Dave , I have seen the odd photo of this and I think there was a movie cameraman perched in the rear cockpit of one of them, tripod and all. Does this ring any bells , or is it just another dream .? Does the movie film survive ?
Post by Dave Homewood on Dec 7, 2012 14:49:52 GMT 12
Yes there was a film cameraman in one of them. The film maker made a fortune in the ensuing weeks taking it around the country to screen (even in the Cambridge Town Hall). I am sure it does survive somewhere.
My Grandfather, William Leonard Harrison piloted one of the Bristol Fighters, and I believe that it was 6857 with the RNZAF cameraman.
This article from the Ashburton Guardian in 1968 recalls the day that they flew the Southern Cross into Wigram. Buckley was in charge of the flight. I believe that the article was contributed by his son and wife in 1968 as WLH died in 1967. I do not know where his log books are or if they still exist.