Presented by the Royal New Zealand Navy Club and awarded to the Basic Common Trainee who displays the greatest application, perseverance and adherence to the Navy Creed. The recipient will be selected jointly by staff and Basic Common Training Recruits themselves. Photo of Navy Club President Fred Wilson presenting Assistant Chief of Navy (Personnel and Training), Capt Dave Fairweather with the trophy
The Commanding Officer, HMNZS Ngapona, has extended an invitation to all ‘Old Salts’ to join with HMNZS NGAPONA on Anzac Day at HMNZS PHILOMEL memorial wall starting at 0730 through to 0830 to commemorate those who names which served. On completion there will be light refreshments served in the Vince McGlone Galley. Please advise your intention to attend by return email so numbers can be finalised. firstname.lastname@example.org
From July 1942 until today thousands of woman have taken the pledge to serve King (Queen) and country. A fascinating new book has been released of theindividual memories of woman who have served in the Royal New Zealand Navy. Compiled by published author Anne (Ashby) Hine, a long serving naval woman, Anne realised “with our older membership numbers diminishing we stood to lose much of our history.” This book contains recollections of fun filled days and nights, stories of escapades up or down the fire escapes at Elizabeth House! Good times, some bad times, and most of all the important bond of camaraderie that still exists today. Book available at the Naval Museum or contact Jill 09 836 5191.