Episode 59 – Forum Meet 2014 – Part 1

Host: Dave Homewood

Guests: Larry Hill and Reg Wellington

Duration: 1 hour 5 minutes 11 seconds

Recorded: 19th of January 2014, live at the Wings Over New Zealand Forum Meet

Topic: This is the first episode covering recordings made at the recent Wings Over New Zealand Aviation Forum Meet 2014, held on the 19th of January 2014 at the Don Rowlands Centre, Lake Karapiro, Cambridge, New Zealand.

This episode covers the first two guest speakers. The first speaker is Larry Hill of Waimauku, who tells some interesting and amusing tales from various pilots and others he has met in his time researching Air Force books.

The second speaker is WWII RNZAF Corsair pilot Reg Wellington of Rotorua, who tells the story of his squadron, No. 22 (Fighter) Squadron, RNZAF, in World War Two.  He combines historical research that he has done to compile a squadron history book for relatives of the pilots, with his own personal memories of those days.

The speakers are introduced by WONZ Forum administrator and event organiser Dave Homewood.

Be aware that this recording was made under live conditions in a room with the speakers and over 70 assembled people, so the recording conditions were not entirely ideal, but I am sure you’ll agree the episode makes a very good record of the event for those who could not attend, and those who did and would like to relive the day.

Above: Larry Hill (Photo by Phil Treweek)

Above: Alan Peart DFC’s flying helmet as restored by Larry Hill

Above: Reg Wellington (Photo by Dave Homewood)

Above: Reg showing the photo of the Porton Pot in his book.

 By the way the small music is Magic Ghost from Danosongs

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