Serial Number: NZ40????
RNZAF Trade: Flight Mechanic
Date of Enlistment: April 1940
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
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