Episode 137 – Bud Rose

Guest: Flight Lieutenant  Alwynne ‘Bud’ Rose

Host: Dave Homewood

Recorded: 25th of September 2016

Released:  2nd of March 2017

Duration:  40 minutes 35 seconds

In this episode, which was recorded live during the Te Atatu RSA WONZ Forum Meet, former RNZAF engineer and flight engineer Bud Rose talks about his career. He worked on the Short Sunderland Mk. III flying boats and Douglas C-47 Dakotas before training to become a Flight Engineer. In that capacity he flew as aircrew on Dakotas and Handley Page Hastings with No. 41 Squadron RNZAF. He was also posted on an exchange to No. 24 (Commonwealth) Squadron RAF in Britain, again flying aboard the Hastings. He talks about those days in a very interesting and entertaining presentation.

Above: Bud Rose during his talk at the Te Atatu RSA

Above: Bud with one of his multipurpose tools from his days on the C-47

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