New Zealand Division

A Branch of the Society was established in Wellington in 1946, and meetings were subsequently held on an occasional basis. Following correspondence with the Society in London, the New Zealand Division was formed on 1 January 1949. The first Divisional Council meeting was held on 8 February of that year. The New Zealand Division is an incorporated society operating independently, but within the Charter and bylaws of the main society. The Division is governed by an elected Council, and operates to rules established in compliance with the requirements for an incorporated society in New Zealand. Branches of the new Division were established in Canterbury, Wellington, Palmerston North and Auckland in 1949, Hamilton in 1972, and then followed by the establishment of a Branch in Blenheim.

Award to Bay of Plenty WW2 Veteran

Bryan Cox from Tauranga was the recipient of the Royal Aeronautical Society Meritorious Service Award by NZ Division at a joint Hamilton and Bay of Plenty branch meeting on Wednesday 6 April in Hamilton. The award recognises long term contributions and practical achievements in all sections of aerospace in New Zealand and takes the form of a certificate, a citation and a medal. The award was made by ACM Sir Stephen Dalton, FRAeS and President Elect of the Royal Aeronautical Society who had been invited to New Zealand as part of the 150th anniversary of the society.

Contact details:

President: John Macilree

Vice President: Des Ashton

Secretary: David Jupp

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Bay of Plenty

Chairman: Des Underwood

Secretary: Wally Gee

Treasurer/Membership: Mike Feisst



Chairman Allan Knox Secretary George Jensen

Contact George Jensen


Tel: +64 (3) 3 579 1284


Chairman: Pat Scotter

Secretary: Michael Rossiter

Contact: Michael Rossiter


Tel: +64 (3) 384 3872


Chairman: Hugh McCarroll

Secretary: Warwick Jones

Contact: Warwick Jones


Tel: +64 (7) 839-6303

Palmerston North

Chairman Dennis O'Rourke

Secretary Barry Heir

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Chairman: David Saunders

Secretary: Bernard Weinstein

Contact: Bernard Weinstein


Tel: +64 (4) 476 0588