Missing Communicators

The following is a list of Communicators who are not members of the Association, but who were an integral part of the Communications Branch and its development. If you know the whereabouts and have contact details for any of the men and women listed here, please contact us on frank@randsclan.com

This list is accurate as at 8 June 2015

Terry ALCOCK
Rob and Anita ANDREW
Jack BAILEY
Cheryl BAKER
Gary BAll
PhilIP BALLE
Joseph BALLE
Peter BAYER
Rhys BEDET
Lionel BERRY
Jim BLAIR
Peter BORRELL
Ainslie BOYD
Bill BOYD
Tony BRIMBLE
Caroline BROKENSHAW Nee Honeycomb
Caroline BROWN
GM Bruce
Rick BRUNGER
Eric CAMPBELL
Robyn CARTER
Earl CLEAVER
Kevin COOKE
Oliver COOPER
Alan COOPER
Linda COTTON
Jon DAGGER
Grant Lewis James DEANE
Jainie Eva DEWES
Debbie DICKSON
Ann DOWSON
Robert Ian DRINNAN
Marion EDGAR
Carl James Niel EDWARDS
Yolande ERICKSON
Colin James FORREST
Peter Robert FOSTER
Lois R. FLAVELL
Marie-Therese GILLETT (McLellan)
John GRAHAM
Sonya GREENAWAY
Wayne Anthony HAMBROOK
Dennis HAMBROOK
Karen Jean TATANA (Hellyer)
Aaron Kohatu HEPI
Marie HERMAN nee Summerhays
Mason HIINI
Robin Bernard HILL
Mike HOLLAND
Ted HUNT (Rotorua)
Michelle HUNT
Isoefa ISOEFA
Stacey JACK-KINO
John Wayne JENKINS
Dave KAIO
Jan KING
Tai KINGI
Tepania KINGI
Jack LAMBOURNE
MARTENSON
John MATTHEWS
Alisa MEXTED
Jack MILES
Danny MILTON
Ian MITCHELL
Robert MONTGOMERY
Alan NICHOLSON
Jim O’GORMAN
Lynn PAIWHANGA
Ronald PARKER
Tony PARR
Ron PHILLIPS
Ivan POOLE
Bruce POTTER
Julie PRICE
Chris PRITCHARD
Murray PURVES
Marlene PURVES nee RAWIRI
Dianne RIS
Peter ROBB
Frankie ROGERS
Neil ROGERS
Lance ROLLESTON
Kelly RUBY
Lilian RUKUATA
Bronwyn SAYWELL
Betty SEARS
Bruce SEFTON
Abe SEYMOUR
Lilian SMITH
Chris STOKES
Kanewa STOKES
Gill STOREY
Lyn TAIWHANGA
Stephanie TEMM
Paul THOMPSON
Raharuhi THOMPSON
Stuart THORNE
Sharon TUHEKI
Richard TWISLETON
Judith VIDLER
Tracey WALKER
Dave WALKER
Keith WALSH
Aeone WESLEY
Glenn WHITE
Karen WILLETTS
Leverne WILLIAMS
Jacqui WILLIAMS
Mark WILLIAMS
Keryn WOODS
Karl Shiner WRIGHT

39 Responses to Missing Communicators

  1. Linda Britton says:

    Good Evening – looking through your list of communicators I can confirm I know the whereabouts of GAFFANEY, Vincent James Sig 7425. He is my dad and living with me in the Bay of Plenty. He has just celebrated his 87th birthday on the 20 February.

    • Linda Britton says:

      It is with sadness that Dad, Vincent James Gaffaney RNZN SIG7425 passed away peacefully in Katikati on Monday 13th May 2013. He was 88 years old and we celebrated his life and final journey at the Katikati RSA – It was a beautiful day in everyway

  2. Julian Honiss says:

    Yep I am here, still with Defence in Wellington … for now. They just changed my svc number when I becam a civvie.

  3. Tom (Tiny) Johnson says:

    Hi Frank.
    Ian Sime ARD, He was with the NZ Police, Last saw him when I picked up one of his family members when I was with St John Ambulance in Auckland, He was living in the Penrose area from memory, Prior to that he had been with the same Army Sig Sqdn (4 sig Sqdn RNZSigs) at Papakura when I was with them that would have been around 1977.

  4. Colin Winch says:

    Hi
    I’m still around and am working for Powerco, based in Mt Maunganui. Been a civie for a long time now but still have some good memories of my time in the Navy

  5. Maurice Campbell says:

    My Father Rodney Albert Campbell is living in Milton Keynes, England at 11 Oxwich Grove, Milton Keynes, MK4 3AG. He served in the Royal New Zealand Navy during the Korean War.

  6. Albie Cross says:

    Hi Frank
    I last saw Rex George Parr in Auckland (1961). Among other things he was driving a Cadillac limo for Johnson’s Blue Motors. I am not sure if he pursued a career in teaching but I did hear that he was living in Cambridge at one time.

  7. Chook says:

    Ivor (Zeppy) Phillips lives in Melbourne, and has done for many a long year.

  8. Frank Rands says:

    Chook, Do you have contact details email or address or phone number for Zeppy?

    • Zeppy Phillips says:

      Hi Frank Ivor(Zeppy) Phillips Just to let you know as Chook said I am living in Melbourne and am still working in the textile field. Good to hear from you.

      • Wings says:

        Hey Zeppy, been a long time since that little Triumph Herald…Ever hear what happened to Knobby Styles? Regards Wings Kingham

  9. Wings says:

    Carolyn Young is a nurse/instructor in Wanganui. I saw her at John Nyman’s Tangi and she is doing really well.

    Geoff Butturini is in living in Geelong in Aussie and his contact details are on “old friends”

  10. Dave Synnott says:

    Hi, on ARANGA Shannon Joe OTEL NZ15827 if memory serves me correctly Joe died in a car accident shortly after being posted to Irrangi not sure but possibly around 1963

  11. Chook says:

    Chris Stokes is in Wellington working for some firm down there, other than that can’t talk about it!!!

    Now Diane Strong ended up working with me at the Warehouse in northcote – I think she is still there.

    John Knocka White LRO is living in Aussi and is active in the ex RNZN committee over here – he should be in Melbourne next year.

    Does anyone know what ever happened to Paul Kennedy AEW?

    • paul kennedy says:

      Chook ! Its Paul Kennedy i am still alive living on the gold coast australia been here for 20 years.still a sailor a heart .been a long time !XOX

      • Ruth Murray says:

        Hi Paul doing a clear out of my mum and dad’s place and have come across some old slide photos of your family, growing up days and travels email me and I can arrange to get them to you. So many years gone by…. Ruth Murray nee Clarke

  12. Frank Elliott says:

    JIM SPENCE LIVES IN BELMONT VISITED HIM FEW MONTHS AGE HIS OPK BUT HAS SCIATICA

  13. Grant Scanlan says:

    Hi Frank,
    Not that it is important, but I have been in Melbourne since 1980, and have still retained my citizenship, sense of humour and a casual interest in rugby and red wine, probably much like your good self, if memory serves me correctly.
    Regards
    Grant (Red) Scanlan
    ex PEW NZ18659

    • Peter Hinton says:

      hey red is that the same red head who served with me on OTAGO who was just dabbling in EW at the time regards Peter Hinton

    • Graham Cadwallader says:

      Red, Now there’s a voice from the past! It’s been a long time. Hope you’re keeping well

      Caddy

  14. Graham Cadwallader says:

    Frank, Jack Wrigley/Wairepo is deceased. Attended his funeral in Tauganga last year or the year before!

  15. Ian Jacques says:

    Zeppy, Red, good to hear you are both in the land of the living.
    Best regards

  16. Ian (Knocker) White says:

    Hi.
    Ian Harland White CYEO Nz13390, Knocker, that’s me.
    Have been out of the Andrew since 1st August 1960. Retired and living at 13 Kennedy Street, Mangapapa, Gisborne 4010. Secretary of RNZN Association, (Inc)

  17. Alan Malcolm Wilson says:

    Hi to you all. Alan (Tug) Wilson J16959 PSG 1961 1974 still going strong could to see some of the old names of shipmates and how they are now doing. Now living in the USA was in Australia from 1987 to 2009 did catch up with Nick Carter about 4/5 years ago at the Birkenhead RSA.All the best to you all. Tug

    • Peter Hinton says:

      Hello Tug. Just browsing the sight and see some familiar names. Peter Hinton here. I am currently living in Hawkes Bay and still married to the same old woman, Ann (ex wren).

  18. Alan Malcolm Wilson says:

    Hi Pete Long time no see i think it was about 84/85 in Wgtn stayed at your house. If I remember?As you can see we now live in the USA.Long story Pete will keep u up to speed one day.what is your email address?ours is twowilsonsark@gmail.com would be good to have a chat some time.We should be back in NZ sometime next year and I have a brother in Napier so it would be good to catch up again.all the best to Ann kind rgds Alan (Tug) and Marlene.

  19. Chris Precey says:

    Hi Pete – you mention that you are still married to ex wren Ann – That was Ann Shirley? Am I right?
    regards Chris Precey

  20. Peter Hinton says:

    Hi Chris. Yes I am still married to that lovely woman and may I say she is as beautiful as when I first met her. (Guess what I am not typing this she is).
    Where are you now and what have you been up to these past years? A condensed story would be great not a novel. Regards Pete

    • Chris Precey says:

      Hi Pete – my best regards to Ann – in my 4 yrs at NCC in the late 60s, I have to say she was my best operator (and I was against females in a watch for a start!). I eventually went outside in Jan 83 – spent last several years in personnel work, last of which was in Wgtn in a WO job, but not paid as a WO, and turned down for the rank, so I told them what to do with their Navy. Then worked for BP Oil head office in Wgtn as a telex op, and then a computer op – total 13 yrs, then made redundant. Never worked since and quite happy. Living in Paraparaumu. email precey@paradise.net.nz. – Regards Chris

  21. Bill Bartlett NZ15105 says:

    Hiya Frank,,
    Charlie Brown NZ13904 ex L/Tel living in Gisborne somewhere (am sure he is currently registered as “full member”.).
    Hell of a lot mentioned are “long crossed the bar” ie Seymour, Abe (ex sparker), Shaw PR (Phil) ex L/Sig,are ones that I know of.
    I’d be keen to hear if anyone knows what happend to Sid Graham (nickname “blue”)Signalman on the Bellona/Royalist trip with us. Bit of a “bee-bop” merchant he was. Took me to his home town of Oldham in manchester. I suspect he may have went back to the UK .
    Regards
    Bill Bartlett

  22. Alan (Tug) Wilson says:

    Frank do you know what ever happened to Kevin Smith LTO/LSG on the Royalist about 63/64??

  23. Trudy Simonsen Fyfe says:

    Sadly Wayne Simonsen (my brother) passed away in Sydney Australia in 1992.

  24. Mark Sanson says:

    WIRINGI Wiremu John Andrew ASG D996064 – Pretty sure the same Wiringi, BJ now a CPOYS still serving from what I understand……………….

  25. Mark Sanson says:

    SQUIRE Jodee Glen ASG W25504 – Bargy or broken wing……over in Brisbane doing security work from memory. Steve Paton (ex CPOYS) at the bridge sim may have some contact dets……….

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