Benjamin Andrew AWMM
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Enlisted in the RNZAF 20 May 2003 as an Aircraft Mechanic
On graduation from Basic and Trade training he was posted to Ohakea, initially as an Aircraft Mechanic, then later as an Aircraft Technician serving at Maintenance Support Squadron and No.3 Squadron.
He served operationally with No. 3 Squadron in Timor Leste (October 2007 – January 2008) as an Aircraft Technician
He was selected for Helicopter Crewman training, commencing 10 February 2009 and was awarded a Helicopter Crewman brevet on 7 August 2009, attached as a Helicopter Crewman with No.3 Squadron on the UH-1H Iroquois.
Killed whilst flying to the ANZAC ceremonies in Wellington
A full military service was held at the Royal New Zealand Air Force Base, Ohakea on the 29 April 2009 AWMM
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Vance, A. (2011, 26 April). From Linwood to London. The Press (Christchurch). Remembered in the ANZAC Day speech made by the Prime Minister John Key, London 2011. AWMM
|17 February 2016||Lorraine M||Gisborne, NZ||Researcher||
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