BEACH, Brenton Lee
P51533, Staff Sergeant, Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment
New Zealand Distinguished Service Decoration
Staff Sergeant BEACH commenced voluntary employment outside of his normal working hours at the Queen Elizabeth II Museum in September 1998. He was formally posted to the Army Museum at Waiouru in October 2000. He has been the ‘glue’ that has held the Museum together for a long time. His life is the Museum and the Museum is his life. During seven years in the Museum Staff Sergeant Beach has held the appointments of Senior Custodian and more recently Corporate Services Manager. In both these appointments he has consistently demonstrated dedication and commitment. He has also been a tireless worker in producing literally hundreds of hours of oral histories on returned Servicemen and women. Most of these lengthy interviews have been conducted during his annual leave periods. Highly qualified experts in the profession have rated him as one of New Zealand’s leading oral history interviewers.
NZ Distinguished Service Decoration
NZ Defence Service Medal