Henry Campbell ‘Johnnie’ Walker

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 H C Walker and M C McGregor Walker and Macgregor

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 b. 15th March, 1908, in Edinburgh, but moved to New Zealand when 8 years old, so  really.

Got his aviator's certificate in 1930 but had only flown about 250 hours, none of it outside NZ, at the time of the MacRobertson Race.

Joined Union Airways, then Squadron Leader in the RNZAF during WWII; awarded Air Force Cross in January 1943.

Post-war with New Zealand Airways - did the delivery flight of their first Viscount in 1957, and was still around when it was replaced by the Boeing 737.

d. c. 11th Nov 1991, in Wellington, N.Z., aged 83

 

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