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Roy Robertson


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    Roy AWMM
  • Surname
    Robertson AWMM
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    Male AWMM
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  • Birth
    18 January 1926 AWMM AWMM
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  • Son of Bill Robertson, who served as an officer in charge of the local area Home Guard in WW2 and was a Lewis Gunner in WW1. Four brothers in the family: Eric (pilot ?RNZAF), Roy (RNZAF), Bruce (RNZAF), Alan, Brian

    Husband of Mona (nee Golledge)

    Born in Auckland and moved to Napier at age five, then the family moved to Auckland in 1933.

    Attended Edendale Primary Schooll from age 7; then Kowhai Intermediate School reaching form III in 1938. He left school at 14 years.

    The family then moved to Te Kohanga in the Waikato, his father share-farming.

    Applied at age 17 for Fleet Air Arm, then applied for the RNZAF and was accepted at age 17 and a half. He did not see service overseas.

    Discharged at the end of the War he then joined the New Zealand Army soon after the War broke out in Korea

    Unusually he was attached to the Australian Infantry after a series of arguments with a Sergeant Major and saw action with the Company. The AWL charges were dropped and he served the remainder of the war in advanced positions as a signaller because of his proficciency with morse code and radio. (Hooper. 7-23)

    Described as Australia's foremost crop-dusting pilot AWMM
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  • Death
    Australia AWMM
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  • External links
    New Zealand in the Korean War. NZHistory online.
    Further Reference
  • References
    • Hooper, F.C. (1983). Above the storm shines the sun. Pakenham, N.S.W.: The Pakenham Gazette. AWMM
      Hooper, F.C. (1983). Above the storm shines the sun. Pakenham, Australia: The Pakenham Gazette. Portrait, p. 14 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 10 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1943 to 31st March, 1943). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM

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