D. C. 3 at Harewood Airport


D. C. 3 at Harewood Airport


Staff from No. 4 Hanger. Name of aircraft: (D.C. 3). This plane was built 20 March 1945 as a freighter for the RNZAF for use as a paratrooper. The aircraft went to the National Airways Corporation 29 September 1947 and went back to the Air Force 20 February 1967. sdg

Back Row L to R: Ernie Lindsay, Sid Burfield, Jimmy Ingram, Dudley Brougham, Bill Roberton, John Gordon, Ron Berry, Bob Jolly, Neil Mallet, Bob Hamilton, Roy Williams, Joe Marner, Wally Lister, Ken Smith, Arthur Felton, Ken Airey, Jock Dick, Trevor Waddell, Taff (Len) Thomas.

3rd Row: Hank Ferguson, Pete Peters, Ricky Vinall, Reg Wheller, George Roberts, Frank Less, Jack Creighton, Sam Conaghan, George Smith, Peter Simmonds, John Atkinson, Len Voyses, Ron Hermans, Doug Edwards, Bill Talbot.

2nd Row: Russ Turner, Ray Allan, Roy Secker, Pat Fox, Dave Harland, Steve Shimmin, Ray Hammond, Peter Hosie, Ian McEachan, Harry Cook, Tom Anderson, Ken Secker, Laurie Smith, Bill Nicholls, Don Walker. sdfg

Front Row: Dean Langston, Bill Innes, Pat Wall, Mick Noonan, Wally Ingham, Vic Clarke, Alby Ridler, Bill Logan, Brian Davenport, Jim Eggers, John Rossie, Snow Ramsay, Ernie Whiteford, Bill Hume.

Area: North West / Airport

Contributor: Merle Conaghan

Source: Entry in the 2008 Christchurch City Libraries Photo Hunt.

Source: View in Canterbury Stories

Reference ID: CCL-HW08-C-UR-030

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This aircraft was ZK-AQP manufactured 20Mar1945 purchased from RNZAF 29Sep1947 used as a freighter with NAC resold back to RNZAF 20Feb1967. as per info. I have.

Front Row: 7th from the left.......Alby (Albert) Ridler was my uncle on my father's side of the family. Uncle Albert worked at Harewood airport Christchurch in the engineering department.. He was instrumental in the NZ Government choosing to purchase the first 737's domestic aircraft while working at Christchurch airport maintenance department. I married in 1965 and moved to Auckland where my husband worked as ground staff at Auckland Airport in both Domestic and later in International for more than twenty years. I am truly indebted to those two men in my life for the opportunity to see the world, before retiring in Nelson NZ.


Thank you so much for the information Vivienne.

I think my father is in this photo. Second on the left back rowHe was Sidney John Burfield. I am his eldest daughter. Sidney died in October 1962 while still employed at NAC.

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