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- NZ439002 AWMM
- WWII 439002 AWMM
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- Sergeant Brooke-Taylor was the son of Roydon and Ida Winifrid Brooke-Taylor of Wellington. Husband of Olive Clarence Brooke-Taylor of Wellington.
His brother 41251 Pilot Officer Keith Brooke-Taylor, Royal Air Force, died while flying on active duty on 7 April 1940.
Sergeant Brooke-Taylor was flying in Oxford I R6226 on a triangular cross country flight, with Leading Aircraftman T.A.H. Alexander in control as student pilot. At 0745 R6226 lost height at 100 feet, then carried out a steep left hand turn at high speed before cutting through power lines and a two story wooden house on the property of Mr C M Kebbell's, near Ashurst, at the entrance to the Manawatu Gorge. The severely damaged Oxford finally came to a stop100-150 yards further on from the dwelling. The airmen were both killed, but the occupants of the house escaped injury. AWMM
- Rex Brooke-Taylor birthdate is: 16th October 1915 Public - Rex - Child - 2 October 2018 - Family papers.
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|02 October 2018||Rex||Blenheim New Zealand||Child||
|04 October 2016||Michael||Wellington, New Zealand||Researcher||
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