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Reflect on service and sacrifice
This stunning stained glass window and monument stands as a tribute to the thousands of New Zealanders who gave their lives in defence of their country in air operations around the world.
A Flying Visit
The Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) has hosted aircraft from many countries over the years. View this selection of photos from our archives and see different types that have visited RNZAF stations and bases.
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Military Headgear Conservation
Headgear, usually in the form of hats, helmets or headdresses, has long been part of military dress, fulfilling roles of protection, insulation, identification and decoration. For civilians too, the wearing of hats in public was practically ubiquitous until well into the 20th Century, and hatters and milliners did a brisk trade. As a result, headgear…
How do we slow the signs of aging?
While this may sound like a skin care ad, it’s not – this is preventative conservation museum-style. When it comes to slowing the aging process of our clothing collection at the Air Force Museum there are several principles we follow – it is all about preventing damage, without the use of any anti-aging miracle creams.…