075-copyDuring a visit to family in Auckland, New zealand ,I was able to briefly meet with Ian  Martin and his wife.   Ian, as far as is known, is the sole surviving member of the 56th in New Zealand and is enjoyin079g his retirement in Auckland. He hasn’t changed much in 63 years, ( except for a modification to his hair style – see photo). The meeting was very short , due to previously planned programme, but long enough to exchange brief details of our service since passout.Ian will consider submitting a resume of his service history, and I will attach it  here if and when received.  {If anyone else would supply a similar write up, I will be glad to add it to our entry history}.The coffee shop order was 53,but it was too good an opportunity to miss for an entry plug.