Finding Photos of Women In the RNZN

Finding Photos of Women in the RNZN Finishing the text portion of this book of memories made me feel like I had achieved a real pinnacle. Finally we – the RNZN Women’s Association – could feel we had a little of our history recorded. Enhancing the record by finding photos of women in the RNZN was the last step before publication. But this proved much more difficult than I anticipated. I had a small variety of images which I thought … Continue reading

Women’s Service From WRNZNS To RNZN

Women’s Service WRNZNS To RNZN 1942-2017 There is a wealth of history to be recorded of women’s service in the New Zealand navy. I have neglected my romance writing to enable us to capture some of that history in a book of memories. From July 1942 until today in 2017 thousands of woman have taken the pledge to serve King (Queen) and country. With contributions from some of these women, the Royal New Zealand Naval Women’s Association is publishing a … Continue reading

Garden Party

A Garden Party Celebration Yesterday, in my capacity as the National President of the Royal NZ Navy Women’s Association, I was privileged to attend a garden party hosted by the Governor General of New Zealand, Lt General The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae. One of the many functions to be held this year under the banner of “Operation Neptune” in celebration of 75 years of the Royal NZ Navy, the garden party was held at Government House in Auckland. Along … Continue reading