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Edmund Chester Arundel



  • Title
  • Forenames
    Edmund Chester AWMM
  • Surname
    Arundel AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ48135 AWMM
    • 78302 AWMM
    • P72302 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    2 February 1930 AWMM ChristchurchCanterbury AWMM
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Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
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  • Enlistment
    WW2 May 1948 AWMM
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  • Embarkation details

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
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Medical history

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Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Husband of Elaine

    Honorary Aide-de-Camp to His Excellency,Governor-General Sir Bernard Fergusson from November 1965 to November 1966

    Wing Commander Arundel was a pilot noted for aerobatic display flying, especially at low level AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    1 October 2011 AWMM
    Age 81 AWMM
    TaurangaBay of Plenty AWMM
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  • Obituary
    Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 15 October 2011

    ARUNDEL, Wng. Cdr. Edmund Chester (Ted). A.F.C. R.N.Z.A.F. NZ. 48135 & 78302. Peacefully at Tauranga in his 82nd year. Dearly loved and adored husband of Elaine for 56 years. Proudly cherished Father of Mark, Grant, and Carin. Father in law of Carol, and Liz and grandfather of Rachel, Jessica, Christy, Imogen, Levi, and Jensen. Loved brother of Dawn Darby (Hastings), and Betty McCook (Tasmania). Flying free of these Earthly bonds one last time. Forever in our hearts. We lived to the full, I couldn't have asked for more. AWMM
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  • External links
  • References
    • Hanson, C. (2001). By such deeds: honours and awards in the Royal New Zealand Air Force, 1923-1999. Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald 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
      Hanson, C. (2001). p.62 AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 15 October 2011 AWMM
    • Malayan Veterans Assn. (2004-). Selamat : Newsletter of the Malayan Veterans' Association Inc. AWMM

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