During the year some slide copies from an unknown original source came my way.
Below are three photos selected from this small collection.
This one was actually built by Blackburn Aircraft and became VS316 with the Royal Air Force before becoming G-AOMF on 03-05-1956. After several owners it was flown from the Channel Islands to Mangere over the March to May 1969 period. Reaching Auckland on 20-05-1969. It was then stored at Tauranga until being listed as ZK-DJC on 29-11-1972 with N B Cooper of Kaiapoi. There was a plan to convert it to an eight seater and to replace the Gipsy Queen 50 engine with a 300hp IO-520 but instead it received a Gipsy Queen taken from a DH Heron. (this would have been about 1990). Ownership seems to have moved to Christian Partners and then to H Christian and I believe the aircraft moved over to Lake Haupiri on the West Coast South Island. Gerald F Rhodes became the registered owner on 09-02-1994. This registration was revoked on 19-05-1998 with the aircraft being tucked away in the Wanaka Transport and Toy Museum. See previous mention at :-