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Reginald David Heywood

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Identity

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  • Forenames
    Reginald David AWMM
  • Surname
    Heywood AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Dave AWMM
    • R. D. Heywood AWMM
  • Service number
    Vietnam 80163 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    8 February 1941 Ministry for Culture and Heritage
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Service

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Biographical information

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  • Buried in Papakura Cemetery, RSA section. Retired as WO2. AWMM

Death

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  • Death
    26 February 1981 Ministry for Culture and Heritage
    PapakuraAuckland AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
    40 Public - Roscoe - Comrade - 12 June 2018 - Dieppe Barracks History
  • Place of death
    Philippines Public - Roscoe - Comrade - 12 June 2018 - Dieppe Barracks History
  • Cause of death
    Aircraft Accident (C130 # 64-0564) Public - Roscoe - Comrade - 12 June 2018 - Dieppe Barracks History
  • Death notes
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  • Cemetery name
    Papakura Cemetery Public - Roscoe - Comrade - 12 June 2018 - https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz
  • Grave reference
    Servicemen Ash Area, Row X, Plot 027 Public - Roscoe - Comrade - 12 June 2018 - https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz
  • Obituary
    WO2 Reginald David (Dave) HEYWOOD was tragically killed along with Sergeant Dennis Michael Winape (Bro) TERRY at 05:23am on 26 February 1981 when USAF MC-130E #64-0564 (belonging to 1st Special Operations Squadron) “Flew into the ocean near Tabones Island, Philippines during a low-level turn killing 23 out of 24 on board”. Bro & Dave where part of a NZ Special Air Service detachment on exercise SpecWarEx-81 operating out of Cubi Point Naval Air Station, Subic Bay, Philippines. LEST WE FORGET Public - Roscoe - Comrade - 13 June 2018 - https://fightersweep.com/1495/stray-59/
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  • A description & list of all 23 servicemen who were killed that fateful day - LEST W FORGET
    http://www.afsoc.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/578990/1st-sos-perform-stray-59-memorial-flight/
    Public - Roscoe - Comrade - 12 June 2018
  • Dave was born on the 8th of February 1941 and was killed during an NZSAS training accident in the Philippines on the 26 February 1981. J80163 Reginald David (Dave) HEYWOOD, NZSAS [Mv 67/69, W3-Sgt] (Charlie Coy CQMS 78/80) 26 February 1981 aged 40 (killed on NZSAS training Phillipines) his ashes are buried at Papakura Cemetery, 298 Great South Road, Papakura, 2110. Servicemen Ash Area, Row X, Plot 027. [-37.08806, 174.94666] LEST WE FORGET
    Public - Roscoe - Comrade - 3 December 2017
  • http://www.w3vietnam.org.nz/family_2.htm#Sgt Dave Heywood Remembered J80163 Sgt Reginald David HEYWOOD - was killed in an SAS aircraft accident in the Phillipines. Follow the above link for a little info on that incident.
    Public - Roscoe - Comrade - 22 February 2017

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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

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