Jean Batten Lecture 2017: The NZ Contribution to the Air War - WW1

1 September 2017

Bay of Plenty Branch, NZ


The topic was chosen to support New Zealand's First World War Centenary 2014–2019 commemoration, known as “WW100”, so we are looking forward to a very good turn out. The speaker has located a number of photographs and other details he didn’t think had been available in the public domain before. Along with Branch members, a number of VIP’s and special guests, invitations will be sent to a number of other aviation and interest groups, as well as members and friends of Classic Flyers.

Followed by light supper tea, coffee and biscuits. Donations will be invited at the end to help cover expenses.

To support the lecture, an example of an aircraft type operated in WW1 will be on display. As always, Branch members are free to bring partners, family members and friends.

Speaker Details

Brian Lockstone

Prominent aviation historian and author from Amberley


Bay of Plenty Branch, NZ

Classic Flyers

9 Jean Batten Dr

Mt Maunganui