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Walking down the corridor out side of the Ballroom, where the birthday lunch buffet was served, I was pleased to find the 75(NZ) Squadron badge .Given that the name and badge had been gifted by the RAF to the RNZAF at the end of the war in appreciation of the sacrifices the country had made, I wasn’t sure it would be there.

Walking down the corridor out side of the Ballroom, where the birthday lunch buffet was served, I was pleased to find the 75(NZ) Squadron badge .Given that the name and badge had been gifted by the RAF to the RNZAF at the end of the war in appreciation of the sacrifices the country had made, I wasn’t sure it would be there.

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(1) Nose-art on the side of a Vickers Wellington of 75 (New Zealand) Squadron RAF at Feltwell, Norfolk, depicting an 'RAF' soda-syphon spraying bombs.(2) Vickers Wellington Mark IAs and ICs of 75 (New Zealand) Squadron RAF based at Feltwell, Norfolk, flying in loose formation over the East Anglian countryside. The leading aircraft in the formation, P9206 'AA-A', was usually flown by the Squadron's Commanding Officer, Squadron Leader C E Kay.

(1) Nose-art on the side of a Vickers Wellington of 75 (New Zealand) Squadron RAF at Feltwell, Norfolk, depicting an 'RAF' soda-syphon spraying bombs.(2) Vickers Wellington Mark IAs and ICs of 75 (New Zealand) Squadron RAF based at Feltwell, Norfolk, flying in loose formation over the East Anglian countryside. The leading aircraft in the formation, P9206 'AA-A', was usually flown by the Squadron's Commanding Officer, Squadron Leader C E Kay.

R 1648 AA-K

R 1648 AA-K

A Royal Occasion. June 1941. Feltwell. The Duke of Kent meets NZ crews of 75 Squadron before the raid on Kiel. G/Cpt Maurice Buckley, Feltwell Station Commander, second from the left and W/Cdr Cyril Kay fourth from left. The Duke is shaking the hands with Bob Fotheringham. The Author is next to Fotheringham. Pip Coney is second from the right. From “A Noble Chance”, by Maurice McGreal

A Royal Occasion. June 1941. Feltwell. The Duke of Kent meets NZ crews of 75 Squadron before the raid on Kiel. G/Cpt Maurice Buckley, Feltwell Station Commander, second from the left and W/Cdr Cyril Kay fourth from left. The Duke is shaking the hands with Bob Fotheringham. The Author is next to Fotheringham. Pip Coney is second from the right. From “A Noble Chance”, by Maurice McGreal

Armourers of No 75 (New Zealand) Squadron pose with a pair of 500-pounders and give the 'thumbs up' in front of the 'Wellington Devil', a suitably decorated Wellington IC, Feltwell, 10 May 1941.

Armourers of No 75 (New Zealand) Squadron pose with a pair of 500-pounders and give the 'thumbs up' in front of the 'Wellington Devil', a suitably decorated Wellington IC, Feltwell, 10 May 1941.

Paul Nash ‘Black and white negative, tail of Vickers Wellington bomber and hangar [Cowley?]’, 1940 © Tate

Paul Nash ‘Black and white negative, tail of Vickers Wellington bomber and hangar [Cowley?]’, 1940 © Tate

Vickers Wellingtons Mk.I, No. 75 Squadron RAF, probably RAF Feltwell, 1940

Vickers Wellingtons Mk.I, No. 75 Squadron RAF, probably RAF Feltwell, 1940