World War II 1939-1945
Accounts of all three campaigns ( invasions of Vella Lavella, Treasuries and Green Islands)carried out in the Solomons by this largely forgotten unit are now posted.
These are taken with thanks from Ray Munro's book, see below.
Ray Munro's excellent 120 page illustrated self published book, "3rd NZ Division, 2 NZEFIP 1940-44", can be purchased from Ray, write to R.D. Munro, 76b Martin Street, Upper Hutt, New Zealand. Cost $20 in NZ and NZ$20 plus NZ$6.50 airmail if ordering in Australia.
news-photos, maps, watercolours etc from 1940-44
From NZ, Fiji, New Caledonia and Solomons (updated August 2004)
35 Battalion rolls, Excel file for download.
This site started in 2000 by Warwick Hughes, son of one of "The Pineapple Fusilliers", if anyone has or knows of photographs or other material that could help build this site, please contact me on wshughes (at sign) iinet.net.au
This background image is of a Xmas card sent
home from the Solomon's Dec, 1943, autographs