Honours and Awards in the Royal New Zealand Air Force 1923-1999
By Gp Capt C. M. Hanson, OBE, RNZAF (Rtd)

A virtual Who’s Who covering 77 years of RNZAF history
(contains over 3300 name entries)
An indispensable record for Service Personnel, Historians,
Medal Collectors, Genealogists, etc.

608 A4 pages (includes colour section)  +  quality printing  +  sewn binding
hard cover with full colour dustjacket + name index


Typical entries include in Part Two (486 pages) include:- WITH A FOREWORD by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, By Such Deeds is the result of 11 years painstaking research into the honours and awards to over 3200 RNZAF servicemen and women. It forms an indispensable reference for Service Personnel, Historians, Medal Collectors, Genealogists, etc.

By Such Deeds is a virtual Who’s Who of the RNZAF and provides a unique insight into 77 years of RNZAF history and its operations. Brought together for the first time is a vast amount of information - over half-a-million words in some 600 pages.

All known honours and awards, including foreign, are recorded, from the VC to mentions in despatches, commendations for brave conduct and valuable service in the air, Pathfinder Force badges, etc. Also presented are Chief of Air Staff Commendations.

Honours and awards won prior to entry into the RNZAF are also covered. Where citations are not available the author backgrounds why the award was made.

The introductory part of By Such Deeds describes the various honours and awards and is accompanied by colour illustrations.

What the readers say

“...One can only be staggered by the amount of work that must have gone into producing such an accurate is always informative and inspiring...”  (John Barry, Pacific Wings)

“...lavishly produced and very comprehensive volume which will be a boon to researchers and a wonderful keep-sake for those who served...”  (Graham Orphan, Classic Wings)

“...This volume oozes quality, both in production and content, and those interested in airmen of the Commonwealth air forces will find it essential reading. By sheer bulk alone it is good value; the content almost makes it a bargain...”  (Philip Jarrett, Aeroplane)


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