HMNZS NGAPONA ASSOCIATION INC

Royal New Zealand Naval Reserve * Promoting Comradeship * Preserving History

Email: info@ngapona.org.nz
Phone: 021 274 4426
Facebook: HMNZS Ngaponga Association

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Contact details for the executive are:

President:

 

Jerry Payne
 

021 486 013

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Secretary:      

 

 

 

 

Treasurer:

Terry Creagh 021 644 686
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Committee: Wayne Smith 022 010 5018 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

 

BIO – Wayne Neville Smith

 

Born -  22 Nov 1947 at Auckland.

Educated - Manurewa High School

Joined RNZN 26 Feb 1964 as Junior Recruit (Electical)

Discharged 12 April 1987 as Warrant Officer Radio Electrical Artificer

Ships served in:

HMNZS Tamaki

HMNZS Philomel

HMNZS Otago

HMNZS Lachlan

HMNZS Irirangi

HMNZS Waikato

HMS Collingwood

HMNZS Tasman

HMNZS Monowai

HMNZS Canterbury

On discharge joined HMNZ Dockyard as Electronics Technician serving in the Combat Systems Unit.  Served 10 years in HMNZ Dockyard as a technician thence to the Fleet Repair Group as a Quality Assurance Officer.   The Fleet Repair Group became the Fleet Engineering Center thence the Logistics Command (Maritime).   During this period became the Quality Assurance Manager with responsibilities for quality assurance and safety.   Retired from the LC(M) 27 Feb 2015.

Joined the VR 1 Aug 1990 as S/Lt, immediately promoted to T/Lt of Naval Control of Shipping branch.

Discharged from NR in 2013 as Commander RNZNVR having served as Staff Officer (NCS), HOD NGA, XO NGA and on the Naval Reserves Advisory Board.

In all, served 51 years in Defence in various capacities. 

     

 

 

 

 

 

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Lisa Biesheuvel

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