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Nicholas Haydn Cree


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Nicholas Haydn AWMM
  • Surname
    Cree AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • 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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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    Post WW2 9 January 1996 AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Accidental Death, Cause of Death AWMM
    Killed in an aircraft accident AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Married with an infant child at the time of his death

    Attended Australian Defence Force Academy from January 1996 – December 1998 where he completed at Bachelor of Technology (Aeronautical) Degree

    Completed Wings Course on 13 October 2000.

    Posted to No.3 Squadron following Wings Course

    Operational deployments with No.3 Squadron include East Timor, Solomon Islands.

    Served on Exchange in Singapore with No.120 Squadron Royal Singapore Air Force (RSAF) from 26 July 2003 – 28 November 2003

    Completed Flying Instructors Course 10 January 2005 – 04 July 2005

    Subsequent posting to Pilot Training School (PTS) as a Qualified Flying Instructor 05 July 2005 – 30 July 2006

    Posted back to No. 3 Squadron 31 July 2006 completed training as a Qualified Helicopter Instructor

    Detachment Commander, Timor Leste 29 October 2007 – 23 January 2008

    Posted to the 3 Squadron Training Officer position on 05 May 2008, appointed acting Squadron Leader

    Promoted to Squadron Leader 21 August 2008

    Posted to Central Flying School 01 December 2008 as the Flight Commander. “A” Category QFI.

    Flight commander at the Central Flying School Ohakea and an A category instructor

    Member of the Red Checkers team, who were practising aerobatics at the time of the air accident

    Cenotaph database record compiled from information in the newspapers and the NZDF AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    14 January 2010 AWMM
    Age 32 AWMM
    BullsManawatu-Wanganui AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
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