Searching for John Ross White

Hi, My name is Beth Tahere and I am an expat kiwi living in Brisbane Queensland, Australia.  I am trying to contact John Ross White who was a Sonar Operator.  In 1979 he was serving in HMNZS MONOWAI and based at Devonport, Auckland.  John was born in Gisborne on the East Coast.  I met John in Rotorua during 1978 and we stayed in contact up to 1983 but then lost contact.  I would love to re-connect to catch up.  John would be in his late 50’s or early 60’s now. kia ora koutou, kei te pai.  If you know the whereabout of John leave me a comment to this post and I will provide contact details off-line.

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Christchurch

All,  lets keep in mind our shipmates, friends and family in the Christchurch area as once again they are under siege, but this time it is fire which is causing grief and hardship.   Click on the image to see the spread of fire and the damage.  Our thoughts are with you all.

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A HEGG Presentation

Here is an image of a young Communicator being presented with the Davis Goff Cup which was the best all-round non seaman award.  Can you identify the HEGG and also the young Communicator?  Thanks Fred W for the image.  The source of the image is from a short-lived joint service newspaper called Action which was the pre-cursor to Reveille.

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The Cap is too Small

Here is an image taken at the TAMAKI Kit-up Store.  Can you name these two Communicators?  Click on image to enlarge.  The source of the image is from a short-lived joint service newspaper called Action which was the pre-cursor to Reveille.  Thanks Fred W for the image.

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Hot Diggity Dog

These two likely lads with the Hickleberry Hound.  The sailor on the left is AB Maurice McCallum and the other was a sparker.  The sparker pictured rescued the pup when it went overboard.  Can you name the sparker?   The source of the image is from a short-lived joint service newspaper called Action which was the pre-cursor to Reveille.  Thanks Fred W for the image. Click on image to enlarge.

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How many have we Ordered?

“This is certainly the fastest ship in the world,” said Incat Managing Director Kim Clifford. “Of course there’s a few speed boats that could surpass 58 knots, but nothing that could carry 1,000 passengers and 150 cars, and with an enormous duty-free shop on board.”

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There is Time Yet!

A new campaign will see former sailors as old as 60 asked to consider rejoining the Senior Service on a “bespoke five-year contract”.  Click on  image to enlarge.

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Retired sailors up to the age of 55 will be allowed to apply to fill a vast array of positions on HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales, though the Sunday Express can reveal that a 58-year-old has been asked to extend his service by five years.  Click HERE to read the story.   Click on  image to enlarge.

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