Robert Ian AWMM
Also known as
R. I. G. Thorpe AWMM
Vietnam 31359 AWMM
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Attended Australia's Royal Military College, Duntroon. Posted to the Papakura Military Camp to instructed compulsory military trainess (CMT).
Also served as the Commander of the Royal Fiji Military Forces, and as the Commandant of the Fiji Officers' School and military advisor to the Fijian Government.
Vietnam War Oral History Project interviewee. Interview and transcript held at the Alexander Turnbull Library Oral History Centre in Wellington, New Zealand. Reference: OHInt-0959-84. Died in Rotorua. AWMM
3 March 2019 AWMM
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- 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
- 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
- Gurr, Robert. (2009). Voices from a border war: Borneo 1963-1965. 2nd Edition. Christchurch, N.Z.: Wilson Scott Publishing AWMM
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