70 years ago this month
Reconnaissance and patrols are undertaken to ready for the Battalion's attack on the Cassino railway station. The attack saw the unit suffer over 100 casualties in less than 24 hours, the heaviest of any of the New Zealand units. Read the war diary for February 1944 here
The wedding of Captain Harvey's daughter
Phillippa, daughter of Major Henri Douglas and Grace Harvey, and Lt Cdr (later
Commodore) Fred Bland, on their wedding day at HMNZS Philomel, 15 November 1952
Family collection. Courtesy of Mark Bland.
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