air force

Air Force

Course 20 at RNZAF Training Centre, Levin

John Caulton 6th from left in back row

Air Force 1941

Kelt, Lockyer and John Caulton at RNZAF Training Centre, Levin, 1941

Air Force 1941

Cross-country to New Plymouth, Ohakea, 1941

Air Force 1944

Airmen looking at map to discuss getting the first Spitfires into Germany, 26 April 1944

Air Force

Kelt, Holdaway and John Caulton at Bell Block, New Plymouth

Air Force

EFTS (Elementary Flying Training School) course at Bell Block, New Plymouth

John Caulton 5th from right in top row

Air Force

John Caulton beside a Spitfire II at Royal Air Force base at Rednal, Shropshire, England

Air Force

John Caulton and Lacy Smith beside Spitfire IX FF-G

Air Force

132 Squadron at Detling, Kent, England

John Caulton 5th from right in front row

Air Force

Front Row: J.D. McPHAIL, Wanganui; P.F. PEOPLES, Auckland; G.R. YOUNGS, Wellington; J.G. NEILSON, Feilding; J.J. CAULTON, Marton; A.K. HANCOCK, Cambridge; C.A. HARRIS, Rotorua; S.F. LOCK, Wanganui; F.M. HAWORTH, Wanganui.

Second Row: E.W. GARNETT, Patea; L.H. MATTSON, Auckland; A.H. COUCH, Auckland; J.D. GREGORY, Wellington; R.J. STEED, Gisborne; C.B. CHISHOLM, Hawera; M.J. KELT, Hastings; V.J. KELLY, Eltham.

Third Row: D.D.M. WILKINSON, Wellington; F.G. ADDIS, Christchurch; W,J, TELFORD, Wairoa; R.J. WRIGHT, Palmerston North; P.

Air Force

Squadron Leader Colorado Mansfield – an Austrian count and Unted States citizen

Air Force

Reviewing flight plan at RAF Detlef Air Force base

Air Force Application 1940

John Caulton (centre) and others when appearing before the Air Force selection board in Wanganui, 1940

Air Force Parade 1952

Air Force passing-out parade at Wigram, 1952

Air Force Parade 1952

Air Force passing-out parade at Wigram, 1952

Coates

Sergeant with surname of “Coates” in air force uniform, taken about 1943
Three stripes on upper arm, wings above three stripes and wings above left chest pocket

Possibly James Coates, T/Sgt, H.Q. Int. Bde.
Army number 603702, next of kin – wife, Mrs FL Coates, 65 Milton Road, Napier
[Information from ancestry.com]

The buttons and the badge above the pocket bear the NZ Air Force insignia.

Jabs and Crashed Plane 1944

Major Hans-Joachim Jabs inspecting the cockpit of John Caulton’s crashed plane, Arnhem, Holland, 29 April 1944