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Kiwi controversy after SAS war hero Willie Apiata photographed

I was under the impression that SAS personnel were not usually identified in the media? Kiwi controversy after SAS war hero Willie Apiata photographed Janu

Corporal Willie Apiata. New Zealand SAS and Victoria Cross recipient. Puts all those Hollywood pretty boys to shame I reckon.

New Zealand SAS and Victoria Cross recipient. Not to mention HOT. Puts all those Hollywood pretty boys to shame I reckon.

Willie Apiata

Hero Willie Apiata quits SAS

Corporal Willie Apiata says he will not leave the military entirely and will remain with the Special Air Service (SAS) Reserve Forces.

A group of 28 (Maori) Battalion soldiers drive along a street in Sora, June 1944.

Italian Vintage Photographs ~ ~ A group of 28 (Maori) Battalion soldiers drive along a street in Sora, June

Trooper Mark Donaldson VC, the first Australian soldier awarded a Victoria Cross since 1969. Trooper Donaldson was a member of the Special Air Service Regiment when he exposed himself to enemy fire, 2 September 2008, to protect injured troops and then rescued an interpreter under heavy enemy fire in Oruzgan province during Operation Slipper in Afghanistan. Awarded Young Australian of the Year 2010 and promoted to Corporal in June 2010.

Trooper Mark Donaldson VC, the first Australian soldier awarded a Victoria Cross…

NORTH AFRICA, New Zealanders. The Chevrolet L4618873 is 6th Vehicle of T Patrol, L.R.D.G., C Troop 1942

NORTH AFRICA, New Zealanders. The Chevrolet L4618873 is 6th Vehicle of T Patrol, L.R.D.G., C Troop 1942

Charles Upham VC and Bar | NZHistory, New Zealand history online

Double Victoria Cross winner Charles Upham pictured with members of his platoon in North Africa, November

Painting of Donald Brown VC | NZHistory, New Zealand history online

Portrait of Victoria Cross (VC) winner Donald Brown, painted by Alfred Henry O'Keeffe in

Queen Elizabeth II -- Army Memorial Museum -- Waiouru -- New Zealand -- 29th December 2013

Queen Elizabeth II -- Army Memorial Museum -- Waiouru -- New Zealand -- December 2013

A member of the New Zealand SAS deployed to Vietnam in the 1960's.    Vietnam War

Although smaller in number than their Aussie counterparts, the New Zealand SAS contributed a troop - 25 men and an officer - to Vietnam starting in late attaching them to the larger Aussie special forces group.

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