RSA stal­warts hon­oured

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS - By AN­DREA O’NEIL

Porirua RSA foun­da­tion mem­bers John Thomas and Jock McCul­loch, both 91, were given life mem­ber­ships to the club last month.

The men helped to build the orig­i­nal RSA in Porirua’s CBD 50 years ago and had been strong sup­port­ers of the club ever since, vice-pres­i­dent John Han­nan said.

Life mem­ber­ships were not given out lightly and Mr Thomas and Mr McCul­loch thor­oughly de­served the hon­our, Mr Han­nan said. There are seven life mem­bers of Porirua RSA. Porirua East res­i­dent Mr McCul­loch served with the Bri­tish and New Zealand armies, spend­ing World War II in the Mid­dle East, Italy and Korea. Tawa res­i­dent Mr Thomas served in the 28th Maori Bat­tal­ion dur­ing World War II, in Egypt and Europe.

Hon­oured: John Thomas, left, and Jock McCul­loch were hon­oured last month for their ded­i­ca­tion to Porirua RSA.

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