The Wings Over New Zealand Show Live! – Hudson Stories! – Episode 13

Hudson_StoriesWARBIRD RADIO – The Wings Over New Zealand LIVE Show is back with another show for May 2016. Grant is away but Dave is joined by aviation journalist Nick McIndoe with some news from the kiwi warbird scene. And the feature story this month is marking 75 years since the first flight of the Lockheed Hudson medium bomber in New Zealand service. This aircraft type was revolutionary in military aviation in New Zealand and was the first bomber type that RNZAF was able to take to the fight on the front lines during the Pacific War. Dave interviews two aircrew members who served on the same crew during WWII, navigator Ron Wilson-Walker and wireless-operator/air gunner Merv Davies. They served in No. 3 (General Reconnaissance) Squadron, RNZAF, flying from Guadalcanal with the famous Cactus Air Force.

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The Wings Over New Zealand Show Live! – Episode 11

Peter-WheelerWARBIRD RADIO – This month as the year draws to a close we hear from Peter Wheeler of the New Zealand Bomber Command Association, one of New Zealand’s most active veterans groups. Peter talks about their recent activities and a few things coming up for 2016.

And as Summer is now upon us down here in New Zealand the warbird scene and the airshow scene is getting busy, so be sure to listen in for all the latest news from around the region.  This month as the year draws to a close we hear from Peter Wheeler of the New Zealand Bomber Command Association, one of New Zealand’s most active veterans groups. Peter talks about their recent activities and a few things coming up for 2016.

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QUICK LINK:  The New Zealand Bomber Command Association’s website

QUICK LINK:  The New Zealand Bomber Command Association on Facebook

QUICK LINK:  JEM Aviation

QUICK LINK:  The Catalina Preservation Society of New Zealand

QUICK LINK:  The FlightPath TV special Facebook Offer

QUICK LINK:  Jet Fighter Strikemaster Rides

QUICK LINK:  Air Force Museum of New Zealand

QUICK LINK:  The MOTAT Short Solent Fundraiser

QUICK LINK: Nick Carter’s Interview

 

 

The Wings Over New Zealand Show Live! – Glen Turner – Episode 9

Glen-Turner-WEBWARBIRD RADIO – In today’s show we hear from live guest Glen Turner, who not only served on No. 75 Squadron RNZAF as an Armourer, but is also the Secretary of the No. 75 Squadron Association. This squadron was the first foreign squadron adopted by the Royal Air Force in WWII, as No. 75 (NZ) Squadron RAF, and while flying Wellingtons, Stirlings and Lancasters they became one of the most experienced heavy bomber squadrons during the war, and suffered some of the highest casualty rates of any RAF squadron.

After the war they became No. 75 Squadron RNZAF back home and flew Vampires, Canberras and finally Skyhawks in defence of New Zealand, as well as seeing further action bombing the terrorists in the Malayan Emergency. Glen will discuss the famous squadron’s history, and tell us how he and the Association is keeping that history alive today 14 years after the squadron disbanded. We will also hear from Errol Cavit about his recent visit to the Archer Hill Fly-in in Queensland, Australia, and the TVAL Weekends here in New Zealand. Plus the latest warbird news from around New Zealand.

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QUICK LINK:  No. 75 Squadron Facebook 

QUICK LINK:  No. 75 Squadron Association

QUICK LINK:  WONZ Show: The No. 75 Squadron Story Part One 

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