Sunday, 21 October 2012

Rhodesia and Nyasaland Airways Engineering Staff 1939

Ph-1, RANA Engineers 1939

Back Row: G. Scott - C. Sherwood - E.T.C. Cunnison

Centre: C.R. Simpson - Jack Hinton - J. Howard - A.C.B. Smith - Unknown - Tyrrell - . J.J. Flote - Unknown - Unknown

Front: ? Neale - H.D. Gray - ? Leopald - F.W. Prentis - K.D. Morten - I.M.C. Hepburn - K.H. Greager - T.W.Posselt

(All names are left to right)

Listing is annotated with Capt. Mc Adam.


 Thanks to Jonathan Pittaway and Craig Fourie for making this photograph available to ORAFs.

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At 24 October 2012 at 08:56 , Blogger Rhodesia Remembered said...

George Posselt Writes:-

The picture here in question has been sent to my mum who should be able to ID all the people - and will send the info on as soon as she has done so but be patient - she is in her 90's and a little slow on the computer. She and my dad would have been married not too long before the pic was taken - he is seted bottom row far right but withe a mis-spelt name - should be T W Posselt. He was also a pilot and flew with RANA, RAMS and CAA - he reputedly carried the first official 'Air Mail' in a flight wih a Rapide from Salisbury to Ft Vic - am trying to get the details from my mum and will pass them on.

(The error is now corrected thanks to George)

At 28 October 2012 at 12:38 , Blogger Rhodesia Remembered said...

George Posselt sent this information:-

My Mother says the bloke named as JF Hunter should be Jack Hinton.

At 31 August 2015 at 14:23 , Blogger Peter Le Banc Smith said...

I see the book 'They Served Africa with Wings has the same photograph on page 106. All the names seem to be correct from what I read here.
I am interested in any information about RAMS.
I've accumulated some information including that TW Posselt was Chief Pilot and flew one of a formation of three three Auster Autocrat aircraft from England to delivery at RAMS. Also a Beech 35 Bonanza from Port Elizabeth to Salisbury.


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