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NZ PM praises WWII hero

New Zealand prime minister John Key has paid tribute to decorated WWII pilot Les Munro, who died on Tuesday.

 
 

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Key told Stuff.co.nz that Munro was a “a remarkable man who led a remarkable life”.

“I was honoured to meet Les Munro in person when I attended the presentation of his medals to Motat (Auckland’s Museum of Transport and Technology) just a few months ago,” Key said.

“His contribution to his country and his generosity will not be forgotten.”

Munro was a member of the Royal Air Force 617 Squadron during WWII and flew missions with the famed Dambusters.

He died peacefully Tauranga on Tuesday, surrounded by friends and family members.

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