Sergeant Ward becomes the first New Zealander to receive the Victoria Cross.
Item title reads - First New Zealand V.C.
Various shots as New Zealand crew of a Wellington bomber walks towards camera. An officer announces that Sergeant Ward in the crew has received the V.C. (Victoria Cross) for his gallantry in climbing onto the wing and smothering a fire. He is the first New Zealander to receive it, they shake hands. Sergeant Ward makes a speech saying he had no idea he would be doing this when he left New Zealand. C/U of him laughing.