U-series. Talk by a Flight Lieutenant ex Dunedin. Part 6 of 12

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Part of a series of recordings for radio broadcasts on Christmas Day 1940 in New Zealand: Christmas Greetings from New Zealanders in the Middle East.
Part 6 of 12

Mobile Broadcasting Unit commentator Doug Laurenson [Military Service no. 34957] introduces a recording made on an aerodrome near Cairo of an unnamed New Zealand Flight Lieutenant. He says he is very well known in Dunedin, and left New Zealand nearly five years ago to join the RAF.
[Military aviation researcher Errol Martyn has identified the speaker as Robert Taylor Chisholm [Military Service no. 2347]

He describes flying for hundreds of hours in all parts of the Empire except in the Far East and the Union of South Africa. He spent twenty months in England before being posted overseas, at the beginning of 1938 to the Middle East command.

He describes flying in Kenya and ends by sending Christmas Greetings from all New Zealand pilots in the Middle East and especially to his family in Dunedin.

This item is part of a collection of recordings made by the Mobile Broadcasting Units, which travelled overseas with New Zealand forces between 1940-1945. They recorded New Zealanders' experiences of war and messages to their families and friends, which were sent back home to be played on a weekly radio programme.

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Year 1940

Reference number 10965

Media type AUDIO

Collection Sound Collection

Credits RNZ Collection
New Zealand Mobile Broadcasting Unit, Broadcaster

Duration 00:02:29

Date 03 Dec 1940

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