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This is the Saunders-Roe Cutty Sark used by the NZ Permanent Air Force (predecessor to the RNZAF) in the early 1930s. Based at Hobsonville, it was used for general duties and carried out the first recorded air-sea rescues in New Zealand.
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PHO2010-0021

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Definitely NOT the Archilles Spotter plane which was a Supermarine Walrus. This is the Saunders-Rowe Cutty Sark used by the NZ Permanent Air Force (predecessor to the RNZAF) in the early 1930s. Based at Hobsonville it was used for general duties and carried out the first recorded air-sea rescues in New Zealand.

- Bruce Cooke

Posted on 12-03-2018 08:04:35