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Richard Broadbent

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Richard AWMM
  • Surname
    Broadbent AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Dick AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWII NZ391339 AWMM
    • 59402 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    23 August 1919 AWMM WanganuiManawatu-Wanganui AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status

Service

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
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Husband of the late Melanie, Nancy-Lou and Barbara; father of John, Michael, Lucy, Jennifer.

    Wing Commander Broadbent flew Wellington and Stirling bombers on raids over Germany during WW2.

    Served with the RNZAF 1939-47.

    Joined the Royal Air Force in 1947, retiring as a Wing Commander in 1963. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    1 November 2010 AWMM
    Age 91 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Kerikeri (Wiroa) Cemetery, Wiroa Road, Bay of Islands, New Zealand AWMM RSA Section AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Obituary, Weekend Herald, 20 November 2010, includes portrait

    Death notice: New Zealand Herald, 5 November 2010 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
      Vol. 3 p. 590 ref 35 AWMM
    • Hanson, C. (2001). By such deeds: honours and awards in the Royal New Zealand Air Force, 1923-1999. Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
      p.96-7 AWMM

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