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Albert Reti Kiwi

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Inflated balloon for air drop position  Pte Mick Ring and Cpl Albe Kiwi  Thai border. Image taken during Malayan Emergency 1959-1960. © Peter Gallacher.

Inflated balloon for air drop position Pte Mick Ring and Cpl Albe Kiwi Thai border. Image taken du …

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Albert Reti AWMM
  • Surname
    Kiwi AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • A. R. Kiwi AWMM
    • Alby AWMM
    • Arapeta (Albert) Reti KIWI (KIWIKIWI) Public - Roscoe - Comrade - 15 May 2020 - see attached memorial photo
  • Service number
    • Vietnam 37869 AWMM
    • Malaya 37869 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    15 March 1940 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
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  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
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Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Branch Trade Proficiency
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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Was 2IC of 1NZATTV when Major Laurie Pilling was team commander. Promoted to Major and given command of 1NZATTV when Pilling returned to New Zealand in August 1972. Source: www.vietnamwar.govt.nz

    Leader of JWS Tracking team on recce for training of US Army trainees - 2 to 8 Jan 1967. Was 2IC of 1NZATTV when Major Laurie Pilling was team commander. Promoted to Major and given command of 1NZATTV when Pilling returned to New Zealand in August 1972. Alby was killed in a accident in a free fall parachute descent in Australia.

    Photo of Lt A.R. Kiwi in The Officers, 1st Battalion Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (Terendak Camp, Malaya 1965) AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
    17 November 1982 Ministry for Culture and Heritage
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  • Age at death
  • Place of death
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Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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  • 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
    • Gurr, Robert M. (1995). Voices from a border war : a history of 1 Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment, 1963 to 1965. Melbourne, Vic.: Robert Gurr. AWMM
    • Pugsley, C. (2003). From emergency to confrontation: the New Zealand armed forces in Southeast Asia, 1949-1966. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press. AWMM
    • H.E. Chamberlain, Nominal Roll – 1 RNZIR, 8 May 1964, in Gurr, Robert. (2009). Voices from a border war: Borneo 1963-1965. 2nd Edition. Christchurch, N.Z.: Wilson Scott Publishing, pp.139-150 AWMM
    • Nominal Roll 2NZ Regiment 1959-1961. Kindly provided by Alan (Archie) Dawson February 2021. AWMM
    • Fry, P., & New Zealand. Army. Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment. Battalion, 1st. (1983). The First Battalion Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment : Journal / [P.J. Fry, editor] (25th anniversary commemorative ed.). Singapore: The Regiment. AWMM
    • FARELF Nominal Roll Part 1 1958-1961 - Archives New Zealand, Wellington, CAJN CH189/Box70 41/4/11 (R21234083) AWMM

Contributors

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
31 October 2021RichardBristol, UKComrade
20 April 2021RoscoeNZResearcher

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