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Recently digitised footage of Laucala bay

75th Anniversary 1941-2016


Past 5 Sqn COs from the left;  Rob Shearer, Rick Bulger, Tony Medcalf, Keith Graham, John Lovatt, Tony Gainsford, Gordon Ragg, Daniel Hunt, Andrew Clark. Nick Olney and Logan Cudby.

MOTAT and Whenuapai events photo collection


A Blast From the Past

Here is a series of Links kindly provided by Robin Klitscher. These links are pieces written
by Robin K which will be of interest to members, particularly the web-footers.


Sunderland Veterans Rolling Back The years

Facebook Slideshow  

With thanks from Wings Over New Zealand

From Across the Ditch

Chairman’s Message to 2016 AGM

The 5 Squadron Association Trophy

was presented to

SQNLDR Mark Whiteside by Gordon Ragg February 2016


The award includes a printed copy of the citation and an inscribed plaque to be retained by the recipient. 

5 Squadron RNZAF Association Trophy Recipients

RNZAF Capability Development

RNZAF Projects

Air Capability development and delivery is the responsibility of the Assistant Chief Capability, HQNZDF. This includes the Introduction into Service of new and upgraded aircraft.

The Defence White Paper, released in June 2016, sets out the Government’s expectations for Defence over the coming decades. The White Paper provides Defence with the direction it needs to be able to effectively prioritise the roles and tasks it undertakes, both at home and overseas, and guide the modernisation of many of the Defence Force’s military capabilities.

Current projects:

P-3K2 Orion upgrade - The P-3K2 Orion surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft provide a wide area surveillance capability critical to maintaining awareness of New Zealand's Exclusive Economic Zone and the Southern Ocean and the South Pacific. They also enable the Government to continue to offer a highly valued capability to international coalition operations. Work is currently underway to upgrade the Orions' underwater intelligence, reconnaissance and surveillance capabilities, with the entire capability scheduled for replacement in the mid-2020s.


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