RSA farewell Roye Hammond

World War Two veteran and RSA Franklin founding member, Roye Hammond, 99, passed away suddenly on Wednesday afternoon, 11 April 2018.

Roye served as an Army driver with the 18th Battalion in World War Two in Crete, then in Egypt. After the war, he worked for the Department of Conservation, with tasks including building and maintaining “the finest walk in the world”, the Milford Track, until his retirement in 1986.

Teresa Cousins, Assistant District Support Advisor Auckland Combined RSAs, said Roye loved Crete and the Cretan people. He also loved the regional Mavrodafni fortified wine—on each of his eight trips back to the Greek Island, he would bring back the maximum allowance. A memorial service to celebrate and remember Roye, will be held at 2pm, Saturday 21 April 2018, at RSA Franklin’s clubrooms, in Pukekohe.

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