About us and this website.
In the late 1990,s a group of aviation interested people formed in order to gather historic info, catergorsie, file, preserve and make it available to anyone interested via a website.
Our group consists of ex WW2 and Korea personnel, RNZAF, RAAF, RAF, Fleet Air Arm and US Airforce (trained) pilots and aircrew, ground crew, administration guys and gals, Aero Club trained pilots and the topdressing folk. These service personnel have served everywhere on the globe. Name any part of the world, and we have, amongst our group, someone who has been there, done a job, and tried out the local "hops".
We've been recording (Audio and Video) the experiences of local service personnel. There's also pictures from photo albums and details from diaries on this website.
AIRCRAFT FLOWN: Catalina, Tiger Moths, Harvards, Spitfires, Hurricanes, Stearman, Defiant, Boomerang, Kittyhawk, DH Vampire, Dakota, Fairey Swordfish, Gannet, Halifax, Typhoon, Tempest, Fury, Hunter, Mitchell, Oxford, Anson, Lancaster, Stirling, Vincent, Wellington, Corsair, Lysander, Liberator, Seafire, Wirraway, Wellington, Sunderland...to name a few.
Our collection and research work is ongoing, as is development of this site - we trust it is of value to our community and contiues to serve a useful purpose in ensuring the information contained herein is both preserved and available to anyone interested.
Some of our members gather for afternoon tea and natter.
We lanched the website in 2001, soon after the association was formed. The primary purpose of the site was to make the material we had gathered, the audio records we had created and the stories we had authored available to anyone via the WWW. This site won the Best Website Award in 2004.
The ongoing site refresh was started in 2022. All the information from the orginal site is still here. Some pages (Home, WW11 Memorials Rolls, etc) have been given a new look and made responsive to all screen formats. Other pages are still in the orginal fixed width format, primarily to honour those that spent many hours creating the 2004 award winning site.
Our collection and research work is ongoing, as is the development of this site - we trust it is of value to our community and contiues to serve a useful purpose in ensuring the information contained herein is both preserved and available to anyone interested.