Awards for gallantry for Kiwis depended upon what was in the pot left over from the Aussies awards. I didn’t think gallantry medallic recognition was meant to be given according to ‘only three of them; two of them – and maybe one of those in our medal box’ but on the level of gallantry?!

Alastair Mackenzie MC letter

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Alastair Mackenzie

How to cite this page: 'Gallantry awards - depends what is left in the pot', URL: http://vietnamwar.govt.nz/memory/gallantry-awards-depends-what-left-pot, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 13-Sep-2017