!. No, I was not registered as a British citizen.
2.In 1969, Exempt status was granted simply because my father was born in Uk, he was legally married at the time of my birth.
3.I am under the opinion that border control people who gave me a visitors visa only may well have exceeded their authority. The passport containing the Exempt visa in 1969 has expired but I still have it in my possession. As far as I know, there was no time limit on the Exempt status - I was granted it for the course of my lifetime.
4. As far as I am aware there is no 'more to this story'.
5. As far as I am aware, I have two relevant passport stamps. The one in my 1969 New Zealand passport says Exempt and nothing else. The stamp in my current New Zealand passport says' Ímmigration Officer (unreadable number) Gatwick' dated 8 August 2013.
6. I now notice that on previous entries to UK, my passport was stamped for 6 months only.
7. I have just noticed that my wife (who entered UK with me) has a different stamp in her passport. That one contains 2 very clear readable stamps. One stamp reads ''NHD91765, Leave to enter for 6 months. No work or recourse to public funds'. That stamp was not placed in my passport. The second stamp in my wife's passport (Canadian) reads Ímmigration officer 6302 8 August 2013.'
8. It is my recollection that the immigration officer told both my wife and I that we had 6 months (any six months in the next 12 months) to stay in UK.
If u need a picture of the stamps, I will have to find out how to get that picture and transmit it to u.
Victor R Vipond