100 Objects of Interest. These contain a sample of RNZAF Official images linked to that particular station or base. Its significance today is that it is the home of the RNZAF Museum with two of the hangars still in use for storage and restitution work. Open daily from 10am to 4pm (except Christmas Day) The RNZAF Museum at the former RNZAF Base Wigram, in Christchurch, is one of New Zealand's foremost museums of any sort, and is certainly the best aircraft museum in New Zealand. 16 Squadron operated from 1943 to 1945. Newsclipping from the Air Force Museum archives, regarding the newly applied kiwi roundel. Image credit: RNZAF Official. 14 Squadron pilots on the tarmac in front of a line-up of Aermacchis. The National Archives schools web-site features an interview with Gordon Ford, a British wireless operator who served with 75 Squadron. From this date onwards the RFC and RNAS ceased to exist. Civil Reserve Certificate Commissions Acc No 87/439.9 Form AF249 Posting instruction Southern NEP 1.11.1945 (copy) Acc No 88/385 and 89/047 Form RNZAF 514 authority to drive RNZAF vehicles 20.6.1 Contains 0 items in The Community Archive The Smithsonian’s P-40E is the same type of aircraft flown by the RNZAF Kittyhawk squadrons in the Solomon Islands. Entry to the Museum is free, donations are appreciated. The Royal Air Force was formed on 1 April 1918 when the RFC and the RNAS were amalgamated. Do you have a story to tell? 50. Learn more about the conservation of our aircraft and other large objects. The initial focus will be on named course groups, starting with wartime pilots’ courses and aircraft pictures. On the Home page you’ll see several albums, including those labelled with the names of bases or stations. Someone who served in the Royal Flying Corps (RFC) or Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS) as well as the RAF may have service records in more than one place and you may need to consult our gui… Mais outre cette exposition statique, ce musée retrace aussi l’histoire des forces aériennes néo-zélandaises avec une chronologie détaillée et une partie dédiée à quelques éléments particuliers, comme par exemple le Skyhawk, dernier chasseur néo-zélandais. These are all sub-sets, however, of the ‘Search the Collection’ album, which contains everything available to date, so I’d recommend starting there. Explore and learn more about our collection. The collection also includes objects from former enemy forces. General Board. The British Museum Archive is a unique record of the Museum's activities since it was founded in 1753. When our former Director, Thérèse Angelo, began the process of reviewing and updating the Museum’s IT system in 2015, the opportunity arose, and the decision was made to include new image retrieval software as a key component of the new system. Read our special features, behind the scenes blogs and more. Stories. Find out about the process of donating an item to the Air Force Museum collection. This online exhibition highlights 100 objects from the museum and archives. The Museum Archives and Research Library cares for the Museum’s institutional memory and its historic natural history book and journal collections dating from 1836. Open daily from 10am to 4pm (except Christmas Day) Entry to the Museum is free, donations are appreciated. Collections Technician Murray McGuigan with the original stencils for the application of the RNZAF kiwi roundel, now in the collection of the Air Force Museum of New Zealand. A museum should maintain an active, professional archives program to systematically collect, organize, preserve, and provide access to its organizational records of enduring value and to recommend policies and procedures for the creation, maintenance, and ultimate retention or disposition of current museum records in all formats. Access to some Second World War records can be gained through the War History Branch card index in the Register Room, Wellington. Many of you will be enjoying the RNZAF Museums recent decision to digitize and share their photo collection online (here of those of you who missed it: fotoweb.airforcemuseum.co.nz/fotoweb/) I would like to start a thread where members can share, discuss and enlighten us on the stories, people, history, hidden gems that are now been shown to us … 51. An air to air view of 15 Squadron P-40 Kittyhawk JZ-I NZ3040 in flight from RNZAF … No. Further reading Learn more. It was intended as an access tool for people to search for images via the Internet, but they were still required to contact me to purchase a reprint. #InternationalArchivesWeek | A variety of media! Over 12,000 images are currently available, which represents an estimated 0.5% of the total collection. Rudolf Slansky . Keeper of Photographs Matthew O’Sullivan, at work in the Photo Archives at the Air Force Museum of New Zealand. La RNZAF a reçu 299 Oxford [NZ250/290, NZ1201/1399, NZ2100/2157 + 4 non identifiés] à partir de 1938, destinés initialement à la formation des équipages des bombardiers Wellington devant former le noyau initial de la RNZAF. Pictured below are two of the more than 5,000 digitised images now available on Fotoware. The Museum of Modern Art Archives is an internationally recognized research center for modern and contemporary art. Many of you will be enjoying the RNZAF Museums recent decision to digitize and share their photo collection online (here of those of you who missed it: https://fotoweb.airforcemuseum.co.nz/fotoweb/) Igor Lukes. Open daily from 10am to 4pm (except Christmas Day) Pre-WWII New Zealand Military Aviation. 11. Forum Information and Problem Solving. Accept and close. Image credit: RNZAF Official. The Archive is a resource for researchers, academics and members of the public. Conserve Learn more about the conservation of our aircraft and other large objects. Posts about RNZAF written by grsquadrons. This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. The photograph collection held at the Air Force Museum of New Zealand comprises two main parts - the RNZAF Official negative collection and photographs that have been donated to the Museum. His Trials and Trial . The Museum’s aircraft … A DigitalNZ story by: Zokoroa - During the Pacific War, RNZAF No. PRIVACY  |  TERMS  © Air Force Museum of New Zealand 2020. There is has remained in storage with no plans I have heard yet to continue with the restoration of display the fuselage, however, this may change once the new building is fully utilised for displaying aircraft rather than as a defacto event centre post-earthquake. We want to be able to share more about life in the RNZAF through the eyes of those in uniform. 45 Harvard Ave, Wigram, Christchurch | 03 343 9532, Contact Us  |  Get Directions  |  Donate  |  Sign up. This has been a very long journey which began almost 25 years ago. Kittyhawk 'G' NZ3220 with nose art "Gloria Lyons" in view. In 2005 the New Zealand Ministry of Defence selected the NHI NH90 helicopter to replace the RNZAF's ageing fleet of 14 UH-1H Iroquois. The New Zealand Army …