Seek And Destroy

Author(s): Paul Harrison


In 2015 No.3 Squadron Royal New Zealand Air Force celebrated 50 years of continuous helicopter operations since it reformed in August 1965. Seek and Destroy is the official history of the machines and personnel that make up the colourful and wide-ranging operations of this unique squadron, which was first formed in 1930 and whose aircraft and personnel have seen service all around the world from the UK to Asia, the Pacific and the Antarctic. Comprising 388 pages, including 265 black & white photos and maps, and 94 colour plates, this illustrated hardback brings together anecdotal stories of the operations and exercises conducted during the past 50 years, including numerous civil defence and peacekeeping activities


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Paul Harrison is the author or co-author of 11 published works on New Zealand aviation, with an emphasis on military aviation. Paul spent 35 years in the RNZAF, and was its unofficial historian. He has been the editor of the RNZRSA Review and Aerolegacy, and a correspondent for Aviation News. He lives with his family in Paraparaumu.

Foreword by Air Marshal Sir Bruce Ferguson 7 Acknowledgements 8 One A Proud Heritage 9 Two The Helicopters 55 Three Expansion of Operations, 1970-1979 89 Four Worldwide Challenges, 1980-1989 129 Five Experienced Hands 168 Six New Horizons 2000-2015 211 Appendices A New Zealand Army Air Corps (NZAAC) and Army Pilots flying in No. 3 Battlefield Support Squadron, Malaysia and Vietnam By Colonel (Rtd) Roger John Pearce, MBE 263 B RNZAF Helicopter Pilots in South Vietnam, 1967-1972 282 C Helicopters in Singapore 1971-1989 289 D Multinational Force & Observers: Sinai 1982-1986 301 E No. 3 Squadron RNZAF Commanding Officers 308 Acronyms 310 Bibliography 313 Indices Places 315 People 320 Aircraft 329 Naval Ships and Other Vessels 331 Air Force and Army Aviation Units 332 Other Units/Formations 333 Land Forces 334

General Fields

  • : 9780947506452
  • : Oratia Media
  • : Oratia Books
  • : 1.2
  • : April 2018
  • : 260mm X 200mm X 33mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paul Harrison
  • : Paperback
  • : 388
  • : 265 b&w photos, illustrations and maps; 94 colour plates