Guest: Flight Lieutenant Alwynne ‘Bud’ Rose
Host: Dave Homewood
Recorded: 25th of September 2016
Released: 2nd of March 2017
Duration: 40 minutes 35 seconds
In this episode, which was recorded live during the Te Atatu RSA WONZ Forum Meet, former RNZAF engineer and flight engineer Bud Rose talks about his career. He worked on the Short Sunderland Mk. III flying boats and Douglas C-47 Dakotas before training to become a Flight Engineer. In that capacity he flew as aircrew on Dakotas and Handley Page Hastings with No. 41 Squadron RNZAF. He was also posted on an exchange to No. 24 (Commonwealth) Squadron RAF in Britain, again flying aboard the Hastings. He talks about those days in a very interesting and entertaining presentation.