advise that this book which was written to celebrate 75 years of women in the Royal New Zealand Navy is still available for purchase at the Navy Museum.  Learn some things you never knew about women in our Navy.

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JOB OPPORTUNITY

Information has been received by the Assocation re a Job Opportunity in the Veterans Sector for an ex RNZN sailor/officer.  The position is 20 hours per week with a very generous salary attached.  Click HERE to access Job Description.  If you are interested then please contact Mr Barry Dreyer on 021 614 404.

 

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