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.
However, it was extra special for one of our Naval Reservist Leading Electronic Technician (LET) Nicholas Shearer RNZNVR, who was promoted to Petty Officer Electronic Technician (POET). Clear lower deck was piped for the ceremony which was held on the quarterdeck of HMNZS HAWEA.
Image Right: His Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Commander Ian Wells from HMNZS OLPHERT along with POET Fiona Atkinson from HMNZS NGAPONA are presenting him with his new rank slides.