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Richard Edward Bright

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Richard Edward AWMM
  • Surname
    Bright AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Rick AWMM
  • Service number
    • Vietnam 78099 AWMM
    • Vietnam Q78099 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    6 December 1937 Ministry for Culture and Heritage
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    • Vietnam 78099 AWMM
    • Vietnam Q78099 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Served in 41 Sqn as Sqn Ldr as Engineering Officer. Posted to 41 Sqn in November 1968. Flew sortie Changi-SVN-Changi on 12 Feb 1969 and again on 14 May 1969. RTNZ from 41 Sqn in Feb 1970. VANZ record as Vietnam veteran. Died in Wellington Hospital and buried at Martinborough Cemetery in RSA section.

    Served in 41 Sqn as Sqn Ldr as Engineering Officer. Posted to 41 Sqn in November 1968. Flew sortie Changi-SVN-Changi on 12 Feb 1969 and again on 14 May 1969. RTNZ from 41 Sqn in Feb 1970. VANZ record as Vietnam veteran. Died in Wellington Hospital and buried at Martinborough Cemetery in RSA section. AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    26 September 2017 AWMM
    Age 79 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Martinborough Cemetery, Martinborough, South Wairarapa, New Zealand AWMM Services Block 5, Plot 2 AWMM
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Memorials

Memorial

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  • I have medals in my home. I didn't realise my father visited the war front two times as he didn't speak about it to me. He left the airforce in 1977 and was sad to do so.
    Why I'm writing this is that even though he was a tough dad I have pride in what he did and the intelligence he possessed. Miss you dad.
    Public - Robert - Child - 8 November 2023
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • Subritsky, M. (Ed). (1995). The Vietnam scrapbook: The second ANZAC adventure. Papakura, N.Z.: Three Feathers Publishing Co. AWMM
    • Hall, C. (2014). No front line : inside stories of New Zealand's Vietnam War. Auckland, New Zealand : Penguin Books. AWMM
    • This record was created from data kindly provided by the New Zealand Ministry for Culture and Heritage. AWMM

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