Vet­er­ans hon­oured with de­fence ser­vice medals

Kapi-Mana News - - ANZAC -

Twenty-three Tawa vet­er­ans were pre­sented with New Zealand De­fence Ser­vice Medals at the Tawa Re­turned and Ser­vices As­so­ci­a­tion re­cently.

The medals, which recog­nised mil­i­tary ser­vice post-world War II, were pre­sented by Colonel Howard Duffy. Re­cip­i­ents rep­re­sented a va­ri­ety of mil­i­tary ser­vice rang­ing from J Force, Reg­u­lar Force, Com­pul­sory Mil­i­tary Ser­vice, Na­tional Ser­vice and Ter­ri­to­rial Force. All three branches of the armed forces – army, navy and air force – were rep­re­sented.

Among the re­cip­i­ents were fa­therand-son Ian and An­drew Mckie. Ian served in Ja­pan as part of J Force and was later a chap­lain, while An­drew served in the med­i­cal corps, re­tir­ing as a war­rant of­fi­cer first class.

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