This example has languished at RNZAF Woodbourne as an instructional airframe since October 1981 as INST215 having being shipped to NZ back in September 1953 and used as a communication aircraft. It moved to Whenuapai's number 40 squadron in 1977 and to number 42 squadron at Ohakea in 1980.
Does anyone know the future for this aircraft? I presume it will join the DH82 and Harvard at Ohakea, but why put on the civilian register?
I caught up with it and several other Devon's outside at Woodbourne in 1991:
|Woodbourne 29 May 1991, Mike Condon photo|