Service Number: NZ414912
RNZAF Trade: Wireless Operator - Air Gunner
Date of Enlistment: 31st of August 1941
Date of Demob: 19th of July 1945
Rank Achieved: Warrant Officer
Flying Hours: unknown
Operational Sorties: 150 Ops :
Date of Birth: 6th of February 1922, in Cambridge
Personal Details: Cyril was the husband of Mavis Shaw for nearly 60 years. He had four children, Ronald, Murray, Karen and Christine, and was a grandfather and great grandfather.
Service Details: Cyril Shaw flew a total of 150 ops during three tours of duty in the South and South-West Pacific. His first tour was on Lockheed Hudsons with No. 9 (GR) Squadron and No. 3 (GR) Squadron, and the other two tours were with No. 1 (BR) Squadron on Lockheed Venturas.
Date of Death: 20th of November, 2006, peacefully at San Michele Rest Home and Hospital, Te Awamutu; aged 84 years. His funeral was held at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Te Awamutu on Wednesday 22nd of November at 2pm, followed by private cremation.
Connection with Cambridge: Cyril was born in Cambridge and probably lived here for some years before the war.
Thanks To: Mrs Mavis Shaw