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Aubrey Arthur Ninnis Breckon

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Portrait, Weekly News - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait, Weekly News - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

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  • Forenames
    Aubrey Arthur Ninnis AWMM
  • Surname
    Breckon AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
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  • Gender
    Male AWMM
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Civilian life

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Service

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Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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Medical history

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Aubrey Breckon was born at Northcote and educated at Northcote College and Mount Albert Grammar School. He became a photographer for the New Zealand Herald and the Auckland Weekly News.

    1931: gains 'B' (commercial) pilot licence

    In 1935 he travelled to England to take up a commission in the Royal Air Force, thereby joining the RAF

    Transferred to RNZAF in June 1939

    Promoted to Flight Lieutenant 1 January 1940

    Commanding Officer Navigation Training Squadron 1940-1941

    In the Pacific 1941-1945

    1 January 1942: promoted to Squadron Leader

    23 August 1944: promoted to Wing Commander

    5 February 1945: he commanded No.1 Squadron at Whenuapai. Late in 1945: Field HQ Commander

    Justice of the Peace AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
    1 April 1989 AWMM
    Age 75 AWMM
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  • Date of death
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  • Obituary
    Obituary: AHSNZ (Aviation Historical Society of New Zealand) Journal August 1989, page 31. AWMM
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Memorial

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Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
      Military Service Record AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Air Force Officer returning. (1950, January 26).p.8. AWMM
    • Journal (Aviation Historical Society of New Zealand) AWMM
      Obituary: AHSNZl August 1989, page 31. AWMM
    • Breckon, Aubrey. (n.d.) Aubrey Breckon Album. Auckland War Memorial Museum - Tamaki Paenga Hira. PH-ALB-96. AWMM

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