Post by Peter Lewis on Dec 1, 2015 17:26:58 GMT 12
Very nice selection, thanks.
From the top:
First batch NZ4106 NZ4113 NZ4111 KN-D NZ4108 or NZ5115 - both carried KN-B NZ4114 NZ4107 D NZ4116 S unknown NZ4106 B at Hobsonville NZ4109 XX-B at Hobsonville NZ4110/INST183 or NZ4112 at Hobsonville NZ4115 Q at Hobsonville NZ4116 S at Hobsonville
Second batch Most likely NZ4113 M same again unknown NZ4108 under reactivation as VH-BRF at Mechanics Bay NZ4113 M NZ4111 or 4119 - both carried XX-B NZ4113 M NZ4107 D NZ4105 or 4112 - both carried KN-A unknown
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Can anybody identify location of the last photo? The launch named RUAHINE may assist in this. At first I thought Lyttelton, but now doubt this - perhaps Wellington or Otago? However it seems highly distinctive to me. David D
Post by Dave Homewood on Dec 4, 2015 12:19:03 GMT 12
I just received this message from Felicity Roworth:
"Deffo Lyttelton - look at the small hill in the background on the photo in the link below - almost perfect match for diagonal line in the old pic - from the small craft Ruahine to behind the right wing of the Sunderland (I have entries in Dads log book for flights into Lyttleton circa 1958.. not this plane though which looks like serial ends in 06 - NZ4106 p'haps)
Yes , I can confirm this is Lyttleton wish my father had'a taken me down on this day, as for the background YIP the inner harbour Crikey I still recall the old lighthouse and in the late 60's early 70s you were able to walk around to that wharf in the background , Avonhead Primary school trip , the harbour masters name Mister Shaw, his son was a class mate ... biggest thing was back then we were able to study the ships .
EDIT: Classmates name was Jermery Shaw .. hell's that go back to then Standard 3 or 4
Last Edit: Dec 14, 2015 11:27:22 GMT 12 by Ian Warren
It would be nice to know who the pilot was , and how many were on the rudder peddle . I don't know how docile a Sunderland was but certainly the pilot needed super sized personal fittings, although I have a shot of a Hastings doing the same. Perhaps it was a private competition ?
Post by Dave Homewood on Dec 14, 2015 19:04:33 GMT 12
I'm sure there is footage somewhere of an RNZAF Sunderland very low down and with two props feathered flying round at an airshow somewhere in NZ. I have no idea where I have seen that though. Probably here on the forum. It wasn't Rongotai.