The kids had their school cross country today at the local park. It was sunny and cool. Beautiful.
Their dad sent me these shots.
Grace second from the left with her age group. Nana far left in pink cap NOT in her age group. Nowhere near it in fact. But she is outstanding in her field!
Grace on the run. She was not happy with her race. I am not allowed to say where she got. It was not where she had her sights set! There is always next year Grace. (start working on it girl)
Thomas in the red shirt with white sleeve stripes. Starting off with his age group. Don't know where he finished but i bet he will have a few "I was the best" stories to tell us when he stays over this weekend. Check out those legs!
With a history of distinction behind this amazing machine it checks out of the RNZAF for the last time with a final tour of duty.
On the 15th of May The last few Iroquois of the RNZAF took local Vietnam vets for a trip over Tauranga. I was in my home office when I heard that very distinctive thump, thump sound and rushed outside with my camera and was lucky to catch them flying over.
I can remember clearly as a teenager watching the nightly Vietnam war news reports on our scratchy old black and white TV. Without exception the Huey always featured.
If you want to know more about their Vietnam story read an amazing book called Chickenhawk