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Robert Seymour Britten

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  • Service number
    Jayforce NZ445329 AWMM
  • Also known as
    • Pongo AWMM
    • Jack AWMM
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    Air Force AWMM
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Britten Robert Seymour

Britten Robert Seymour

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Identity

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  • Forenames
    Robert Seymour AWMM
  • Surname
    Britten AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Pongo AWMM
    • Jack AWMM
  • Service number
    Jayforce NZ445329 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    7 April 1926 AWMM
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    Pre 1946-1948 AWMM Single/Jayforce AWMM

Service

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  • War
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  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    Jayforce NZ445329 AWMM
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Medical history

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Biographical information

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Death

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  • Death
    6 October 2021 AWMM
    Age 95 AWMM
    ChristchurchCanterbury AWMM
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    BRITTEN, Robert Seymour (Bob):
    NZ445329 AC1. (Jack Britten of 14(F) Squadron, RNZAF, in Japan; "Pongo" to many other comrades-in-arms). Born April 7, 1926; Died at Essie Summers Retirement Village on October 6, 2021. Loved and loving husband since 1955 of the late Rosemary. Loved father and father-in-law of Alison, David and Nicki, John and Kerrie, Roy and Nerida, and Simon and Andrea. Also of Maurice, Maree (deceased) and Barb. Loved grandfather and grandfather-in-law of Emily and Ainsley, and grandfather of Jonte and Mia, and Hannah, Nathaniel, Aestival, and George. Also of Elijah and Stella.
    "Sworn enemy of his Sovereign's enemies;
    hopeful of their correction". (The Press on Oct. 9, 2021) AWMM
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Sources

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  • References
    • Brocklebank, L.W. (1997). Jayforce : New Zealand and the military occupation of Japan, 1945-48. Auckland, N.Z.: Oxford University Press. AWMM
    • Jayforce Nominal Roll, Manning: No 14 Squadron (1947-1948), Archives New Zealand. AIR1 17211 (R21077358). AWMM
    • Forms 38' Medical report files - 14 Squadron Japan. Archives New Zealand, AIR1W3869 (R18631080). AWMM

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21 March 2023LynnWhangareiResearcher
23 October 2021JohnPerth WAResearcher

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