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THORNLEY Bruce Hector
Sergeant Helicopter Crewman, (C81882), Royal New Zealand Air Force

CITATION
Air Force Medal
New Year Honours 1976
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Sergeant THORNLEY remustered to Helicopter Crewman in 1972 and spent the next three years on flying duties in Iroquois at Hobsonville and Wigram.  During this period he also worked with helicopters in Fiji and Antarctica.  His duties covered the gambit of rescues at high altitude in the Southern Alps as well as out at sea.  As well as being subjected to personal risk he continued to conscientiously fulfil his onerous duties and for this he was awarded the Air Force Medal

AWARDS
Air Force Medal
New Zealand Defence Service Medal
Regular
United States Antarctic Service Medal

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