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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.
The Canadian Land Forces
Canadian Defence Forces, including the function and role of the Canadian Land Forces, a Canadian Division (organisation and functions) and the role and functions of the Canadian Engineer Group (in three parts), circa 1989.
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.
The life and achievements of LTGEN Lord Fryberg, VC and his role as the Commander of the 2nd NZ Division (2nd NZ Expeditionary Force) throughout the Second World War, narrated by LTGEN Sir Leonard Thornton, ex-Chief of the NZ Defence Force (a TV One documentary circa 1987). Includes Parts 1, 2 and 3 – Early Days; WWI; between wars; Greece, Crete and North African Campaign.
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
24 Nov (MMMHP) – “Hunting the Bombers – the Luftwaffe Night Fighter Campaign”, by PO(EWO) (Rtd) Dennis O’Rourke, MNZN, RNZN
11 Nov (EPLP) “A Tale of Two Myths, 1914-15”, by Dr Ian McGibbon, ONZM, Former General Editor (War History) at the Ministry of Culture and Heritage
10 Nov Scholar, Scientist and Soldier: The interconnected life experiences of Sir Geoffrey Peren, KBE
13 Oct (MMMHP) – NZ Wars month – “The Musket Wars from the early 1800’s”, by LTCOL Dr Peter Wood, ONZM, Director of the NZ Wars Study Centre, NZDC
08 Sept – “Titokowaru’s War – South Taranaki,1868-69”, by LTCOL Dr Peter Wood, ONZM, Director of the NZ Wars Study Centre, NZDC
30 Aug – “The Greek Campaign in WW2”, by LTCOL Dr Peter Wood, ONZM, Director of the NZ Wars Study Centre, NZDC
11 Aug (Thu – MMMHP) – “A True Sea Dog”, by Wing Commander Peter Hurly, DSD, RNZAF, SMO, RNZAF Base Ohakea and President, PNRSA
14 July (MMMHP) – “Operation FARAD – Multinational Force Observers (MFO), Sinai” (40th anniversary of establishment/NZ involvement), by MAJ Mike Pettersen, MNZM, RNZE
21 June (EPLP) – “First Battle of Alamein, including Alam Halfa and Ruweisat Ridge” (80th anniversary, 1942), by LTCOL (Rtd) Prof Glyn Harper, QSM, Massey University
9 June (MMMHP) – “Soldiers Without Guns – (Operation BIG TALK) – Part 2 – The continuing Bougainville and PNG peace talks”, by RADM (Rtd) David Ledson, RNZN
12 May (MMMHP) – “Life as a Beefeater in the Tower of London” by WO1 (Rtd) Partrick Nolan, RNZEME (now RNZALR)
27 Apr (EPLP) – WW1 topic presentation by Assoc Prof Maartje Abbenhuis, Auckland University
23 Apr (EPLP) Launch of the book “New Zealand’s Great Forgotten Victory: The Battle of Messines 1917 -Jeff McNeill”
14 Apr (MMMHP) – “The First Battle of the Somme in 1916” by LTCOL (Rtd) Prof Glyn Harper, QSM, Professor of War Studies at Massey University
10 Mar (MMMHP) NZ Army Staff College and Linton Military Camp- 1942 “80th Anniversaries” – LTCOL Peter Wood
10 Feb (MMMHP) – “The Singapore Strategy – Part 2” (80th anniversary of the Fall of Singapore, in February 1942), by CDR (Rtd) Richard Jackson, RNZN
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)