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Trevor Keith Butler

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Trevor Keith AWMM
  • Surname
    Butler AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • T. K. Butler AWMM
    • Buttles AWMM
  • Service number
    Vietnam 82012 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
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Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) AWMM
    NZ Gazette Number 28 dated 14 May 1970 CITATION For gallantry and distinguished service during action in Vietnam. On 7 May 1969, while leading a helicopter heavy-fire team in support of a company of South Vietnamese troops which was in heavy contact with a superior enemy force and in danger of being overrun, Flying Officer Butler, despite heavy retaliatory fire, and with great courage and determination, led his flight into an accurate and decisive attack on the enemy position, killing seven of the enemy during the action. During his tour of duty Flying Officer Butler took part in many long-range air reconnaissance patrol operations and many medical evacuation flights. His actions on these occasions, often in the face of strong enemy opposition, were exemplary and in keeping with the finest traditions of the Service. Notes to Citation: Born Gore 24 Feb 1947. Served in the RNZAF from 11 Jan 1965 to 4 Feb 1988. Was awarded Queens Commendation for Valuable Service in the Air (New Years Honours 1976) for service in Singapore 1973-1975 in 41 Sqn RNZAF as an Iroquois pilot. Later served as CO 40 Sqn (727/Hercules) from 1984 to 1987. AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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Last known rank

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Biographical information

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  • Read citation for DFC. Served in RNZAF 1965-1987.

    Flew into Vietnam 14.11.1974 with Sqn Ldr Holdaway - possible he was a visitor?

    Possibly visiting Air Crew. Helicopter pilot AWMM


About death

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  • Cause of death
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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
    • This record has been created from information sourced from ‘Scotty’s List’ the Forgotten Airmen of the Vietnam War (2020). AWMM

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