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Hey kids! Don't forget you have until 21 August to collect your Art Planes creations from the Museum. Just call in any time and ask at the Welcome Desk and one of our team will retrieve it for you.

In the meantime, visitors can enjoy this colourful display of fantastical flying machines around our Atrium. Come and check out the amazing creativity on show 🤩✈️
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Hey kids! Dont forget you have until 21 August to collect your Art Planes creations from the Museum. Just call in any time and ask at the Welcome Desk and one of our team will retrieve it for you.

In the meantime, visitors can enjoy this colourful display of fantastical flying machines around our Atrium. Come and check out the amazing creativity on show 🤩✈️

NEW 📷 | Jasper Baldwin was the Intelligence Officer for No. 3 Squadron RNZAF from mid-1943 until the end of the War. His collection contains not only copies of reconnaissance and target photos, but also some of the daily working life of the Intelligence Section of the Squadron. This collection provides a fascinating insight into the daily working life of an operational squadron in the Pacific Theatre during World War Two.

You can now view this recently digitised collection of over 200 photos on our online image database:
fotoweb.airforcemuseum.co.nz/fotoweb/archives/5016-Jasper-Baldwin-personal-collection/

📷: No. 3 Squadron Intelligence personnel at work inside a Nissen hut, unknown location, 1945. Jasper Baldwin is on the right. Image ref 2012-222.93, Air Force Museum of New Zealand.
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NEW 📷 | Jasper Baldwin was the Intelligence Officer for No. 3 Squadron RNZAF from mid-1943 until the end of the War. His collection contains not only copies of reconnaissance and target photos, but also some of the daily working life of the Intelligence Section of the Squadron. This collection provides a fascinating insight into the daily working life of an operational squadron in the Pacific Theatre during World War Two. 

You can now view this recently digitised collection of over 200 photos on our online image database:
https://fotoweb.airforcemuseum.co.nz/fotoweb/archives/5016-Jasper-Baldwin-personal-collection/

📷: No. 3 Squadron Intelligence personnel at work inside a Nissen hut, unknown location, 1945. Jasper Baldwin is on the right. Image ref 2012-222.93, Air Force Museum of New Zealand.

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A stunning collection.

If you’ve visited our Café recently you might have seen some bright new additions 🧐

Some may have wondered why, in a time when social distancing is encouraged, our Café is called ‘Contact’. To help explain the inspiration behind the name, we’ve installed an array of digitised vintage ‘Contact’ magazine covers on the walls around the space. ‘Contact’ was the national magazine of the RNZAF, published monthly during World War Two, from March 1941 through to December 1945, and briefly revived in 1952 until 1955.

As the name suggests, ‘Contact’ was a way for Air Force personnel to stay connected with what was happening within their service. It reflected the culture of the time, offering news articles, personnel profiles and honour lists, as well as cartoons, short stories and poetry infused with humour and satire. In addition to advertisements of the day, ‘Contact’ contained illustrations by the RNZAF’s official artist, Maurice Conly, who also produced the distinctive cover illustrations that you can now see adorning the walls of the Museum Café.

Pop in for a coffee and check them out! ☕️
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If you’ve visited our Café recently you might have seen some bright new additions 🧐 

Some may have wondered why, in a time when social distancing is encouraged, our Café is called ‘Contact’. To help explain the inspiration behind the name, we’ve installed an array of digitised vintage ‘Contact’ magazine covers on the walls around the space. ‘Contact’ was the national magazine of the RNZAF, published monthly during World War Two, from March 1941 through to December 1945, and briefly revived in 1952 until 1955. 

As the name suggests, ‘Contact’ was a way for Air Force personnel to stay connected with what was happening within their service. It reflected the culture of the time, offering news articles, personnel profiles and honour lists, as well as cartoons, short stories and poetry infused with humour and satire. In addition to advertisements of the day, ‘Contact’ contained illustrations by the RNZAF’s official artist, Maurice Conly, who also produced the distinctive cover illustrations that you can now see adorning the walls of the Museum Café. 

Pop in for a coffee and check them out! ☕️

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Superb works of Art.

Air Force Museum of New Zealand I hope those get uploaded to the picture platform you have, would be fantastic to look back On that history

Any thoughts on reproducing any of the covers for sale?

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