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VC1354    Bill (Willy) Henry Apiata

Name   Bill (Willy) Henry Apiata    No.      

VC Issue No.   1354   Awards   VC    

Regiment   1st New Zealand Special Air Service Regiment



Rank VC Won   Corporal

Rank End Of Career   Corporal

Place Of Birth   Mangakino, Waikato, North Island, New Zealand

Gazetted    2nd  July 2007

VC Presented   26th July 2007 by Sir Anand Satyanand, Governor-General of New Zealand at Government House, Wellington, New Zealand



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BORN    28th June 1972


VC Won   2004   AGE   32

Place VC Won   Classified. Afghanistan

War/Campaign   Afghanistan


Statuette in the trophy room at Rennie Lines, Papakura Military Camp, Papakura North, Auckland, New Zealand and also one with the Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment

By The Way…

Only second Maori to be awarded the VC and first recipient of the Victoria Cross for New Zealand instituted in 1999. His Victoria Cross is dated 2nd July 2007.

VC Held By

New Zealand SAS Trust, Papakura, Aukland, New Zealand

VC Ephemera

Afghanistan War