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Broadcasting unit announcer Doug Laurenson [Military Service no. 34957] introduces greetings from New Zealand men serving in the Middle East. The following men send greetings [where identified, their military service number follows their name]: Alex Collie [Military Service no.4081] greets Thorndon, Wellington; Herbert Coddington [Military Service no.4179] sends a message to Pat in Napier; Stan Betts [Military Service no.6255] greets Hawera; Bill Yeates [Military Service no.4141] Inglewood; John Groshinski [Military Service no.4131) Whanganui; George Wells ([Military Service no.4164] calls 42 Majoribanks St., Wellington; Bill Marshall [Military Service no.31014] greets everyone at The Royal, Featherston; Ed Bourgeois [Military Service no.4623] greets Napier.
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.