A Kiwi on Our Funnel by Gerry Wright


The story of HMNZS Hickleton and HMNZS Santon, two small ships manned by the Royal New Zealand Navy during ‘Confrontation’ – an undeclared war between Indonesia and Malaysia in 1965-66.

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The book includes several maps and action photographs. 194 pages.

Gerry Wright joined the Royal New Zealand Navy as a 16 year old Seaman Boy in 1955 and retired in 1981 when told he was too old to go to sea. During his career he took part in the British nuclear weapons tests off Christmas Island, commanded three naval ships, and was a trained helicopter controller and Principal Warfare Officer.


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