Keeping History Flying

Posted on June 8, 2014

An Avro Lancaster Bomber has been painted with markings to recognise the contribution of 6000 New Zealanders who served with Bomber Command during World War II.

The bomber housed at the Museum of Transport and Technology in Auckland was presented by the French government to the people of New Zealand in 1964.

It has a new paint job which will be unveiled at a ceremony on Sunday.

Veterans, family members and representatives from the Royal New Zealand Air Force, Royal Australian Air Force, Royal Air Force, Netherlands and British High Commission are attending the event.

Almost 2000 Kiwis were killed in action serving with Bomber Command on bombing missions over Germany and France.

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