Into Wind… the birth of the RNZAF
This is a small paper back book by Brian Lockstone who has written extensively on air force, airline and aviation affairs for more than 40 years.
In 1936, the Government sought expert advice from Britain on reshaping the Royal New Zealand Air Force. This is an account of how Wing Commander the Honourable RA Cochrane, RAF, came to New Zealand and, in two intensive years, laid the foundations of the modern RNZAF. It is a tribute to his skills and energy – and to the foresight and acumen of Ministers of the first Labour Government in preparing the RNZAF for the coming conflict. The support of the RNZAF Museum Trust Board is gratefully acknowledged.