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Naval Reserve Recent Activity: 2014

NR SHIPS CRESTS

Go to the activities under each UNIT to see the latest 2014 activities.

RESERVEX 14: ACTIVITIES

Reservists from all four Divisions assembled at DNB for the annual RESERVEX Exercise. All parts of the reserve were engaged in a variety of activities, which included: A Sea Safety check for sea going personnel on a RNZN Inshore Patrol Craft....

RESERVEX 14: NAVAL RESERVISTS HONOUR THE VETERANS OF THE BATTLE OF THE RIVER PLATE

Naval Reservists from Auckland, Tauranga Wellington Christchurch and Dunedin undertaking their national RESERVEX 14 training period at the Devonport Naval Base were honoured to join the four surviving Veterans of the Battle of the River Plate as...

RESERVEX 14: Official Photo

November 2014: ARMISTICE DAY CAMBRIDGE

For the last three years HMNZS NGAPONA has had the honour of representing the Royal New Zealand Navy at the Armistice weekend in Cambridge, a beautiful town with a population of 18,000, 24kms southeast of Hamilton. This event was first established...

September 2014: Leading Stoker George Bain, RN grave.

Leading Stoker George Bain’s grave is located within Waitakere Cemetery. After receiving an email from a retired officer about the state...

October 2014: Naval Vessels visit the Port of Tauranga.

Members of HMNZS NGAPONA’s Tauranga Unit and their families, plus Cadets from Training Ship CHATHAM and the Tauranga Air Training Corps, and their parents, made the most of an opportunity to visit a couple of RNZN ships on a blustery Spring...

June 2014: Maori Awareness / Sea Survival Training

A training weekend was held on the 14/15 June for HMNZS Ngapona Ships Company and members from the Southern Units of the RNZNVR. On Saturday...

May 2014: Medical Training for Naval Reservists

Nineteen members of HMNZS NGAPONA ships company recently completed a 2 day 'Work Place First Aid Course'.

April 2014: Change of Command at HMNZS NGAPONA.

HMNZS NGAPONA recently held a Change of Command ceremony at the unit. LTCDR Andrew Curlewis RNZNR relinquished command to LTCDR Gerard McGrath RNZNVR at a ceremony presided over by Deputy Chief of Navy. The following is an excerpt from LTCDR G...

April 2014: Battle of Gate Pa 150th Anniversary

Battle of Gate Pa 150th Anniversary. While the great battles of Gallipoli, Passchendaele, El Alamein and for us Naval types the Battle of the River Plate,...

September 2014: Maritime Trade Organisation Reservists exercise Merchant Ship boarding from Sea

As part of the RNZN’s Maritime Trade Organisation’s Exercise Tuatara held last month, Naval Reservists ENS Ryan Hall and OMTO Simon Hollingsworth boarded the Merchant Vessel SEA RICHES by pilot vessel out of the Port of Lyttelton, to...

August 2014: Wellington Naval Reservists Complete RNZN Workplace First Aid Course

As an integral part of the required Navy training and to be able to better respond and manage a variety of first aid emergencies both at sea and ashore, Wellington Naval Reservists of all ranks recently undertook the RNZN Workplace First Aid Course...

August 2014: Chief of Navy and Wellington Naval Reserves welcomes Navy’s newest Doctor

The 12th of August was a very special day for the Navy’s newest doctor, Surgeon LT Greg Brown RNZNVR, and for Wellington Naval Reserves HQ HMNZS OLPHERT when the Chief of Navy Rear Admiral Jack Steer paid a call to formally promote him,...

July 2014: Reservist Promoted on Training Weekend.

IPV familiarisation training onboard HMNZS HAWEA continued last weekend, 12th July 2014, when reservists from all four divisions assembled at Devonport Naval Base.

May 2014: OLPHERT Weapons Training & Live Firing RNZN AWQ Steyr

A total of 16 HMNZS OLPHERT (OLP) personnel participated in a range weekend at Linton Military Camp recently. From the outset, this particular Range Practice was...

October 2014: IPV Training (TAUPO)

Over the weekend 30 Naval Reserve personnel from HMNZS NGAPONA (Auckland), OLPHERT (Wellington), PEGASUS (Christchurch) and TOROA (Dunedin) came to Devonport Naval base and onboard HMNZS TAUPO to participate in their Inshore Patrol Vessel training. ...

December 2014: HMS NEPTUNE Service

On 19 December 1941 HMS NEPTUNE was lost off the coast of Libya after it ran into an uncharted Italian minefield in the Mediterranean Sea off Tripoli. At 2.10 am a mine exploded off her starboard bow. Three more mines went off before the Cruiser...

September 2014: A Kiwi Naval Reservist in Canada

At the end of July this year I had the opportunity to travel from Wellington to Toronto, Ontario in the North East of Canada to complete the first phase of the Joint Command and Staff Programme (JCSP) run by the Canadian Forces College. Each year...

July 2014: IPV Training Weekend (HAWEA)

RNZNVR personnel from HMNZ Ships NGAPONA, OLPHERT, PEGASUS and TOROA assembled in Auckland for familiarisation training on Inshore Patrol Vessel (IPV)...

June 2014: Maori Awareness / Sea Survival Training

A training weekend was held on the 14/15 June for HMNZS Ngapona Ships Company and members from the Southern Units of the RNZNVR. On Saturday...

March 2014: Maritime Trade Operations EXERCISE TUATARA 1/14.

During the recent weekend MTO Exercise TUATARA 14/01, LTCDR Chris Manning and SLT Annalisa Hoeksma from the Maritime Trade Operations (MTO) Branch of the Wellington Naval Reserve Division HMNZS OLPHERT embarked aboard the passenger and vehicle...

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