Post by Dave Homewood on Feb 12, 2006 0:17:51 GMT 12
When talking with veterans of No's 1 GR Detachment and 7 GR Squadron in my research into the General Reconnaissance squadrons, I've heard some memories of Vincent and Vildebeest crews from RNZAF Station Waipapakauri making unofficial landings on 90 Mile Beach to collect shellfish, especially the coveted and now rare toheroa. One chap told me he recalls one occasion where three aircraft were lined up on the beach and sackfulls of toheroas were collected for the officer's mess.
Anyway this inspired me to create some more digital art. This is a quick rough job, but it depicts an RNZAF Vildebeest on approach to 90 Mile Beach, Northland. I call it "Toheroa Run"