The final hostile naval action of Confrontation occurred on the morning of 28 June 1966. The action took place near the Horsburgh Light at the eastern end of the Singapore Strait, when HMNZS Hickleton intercepted a kumpit [the naval term for a sampan] carrying three, uniformed men and a boatsman.
Read about the ship Endeavour and its operations in 1971, including a Personal Reminiscence from Rob Smith.
Unlike the Army or RNZAF where you were able to go over to the Mess or Canteen or down to the pub at the end of the day, RNZN sailors were aboard ship for weeks at a time. The daily issue of beer aboard ship was two cans per man per day which had to…
Battle Honours were instituted formally by the Royal Navy in 1954 per order 2565/54. The rationale for introducing Battle Honours was to foster an espirit de corps and an understanding of history of the Royal Navy.