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New Zealand's Vietnam War

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New Zealand military personnel and civilian volunteers served in the jungles, skies, hospital wards, training camps, and offices of South Vietnam from 1963 to 1975.

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  • Hi Roscoe, thanks for this. I have contacted Jack Hayes who compiled the roll and he says the following: 

    'Roscoe is partly correct. He cannot see the dates of birth but we can and that identifies clearly that these are two separate men.

    A search of the NZDF database shows the following:

    42420 Pte Tairea Tairea, RNZIR DOB (1.10.1943) served in V4.
    731184 Pte Tinokura (aka John) Tairea , RNZIR DOB (19.10.1948) served in V6.

    The name as given by Roscoe is not as recorded in the NZDF Database – ‘John’ is only used in later correspondence and his terminal dental files – his Personal files (PF, DPF and UPF) all list him as Tinokura Tairea. '

    We will update our pages accordingly.

  • This is NOT Tairea TAIREA-!!! this is Tinokura John TAIREA-!!

    if you look at the x2 TAIREA - you will see you have named them both as Tairea-!!

    you can contact on FB above.


    Stephen(Roscoe)Rosser - Dieppe Barracks Historian.