THE PRO PATRIA PROJECT
RODGER Noel James Stewart
S346442, Wing Commander, Royal New Zealand Air Force

CITATION
Air Force Cross
Citation not available
Notes - In 1969 Squadron Leader RODGER completed a conversion course onto Hercules and then flew with 40 Squadron RNZAF.  In 1973 he was appointed Operations Flight Commander 40 Squadron, a post he held until 1976.  His distinguished services to transport flying, and particularly with 40 Squadron were recognised by the award of the Air Force Cross.

Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in the Air
Citation not available
Notes - Flight Lieutenant RODGER served as an RNZAF transport pilot  for seven years with 40 Squadron (DC-6 Flight) 1961-63, Transport Support Unit 1963-65, 3 Squadron in 1965, and 41 Squadron (all Bristol Freighters) at Singapore 1965-67.  His valuable services in this role and particularly with 41 Sqn RNZAF as a Bristol Freighter pilot flying freight and personnel from Singapore into Vietnam and Thailand were recognised by this award.

AWARDS
Air Force Cross
New Zealand Operational Service Medal
Campaign Service Medal
Malaya
The Vietnam Medal
New Zealand General Service Medal
Vietnam
New Zealand Armed Forces Award and bar
New Zealand Defence Service Medal
Regular
Pingat Jasa Malaya

NOTES
Born 12 May 1938 Auckland, New Zealand
Died
Buried