Post by Dave Homewood on Apr 22, 2007 20:55:58 GMT 12
I heard on 'Sounds Historical' (National Radio) this evening that on the 22nd of April 1926, six aircraft of the NZPAF (three Avros and three de Havillands) which had been in storage on the parade ground at the military camp at North Head, were burned.
They had become surplus due to the Government not supplying enough money to keep them flying, and then it was deemed that they were taking up too much room on the parade ground, so they were unceremoniously burned.
They have just finished cutting up all the M113s for scrap metal so start checking out your razor blades for cam paint flecks. They had to be destroyed as US govt would not issue export/sales permit to the proposed buyer.