McMAHON Duncan Donald
R80745, Flight Sergeant, Aircraft Technician, Royal New Zealand Air Force

CITATION
British Empire Medal (BEM) military
Gazetted Queen's Birthday Honours List 1983
Flight Sergeant McMahon joined the RNZAF in 1962 as a Boy Entrant in the aircraft engine trade.  Following his advanced trade training he gained experience on various types of aircraft at RNZAF Bases Wigram and Woodbourne and achieved his current rank in December 1981.  F/S McMahon has, throughout his career, been an outstanding serviceman, more recently, as a SNCO, co-ordinator and manager, his drive and enthusiasm have significantly improved the availability of serviceable aircraft on Wigram.  As co-ordinator in the senior supervisory post in the Technical Control & Planning Centre, F/S McMahon’s dedication was most apparent where, in addition to his normal maintenance planning task, he developed and produced a significant portion of a local handbook which has subsequently been issued as the Technical Control & Planning Centre Manual for the RNZAF.  He also made a major contribution to the service manual, RNZAF Engineering Policy, F/S McMahon has earned the confidence of all his associates by virtue of his above average practical skills and knowledge, and this, coupled with his organisational ability and ingenuity has enabled him to achieve excellent results in his current appointment as co-ordinator of aircraft maintenance at Wigram.  Through his technical competence, energy and dedication F/S McMahon has consistently made an exceptional contribution to the RNZAF.

Chief of Air Staff Commendation
Awarded in 1971
For service paricularly in the recovery of a crashed Devon [NZ 1816] in difficult conditions in the central Otago high country

AWARDS
British Empire Medal (military)
RNZAF Long Service & Good Conduct Medal
New Zealand Defence Service Medal
Regular

NOTES
Born 12 April 1945 Christchurch, New Zealand
Died
THE PRO PATRIA PROJECT