Brian is sharing these pictures he took in New Zeland yestarday.
Brian had shared a whole lot on this blog about his uncle.
His nephew does.
He sent me this message with a few pictures.
I found this an enlightening account of night flying in a Spitfire.
I live about 15 minutes away from Papakura and it used to have an Army Camp there.
Most of all I noted that he mentioned about five New Zealanders won a commission.
My Uncle Mervyn Jack Mills’ file says that his commissioned of Pilot Officer superceded that of Sergeant.
Scrolling down to Course 44 and looking at names of the New Zealanders.
I was reminded of James E Shields in the attached files.
Hope you find them interesting.
Regards, Brian Vonlanthen.
Jimmy Osborne was in Course 44 at No. 6 SFTS Dunnville with Mervyn.