Continuing with Vampire we have three photos of one in colours it never flrw in. This is INST 171 which was mistakenly painted as INST1717. It is a FB9 (formerly WA202 and served with 14 Sqn in Singapore) and then came to NZ as a purely INST airframe at 1 TTS mainly for the spray painters. Passed on to MOTAT the first shot shows it shortly after arrival there and before the booms were fitted.Taken in December 64.(sorry about the camera flare)INST 171 by Neville Mines, on Flickr
next we have after the booms were on but it was still stored outside, which is not good for wooden aircraft! INST 171a by Neville Mines, on Flickr Final shot is of it after the tail was repainted (from memory just grey) because of fading of the dayglo paint. Note the ejection seat sign in pictures 1 and 3! INST 171b by Neville Mines, on Flickr
Continuing with Vampires here is an unidentified T 11 being serviced at ASF Ohakea on 10-10-72 Of the guys working on it I can identify the SNCO on the ladder is "Tweety" Stormont, in front is "PC" Callaghan and of the two guys waiting for the Joe Wagon the partly concealed one is Russ Torrey
Whoa Shorty, suddenly I feel old. The others I think are Ian Hingston and maybe Dick Coker. In the second photo that is yours truly working on the undercarriage with Dick Coker(?) on the right looking in the cockpit. I have a copy of this photo that you gave me way back when Adam was a cowboy. That is NZ5711 by the way.
As a bit of a change from the Air Force in the 60s and 70s I'll make a brief foray into civvy steet of the 80s and 90s. Don't worry, I'll return to the others shortly after I see if people are paying attention! Document73-2 by Neville Mines, on Flickr Document98 by Neville Mines, on Flickr
Here we go with a couple of steps back in time. Vildebeeste NZ 108 Whicch force landed in a river on 6.2.40 and was written off on 23.5 40 while serving with 2 FTS at Woodbourne NZ 108 by Neville Mines, on Flickr NBext we have Vincents at what looks like Woodbourne. Taken from an Oxford theses Vincents seem to all have coloured fins At Woodbourne by Neville Mines, on Flickr Finally another Vincent at Woodborne (also taken from an Oxford) which shows the "new" barrack blocks in the background. From Oxford by Neville Mines, on Flickr