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The Flyer by Martin Francis

The Flyer by Martin Francis

By Louisa Hormann | 23/03/2018

The Flyer: British Culture and the Royal Air Force 1939–1945 by Martin Francis, Oxford University Press (New York) 2008. Re-reading the RAF: cultural imaginings of the flyer The flyer – dashing youth, fortune hunter, chivalrous adventurer, city destroyer and defender. Given the popular appeal and significant wartime role of the RAF flyer between 1939 and…

RNZAF Andover Transport Aircraft In Mogadishu

RNZAF Stories: Mogadishu Memories

By Simon Moody | 30/01/2018

In January 1993 three RNZAF Andover transport aircraft and their crews from No. 42 Squadron were deployed to Mogadishu, Somalia. During the 1990s, the RNZAF was deployed to several war-torn regions of the world as peacekeepers and sources of humanitarian relief, a role they still fulfil today. Torn apart by civil war between local warlords and…

Neville Forsyth Harston Photo

War in the Air Exhibition – An Interesting Pilot

By Simon Moody | 27/11/2017

During the research for our War in the Air Exhibition on the First World War, several interesting and sometimes odd stories came to light. One of these lighter moments concerned Neville Harston of Hawkes Bay, who certainly stood out from the crowd.

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