Class: Kippenburger (1959)
Whereabouts: Auckland, New Zealand
Having graduated from Kippenberger Class RF Cadets to Base Wksps. I was the first indentured signwriter apprentice NZ Army, under Charlie Hackshaw A&G Wksps 1960. Posted to Papakura 1961 and continued apprenticeship under Theo Thomas, 1 Inf Wksp RNZEME. Two years active service when I finished my apprenticeship, with 1RNZIR Borneo Confrontation.
Married Anne, my nurse, 1967 and we are both happily together with 3 grown children and a very special 7 year old grandson.
Retiried after 22 years service, with last posting HQ New Zealand Land Forces, Takapuna, 1981. I founded a new business, Andrews Signs in Barry’s Point Road Takapuna, and ran that till I sold it 20 years later in 2001. Took a year off to care for my baby grandson, then went to work with Anne in Waitemata District Health Board at the Wilson Centre for Children as the Driver responsible for overseeing the servicing of their vehicle fleet and grandfather to all the kids.