Part 3 of 3 [Part 2 does not exist. Recorded on board the troop ship "Empress of Japan".]
This recording starts with an unidentified man (probably a Canadian crew member?) reading a list of instructions for those on board this troopship in event of emergency, such as fire or air attack.
Mobile Broadcasting Unit commentator Doug Laurenson [Military Service no. 34957] notes that these warnings serve as a reminder that this is not a cruise ship.
Then follow greetings from some of the troops. Most of the men are largely unidentified:
A First Lieutenant from Takapuna greets May and Wendy
Ted of Hastings greets Mum and Dad
A call to Nancy and Shirley of Cuba St, Palmerston North
A greeting to Mr and Mrs Connell at Te Kuiti, Mum at Grey Lynn, Avis in Ponsonby
A Sergeant calls Audrey at 25 Kensington St, Wellington (possibly James Ambrose Barr [Military Service no. 27752]))
Corporal Ted calls Mrs Elsie Pollard, Claudelands, Hamilton
Frank calling Pat and Frances
A Sergeant calling Mum and Dad, St Kilda, Dunedin"
This item is part of a collection of recordings made by the Mobile Broadcasting Units, which travelled overseas with New Zealand forces between 1940-1945. They recorded New Zealanders' experiences of war and messages to their families and friends, which were sent back home to be played on a weekly radio programme.