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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
20 June – A portrait of the UN at 75
13 May – Kiwis and the Libyan Desert Taxi Service… and beyond! (LRDG)
15th April NZ Volunteer Uniforms 1852 – 1909
8 April – “Operation GRAPPLE – Nuclear testing on Christmas Island”
Operation GRAPPLE Presentation (Presentation slides MS PPT)
11 March – “PN Military History 1868 to 1914, including the Manawatu Mounted Rifles”, by LTCOL Dr Peter Wood, ONZM
PN Military History 1868 to 1914 (PDF Presentation)
11 Feb (MMMHP) – “The Knife Edge – Battle for Crete”, by Dr Aaron Fox (Postponed from May and Aug 2020)
The Knife Edge (Presentation slides MS PPT)
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)