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Carey William Adamson

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Carey William AWMM
  • Surname
    Adamson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    C. W. Adamson AWMM
  • Service number
    • Vietnam 80420 AWMM
    • N80420 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    5 September 1942 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 80420 AWMM
    • N80420 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
    Pilot/Military AWMM
  • Enlistment
    Vietnam 10 January 1961 AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Served as the Chief of Air Staff from 1995 to 1999 and then as the Chief of the Defence Force from 1999 to 2001.

    RNZAF Chief of Air Staff, 1995-1999. New Zealand Chief of Defence Force, 1999-2001. Retired from RNZAF in 2002 at the rank of Air Marshal. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    10 May 2019 AWMM
    Age 76 AWMM
    WellingtonNew Zealand AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Wellington Cremation AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    The Press, May 16 to May 18, 2019. AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

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Sources

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