SASNZ Heywood, Reginald David

The Bandits of Cisterna
By William Pickering & Alan Hart

John Robertson

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Staff member
  • SURNAME
Heywood
  • FORENAME
Reginald David (Dave)
  • UNIT
NZSAS
  • RANK
Warrant Officer Second Class
  • NUMBER
J80163
  • DATE OF DEATH
26th February 1981
  • AGE
40
  • GRAVESITE
Papakura Cemetery, Papakura, Auckland, New Zealand. Plot PRSAA-X-027
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
born 08.02.1941
killed air crash (USAF C130) China Sea off Philippines
WO2 Reginald David (Dave) HEYWOOD was tragically killed along with Sergeant Dennis Michael Winape (Bro) TERRY at 05:23am on 26 February 1981 when USAF MC-130E #64-0564 (belonging to 1st Special Operations Squadron) “Flew into the ocean near Tabones Island, Philippines during a low-level turn killing 23 out of 24 on board”. Bro & Dave where part of a NZ Special Air Service detachment on exercise SpecWarEx-81 operating out of Cubi Point Naval Air Station, Subic Bay, Philippines.
 
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