June 2010: HMNZS TOROA supports HMNZS OTAGO (F111) reunion.
The 50th reunion of the original HMNZS OTAGO (F111) was held in Dunedin over the weekend 25 – 27 June. The reunion attracted approx 130 ex crew members from throughout New Zealand including the first Commanding Officer (Commander MJ McDowell) and a good number of the original commissioning crew.
Members of HMNZS TOROA were very pleased to help make the 50th reunion a memorable occasion and assisted with the Parade, Church Service, and Luncheon held at TOROA on Sunday 27 June.
With the Chief of Navy attending the celebrations opportunity was taken to get CN to present the RNZNVR LS&GCM to AWTR Karen Robertson.
Image Above: AWTR K.E. Robertson receives her RNZNVR LS&GGM from RADM Parr, Chief of Navy.
Image Above: HMNZS TOROA's colour party leads the parade through the streets of Dunedin as part of the 50th reunion celebrations.
Colour Party: Lt R.W. McLellan RNZNVR, CPOWEF N.M. Leonard, LWEF B.W. Harwood, LSEA J.M. Harwood