Remembering our Fallen  -  Acknowledging our Service

W3 Company RNZIR 48th Anniversary Reunion

    Treasuring our Memories  -  Valuing our Friendships  

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Reunion 2018 - reunion dates
The W3 RNZIR 48th anniversary reunion is to be held the weekend 16 - 18 November 2018 in Dunedin Mosgiel, based at the Mosgiel RSA.  The change in venue saves $1500 in room hire, reduces the distance to the airport and provides further accommodation choices.

The weekend programme will be a familiar one - in outline:

Friday night - meet and greet including buffet
Saturday night - combined dinner & bar
Sunday morning - memorial service, later AGM and lunch

The reunion organisers will issue Newsletter 1 by March 2018 with accommodation offers.  The reunion organisers intend to issue Newsletter 2 in July 2018 with details of costs and the registration form.  Contact details for the organisers will be included with the newsletter and registration.  Reunion organisers expect to issue Newsletter 3 in October 2018

The 2018 reunion committee is Hugh Auld and Len Tallentire both ex-Coy HQ.  Neil Ure 3Pl is again reunion treasurer and Bruce Young Mor Sect will manage communications via the website and email.

Reunion Newsletter 1 - March 2018     Reunion Newsletter 2 - July 2018     Reunion Newsletter 3 - October 2018

items of interest including photos will be added over time and found below...

On Facebook..?  W3 RNZIR Reunions Facebook page supports reunions that W3 RNZIR hold around New Zealand by engaging with and encouraging past members and their families to attend, to access welfare resources and to maintain old friendships.  It is a closed group for W3 veterans and their families. Join here 

Reunion 2018 - Website Reunion Project - webmaster
W3 Coy reunions provide an opportunity to encourage an understanding of our service and to acknowledge sacrifice - in 2015 the website project had three objectives - adding whakapapa details to the website nominal roll of Maori veterans, adding missing headstone photos, and adding missing mugshots to the nominal roll pages.

The 2018 reunion website project objective continues to address our people by seeking to locate our MIA

He aha te mea nui? He tangata. He tangata. He tangata. (Maori proverb) 
what is the most important thing..?  it is people.  it is people.  it is people.

These are the names of W3 veterans whose location and email address is unknown to the website.  We grow fewer in number
at each reunion, it's time to update the W3 veterans nominal roll as an outreach to our Missing in Action comrades...
Also shown are our deceased veterans whose headstones are not on the website

found a MIA..?  update details here

seeking email or Facebook details      
Missing Veteran: Latest Detail   Missing Headstone: Only Clues:
Alan Davie Kaikoura   Anthony Mortimer 22 March 2010 Brisbane
Allan Small Facebook   Arthur Burton 11 Sep 2015 Caloundra QLD
Ben Te Namu Facebook   Barry Hopkins 30 March 2014 Auckland
Bill Kahaki Opotiki   Dave Simeon 2009
Bill Teller son   Dave Spence 2005
Bill Wilson Gisborne   Dave Turner 14-Jul-07
Charlie Lee Christchurch   Derek Marsh 9 July 2017 Westport
Chris Kennedy Dunedin   Ed Mason 1976
Dave McLeod email   George Stead Feb-94
Dave Waaka email   Gordan Alex 29 April 2007 WA
David Simons Hamilton   Henry Bridge 27 July 2011 SA
Dennis Chambers Invercargill   Jack Broughton 1976 Northland
Doc Welsh Waimate   Jack Morris 2002
Don Scott Palmerston North   Joe Mihinui  2000
Ernest Pratt     John Mullen 18-May-17
George Winiata Gisborne   Keith Henson 1988
Graeme Harris email   Len Portland 2003
Graham Robertson     Les Ngawhare 1995
Greg Porter Hamilton   Lionel Harris 5 August 2010 Ashburton
John Byrne Whakatane   Mareko Tiro deceased
John Hatton Auckland   Mike Wihapi 9 Dec 2015 Eagleby QLD
John Hoani Tokoroa   Pat Kupenga 22 December 2016 Ruatoria
Larry Rangiwai Gisborne   Pat Perawiti 2000
Lewis Pagan email   Paul Moana 15 Nov 2009 Gisborne
Lieron Tuhakaraina Tauranga   Phil Cribb 3 July 2017 Rongopai Palmerston North
Manu Fong email   Rau Te Haara 2006
Mike Hosie Nelson   Te Hira Heremaia 1993
Mike Ngatae Auckland   Tony Moran 22 July 2013 Christchurch
Mike Williams Brisbane QLD   Vince Butler 2001
Murray Robertson Balgownie NSW   Warren/Gene Illingworth 7 January 2015 Palmerston North
Peter Rowsell Facebook      
Peter Vinall Auckland   Just as important as finding the living is to find photos of the headstones of our deceased veterans
Richard Bertram Napier  
Robert Adams Rawene Northland  
Ross Bulloch Pukekohe   drop me a line to this email address:
Stewart Rameka        
Ted Gorman Christchurch      
Waehapra Atatu Rotorua      
Waka Haig-Clarke Kawerau      
Wally Joe Christchurch      
Attending: as at 6 March      
CSM John Fisher      
Craig Cocker Bill Blair      
Jules Toheriri Bruce Young      
Dave Gundersen Ian Caldwell      
George Preston Chris Stock      
Hugh Auld Len Tellentire