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Served in Vietnam with 161 Battery, 1965–1966. Died at his home in Henderson and his coffin was paraded at the Auckland Anzac Day Dawn Service before being laid to rest at his family urapā in Kaihau.
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.
LBdr Francis ( Frank ) Toko 350915 161Bty RNZA
My father, Frank Toko, was a member of the 161Bty a lot earlier than 1965 because he & Mum got married in 1961 with Dad in uniform. Dad also did the Tour Of Duty at Buckingham Palace with the 161 Bty in the early '60's. Information that I was given stated " The Royal New Zealand Artillery were a part of the First Ever Military Units outside of the British Army to be Stationed at Buckingham Palace & my Dad was a part of that unit. I had been shown a photograph album by dad 40 odd years ago of his unit in Vietnam & at Buckingham Palace. Unfortunately I think the album was LOST/DESTROYED when Mum & Dad split up.
Hi Manu - this 1965 Pictorial
Hi Manu - this 1965 Pictorial Parade film covers the period your father was in the UK. You might find it interesting: https://www.nzonscreen.com/title/pictorial-parade-161-exercise-powderhorn-1965