Devons are Forever...well almost



Fast fading from the RNZAF inventory is the twin engined de Havilland Devon. The traditional home of the Devon, RNZAF Base Wigram, no longer sounds to the rhythm of twin Gipsy Queens and there are but a few of the distinctive de Havillands remaining at Ohakea, with No. 42 Squadron. These too are expected to be disposed of in the near future, while in the meantime the F27 Friendship has replaced the Devon on the line at Wigram.
Before this aging aircraft leaves RNZAF service for good, WINGS takes a look at its military history — as seen by two of the many aviators who were at one time familiar with the Devon.

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