Richard Prosser MP
Spokesperson for Veterans’ Affairs
Zealand First today wishes to pay tribute to one of New
Zealand’s best, former Navy gunner Vince "Cyclone"
McGlone, who has died at the age of 97.
“We would like
to extend our sympathy to Vince’s family,” says
Spokesperson for Veterans’ Affairs Andrew Williams and
Associate Spokesperson for Defence Richard Prosser.
served for 14 years with the Royal New Zealand Navy, and was
on the HMS Achilles during the Battle of the River Plate in
1939 off South America.
“The passing of all servicemen
and women is a sad occasion, but it is also a time for us to
reflect on the enormous sacrifices they have made for their
“Vince was on the Achilles when it came up
against the German ship the Graf Spee - he would have known
some terrifying moments and witnessed the suffering of
fellow crewmen during the battle.
“For the Achilles to
come out on top was a major achievement, and Vince was one
of the last surviving members of the
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