The recording was taken from a BBC short wave service broadcast, after having been transmitted from Cairo to London by radio telephone the previous day.
BBC announcer (probably New Zealander Noni Wright) introduces the commentator with the New Zealand Mobile Broadcasting Unit in Egypt, Arch Curry. He presents a tribute to Second Lieutenant Moananui-a-Kiwa Ngarimu, to mark the posthumous award to him of the Victoria Cross for gallantry in the field, on the 26 March 1943 at Point 209 at the Tebaga Gap, Libya.
Curry reads the citation. Lt. Ngarimu and his men were ordered to capture a forward feature, at Point 209, from the German Panzer Grenadiers.
Colonel K.A. Keiha, officer-commanding the 28 Māori Battalion, then speaks, addressing Lt. Ngarimu's whānau and praising his character and spirit.
Ngarimu's former company commander Captain Peta Awatere speaks in te reo Māori about Ngarimu's achievement.