Though first established at Wigram in 1923, it wasn't until 1937 that the Royal New Zealand Air Force became an independent military command. This NFU documentary marks the 21st anniversary celebrations in 1958. It looks back at the RNZAF's early days and its battle-hardened contribution in World War II, then follows cadets working towards their ‘wings’ — Top Gun training Kiwi-style. The RNZAF's jets are also seen in action in Malaya; and its search and rescue role is covered. At a celebration dinner, an officer muses that one day planes may be pilotless.
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Television, 2008 (Excerpts)
First Maori pilot in RNZAF
Television, 1973 (Full Length Episode)
Includes RNZAF in the Pacific
Short Film, 1949 (Full Length)
Includes RNZAF parachuting equipment onto Mt Cook
Short Film, 1952 (Full Length)
RNZAF squadron heads to Cyprus
Short Film, 1942 (Full Length)