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DALE, Donald William

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Donald ‘Don’ Dale joined the NZ Army in 1940 as a seventeen year old after falsifying his age. In May 1942 he transferred to the RNZN as a ‘Hostilities Only’ (wartime) rating. After training as a stoker at HMNZS Tamaki and Philomel, Dale served in HMNZS Coastguard, a danlayer with New Zealand’s coastal minesweeping flotilla. He was then posted t...

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