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Peter David Ross Browne

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THE OFFICERS OF THE FIRST BATTALION. The New Zealand Regiment — Malaya 1962. Back Row L to R: Capt WD Prouse, 2Lt RA Monks, Lt KD Bell, Capt NL Skilton, Lt BD Sinclair, Lt PDR Browne, 2Lt JA Dixon, 2Lt KH Fraser, 2Lt NA Kotua, 2Lt TD Brosnahan, Lt J A Hawkins, Lt MJ Ross, 2Lt MH Devlin, 2Lt WPB Brady.
Middle Row L to R: Capt PJ Rodgers ED, Capt LB Shannon, Capt JM Spiers, Fr PMM Carmody, Capt PJ Burtt, Lt MJ Dudman, Capt WJD Meldrum, 2Lt DA Dawe, Lt LF Partner, Lt JW Litchfield, 2Lt JD Collinson, 2Lt DB Slocombe, Capt MJ Hall, Lt AL Gadsby.
Front Row L. to R: Capt JP Brosnahan, Maj J Brooke, Maj NE McLeod, Maj WG Pike, Maj RH Smith, Maj MR Kennedy, Lt Col LA Pearce, MBE, Capt TB Butson, Maj IB Bennett, Maj R Stanley-Harris, Maj RH Manson, Maj KE Ussher, Capt JRM Barker, Capt TG Martin.
Inset. Lt RV Richards, Ch IV CI W Vercoe.Image kindly provided by Bill Russell, Vice President of the Malayan Veterans Association (December 2020).

THE OFFICERS OF THE FIRST BATTALION. The New Zealand Regiment — Malaya 1962. Back Row L to R: Capt W …

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Peter David Ross AWMM
  • Surname
    Browne AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    P. D. R. Browne AWMM
  • Service number
    • Malaya 30664 AWMM
    • Vietnam 30664 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
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Civilian life

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Service

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Branch Trade Proficiency
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    Vietnam 16 January 1957 AWMM Student/Civilian AWMM
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  • Served in Malaya, Brunei, Borneo and Vietnam. Served in Units 1NZ REGT, 28 COMWEL BDE, LATF

    1st period of qualifying operational service, 1962 - transport RNZAF, embarked in NZ, arrived in Malaya

    2nd period of qualifying operational service, Jan 1973, transport RAF, embarked in Singapore, arrived in Brunei

    Ltcol Browne retired from the Army in 1978 to pursue a career in business. He became the MD of Vinyl Products Ltd, a manufacturing business in Auckland. He then moved to Queensland to head up a training comany and then a security firm before buying a cruise boat on the Brisbane River where he qualified as a Ships Master. He retired in 2005. Colonel Browne has 3 children and 6 grandchildren, and currently lives on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland with his Brisbane-born wife Larraine. AWMM
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Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • 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
    • H.E. Chamberlain, Nominal Roll – 1 RNZIR, 18 May-1 October 1965, in Gurr, Robert. (2009). Voices from a border war: Borneo 1963-1965. 2nd Edition. Christchurch, N.Z.: Wilson Scott Publishing, pp.151-156 AWMM
    • Gurr, Robert. (2009). Voices from a border war: Borneo 1963-1965. 2nd Edition. Christchurch, N.Z.: Wilson Scott Publishing AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
    • 1NZR Roll 1961-1963 - Bill Russell, Malayan Veterans Association Scrapbook – 40th Anniversary edition. AWMM

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