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Albert Edward Thomson

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Identity

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  • Forenames
    Albert Edward AWMM
  • Surname
    Thomson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    A. E. Thomson AWMM
  • Service number
    Vietnam 75004 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    29 November 1935 AWMM ChristchurchCanterbury AWMM
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Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
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  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    Vietnam 75004 AWMM
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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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Medical history

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Served with the Royal New Zealand Air Force from 1st February 1952 until 29th March 1990. Deputy Chief of Defence Staff, October 1988 to December 1989. Commanding Officer of 42 Squadron RNZAD (Dakota/Devon) November 1970 - Jun 1972. Commanding Officer of 40 Squadron RNZAF (Hercules) Jan 1974-Jul 1976.

    Also awarded Sword of Honour at RAF Cranwell in 1958. His brother Russell Bennett Thomson also won the Sword in 1962. They are believed to be the only brothers to have won the Sword.

    Retired as Air Vice Marshall, QCVSA, CBE, OBE, AFC. AWMM
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Death

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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
    • Hanson, C. (2001). By such deeds: honours and awards in the Royal New Zealand Air Force, 1923-1999. Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
      p. 475-76. AWMM
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