Bernard McVEAGH
Known as Barney

Serial Number: NZ40????
RNZAF Trade: Flight Mechanic
Date of Enlistment: April 1940
Rank Achieved:
Flying Hours: nil
Operational Sorties: nil

Date of Birth: Born on the 25th of April 1914, in Cambridge
Personal Details: Barney was the son of William Read McVeagh and May Helen McVeagh of Cambridge. He was the brother of fellow Cambridge airman John McVeagh

Barney was educated at St Peter's Convent School in Cambridge, then Cambridge Primary School. His secondary education was done at the Marist Brothers School.

Prior to joining the RNZAF he was working with the New Zealand Government's engineering department at Freeman's Bay, Auckland, specialising in repairing diesel engines

Service Details:

Date of Death: 4th of July 1986

Connection with Cambridge: Bernard was born and bred in Cambridge

Waikato Independent newspaper reports mentioning Bernard McVeagh
Called up as flight mechanic to RNZAF Levin 9 April 1940


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