WONZ 211 – Paul Harrison

Main Speaker: Squadron Leader Paul Harrison (RNZAF, rtd)

Other Speaker: Dave Homewood

Recorded: 1st of September 2019

Released:  1st of January 2020

Duration: 56 minutes 13 seconds

In this talk given at the 2019 Wings Over New Zealand Forum Meet at the Air Force Museum of New Zealand, Wigram, Christchurch, S/Ldr Paul Harrison talks about his long and interesting career in Communications of varying types with the RNZAF, in Signals and in Public Relations.

Paul is also a journalist, historian and author. Since 2000 Paul has been a regular correspondent for NZ Aviation News. Since his first published book in 1995, he has co-authored four books with Brian Lockstone and now with the publishing of SEEK AND DESTROY in 2018 has a total of 13 published works.

Above and below: Paul Harrison giving his presentation on the day (both photos courtesy of Phil Treweek).

Quick Links:

•   Seek And Destroy – The History of No. 3 Squadron RNZAF

•  The Air Force Museum of New Zealand’s Website

•  The Air Force Museum of New Zealand’s Facebook Page

NB: The music at the end of this episode is Wild Flower by Joakim Karud

2 comments to WONZ 211 – Paul Harrison

  • Tony Silke

    Hi Paul Harrison.

    You may remember me from the Kingsford Smith 50th Anniversary Air Pageant. I am hoping to leave our memorabilia in a secure place for future generations. I meet the curator there next week. I wonder if you have any information that may be suitable for a collection
    Tony Silke.
    021 428 358

  • Paul Harrison

    Hi Tony,
    It seems a lifetime ago that the 50th Anniversary Air Pageant was held.
    Noting that Wigram was the centre of the event as it happened there, it
    would be appropriate for the Air Force Museum to be considered as the
    repository for the memoribilia. They have the plaque commemorating
    the landing in 1928 that was placed on the exact spot on the airfied
    where the Southern Cross touched down. The 50th Anniversary material
    would complement that memorial.



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