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Royal New Zealand Air Force

  • Royal New Zealand Air Force

    In 1937 the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) became an independent service within the New Zealand defence forces. In the subsequent 75 years the RNZAF has built up a proud tradition of service, demonstrating resourcefulness and professionalism in the face of changes and challenges.

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  • Page 2 – Overview: 1913-1945

    Overview of the Royal New Zealand Air Force from 1913 to 1945.

  • Page 3 – Overview: 1946-2012

    Overview of the Royal New Zealand Air Force from 1946 to 2012.

  • Page 4 – RNZAF timeline

    Timeline showing key events related to the history of the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF), 1912-2012

  • Page 5 – Further information

    Books and further reading relating to the Royal New Zealand Air Force

D-Day

  • D-Day

    It was one of the largest amphibious landings in history. On 6 June 1944 a huge Allied military machine embarked on the invasion of German-occupied France. Thousands of New Zealand sailors and airmen were on active duty that day.

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  • Page 6 - New Zealanders in the airBy 1944 more than 6000 New Zealanders were based in the United Kingdom, serving in the RAF.