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Old 18th May 2019, 21:22
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In my observations of the RNZN during my time was that the Commodore of HMNZ Philomel had a chauffeur driven Humber Super Snipe but other ranks made do with the beat up old Fords with Wren drivers except the Base Pardre .
He had a reasonable new Ford V8 to travel around his parish which took in many naval housing estates.
At one time during a wide reaching waterfront labour strike sugar became gold as we used treacle , honey , anything to get that sweet kick and came the day when the Naval Vicar was stopped at the security gates while leaving the Base for a routine check and two 70 lbs sacks of sugar were found in his boot.
His comment , "Oh those boys have been playing tricks on me again" brought total forgiveness from all powers without question.

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