Can anyone assist please?
The German Kreigsmarine captured and sank the vessell Holmwood on 25.11.1940 after the vessel had left the Chatham Islands for Lyttleton. About this time the RNZAF commenced maritime surveillance patrols using flying boats from the Chatham Islands. Civilians including my father a Post Office radio telegrapist were attested to the RNZAF to assist these maritime operations.
I am wondering if anyone has any knowledge at all of these operations and the civilian staff who assisted during the war years. Official records including those from the RNZAF Museum at Wigram and NZDF have little or no information or record at all. Post Office personnel staff records have all being lost.
Anything no how matter small the information would be appreciated.
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