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Benjamin Andrew Carson

Portrait (Photograph © Crown Copyright. New Zealand Defence Force 2009
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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Benjamin Andrew AWMM
  • Surname
    Carson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Ben AWMM
  • Service number
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    9 May 1984 AWMM AWMM
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  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status
    Pre 2007 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    East Timor (Timor-Leste) AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    Post WW2 20 May 2003 AWMM
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Prisoner of war

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Medical history

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    Accidental Death, Cause of Death AWMM
    Killed in an aircraft accident 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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About death

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  • Death
    25 April 2010 AWMM
    Age 25 AWMM
    Pukerua BayWellington Region AWMM
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17 February 2016Lorraine MGisborne, NZResearcher
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