Course 20 at RNZAF Training Centre, Levin
John Caulton 6th from left in back row
Kelt, Lockyer and John Caulton at RNZAF Training Centre, Levin, 1941
Cross-country to New Plymouth, Ohakea, 1941
Airmen looking at map to discuss getting the first Spitfires into Germany, 26 April 1944
Kelt, Holdaway and John Caulton at Bell Block, New Plymouth
EFTS (Elementary Flying Training School) course at Bell Block, New Plymouth
John Caulton 5th from right in top row
John Caulton beside a Spitfire II at Royal Air Force base at Rednal, Shropshire, England
John Caulton and Lacy Smith beside Spitfire IX FF-G
132 Squadron at Detling, Kent, England
John Caulton 5th from right in front row
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.
Squadron Leader Colorado Mansfield – an Austrian count and Unted States citizen
Reviewing flight plan at RAF Detlef Air Force base
John Caulton (centre) and others when appearing before the Air Force selection board in Wanganui, 1940
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.
Major Hans-Joachim Jabs inspecting the cockpit of John Caulton’s crashed plane, Arnhem, Holland, 29 April 1944