I re-enlisted in the army in Wellington, which was a mistake because I was immediately posted to the Defence Communications Centre in the Defence HQ building. To cut a long story short I hated the politics of the place and was always applying for postings elsewhere.
In late 1967, an expression of interest was posted on the unit notice board.
The call was for a Corporal and a Sergeant to be seconded to 110 Signal Squadron RA Sigs.
Given the choice, civilian surgical team nurse Karen Pilcher would have departed New Zealand for Vietnam wearing army greens.