The Royal New Zealand Artillery
Born: 17th April 1948
Where: Narrow Neck Devonport.
Schooling: Attended Belmont Primary, Belmont Intermediate and Takapuna Grammar School until 1963.
Married: Yvonne Miles (nee Crickett) February 1968.
Military Service: Regular Force: 43018 Gnr: February 1967 – September 1969 Stationed at Papakura, 161 Bty 16 Field Regt.
Viet Nam May 68-May 69, Driver Op. Served as an Op radio operator with “A” Coy 3RAR until November 68 and “C” Coy 9RAR until February 69, CP 161 Bty. until May 69.
Territorial, 11 Bty Papakura 1970 -1975.
Work: Started work in 1963 as an apprentice plumber after my father died, joined the Army in February 67-69; Worked as self employed metal polisher until 1975; Manager of a Powder coating and Zinc Diecasting Company until 2000; Director of General Metal Finishing NZ Ltd/Diecasting NZ Ltd until forced retirement in May 2012.
Now: Retired; Do volunteer work for the Mountain Safety Council as a Firearms instructor, I am a NZ Police approved Range Inspector for the NZ MSC/NZ Pistol.
I still shoot rifle in Service Rifle matches around the country.