RNZAF Group Photos. Jun 21, 2010 11:37:52 GMT 12
Post by Dave Homewood on Jun 21, 2010 11:37:52 GMT 12
An unidentified group of pilots? or aircrew, looks more modern than WW2. Anyone able to say who.
The chap on the left seems to be wearing the early war white flying overalls, which many RNZAF instructors wore. Also the chap third in from the left, what is he wearing that looks to come down to his knees? Is it a raincoat?
Aswell as the hangar appearing to be not so long and having a back wall, the door looks a bit odd with the wood panelling (?), rather than the steel sheet normally seen. Did Hobsonville have hangar doors like that?
As they all have the chest type aircrew chutes I wonder if they were Oxford instructors, or maybe they were on No. 3 Flying Boat OTU at Hobsonville on the Walrus?
They all have such recognisable faces, if only someone out there could recognise them. It's a great photo by the way.