Surname: 
Dearing
First name(s): 
Rodney Stephen
Rank: 
Capt
Corps: 
RNZIR
Service number: 
347348
Unit:
Date of Birth: 
Saturday, 10 September 1938
Date of death: 
Thursday, 10 July 2014
Notes: 

Served with 2 NZ Regt in Malaya, 1960. Acting Major with 2 Detachment NZSAS in Borneo, 1965–1966. Came to Vietnam as a visitor from 1RNZIR, January–July 1967. He was 2IC for Admin Company in support of NZ Component and the Rifle Companies. Promoted to Major after his return to New Zealand and retired as Lieutenant colonel.

Disclaimer

The Vietnam List is an updated version of New Zealand's original Vietnam nominal roll – the Flinkenberg List – compiled by Captain Con Flinkenberg in 1972. Name, rank and unit information are from New Zealand military pay records. Read more about the Vietnam List.

Comments

Kia ora, any chance you could post when & what Rods tour to SVN was-? as he was a "Major" commanding 2 Det NZSAS in Borneo 65/66 dont seem correct he would be a Captain on a SVN tour....unless he went prior to 1965....which is unlikely. Appreciate any help. WDW