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Memories of Service 3 - Greg Rodgers Web (Full Length) – 2016 Documentary War

Memories of Service 3 - Greg Rodgers

Web (Full Length) – 2016 Documentary War

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The subject of this interview is Greg Rodgers, a Flight Sergeant in the RNZAF in Vietnam and Malaya. Rodgers joined the air force after college, and trained as a mechanic. He talks about the bond between ground crew and pilots, and the responsibility of having a pilot’s life in his hands at age 18. Rodgers also mentions off-duty good times (including jumping from choppers into the sea, before being wet-winched up again) and reflects on bad times after returning to civilian life: official neglect ("there was no support"), and the shock of leaving his Air Force "family".

Key Cast & Crew

David Blyth

Director, Interviewer, Producer

Patricia Stroud

Producer, Reseacher

Edward Larsen

Editor

It was good to get back to New Zealand: fresh milk, and fish'n'chips.
– Greg Rodgers, on coming back from Vietnam