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Maurice Raymond Andrews

Secrecy orders issued by the RCAF to aircrews trained in Canada. - This image may be subject to copyright

Secrecy orders issued by the RCAF to aircrews trained in Canada. - This image may be subject to copy …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Maurice Raymond AWMM
  • Surname
    Andrews AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII NZ40615 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    • Air Observer's School (Ohakea) AWMM
    • Trainee Air Gunner AWMM
    • 5 OTU (Operational Training Unit) June 1940 (Ashton Down) AWMM
    • 13 ITW (Initial Training Wing- Pilot training) August 22 1942 AWMM
    • 26 EFTS (Elementary Flying Training School) AWMM
    • Canada - various training schools March 1943 - Qualified as twin-engine pilot in January 1944. AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 11 March 1940 AWMM
    Age 29 AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
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  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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Biographical information

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  • At outbreak of WWII, owned a motor engineering and garage business in Hamilton.

    Originally started training as an observer, but soon remustered to trainee air gunner.

    Whilst with Squadron 264 he flew 122 operational sorties.

    In March 1944, repatriated to NZ. He was posted as a staff pilot to the School of Navigation and Reconnaissance at new Plymouth where he was eventually appointed Flight Commander. He was transferred to Reserve on December 24 1945 and returned to his garage business.

    Pilot Officer 3 June 1942

    Flight Officer 3 December 1942

    Flight Lieutenant 3 June 1944

    Portrait in Wynn, K. (1981). The Battle of Britain: 10 July- 31 October 1940 AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    24 March 1971 AWMM
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  • External links
  • References
    • Wynn, K. (1981). A clasp for "The Few". Auckland. N.Z.: Author. AWMM
    • Wynn, K. (1989). Men of the Battle of Britain. Norwich, England: Gliddon Books. AWMM
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • Wynn, K. (1981). A clasp for "The Few". Auckland. N.Z.: Author. AWMM
      Wynn, K. (1981). p. 4-5 AWMM

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