TOROA: ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF SERVICE PARADE.
On the evening of 28 June 2017, members of HMNZS TOROA paraded and held an Acknowledgement of Service divisions. All available members of TOROA and Sea Cadets from TS WAIREKA attended divisions. Guests included Deputy Chief of Navy (DCN) Commodore David Gibbs and family members of TOROA personnel. Along the theme of the divisions, three awards were also presented to members of the Ships Company.
Lt Cdr Rob Tomlinson received a clasp to his Volunteer Reserve Decoration (VRD) which is for ten years service within the RNZNVR additional to the fifteen years for which the VRD was originally awarded for;
Image Right: L to R: POET Laughton, CPOCWS Gee and Lt Cdr Tomlinson.
Chief Petty Officer Gee received a DCN’s commendation for his achievements during the International Naval Review in Auckland 2016, and
Petty Officer John Laughton received his Royal New Zealand Reserve Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (RNZNVR LSGCM) for fifteen years service within the RNZN and RNZNVR.
This was followed by light refreshments and a barbeque in the HMNZS TOROA Wardroom.