Previously VT-AGH in India.
Arrived in New Zealand on 10 May 1937 for the Wellington Aero Club. Entered the New Zealand Civil Aircraft
Register as ZK-AFK.
Impressed into RNZAF for a cost of 750 pounds on 15 September 1939
Operated initially by No.2 EFTS based at New Plymouth.
Damaged on 05 May 1941 as a result of a forced landing near Ohakea
and written off books at Ohakea.
Original C of A issued in United Kingdom on 09
February 1935 when it was registered as G-ADCI to T. Aga,
Exported to New Zealand for Western Federated Flying Club and
arrived at Wellington on 23 May 1937. Entered the New Zealand
Civil Aircraft Register as ZK-AFM.
Transferred to the Wanganui Aero Club when the Federation was
Impressed into RNZAF for a cost of 800 pounds on 11 October 1939
Operated by No.2 EFTS at New Plymouth.
Suffered a forced landing near New Plymouth on 18 November 1939
while still wearing civilian registration and written off books at
New Plymouth on 20 November of that year.
Registered as G-ADLO on 23 July 1935 to Airwork
Ltd, Heston, England and used at the Airwork Flying School.
Arrived at Wellington on 23 June 1937. Assembled at Rongotai for the
Marlborough Aero Club to whom it was delivered on 05 July of that
Entered the New Zealand Civil Aircraft Register as ZK-AFL.
Impressed into RNZAF for a cost of 300 pounds on 05 October 1939
Was in damaged condition as a result of a forecd landing on a
beach at Port Waikato when impressed. Was probably not repaired.
Reduced to produce at Rongotai and SOC June 1940.
Previously VP-KBT in Kenya. Flew from the UK to
Kenya in 1935, returning to UK in 1936.
Purchased from Kenya by the Canterbury Aero Club and delivered by
sea in August 1937.
Entered the New Zealand Civil Aircraft Register as ZK-AFJ. Made it's first flight in the country
from Wigram on 21 August 1937.
Impressed into RNZAF 03 September 1939 as NZ589. Initially operated by No.2 EFTS, New
It was later used by No.3 EFTS and No.1 EFTS.
Crashed at Ohakea in 1943 and written off books at Rongotai on 08
July 1943 as reduced to spares.
Ivan Prince (Updated by Brendan Cowan)
Website, NZ Wings May 1972/October 1989/May 1991. AHSNZ publications.
Edwards, Brendan Cowan,
17 December 2013
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