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VC1241    Leonard Henry Trent

Name   Leonard Henry Trent   No.      

VC Issue No.   1241   Awards   VC   DFC

Regiment   Royal New Zealand Airforce attached to No. 487 Squadron, Royal Air Force



Rank VC Won    Squadron Leader

Rank End Of Career   Group Captain

Place Of Birth   Nelson, South Island, New Zealand

Place Of Death   North Shore Hospital, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand

Buried/Location Ashes   North Shore Crematorium, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand

Cremated   North Shore Crematorium, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand

Date Buried/Cremated   26 May 1986

Headstone   Ashes     Plot/Grave no.  

Gazetted    1 March 1946

VC Presented   12 April 1946, King George VI, Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Named on VC RAF Memorial at St Clement Dane's Church, Aldwych, London

Memorial at Returned Servicemen's Association HQ, Dunedin, New Zealand

P  Named on Victoria Cross Memorial, Queens Gardens, Dunedin, New Zealand

P  Trent VC Close, Methwold, Norfolk

Trent Street, Tradale, Napier, New Zealand

Trent Way, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire

By The Way…

VC Held By

Air Force Museum of New Zealand, Wigram, Christchurch, New Zealand



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BORN    14 April 1915

DIED   19 May 1986   AGE    71

VC Won   3 May 1943   AGE   28

Place VC Won   over Amsterdam, Holland

War/Campaign   Second World War

Second World War

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