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This video was compiled from a Super 8 movie production by Corporal Ken Newton, RNZE (now Whanganui), during his time on Atiu Island from late 1973 to early 1974.
Two New Zealand veteran soldiers, John Johnston aged 95 and Norman Leaf aged 94 years, share dramatic personal stories of their World War 2 army service in the North African deserts of Egypt, Libya and Tunisia.
An “amateur video” produced under the guidance of WO1 Shane Vooght, RNZE, about engineer and other tasks and in the engineer camp, commencing early December 2009, in Timor L’este.
This “amateur video tape” was compiled over the period of 12 to 16 October 2002, to cover the various activities and events for the celebration of the RNZE Corps Centenary, in both Linton Camp and Palmerston North.
Manawatu People’s Radio
“Manawatu Conversations” Interview with Joe Hollander, PNDHAG, Part One Tuesday 12 May 2020
“Manawatu Conversations” Interview with Joe Hollander, PNDHAG, Part Two Tuesday 19 May 2020
Monthly Midday Military History Presentation Series Presentation Audio
20th February 2020 – “NZ’s Involvement in the Boer War” (120th anniversary), by LTCOL (Rtd) Bryan Wells
Listen online below
Part 1 (37 mins)
Part 2 (42 mins)
12 March 2020 – “Leadership in War – NZ’s Fighting Commanders in Two World Wars”, by LTCOL (Rtd) Dr Chris Pugsley, ONZM, FRHistS
Part 1 (42 mins)
Part 2 (11 mins)
11 June 2020 “Fleet Air Arm in the Pacific during WW2”, by Denis O’Rourke
23 June 2020 (EPLP) – 75th Anniversary of WW2 VE Day – “Unpublished Photos of WW2”, by Prof Glyn Harper
9 Jul (MMMHP) – “The Merchant Navy in WW2”, by RADM (Rtd) David Ledson
The Band of the Corps of Royal Engineers
PDF of Tape Cover: BandoftheRoyalEngineers (Includes track titles and other information.)
Side One: mp3
Side Two: mp3
Chimo! The music and oral traditions of the Canadian Military Engineers
PDF of CD cover: Chimo! (Includes track titles, and other information.)
01 CME Branch Call (Musique Centrale Des Fc-Cf Central Band)
02 Wings (Musique Centrale Des Fc-Cf Central Band)
04 Salute To The Engineers
05 Half Hour To Parade
06 Hurrah For The CRE
07 Sapper Patrol (RCE Band)
08 Quarter Call
09 The Sapper
10 When The Saints Go Marching In
11 Sappers – The Perfect Corps
12 Fall In
13 Ode To The Engineer
14 The Canadian Engineers
15 Men’s Meal Call
16 Gridiron Glory
19 Sinai Lament
20 Live, Move And Work
21 Why Engineers Do Not Carry Colours
22 Jump Sappers
23 First Post
24 Air Sappers
26 Last Post
27 Old King Cole
28 The Engineer Song
29 Lights Out
30 La Priére Du Génie – The Engineer Prayer
32 Wings (RCE Band)