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Richard Francis Lawry



  • Title
  • Forenames
    Richard Francis AWMM
  • Surname
    Lawry AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • R. F. Lawry AWMM
    • Dick AWMM
  • Service number
    • Vietnam 774793 AWMM
    • R774793 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    18 June 1935 AWMM CheviotCanterbury AWMM
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  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    • Vietnam 774793 AWMM
    • R774793 AWMM
  • Military service
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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    3 January 1956 AWMM
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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

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  • Forward Air Controller (FAC) attached to US 20th Tactical Air Support Squadron at Da Nang, 21 October to 10 November 1970. (21 missions, 45 hrs).

    Air Force Reserve until 16 Feb 1979.

    Air Force Cross awarded for his service as Commanding Officer of the RNZAF Strike Support Unit Ohakea from 1965 to 1969. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    8 March 2023 AWMM
    Age 87 AWMM
    TaupoWaikato AWMM
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  • Age at death
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  • Obituary
    LAWRY, Richard Francis (Dick):
    WG CDR (Rtd). Pilot RNZAF. Died peacefully on 8th March 2023. Cherished husband of Patricia. Devoted and loved father of Rachel, Chris and Maria, and their partners David, Margaret and Jon. Adored Grandpa of Vera, Mabel, Leni, Fred, Dylan, Georgina and Luc.
    A man of the skies and the land.

    Published by Taupo Times on Mar. 17, 2023. AWMM
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