Outsiders: The Kiwi Cold War Sappers

Weekend Variety Wireless 06/08/2018
Ian Stobie Credit: Supplied.

This week Gerard Hindmarsh joins Graeme Hill to discuss the Kiwi Cold War Sappers.

He discusses a group of NZ military engineers who were tasked with clearing bugs from our Moscow Embassy in 1980 but went undercover as “refurbishers” and caught considerable hell.

Gerard regales the particularly harrowing time endured by sapper Ian Stobie, pictured “working” at the embassy, and his fight for recognition.

Listen to the full audio with Gerard Hindmarsh above.

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