Help Sgt Wayne Taylor's Family

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Special Operations soldier Wayne Taylor lost his life in service of his country. His wife and four children now need your support.


The Special Operations soldier who passed away on 13 Oct 17 was Sgt Wayne Taylor, RNZIR, or Tails as he was more commonly known.

Tails joined the Army Reserve in 1993 – joining the Regular Force in October 1997. Tails served in East Timor and Afghanistan, and was awarded the NZDSM (TF), East Timor Medal, UNTAET - East Timor, NZOSM, NZGSM, NZDSM (RF) and NATO ISAF (Afghanistan) medals.

Many of the Regiment, both RNZIR and NZSAS, will remember him as an outstanding soldier, leader, father, family man, and friend to many, as well as being an all round top bloke. He was a consummate professional, who was known for his dedication and reliability – always upholding our core values in every endeavour.

Tails is survived by his wife and their four children.

NZSAS Trust's involvement (page creator)

NZSAS servicemen and women and their families make immense personal sacrifices – mental, social and physical – to protect everyday New Zealanders.

The NZSAS Trust returns the favour, ensuring past and present NZSAS members and their families are supported in their times of need. The Trust operates through donations, and helps facilitate public support through avenues such as this.

About us

The NZSAS Trust is a tax-registered charitable trust, established in 2004 to look after those who are actively serving or were previously posted to the 1st New Zealand Special Air Service Regiment, including their immediate families. It also includes any person who has served in the Long Range Desert Group, Special Operations Executive and Z Special Unit.


Sir Jerry Mateparae GNZM, QSO, KStJ


Mr Martyn Dunne, CNZM, QSO | Chairman

Mr Geoff Laurence

Mr Stephen Franklin

Mr Ian Gault

Mr Stuart Chrisp

Use of funds

Funds raised will go directly to Sgt Taylor's family, in an effort to relieve some of the financial burden his loss now brings, and to help support his wife and four children as they navigate life without their beloved husband and father.

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Sincere condolences. The 'unit' whanau is always there.
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This page was created on 17 Oct 2017 and closed on 30 Nov 2017.