RFCA Update, February, 2020

Area Reps

The following Clubbies have volunteered (truly, they did!) to be Area Reps. The Association will provide them with a list of known ex Cadets who live in their area and they will contact you when area events are in the offing (some have already started to do this via our Facebook site). Also, see the Notice Board on this website’s Home page. If you want to make sure your name is on their contact list, email Gordon Forrester at rfcadet1964@gmail.com:

New Zealand

Bay of Plenty – Steve Tesar
Canterbury – Peter Humm
Hamilton – Garey Cooper
Hawkes Bay – George Purvis
Manawatu/Palmerston North – Trevor King
Manurewa/South Auckland – Graeme Sherlock
Otago – Chris Helm
Rotorua – Peter Breen
Wanganui – Wally Wallbutton
West Auckland – Joe Hoani
West Coast – Allan MacGibbon


Brisbane/Sunshine Coast – Guy Bridson
Melbourne – Dave Owen
North America – Trevor Page
Perth – Peter Scoles
Sydney – Nyall Cairns

There are still plenty of places not yet represented. If you would like to add your name and area to the list, contact Gordon.


We have some great items of memorabilia lined up for the RFCA Canteen’s shelves during the year. Expect to hear soon about:

  • A RF Cadet Flag
  • A Dickson Crest Shoulder Patch (for those of bikie persuasion)
  • Some more RF Cadet Polo Shirts becoming available

Also, we are organising a reprint of our history book, “A Favoured Few”, and there will be both an affordable soft-cover version and one which is as close as we can get to the original, but which will cost a lot more of your beer money.

We will stagger the release of these items so you won’t go hungry because you spent all your dollars on Cadet goodies.





This Post Has 7 Comments

  1. The way this is set up and the tone is par excellant. Well done chaps and thank you for your efforts. I will have a flag for sure!

  2. After our graduation in December 1972, myself & Cooper W.C. (Wayne) ‘borrowed’ the School flag from outside HQ. No idea why now apart from useful exuberance. I hid it at home in Auckland and went off in January to 3 Fd Ambulance in Burnham. Shortly after I received a letter from the RFCS RSM, WO1 Watts. “I have reason to believe that you and Pte. Cooper W.C. have souvenired my school flag. I would appreciate it’s return. Good luck in your future career.” Needless to say after a call home it was returned. My Dad was still in the Navy so it was returned via HMNZS Irirangi in Waiouru. After Burnham I was posted to 1CCS in Papakura. Memories eh? I’ll be purchasing a ‘legal’ flag when they’re available! Postscript: after the Army I joined the NZ Police! Poacher turned gamekeeper. Always a Clubbie!

    1. Thanks Terry. Caught sight of WO1 Watts at Tiny Hill’s funeral end of last year – looking a tad older.

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