6 RAR/NZ (ANZAC) BATTALION  •  SOUTH VIETNAM 1969 – 1970

VICTOR FOUR COMPANY

Images courtesy of Vivienne Haldane

Patrick Bronte is a Military Historian who was the driving force in establishing the Memorial Flag Pole 
dedicated to Jack Williams at the Terrace School, Waipukurau.

 Jack was a founding pupil and the unveiling took place there on the 27th April, 2012.

Jack’s Brothers, Grant and Wayne, his twin sister Jill McLean and Bernie plus their children
and ​grandchildren were present.

V4 attendees included; Wira, Olly, Mike, General and Eliza, Alex, PJ, Morrie, Hugh, Jed, Willie, Len and Rae, Wheels,
​Theo, Wayne and Hillary, Squirrell, Phil and Sony.

Other Veterans included; Evan Torrance (W3), Mike August (V5), John Sturgess (V3), Jack Hayes (4 Tp SAS),
Robin Klitscher (RNZAF) and other veterans. Max Lyver (V6) was the MC. The Commanding Officer of 1 RNZIR,
Lt Col Glenn King spoke and his RSM, WO1 Paul McIntosh was also present.

The Terrace School principal, Alan Sutherland ensured it would be a day to remember as after the ceremony,
his pupils had a ball exploring the armoured vehicles and Iriquois Helo that had landed nearby.

Patrick had had arranged the cadet unit, bugler, military vehicles and co-ordinated the Helos
flyover and timing from the confines of his wheelchair.

Kia ora Patrick.

Waipukurau

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