Brian Edmonds and Jim Breen

Submitted by Brian R. EDMONDS on
Brian Edmonds and Jim Breen, December 1968

Myself and Sergeant Jim Breen drinking beer sent to them by the Band of the RNZA, Christmas 1968. The band was a well known Auckland icon, which could trace its origins back over 100 years. It was led by Mayor Fred Smyth MBE for many years. Although a TF unit the odd RF soldier played in it from time to time - including Bruce Elder, Jim Breen and myself.


Image courtesy Brian Edmonds


Submitted by BryanBreen on Tuesday, 21 April 2009 - 10:45pm


Dear Brian,

I was searching the internet to show my children about Vietnam and where their Grandfather Jim served. I found your photo. Thankyou so much. Brings back memories of my father before he became ill.


Bryan Breen

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