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100 Year Old Spitfire Veteran Philip Stewart

Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:48 pm

The Wings Over New Zealand Show Episode 184 is now online and ready to listen to, watch and download. This episode features Mr Philip Stewart, who was the second speaker at the recent Wings Over New Zealand Forum Meet held at the Air Force Museum of New Zealand, at Wigram, Christchurch. Philip was born in Wanganui, New Zealand, in 1917, and he joined the Royal New Zealand Air Force on the 1st of December 1940.

Following his pilot training he travelled to Britain and was attached to the Royal Air Force, where he served with No. 91 Squadron RAF, No. 129 Squadron RAF, No. 616 Squadron RAF and No. 1 Squadron RAF. Most of his flying in Britain was in Supermarine Spitfires, although he had a brief foray into flying the North American Mustang too, which he did not like particularly.

Philip gives a very interesting and lively talk about his experiences during those days.

Here's the link to audio and video versions:
http://www.cambridgeairforce.org.nz/WON ... p-stewart/

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