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Andrew McKee

Sir Andrew McKee

Sir. Andrew McKee

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Andrew AWMM
  • Surname
    McKee AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    24042 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    10 January 1901 AWMM OxfordCanterbury AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
    Father ran a sheep and beef farm. Public - John - Other relative - 14 March 2016 - Family stories. Can be verified by his first child Mrs Sally Lee (nee McKee): [email protected]
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
    Company director/Civilian AWMM
    Director of the National Airways Corporation (NAC) and also of Air New Zealand. AWMM
  • 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
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    Inter War 1926 AWMM
    Age 25 AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
    Farmer. Public - John - Other relative - 14 March 2016 - Family stories. Can be verified by his first child Mrs Sally Lee (nee McKee): [email protected]
  • Age on enlistment


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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

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  • Squadron Leader - 1939.

    Commanding Officer (CO) of 9 Squadron, RAF, January 1940.

    Wing Commander, Training, No 3 Group, RAF, 1941.

    Commandant, RAF Marham, 1941-42.

    Commandant, RAF Downham Market, October 1942 - March 1943.

    Base Commander, RAF Mildenhall.

    Air Officer Commanding (AOC) of 205 Group, RAF, April 1945.

    Senior Air Staff Officer (SASO), Mediterranean & Middle East, RAF, 1946-47.

    Commandant, RAF Flying College, 1949-51.

    AOC of 21 Flying Group, RAF, 1951-53.

    Bomber Command, RAF, 1953-54.

    Air Marshal - 1957.

    Commander-in-Chief, "Tpt" Command, 1955-59.

    Retired 1959.

    An Auckland Street was named in his honour: Andrew McKee Avenue (off George Bolt Drive). AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    9 December 1988 AWMM
    Age 87 AWMM
    Palmerston NorthManawatu-Wanganui AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Cremated at Kelvin Grove Cemetery, Palmerston North, New Zealand AWMM
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  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • External links
  • References
    Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1942). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 5 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1941 to 30 September, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
25 April 2017KateKapitiDirect descendant
14 March 2016JohnHanoi, VietnamOther relative

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