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John Terence Ford

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Terence AWMM
  • Surname
    Ford AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    15096 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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    • 25 March 1937 Operation Grapple (2021)
    • 25 February 1937 Borneo R12457723
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Service

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Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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Medical history

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Served with rank of SUBLT in Operation Grapple on HMNZS Pukaki from 12.6.1958 to 3.11.1958. Operation Grapple research by Arthur Venus and Gerry Wright (2021).

    Service Christmas Island.

    Signal Communications Officer, Communication Divisional Officer, Electronic Warfare Officer, Cryptographic Security Officer, Confidental Books Publication and Charge Book Officer, Officer in charge of Telegram and R/T Monies, Wardroom Mess Treasurer, O.O.D./O.O.W., Special Sea Duty - O.O.W. (Bridge), Action - O.O.W. AWMM
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Sources

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    • This record was created from Operation Grapple research by Arthur Venus and Gerry Wright and kindly provided by Gerry Wright (2021). AWMM
    • Wright, G. C. (2007). We were there : Operation Grapple : the story of New Zealand's involvement in the British nuclear weapons tests at Christmas Island 1957-58. [Auckland, N.Z : Gerry Wright] AWMM
    • General Administration, Organisation and Management - Operations - Operation Grapple - Personnel, Archives New Zealand, Wellington, ABFK 7607 W5056/70 (R15982847) AWMM
    • Yearly - Half - Yearly Returns - Nominal List of Officers Borneo (Navy) 1964 – 1967, Archives New Zealand, Wellington, ABFK 739572/7/15 173/2 (R12457723) AWMM

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