McGaffin, Robert Leslie, 1902-1989

Born in Hastings. Company Manager of 27 Machine Gun Battalion 1939-1941, Commander of 3rd Army Tank Battalion (in New Zealand) March-October 1942. Commanding Officer of 27 Machine Gun Battalion February-April 1943. Commanding Officer of 19 Armoured Regiment April 1943-August 1944. Was the Commnader of the Advanced Base in Italy August-October 1944. Rank of Lieutenant-Colonel.

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Lieutenant Colonel R L McGaffin - Photograph taken by George Bull
Date: Aug 1943 From: New Zealand. Department of Internal Affairs. War History Branch :Photographs relating to World War 1914-1918, World War 1939-1945, occupation of Japan, Korean War, and Malayan Emergency By: Bull, George Robert, 1910-1996 Ref: DA-04366-F Description: Portrait of Lieutenant Colonel R L McGaffin, senior officer in 2 NZEF, World War II. Photograph taken at Maadi, Egypt, in August 1943 by George Robert Bull. ...
Brigadier Lindsay Inglis and Lieutenant Colonel R L McGaffin inspecting members of the 19th Armoured Regiment
Date: 11 September 1943 From: New Zealand. Department of Internal Affairs. War History Branch :Photographs relating to World War 1914-1918, World War 1939-1945, occupation of Japan, Korean War, and Malayan Emergency By: Bull, George Robert, 1910-1996 Ref: DA-08666-F Description: Brigadier Lindsay Inglis and Lieutenant Colonel R L McGaffin inspecting members of the 19th Armoured Regiment during a parade in Maadi, Egypt. Taken by G Bu...
Lieutenant Colonel R L McGaffin, DSO, ED - Photograph taken by George Bull
Date: 30 May 1944 From: New Zealand. Department of Internal Affairs. War History Branch :Photographs relating to World War 1914-1918, World War 1939-1945, occupation of Japan, Korean War, and Malayan Emergency By: Bull, George Robert, 1910-1996 Ref: DA-05898-F Description: Portrait of Lieutenant Colonel R L McGaffin, DSO, ED, taken in the Liri Valley area of Italy, on 30 May 1944, by George Robert Bull. Quantity: 1 b&w origin...
Lieutenant Colonel R L McGaffin congratulated by General Freyberg after receiving DSO at parade in Volturno Valley, Italy, World War II - Photograph taken by George Kaye
Date: [ca 9 May 1944] From: New Zealand. Department of Internal Affairs. War History Branch :Photographs relating to World War 1914-1918, World War 1939-1945, occupation of Japan, Korean War, and Malayan Emergency By: Kaye, George Frederick, 1914-2004 Ref: DA-05792-F Description: Lieutenant Colonel R L McGaffin, ED, being congratulated by General Bernard C Freyberg after he had been decorated with the Distinguished Service Order at a ...
Members of the 27 (MG) Battalion at the opening of the beer garden, Burnham Military Camp
Date: 1939 From: New Zealand. Department of Internal Affairs. War History Branch :Photographs relating to World War 1914-1918, World War 1939-1945, occupation of Japan, Korean War, and Malayan Emergency Ref: DA-13587-F Description: Members of the 27 (MG) Battalion at the opening of the beer garden at the Burnham Military Camp. The men are in one large group facing the camera. Some of ...
Date: 1943-1944 From: New Zealand. Department of Internal Affairs. War History Branch :Photographs relating to World War 1914-1918, World War 1939-1945, occupation of Japan, Korean War, and Malayan Emergency Ref: PA1-q-299 Description: Photographs of New Zealand military personnel serving in the Middle East and Italy during World War 2, 1943-1944, taken by various photographers and compiled...