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Daniel Wilfred Wilson

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N300691 Daniel Wilfred (Danny) WILSON-BEM

N300691 Daniel Wilfred (Danny) WILSON-BEM

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Identity

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    Daniel Wilfred AWMM
  • Surname
    Wilson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Danny AWMM
    • D. W. Wilson AWMM
  • Service number
    Vietnam 300691 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
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  • Waka
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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    3 March 1933 Ministry for Culture and Heritage
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Service

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    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    Vietnam 300691 AWMM
  • Military service
    No "Malaya, 1960-1964" left Malaya 25Nov59 (Emergency) - returned 4May65 (Borneo) Public - Roscoe - Comrade - 26 February 2020 - AWMM; this profile Bibliographical Information. Malaya, 1960-1964 was Thailand border operations against MCP-CT. Danny was not there as he was in Thailand & other places with NZSAS. Lest we Forget
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers
    • Private, 1 Bn NZ Regiment 1957/59, Perak, Malaya. Public - Roscoe - Comrade - 26 February 2020 - 1 Bn RNZIR Dieppe Barracks Association history annuals – Nat Arch WA-M2, Series 2/1.
    • Warrant Officer Class Two, (Company Sergeant Major - Bravo Company) 1 RNZIR, 1972/74 M Public - Roscoe - Comrade - 26 February 2020 - 1 Bn RNZIR Dieppe Barracks Association history annuals

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  • WO1 Daniel Wilson served 21 and a half years in the New Zealand Army (Compulsory Military Training 13 September 1952 - 11 September 1955 and as a Regular 18 July 1957 - 26 January 1979) with time spent in both the RNZIR and the NZSAS. Danny retired 26 January 1979 at the rank of WO1.

    Malaya – 1st Battalion, NZ Regiment From: 15/12/1957 To: 25/11/1959
    Thailand – NZSAS Squadron From: 2/06/1962 To: 16/09/1962
    Borneo – 3 Troop, 1 Detachment, 1 Ranger Squadron From: 4/03/1965 To: 12/10/1965
    Borneo – 3 Detachment, 1 Ranger squadron From: 8/01/1966 To: 12/06/1966
    Vietnam – 4 Troop, NZ Special Air Service From: 14/11/1969 To: 13/12/1970

    1st Battalion, Northland Regiment (CMT)
    1st Battalion, The NZ Regiment
    1 Ranger Squadron, NZ Special Air Service
    1st Battalion Depot, Royal NZ Infantry Regiment
    1st Battalion, Royal NZ Infantry Regiment
    Headquarters, Papakura Camp
    Headquarters Company, 1 Brigade
    1st New Zealand Special Air Service Squadron
    4th Battalion, Otago and Southland (4 O South), Royal NZ Infantry Regiment

    Achievements:
    23 May 60. Commenced NZ SAS Selection Course
    14 – 18 August 63 Attended the NZ Army inter-district sports tournament playing Rugby
    7 September 1966 – Commenced a 6 month non-operational attachment to 22 SAS Regiment in the UK.
    14 January 1971 (NZ Gazette) - awarded the British Empire Medal in the 1970 New Years’ Honours List.

    Read citation for BEM. Enlisted in the NZ Army in 1957 and served with 1 NZ Regt 1957-59 then joined 1 Ranger Sqn as a Tpr in 1960. Served in Thailand and two tours in Borneo before going to Vietnam as Troop WO. Buried in Papakura Cemetery, Services section. AWMM
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    4 June 2019 Ministry for Culture and Heritage
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  • N300691 Daniel Wilfred (Danny) WILSON-BEM [NZSAS] (MV,TV,BV,VV) (CSM Bravo Coy 72/74) 4 June 2019 aged 86. Buried at Papakura Cemetery, Servicemen Lawn, Row; R, Plot; 021...Local legend and mush respected by his subordinates. Lest we Forget
    Public - Roscoe - Comrade - 26 February 2020
  • He served with the following Units:
    1st Battalion, Northland Regiment (CMT)
    1st Battalion, The NZ Regiment
    1 Ranger Squadron, NZ Special Air Service
    1st Battalion Depot, Royal NZ Infantry Regiment
    1st Battalion, Royal NZ Infantry Regiment
    Headquarters, Papakura Camp
    Headquarters Company, 1 Brigade
    1st New Zealand Special Air Service Squadron
    4th Battalion, Otago and Southland (4 O South), Royal NZ Infantry Regiment
    Public - Roscoe - Comrade - 15 June 2019
  • His other achievements and occurrences were:
    23 May 60. Commenced NZ SAS Selection Course
    14 – 18 August 63 Attended the NZ Army inter-district sports tournament playing Rugby
    7 September 1966 – Commenced a 6 month non-operational attachment to 22 SAS Regiment in the UK.
    14 January 1971 (NZ Gazette) - awarded the British Empire Medal in the 1970 New Years’ Honours List.
    Public - Roscoe - Comrade - 15 June 2019
  • His medallic entitlement is as follows:
    British Empire Medal
    The New Zealand Operational Service Medal
    The General Service Medal (1918-62) with clasp “Malaya”
    The New Zealand General Service Medal 1992 (non-warlike) with clasp “Thailand”
    The General Service medal 1962 with clasp “Borneo”
    The Vietnam Medal
    The New Zealand General Service Medal 1992 (Warlike) with clasp ‘Vietnam’
    The New Zealand Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal The New Zealand Defence Service Medal with clasps ‘CMT’
    and ‘Regular’ Pingat Jasa Malaysia The South Vietnamese Campaign Medal

    Public - Roscoe - Comrade - 14 June 2019
  • Danny served 21 and a half years in the New Zealand Army (Compulsory Military Training 13 September 1952 - 11 September 1955 and as a Regular 18 July 1957 - 26 January 1979) with time spent in both the RNZIR and the NZSAS. Danny retired 26 January 1979 at the rank of WO1.

    He served his country in the following operational theatres:
    Malaya – 1st Battalion, NZ Regiment From: 15/12/1957 To: 25/11/1959
    Thailand – NZSAS Squadron From: 2/06/1962 To: 16/09/1962
    Borneo – 3 Troop, 1 Detachment, 1 Ranger Squadron From: 4/03/1965 To: 12/10/1965
    Borneo – 3 Detachment, 1 Ranger squadron From: 8/01/1966 To: 12/06/1966
    Vietnam – 4 Troop, NZ Special Air Service From: 14/11/1969 To: 13/12/1970

    His medallic entitlement is as follows:
    British Empire Medal
    The New Zealand Operational Service Medal
    The General Service Medal (1918-62) with clasp “Malaya”
    The New Zealand General Service Medal 1992 (non-war
    Public - Roscoe - Comrade - 14 June 2019

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