THE PRO PATRIA PROJECT
MacINTYRE Duncan (The Right Honourable)
48287 Major, New Zealand Divisional Cavalry Regiment, WW2
215146, Lieutenant Colonel, Royal New Zealand Armoured Corps (Territorial Force)

CITATION
Commander of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael & Saint George (CMG)
Gazetted 12 June 1992, p29

Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) (Military)
Gazetted 30 December 1955, p44

Distinguished Service Order
Gazetted 16 October 1945, p5102
This officer commanded “C” Squadron of a Battalion during the period of action from 13-19 April 1945. On the night of 17/18 April 1945 at the River Gaiana, a patrol from his squadron was sent across the river to investigate the far bank. The patrol was hotly contested by the enemy and was finally forced to withdraw leaving wounded men on the enemy side. Major MacIntyre immediately organised and personally led a vigorous counter-attack, inflicting many casualties on the enemy and enabled his wounded to be evacuated.  Again during the afternoon of 18 April 1945 when the enemy infiltrated his squadron positions this officer manned a knocked out Sherman tank and sprayed the enemy with machinegun fire inflicting casualties and pinning them down until other support was obtained. His spontaneous decisions, complete disregard for his own personal safety, and calm and able leadership during this period of action and on subsequent occasions have been an inspiration to all ranks of his battalion.

Mention in Despatches
Gazetted

AWARDS
Commander of the Distinguished Order of Saint Michael & Saint George (CMG)
Distinguished Service Order
Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) (Military)
1939-45 Star
Africa Star
Italy Star
Defence Medal
War Medal 1939-45
       Mention in Despatches
New Zealand War Service Medal
Coronation Medal 1953
Silver Jubilee Medal 1977
New Zealand Sesquicentennial Medal 1990
Efficiency Decoration and 3 bars
New Zealand Defence Service Meda
Territorial

NOTES
The Right Honourable Duncan MacIntyre was the National Party Member of Parliament for Hastings (1960-1972), Bay of Plenty (1975-1978) and East Cape (1978-1984). During his parliamentary career he held the portfolios of Land, Forests, Valuation, Maori Affairs, Environment, Agriculture, Fisheries and Rural Banking and Finance Corporation. MacIntyre was Deputy Prime Minister under the Right Honourable Sir Robert Muldoon from 1981-1984.

Born 10 November 1915, Hastings, New Zealand
Died 8 June 2001, Porangahau, New Zealand