THE PRO PATRIA PROJECT
BUTLER Trevor Keith
T82012, Flight Lieutenant, Royal New Zealand Air Force

CITATION
Distinguished Flying Cross
No 9 Squadron RAAF (Iroquois).  For gallantry and distinguished service during action in Vietnam.  On 7 May 1969, while leading a helicopter heavy-fire team in support of a company of South Vietnamese troops which was in heavy contact with a superior enemy force and in danger of being overrun, Flying Officer Butler, despite heavy retaliatory fire, and with great courage and determination, led his flight into an accurate and decisive attack on the enemy position, killing seven of the enemy during the action.  During his tour of duty Flying Officer Butler took part in many long-range air reconnaissance patrol operations and many medical evacuation flights.  His actions on these occasions, often in the face of strong enemy opposition, were exemplary and in keeping with the finest traditions of the Service.

Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in the Air
(Not available)
During the period September 1973 to November 1975, Flight Lieutenant BUTLER served with 41 Squadron, RNZAF (Iroquois) in Singapore.  He had previously served with 3 Squadron, RNZAF (Iroquois) in New Zealand.  The award of the Queen's Commendation recognised his valuable service in these posts

AWARDS
Distinguished Flying Cross
New Zealand Operational Service Medal
Queen's Vietnam Medal
NZ General Service Medal (Warlike)
Vietnam
New Zealand Armed Forces Award and bar
New Zealand Defence Service Medal
Regular

Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in the Air

NOTES
Born 24 Feb 1947 Gore, New Zealand