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Open Daily 10am to 5pm

Roll of Honour

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.

- The 'Ode of Remembrance', Laurence Binyon (1914)




The Roll of Honour is a record of the names of all New Zealanders who have died while in service with the RNZAF or other air forces since 1915.

They represent not only those who have been killed in action, but also those who have died in accidents, sickness or of natural causes while in uniform. There are over 4,600 names on the Roll, which also features the regularly changing personal story of one of the individuals listed. Below you will find the stories of those whose stories we have featured in the past.

As the Roll of Honour serves a memorial function, please feel welcome to lay a poppy.

Second Officer jANE wINSTONE

Portrait of Jane Winstone, New Zealand pilot with the Air Transport Auxiliary. Circa 1943. From the collection of the Air Force Museum of New Zealand.

Jane Winstone was one of five New Zealanders among the 90 women who served in the ATA during World War Two, and one of 16 ATA women killed during the conflict.

Pilot Officer Ernest (Tony) Cox

Portrait of Ernest CoxImage credit: Air Force of New Zealand

Tony Cox was 22 when he died. He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial at Kranji War Cemetery, his name etched alongside the names of over 70 New Zealand airmen who lost their lives while serving in the region and have no known grave.


Memorial Alcove

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.

Centenary Faces
Centenary Faces

Meet some of the personalities of New Zealand’s War in the Air from the First World War.

Open daily from 10am to 5pm (except Christmas Day)
Entry to the Museum is free, donations are appreciated.

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