HMNZS NGAPONA ASSN – FORMAL DINNER

The Association held its third Formal Dinner last Saturday at the Birkenhead RSA. The Guest of Honour was RADM David Proctor, Chief of Navy, who gave a very informative address. There were 70 guests, and entertainment for the evening was provided by Rebecca Nelson and a three piece band, all of whom were serving members of HMNZS Ngapona. At a short ceremony after the meal Lt Cdr John Gresson was promoted to Cdr by CN. Congratulations John, well done. At the conclusion of the evening CN acted as the Duty SA for the ‘Up Spirits’ ceremony.

By all accounts this formal dinner was a very successful event with all feedback being very positive. It resulted in CN making the statement that ‘the NGA Assn have become the keepers of the traditions of the RNZN’. Other comments were that the organisers ‘shouldn’t change a thing’ when organising the next dinner!

      

 


THE NAVY LEAGUE, WELLINGTON BRANCH

The Wellington branch of the Navy League has recently established a Web Page and FB Page which can be accessed as follows:

Via the internet:

www.navyleaguenz.com

Via Facebook:  

https://www.facebook.com/Navy-League-of-New-Zealand-Wellington-Branch-100340952250591

 

The Navy League of New Zealand - Wellington Branch was founded in 1904. It is an organisation which supports the Royal New Zealand Navy and is interested in all aspects of maritime defence.

Wellington Branch Aims and Objectives:

- To foster an interest in the Royal New Zealand Navy and in the policies which the New Zealand government pursues in respect of our naval defence.

- To foster an interest in New Zealand's maritime trade and the policies which the New Zealand government pursues in respect of overseas and local maritime trade.

- To foster an interest in New Zealand's Exclusive Economic Zone, the extended continental shelf and the Oceans Policy which regulates its governance.

- To support the Sea Cadet Corps units in the Wellington area and maintain a close and supportive interaction with the Sea Cadet Association of New Zealand.