Kōrero: Kiwi

RNZAF Harvard (3 o 3)

RNZAF Harvard

A number of First World War regiments adopted the kiwi as their badge, but it was not until the 1960s that the Royal New Zealand Air Force made the kiwi their official emblem. Many have commented on the irony of a bird which is unable to fly becoming the symbol of a flying force.

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Te Ara – The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
Photograph by Jock Phillips

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Jock Phillips, 'Kiwi - Kiwi and people: early history', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/10191/rnzaf-harvard (accessed 2 December 2023)

He kōrero nā Jock Phillips, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007, reviewed & revised 15 May 2015