THE VOICE OF BRITAIN : PATHE GAZETTE 231

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1. Red Cross Ship a present from the Dutch 'Irania'.
2. New Zealand fighter squadron in England Spitfires
3. Americans with the RCAF.
4. First New Zealand VC Sgt. Ward - put out fire by climbing out on wing. [Died a few weeks later on operations]. See below.
5. Syria official entry into Beirut.
6. The King with the Navy George V.

No. 485 (New Zealand) Squadron of the RAF, often referred to simply as 'the New Zealand Spitfire Squadron'. Photo of pilots of this squadron on p.61, ‘Portrait of an Air force’, Geoff Bentley, Maurice Conly. Portrait of Sergeant J.A. Ward, V.C., former Wanganui School Teacher, p.39 ibid. Description of deed for which he received V.C.
Three NZ Airmen in WWII. won the V.C. for outstanding valour in air operations. JA Ward was the first.

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Year 1941

Reference number F3769

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Place of Production UNITED KINGDOM

Genre Newsreel

Duration 0:10:51

Production company Pathé

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