Author(s): Paul Harrison and Brian Lockstone
This is an account of that global campaign and the role of the New Zealanders who served as pilots, navigators, gunners, wireless operators, bomb aimers and ground staff from so many far flung airfields and ship.The book is largely about men, because that is the way it was: women were confined to support roles. Today their ranks are rapidly thinning and this is a tribute to their greatness. Some 67,000 New Zealanders served in the Royal New Zealand Air force, the Royal Air Force and the Royal Navy
Brian Lockstone has had a lifelong interest in aviation and has written several books on the subject, some with Paul Harrison. He has a particular interest in the Royal New Zealand Air Force, notably its history, doctrine and the events that shaped it. A regular contibutor to periodicals, he is a former editor of the journals of the Aviation Historical Society of New zealand. Married to a New zealand diplomat, he was living in France at the time of publication.
Paul Harrison has been involved in aviation all his adult life. He joined the Royal New Zealand Air force as a boy entrant in 1964 and retired as a squadron leader after 35 years of service. a keen student of the air force's history, he was for 15 years the unofficial historian for the RNZAF. An author of 10 books, several with Brian, Paul is the current editor of the Journal of the Aviation Historiacl Society of New Zealand. He is semi-retired and lives in Paraparaumu with his family