From On Deck June 1953
A member and member of the committee, Commander G.H.Edwards, R.D., R.N.Z.N.R., was appointed early this year Honorary Naval Aide-de-Camp to His Excellency the Governor-General, Sir Willoughby Norrie, G.C.M.G., C.B., D.S.O., M.C. This is the first occasion that a Reserve Officer has held the post at Wellington and the first time an R.N.Z.N.R. officer has been so honoured. Commander Edwards was suitably congratulated by your Executive on behalf of all members.
Your Editor, Lieutenant-Commander I.B. Campbell, V.D.R., R.N.Z.N.V.R., was honoured by Her Majesty the Queen on the occasion of the New Year with the M.B.E. Lieut.-Commander Campbell joined the R.N.Z.N.V.R. in 1932 as an Ordinary Seaman and has served continuously since. He is now Executice Officer of H.M.N.Z.S Olphert, the Wellington Division.